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B+W vs Tiffen for ND Filters?

 
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Mar 04, 2011 10:58 |  #1

I would say my need for a ND filter would be for 75% video, and 25% stills. I don't think you could be able to tell in video which brand of nd filter performs better, but how much of a difference is it in stills?

I could just get one 3 stop B+W like this

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …mm_103_Solid_Ne​utral.html (external link)

or a package of 3 Tiffens at 2,3,& 4 stops

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …ital_Neutral_De​nsity.html (external link)

The Tiffen set would be more versatile for video, but would the difference be night & day compared to the B+W when shooting stills?




  
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Mar 04, 2011 12:34 |  #2

B+W is top of the line. And top of the line is what you want if youre going to stick ANYTHING in front of your lens as it WILL affect your image quality. Minimizing the degree to which it does is the most important goal. Thats why for filters, you should never go cheap.


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Mar 04, 2011 12:36 |  #3

The BW is the better filter as the tiffen are simple glass filter without any coating. If you want a tiffen that is of the same grade as the BW MRC, you will need to look at the tiffen HT line. They are very good as well.

But if you do not plan on using the ND that often and use a lens hood with them, they are good for regular shooting.


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Mar 04, 2011 13:15 |  #4

FYI,

B&H believe it or not is not an authorized B+W dealer. Adorama is, and the internet site www.2filter.com (external link) is an AD as well. Go figure.

If you ever have warranty issues, I would buy from one of the last two.


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Mar 04, 2011 13:17 |  #5

Adorama and BH has the same price. As BW and Tiffen HT have a life time warranty, and you need to have it repair. They might want the original receipt in allot of cases.


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Mar 05, 2011 02:44 as a reply to  @ shoturtle's post |  #6

These people are Great to deal with and know their business. Talk to the owner.

http://www.2filter.com​/ (external link)


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