Choosing Wisely: Tiffen Introduces Innovative Smartphone Filter Mount

Emerging directly from the "Why didn't I think of that?" category, legendary filter manufacturer and distributor of popular photo accessories Tiffen just announced an inexpensive adapter that allows users to mount 58mm filters on Apple 14- and 15-series iPhones. Leveraging Apple's MagSafe Technology, the new adapter expands creative opportunities for high-end smartphone users.

Shutterbug's new Choosing Wisely series aims to deliver concise, summarized information about products we think you'll like. Here's how Choosing Wisely evaluates the Tiffen Smartphone 58mm Filter Mount. (Spoiler alert: it's brilliant.)

While the capabilities of smartphones and conventional digital cameras continue to converge in terms of quality, convenience and creative potential, the ability to use camera accessories on phones has lagged behind. Tiffen's new filter mount enables users to attach any 58mm photographic filter to certain iPhones.

Use your polarizer, ND, special effects, color correction, etc., filters on your iPhone and add some magic to cellphone snaps. Enhance smartphone videos and give them a professional look.

Key Features of the Tiffen Smartphone 58mm Filter Mount
Crafted from black anodized aluminum
Attaches magnetically to iPhone back
Accepts screw-in filters with 58mm threads
No tools required
Easy to attach and remove

Works with iPhone 14/15, 14/15 Pro, 14/15 Plus, and 14/15 Pro Max models.

Reasons to Buy Today
Enhance smartphone images & videos simply and easily
Backed by Tiffen, the world leader in photo filter technology
Reasonable price

Reasons to Shy Away
If, like me, you own an Apple iPhone 13 or older, or non-Apple brand

Sum & Substance
Great idea that's been beautifully executed. Straightforward and intuitive. Add a little time-proven analog pizzazz to your digital smartphone repertoire.

Price & Availability
The Tiffen Smartphone 58mm Filter Mount is priced at $29.99 and can be ordered directly from Tiffen or purchased from your favorite photographic retailer. Click here for a list of Tiffen dealers worldwide. Kits starting at $39.99 are also available.

Visit the Tiffen Store on Amazon where you'll find, for example, a multicoated, rotating Tiffen 58CP 58mm Circular Polarizer for just $16.95.

Do You Know Tiffen?
If you're an active photographer, you're already familiar with Tiffen and their brands. Widely known for the stalwart Domke lineup of camera bags, slings and straps, The Tiffen Company was established in 1938. Since then they've earned numerous awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, as well as multiple EMMY Awards from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. In addition to optical filters and Domke, Tiffen's stable of brands includes Steadicam, Lowel location lighting, Davis & Stanford, Stroboframe and Zing.

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