Softens Contrast, Reduces Sharpness, Softens Highlights, Padded Pouch

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The Tiffen 4 x 5.65" Pearlescent 2 Filter can be applied to purposely soften contrast and reduce sharpness. This can be useful for high-resolution digital cinematography in order to create a more flattering result of a subject by reducing the appearance of blemishes and softening highlights. Additionally, a pearlescent halo around highlights is created which can further enhance a subject's appearance or produce a desired effect.

This filter has a grade of 2. Grades of 1/4, 1/8, 1/2, and 1 are also available where this filter type's effect becomes approximately twice as strong with each grade number increase.

This filter is made using ColorCore technology, a process that involves laminating the filter substrate between 2 pieces of optical glass and grinding flat to a tolerance of 1/10,000th of an inch.

Key Features

  • Softens contrast and reduces sharpness
  • Reduces the appearance of blemishes and softens highlights
  • Creates pearlescent halo around highlights
  • Padded pouch included for storage and transport


TypeSoft focus and diffusion
Size4 x 5.65" (101.6 x 143.5 mm)
Thickness0.2" (4.0 mm)
EffectSoftens contrast, reduces sharpness, softens highlights, and creates pearlescent halo around highlights
ConstructionColorCore technology
Tiffen 4 x 5.65" Pearlescent 2 Filter
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