Tiffen Introduce Warm Diffusion Filters

Tiffen’s Warm Diffusion family premiers three distinctive innovations—all aimed at giving new cinematic looks to today’s diverse array of complexions, dark to light—in camera. Each filter in the series offers the benefits of Tiffen Filter’s effective yet natural-looking diffusion while adding a warm overtone.

Warm Diffusion filters create a soft warm glow and smooth out fine details in the skin, while maintaining definition—yet each series has it own visual personality.

The Antique Satin lineup smooths fine details like pores on the skin while maintaining overall sharpness, without reducing contrast. It prevents highlights from blowing out and shadows from loosing detail or becoming overly cool and muddy looking—all while adding an overall warm glow. Ideal for dark complexions while adding life to pale skin, Antique Satin allows for a complete array of tones and full dynamic range.

Antique Pearlescent filters offer the same unique skin-tone enhancements while creating a soft, pleasing atmospheric glow, along with a mild desaturation of colors and gentle creamy halation. This makes them optimum for period pieces or to create the look of a warm summer afternoon. Their range of grades can take the viewer from mild nostalgia to Monet-like impressionism.

Along with warm skin-tone enhancement, Antique Black Pearlescents use a Black Pearlescent component to maintain deep blacks and richer light tones while preserving shadow detail, especially in the face. The result is a beautiful romantic softness without excessive halation or loss of contrast.

Like the rest of Tiffen’s filters, the Warm Diffusion’s are crafted in the USA with Water White glass. To promote a long life, only Tiffen filters are manufactured using the exclusive Colorcore Process that laminates the filter substrate between two pieces of optical glass, then grinds and polishes them to a precise tolerance of 1/10,000th of an inch flatness.

Each filter comes in standard sizes (4x4, 6.6x6.6, 4x5.65, 138mm) with a choice of 1/8, ¼, ½, 1, or 2, densities. Special sizes and strengths including 3 and 4 are available upon request. 

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