This product is for a Brand New Tiffen 86mm Soft/FX #1 filter, course thread, the box might be a little shop worn but the filter is brand new with full TIFFEN manufacturer's warranty. The Soft/FX filter is the ideal portrait improvement filter for photography and videography. Its revolutionary design incorporates an effective light softening technology that does a powerful job of diminishing imperfections, smoothing out of wrinkles and skin blemishes - yet the overall appearance remains sharp - even the eyes. This makes people their best. Unlike most other conventional portrait filters, the Soft/FX filter uses selective diffusion for superior image enhancement. The Soft/FX filter is available in five densities (1,2,3,4,5) for creative flexibility. Most pro photographers have found:#1. Best used on young children and young looking woman where just the edge is needed to be taken off.#2. Best use on people in their 20's and very early 30'sfor a noticed soft effect but not too much.#3. Best used for people over 40's where a stronger soft effect is wanted.#4. Best used on our senor people.#5. Used extensively in Glamour Photography Lighter densities are very subtle, producing virtually no flare from highlights or reduction in contrast.The higher densities have a stronger effect thereby minimizing facial imperfections and provide a more pleasing portrait#5 is the highest or strongest density while #1 is the lightest density.#1 is the lightest Ideal portrait filter Softens unwanted details Keeps eyes sharp and sparkling No other softening filter on the market will give you all the benefits of superior optical quality glass, consistency, durability and image enhancement in one filter. This filter is widely used by advanced amateurs, professional photographers, and even by world-class cinematographers for use on Hollywood's glamorous movie stars. All warranty is done through the manufacture.