Founded in 1938, Tiffen is
the world's leading manufacturer of glass filters for Still, Video and Motion
Picture andTelevision photography.
Tiffen quality filters have
been the choice of most movie and television productions around the world, and
they are proud to be the only filter manufacturer honored with two Academy
Awards ® for Technical Achievement, and an Emmy Award
for Engineering Excellence.
Tiffen SKY 1A Protective Filters can
cut up to 45.5% of the unwanted UV light that causes a " blue" Haz
e in your pictures. One thing they can NOT do is cut haze caused from Dust,
Smoke, Smog, or other " particles"in the air. Pollution is NOT the s
ame as UV caused Haze.
You achieve BEST results when you are
shooting over long distances, such as across the Grand Canyon, in the
Mountains, across expanses of water, etc., where you encounter excess Blue
caused by Haze and Ultra Violet Light.
NOTE: Even if you are NOT shooting
over these long distances, there is often Haze in the background of much
shorter shots. Use it outdoors in open shade and on overcast days to reduce
blue and add WARMTH to scenes.
AND, the SKY 1A is a perfect, leave it
one at all times, PROTECTIVE Barrier for that EXPENSIVE lens that might
otherwise get dirty, scratched, or cracked. You can TOSS a broken filter
without too much pain, but not a broken lens. I know, I've done it. It is a
GOOD Insurance InvesTMent!
All in all, most professionals and
many good amateur photographers and videographers LEAVE a high quality
PROTECTIVE Filter on their lens at ALL Times. They can't afford to leave their
lens vulnerable to Permanent, and EXPENSIVE Damage.
Again, you should NOT expect ANY Sky
filter to turn a GREEN Sky Blue. Such pictures are nonsense. The ads are not
even slightly realistic. You CAN expect to reduce UV caused hazy blueness in
your overall scene, but the effect is one of restoring NATURAL Colors