The Tiffen 4×4 Black Pro-Mist 1/2 is a specialty filter that lowers contrast level. Key features include:
- Lower Contrast Level. The filter is designed to reduce highlights and overall contrast level. This is the 1/2 density version, which provides a small amount of contast / highlight reduction and creates a soft, pastel-like quality of light.
- Softening Effect. In addition to lower contrast, the Black Pro-Mist filter also provides a softening effect that helps to smooth out facial wrinkles and blemishes. Unlike diffusion or soft focus filters,the Black Pro-Mist causes very minimal loss of detail across the image.