Title says it all. I have found a filter that is worth the money and worth using. I have used filters throughout my career as a photographer and videographer and I have never been a fan of them. Some come in handy and some are just a waste of time or too clunky to work with. I don’t like to be slowed down by having to remove and add filters to lenses but this one, this one changes it all.
The Tiffen Black Pro-Mist filter is a filter I thrown on and just leave on for photo and video. If you’re okay with the look that this filter gives you, it’s nice to just keep on. I use the “1/4” filter so the look that this filter gives off doesn’t effect the image too much but where it does effect it, it’s worth it in my eyes. This filter adds a nice haze and softens lights throughout the image. I really love it in my wedding videos I have shot this year. It also helps with softening the skin but not too much, just enough that it’s elegant.
I shot a video to show some of the work I have shot with this filter. That included shots from my two wedding videos and some photos. This filter lives on my Sigma 24mm f1.4 art lens. I love this lens and this filter just makes it that much better. My first two weddings I haven’t used any ND filters but I will be trying out a ND on top of it in my upcoming wedding videos and see how it looks.