£65, $90 for 77mm fitting
When you’re taking long exposure photographs by day, you need a powerful neutral density filter to prevent your shots being blown out. We look at six ND options to find you the best
Tiffen’s older standard ND 3.0 filter is a typical triple-density filter that gives the usual 10-stop light reduction. However, in our tests it gave a very pronounced red colour cast when used on a D7000, and the effect was still noticeable to a lesser extent when fitted on a D610. According to Tiffen, the new IR Cut edition is specially engineered to reduce ‘infra-red and far-red pollution’. In our tests, we did find that it gave a much more neutral colour balance on both cameras.
The standard of construction is very good, with a low-profile design to combat vignetting, even when used on ultra-wide lenses, and no light seepage around the edge of the filter. The claimed 10-stop density is very accurate. If you’re on a limited budget, this filter is a very good buy.
The thin construction reduces vignetting even on wide lenses