The Tiffen 77mm Hollywood Star Filter is designed to be used perpendicular to a point light source such as the sun, a light bulb, or a candle. Within the filter's surface is a combination of fine, etched line types. Those lines help to create a starburst effect with 14 asymmetric primary diffraction spikes that extend from the light source and are arranged in a pattern which approximates a cross. This filter is most effective for pictures where the light source used to generate the starburst effect is a highlight with a significant degree of contrast from the rest of the image. It is constructed from optical glass for clarity as well as color fidelity, and features an aluminum-alloy filter ring that can be rotated in order to adjust the direction of the diffraction spikes and overall orientation of the starburst effect.
Creates a starburst effect from point light sources within an image
Starburst effect features 14 asymmetric primary diffraction spikes which extend from the light source
Diffraction spikes are arranged in a pattern which approximates a cross
Aluminum-alloy filter ring for durability while remaining lightweight
Filter ring can be rotated for direction control of the diffraction spikes and overall orientation of the starburst effect
77mm front filter threads allow for use with other filters