(Hauppauge, New York--July 21, 2014) The Tiffen Company, a leading manufacturer of award-winning imaging accessories, has been awarded two Hot One awards from Professional Photographer. The revered magazine recognizes Tiffen’s Diffusion Effect Filters for DSLRs in 2014’s best lens filter category and Steadicam SOLO as the year’s best HDSLR stabilizer.
The annual Hot One Awards honor the hottest products and services for professional photographers. This year’s competition had more than 250 entries from nearly 100 companies competing in roughly 50 categories. A panel of judges, made up entirely of independent professional photographers, names the top choice in each category.
“The winners of the 2014 Hot One Awards are a unique group of products and services, representing some impressive innovation in everything from lens technology to software to inkjet papers,” said Jeff Kent, Hot One Awards editor for Professional Photographer. “The spirit of innovation is what makes this competition interesting year in, year out. This year’s winners are certainly carrying on that tradition and providing professional photographers with fantastic new tools for their businesses.”
Best Lens Filter: Tiffen Diffusion Effect Filters for DSLRs
Originally developed for Hollywood cinematographers, the Tiffen Pearlescent®, Satin® and Black Satin® filters soften excess detail and reduce wrinkles and blemishes. The filters create a subtle new look with a slight softening of contrast and a pearlescent halo around highlights. The combination of mild halation and delicate optical softening elements of the Satin and Black Satin filters adds a gentle glow to highlights and moderates contrast. Satins produce a cleaner, muted diffusion compared to Black Satins, which produce a warmer, grainier feel. Developed with Tiffen’s patented ColorCore® technology, these filters give a smooth look to textured surfaces and enhance talents’ natural beauty.
Best HDSLR Stabilizer: Steadicam Solo
The Steadicam SOLO™ is a foldable Steadicam and monopod combined in one package. Photographers can mount cameras up to 10 pounds to a rigid Vernier top stage via a quick-release camera plate. The moveable gimbal, expandable four-section aluminum post, and supplied counterweights allow a variety of setups than can be changed quickly. The SOLO converts from a Steadicam to a monopod with tool-free quick release locks.
About the Professional Photographer Hot One Awards
The Hot One Awards are open to new or significantly revised products officially released between March 16, 2013, and March 15, 2014. The judges are well-regarded professional photographers who are not employed by Professional Photographer. They were specifically selected because of their expert level of photography knowledge. As part of the Hot One Awards selection process, judges chose one product in each category based on its exceptional quality, innovation, design, performance and, where applicable, value for price.
For Professional Photographer magazine subscription information and for a full list of Hot One winners, visit PPmag.com.
Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is the largest international non-profit association created by professional photographers, for professional photographers. Almost as long-lived as photography itself, PPA has roots back to 1869. It has never stopped growing and looking for new ways to assist its now 27,000 members through protection, education and resources for their continued success in the industry. See why photographers love PPA at http://www.ppa.com
Tiffen has been a leading manufacturer of photographic filters, lens accessories, software, and camera accessories for the consumer/professional imaging and the motion picture and broadcast television industries for 75 years. The company has a rich history of innovative product design, superior optical consistency, and unparalleled quality. Tiffen has been recognized for its product and engineering excellence, earning a Technical Achievement Award and a Scientific and Engineering Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, as well as multiple Emmy® Awards. Today, the company offers a wide range of products, which include: Tiffen® filters, Steadicam® camera stabilizing systems, Lowel® light, Listec® teleprompters, Tiffen Dfx® digital imaging software, Domke® bags, Davis & Sanford® tripods, Zing® camera covers, Stroboframe® flash brackets, Saunders® professional trimmers, and Kodak Wratten® filters. Tiffen continues to enhance its reputation as a leading imaging accessory manufacturer through aggressive growth in the digital imaging accessory industry.
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