Softens Excess Sharpness and Contrast, Maintains Overall Focus

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The Tiffen 55mm Pearlescent 1/2 Filter helps to reduce excessive sharpness and contrast that is common to high-resolution digital imaging technologies and modern lenses, while still maintaining the overall focus of an image. Additionally, this filter also helps to mute colours for unique, pastel-like tones and also produces an atmospheric glow surrounding the highlights. The 1/2 density provides less contrast and sharpness reduction than the 1, while still producing a soft, yet natural appearance.

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

Key Features

  • Produces a unique atmosphere by softening excess sharpness and contrast that is common to high-resolution digital capture.
  • Produces unique pearlescent halos surrounding highlights.
  • Maintains overall focus while offering a generally softer feel.
  • Mutes colours and tones for a pastel-like aesthetic.
  • Reduces and smoothes blemishes and wrinkles.
  • Water White optical glass maintains high optical clarity.


Size55 mm
Density1/2 density
EffectSoftens excess sharpness and contrast, produces halos surrounding light sources, mutes colours
ConstructionWater White glass and ColorCore technology
Front Filter Thread Size55 mm
Front Lens Cap Size55 mm
Tiffen 55mm Pearlescent 1/2 Filter
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