This is a Brand new Tiffen Series 9 Color Grad Neutral Density .6 Filter, half clear and half gradual Neutral Density Color), the box is shop worn but the filter is brand new with full TIFFEN manufacturer's warranty. In conditions of extreme light intensity, such as sunshine on snowy mountains or on the beach Color Grad ND 0.6 filters are recommended. Color Grad Neutral Density filters are often ignored by photographers, but they have several uses and offer the possibility to achieve other wise unachievable results. Transform an average sunrise or sunset into something spectacular or convert a dull washed out sky to a breathtaking blue. No other filter has done as much to improve landscape photography as the graduated filter. Add color selectively while leaving the rest of the scene unaffected. Often you want to balance light intensity between two areas within a scene.This is important outdoors to allow more sky detail while properly exposing the foreground. Exposing for the foreground will produce a washed-out, over-exposed sky, exposing for the sky will leave the foreground dark, underexposed. Color Grad Neutral Density filters are part clear, part neutral density, with a smoothly graded transition between. A Color Grad ND 0.6-to-clear is often best for balancing sky to foreground. Neutral gray appearance drops exposure.They have three main uses: 1.To enable slow shutter speeds to be used, to record movement in subjects such as waterfalls, clouds, cars, seas etc. 2.To decrease depth of field by allowing wider apertures to be used, which helps separate subjects from their background. 3.To allow cameras to record subjects such as snow, sand or other bright scenes which would normally cause over-exposure to the sky while the ground being recorded to dark.Ideal for snow or sand scenes or landscapes , or infrared digital photography when combined with an infrared filter. Color-Grad® Filters Transform an average sunrise or sunset into something spectacular or convert a dull, washed-out sky to a breathtaking grape. No other filter has done as much to improve landscape photography and portraits as the graduated filter. Add color selectively while leaving the rest of the scene unaffected Half color, half clear with a graduated density transition for smooth blending into the scene Use in combination, with one affecting the upper half of the image, the other affecting the lower half. Ideal for snow or sand scenes or landscapes , or infrared digital photography when combined with an infrared filter.
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