Tiffen Manufacturing Corporation is a company in Hauppauge, New York, U.S.A. which manufactures filters for photography,
and other professional film and photography-related products. Founded
in 1938, by Nat Tiffen with brothers Leo and Sol, the company has won
several Academy Awards for technical achievements in filtration.
The company's main competitors are Harrison & Harrison Optical Engineers, Inc., Heliopan, Hoya, Schneider, Formatt, and Lee. Tiffen also owns the Steadicam company.
Nat Tiffen of Tiffen Manufacturing Corporation received an Academy Award for technical achievements in filtration. The commendation reads:
- "For the production of high-quality, durable, laminated color
filters for motion picture photography. Materials of uniform color
characteristics are implanted between layers of optical glass and bonded
together under extremes of heat and pressure. The outer surfaces are
ground and polished to specified close tolerances, free of distortion
and resistant to changes in temperature or humidity, then bound with a
protective metal ring."
The 1999 award was presented on March 4, 2000.