How to Use a Moment CineBloom Diffusion Filter? See the 10% vs. 20%

How do you use our CineBloom diffusion filter? What are the key differences between the multiple densities? Maximize your dreamy imagery w/ our key tips below.

We had no idea how well received our beloved CineBloom diffusion filter would be during our initial launch in September 2020. Our gear team perfected every inch of the filters’ surface to supply creatives — both photographers and filmmakers alike — with a product that could easily achieve dreamy looking imagery. They are the perfect testament to film-like photos without breaking the bank with film stock, while producing a beautiful hazy glow around lit subjects. They aim to create a unique style of visual appeal that you wouldn’t otherwise be able to easily manipulate in Photoshop.

We love these little guys and we are so happy you do too.

After a couple of years with these babies in the hands of thousands of creators, we wanted to further apply our knowledge on how to use a diffusion filter properly and further discuss key differences between our various available densities: the 5%, the 10%, and the 20%.

Taylor in Chinatown shot at 20% diffusion.

Get dreamy, creamy photos in a matter of seconds.

Our new CineBloom diffusion filter is the perfect testament to film-like photos without breaking the bank with film stock. It produces a beautiful hazy glow around lit subjects, creating a unique style of visual appeal that you wouldn’t otherwise be able to manipulate in Photoshop.

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Brand: Moment

Type: Photo & Video, Filters, Diffusion Filters

Best For:

Filmmakers and Photographers looking for a softer, less clinically sharp image straight out of the camera.

Buy for $52.49

The Purpose of a Diffusion Filter

A diffusion filter is made to serve several purposes, like…

  • Blooming any light source

  • Lessening your camera's clinical sharpness

  • Softening skin tones

  • Cut away wrinkles, clarities, or visual imparities

  • Achieving a more vintage illusion

  • Creatively adds a dreamy or hazy vibe to your scene

Lens filters are a wonderful protection layer against scrapes, hits, or drops — but, more importantly, they serve a variety of use cases. Diffusion filters are endless in possibilities and versatility, making them the more popular choice for creatives wanting to purchase their first camera filter. A fantastic option for both photographers and filmmakers, creators find the CineBloom to serve a number of creative needs.

Fits on a phone, no problem.

But... that GLARE.

Threads to your surface in one simple motion.

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CineBloom Diffusion Filters

You wanna capture dreamy, film-like footage on your camera or smartphone? The Moment CineBloom Diffusion Filters are the secret sauce! Available in 5%, 10%, 20%

Buy for $52.49

The 5% vs. 10% vs. 20%

These numerical percentages next to the filter’s name are a bit confusing to some, so let’s discuss what these mean and how to choose which one is right for you.

Each percentage refers to the density of the filter's diffusion; 5% being the least noticeable, the 10% being a perfect middle, while the 20% offers a more stylistic glow. These varying solidites offer creatives more control over how much diffusion effect will take place in your image. Our three percentage options are available in all of the current filter sizes on the site, giving you ultimate freedom to choose.

The 5%: This is everyone's favorite filter to never leave the lens. Subtle enough for every scene or image, but soft enough to take away that harsh digital clarity.

The 10%: This is our more popular filter density because of its perfect middle ground. While more of a noticeability than the 5%, our 10% CineBloom filters offer an angelic glaze in all the right places.

The 20%: More ideal for stylistic shoots, offering a more extreme haze than the other two. Take your image to the next level with its ultra-diffused light sources and creamy skin tones.

10% Density
20% Density

Stack It Up With Our Variable ND Filters

A super convenient feature that extends beyond its obvious diffusion qualities is the stacking capability with our Variable ND filters. Achieve the ultimate cinematic visual experiences with our time-tested VND filters producing a buttery shutter speed coupled with that nice bloomed effect. Mix the various ND stops and diffusion densities to your taste and let it rip.

Well Made and Comes In a Variety of Sizes

Our engineers meticulously design each product with the utmost quality in mind. As a team of creators ourselves, it’s important to create products we’d actively use ourselves in everyday.

Made for thread sizes ranging from 37-82mm, Moment CineBloom Diffusion Filters work with standard camera lens thread sizes, film lenses, and phones. They also work with the standard center-pinch lens caps you already have for your camera lens. The filter’s metal is machined with aerospace grade aluminum for optimal lightweight performance and rugged build. Keep your camera protected with its premium Japanese glass structure to steer away from extra dirt or grime that might result in a long shoot day.