What's The Difference?
These two diffusion filters help your photos become hazier and soften skin blemishes. Additionally, pointing your camera lens at a light will curate a bloomed halation, making the lights glow! Hence the CineBloom name. ;) It's a wonderfully unique technique if you're looking to remove any unwarranted digital edge and give your image a more profound mood. If you want to tell the difference between the two brands, Moment's CineBloom Filters offer a thicker build than Tiffen and have an excellent grip when swapping filters. The CineBloom also sports that classic red ringed color that people will notice at an initial glance. Consequently, Black Pro-Mist is black and will blend with your lenses if that's what you want.
What We Noticed:
I love that these filters make all the reflections and bright highlights hazy, dreamy, and soft. I typically would use BPM ⅛ or CB 5% for most of my photos, as these filter strengths won't change the images much but will offer the special glow effect you can't live without. Additionally, Moment filters have friendly, large text, which makes it easier to find what filter I'm looking for quickly and efficiently. As mentioned before, the CineBloom also has a lovely shade of red that adds a nice pop of color to my all-black camera; I love how that looks.
I have both CineBloom filters from Moment and Black Pro-Mist from Tiffen. Depending on your thread size and filter strength, these will vary in price, but Cinebloom comes in at a relatively more reasonable price ranging from $30 to $90, whereas Black Pro-Mist starts at around $30 and goes up to over $100.