Many different techniques have been
developed for diffusing or softening images. The Soft/FX filter
alone provides a much sought after effect: retains overall image
clarity while it softens unwanted details.
The Soft/FX series has a pattern of tiny
"lenslets" designed specifically to put fine image elements, like
wrinkles and skin blemishes, out of focus while leaving larger details
such as the eyes, sharp. The proportion of clear space to the
diffused pattern on the glass determines the strength of the filter
and enables the overall image quality and sharpness to be
retained. The lighter densities are very subtle producing no
flare from highlights or reduction in contrast. The higher
densities tend to be more noticeable in their effect while still
providing a pleasing portrait.
The Warm Soft/FX combines the innovative
diffusion technology of the Soft/FX filters with the exclusive Tiffen
filter, balancing contrasting skintones to make people look their
Ideal for all types of people
photography, the Warm Soft/FX can be helpful when a scene involves
several people with varying skintones. The Warm Soft/FX is
particularly useful with video due to its sensitivity to blue.
It provides the dual benefit of softening and warming, while offering the
convenience of minimized filter requirements by allowing the use of
two filter effects in one position.
Neutral colors show little change while
cool and skintones are made warmer as well as being softened for a
beautiful effect--unmatched anywhere.
The higher the density, the greater
effect of diffusion. The warm color remains constant in all
densities while the amount of softening varies.
Available in professional sizes in
densities 1/8, 1/4, 1/2, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and in consumer sizes in 1, 2,
3, 4, 5.