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About Tiffen


Tiffen® has been a leading manufacturer and supplier of photographic filters and lens accessories for the consumer/professional imaging and the motion picture and broadcast television industries for over 70 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 the Technical Achievement Awards and the Scientific and Engineering Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Art sand Sciences, as well as an Emmy Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Today, the company offers a wide range of products from its divisions, which include: Consumer, Motion Picture and Television, Digital, Tripods and Support Systems.

The company's special effects filters, once an exclusive of the Motion Picture and Television industry are now available to still photographers and videographers through the Tiffen Hollywood F/X filter line.

Tiffen continues to enhance its reputation as a leading accessory manufacturer through aggressive growth in the image making accessory industry.

The company has also expanded into a high-tech line of support products called Steadicam® Camera Stabilizing Systems. Tiffen, working together with Steadicam Inventor, Garrett Brown, has acquired the technology to manufacture and distribute Steadicam® Camera Stabilizing Systems. 

Over the last three decades, the Steadicam® line of camera stabilizers has been an invaluable dynamic production tool in the industry. Tiffen now offers a complete line of state-of-the-art Steadicam® models to meet the needs of the film and video industry.  By liberating the camera from its constraints, the Steadicam® camera stabilizer was able to move with the operator in a continuous motion, alleviating the need for tripods, cranes and dollies.  This innovative technology was recognized with an Oscar, an Emmy, the Deluxe Outstanding Technical Achievement Award of the BANFF Television Festival, the Star 2005 TV Technology award, the 2006 Cherry Pickers Award, the 2006 CES Innovations Award and many more.

Tiffen believes that it has established a high level of brand name recognition with its retailers and their customers. 

The company either manufactures or has exclusive worldwide distribution rights to the following product lines: 

(i) Tiffen, its line of photographic, video and digital filters and lenses;
(ii) Tiffen Dfx Digital Filter Suite, a filter software line
(iii) Lowel-Light, a world leader in location lighting;
(iv) the Steadicam® high-end camera stabilizing systems line;
(v) Davis & Sanford and Vista, two lines of tripods;
(vi) Domke, and Zing, two lines of camera bags;
(vii) Stroboframe, a lighting, flash brackets and accessories line;
(viii) Saunders Professional, a rotary trimmer line, 
(ix) Kodak Wratten filter products, (
x) Listec Video, a line of professional teleprompters.

The Tiffen factory and corporate offices are located in Hauppauge, Long Island, New York.  The Steadicam® stabilizer factory and sales offices are located in Glendale, California. Additional offices are located in the UK and Australia.

Registered trademarks and trademarks are the property of The Tiffen Company and/or their respective owners.

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