ND Grads SE (4*4)

Add to quote.

SKU: NDGSE44-KIT Categories: , , , , ,

Description

Tiffen4×4 Soft Edged Neutral Density Filter Set (4×4 SE ND Grads ) from Tiffen

Tiffen Soft Edge Graduated ND Filters (4×4 SE ND Grads) are a graduated neutral density filter that helps to specifically darken skies and other bright areas of the image. The filter is densest at the edge and tapers to clear by the middle, with a soft-edged line of transition between the density and clear areas.

Neutral density filters do not affect the coloration of the image and the density provides reduction in light from entering the lens.

Neutral density (4×4 SE ND Grads) filters are colourless filters that remove light evenly across all spectrums. Neutral density filters are used to lengthen exposure time, or allow the shooter to use a larger aperture. Common uses are:

  • Creating shallow depth of field during daytime

  • Making water appear misty and ethereal

  • Removing people from busy areas

  • Transforming clouds and skies

  • Adjust exposure on cinema cameras because shutter duration is fixed

ND filters are available between 1-10 stops of density, plus 13 & 16 stops for long exposure. The density of the ND is written either in the number of stops, or using the traditional density scale.

  • 0.3 = 1 stop

  • 0.6 = 2 stops

  • 0.9 = 3 stops

  • 1.2 = 4 stops

Be careful to note the difference. For example, a 6 stop filter could be labeled “1.8”, but a two stop filter could be labeled “0.6.”

So 3-4 stop ND filters – ie 0.9 and 1.2 allow street photographers to shoot their fast lenses “wide-open” even during the middle of the day.

Graduated

Graduated filters (or more simply ‘grads’) have the effect on half of the filter. The most common use for a graduated filter is to reduce the luminosity of a bright sky balancing it to the terrain below. The advantage of using a grad filter, rather than HDR techniques is a far more neutral color representation than the “candy rainbow” side effect resulting from HDR processing. Plus, it’s far more authentic and satisfying to create a great image with a single exposure, and far less work in post processing too.

Soft Edge Grads such as 4×4 SE ND Grads are far and away the most popular type of grad. The soft transition between clear and effect allows the transition to be hidden in a scene containing variances on the horizon line – such as a mountain range. Soft grads are extremely versatile and easy to use.

 


 

 

Call us on 0141 420 2053 to discuss your job or use the form below to email us.

 


If you would like hire rates, more information on this equipment or details of how to hire from us, please drop us a line. You can also add items to our 'quote list' tool to generate a kit list which you can then email to us for a tailored quote from your quote list page.

Use of this contact form constitutes an acceptance of our privacy policy, which can be viewed here.

* indicates required field

 



Progressive Broadcast Hire Ltd

11 Fairley Street
Glasgow, City of Glasgow, Scotland G51 2SN
United Kingdom (UK)
Phone: 01414202053

Call us to discuss your job or use the form below to email us.

If you would like hire rates, more information on this equipment or details of how to hire from us, please drop us a line. You can also add items to our 'quote list' tool to generate a kit list which you can then email to us for a tailored quote from your quote list page.

Use of this contact form constitutes an acceptance of our privacy policy, which can be viewed here.

* indicates required field

 

Monday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
SaturdayClosed but staff are available on call.
SundayClosed but staff are available on call.

 

 

Additional information

Kit of 4

0.3
0.6
0.9
1.2

MPNs

W44CGN3S
W44CGN6S
W44CGN9S
W44CGN12S