The Tiffen Company’s newest filter design is here. The Magnetic Control System (MCS) is an elegantly simple new way to harness magnetic power to swiftly and securely attach genuine Tiffen filters to lens fronts.

Tiffen’s Magnetic Control System was developed to eliminate the hassle of threading filters on and off, while maintaining a safe and positive lock. MCS makes installation and removal lightning-fast. Thanks to their extremely strong magnetic force, filters stay locked in position even during demanding shooting situations. Then they remove from the optic as needed without modification to the native lens. The MCS Adapter can stay on indefinitely or detach instantly by gripping the knurled edge and gently rotating.

Tiffen’s new MCS Adapter easily rotates on to the lens’ front threads. Once in place, the lens instantly receives any Tiffen MCS precision glass filter, including: ND, Polas, Color, Effects, and the extensive array of diffusion—including Black Fog, Night Fog, Black Pro-Mist®, Antique Black Pearlescent, Antique Pearlescent, Antique Satin, Smoque®, Glimmerglass®, and many more. Each filter comes with front and rear magnetic protector caps and a magnetic adapter of the filter size.

All MCS filters are easily identified due to their matte black finish, distinctive blue ring, and handy raised edge. Each MCS filter includes a matching lens cap that instantly attaches to the filter front or directly fits to the lens via the MCS magnetic lock.

MCS Filters come in 58mm, 77mm, and 82mm with available Step-up MCS Magnetic Adapters to accommodate other sizes.

Like the rest of Tiffen’s Emmy® & Academy Award®-winning filters, Magnetic Filters are crafted in the USA with optical grade glass. To promote long life and image clarity, only Tiffen filters are manufactured using the exclusive Colorcore Technology® process that laminates the filter substrate between two parallel elements of optical glass, then grinds and polishes them to a precise tolerance of 1/10,000th of an inch flatness. Tiffen Motion Picture Filters are made in the USA and come with a 10 Year Warranty. For more details visit

Gabriel Mays

AbelCine Director of Rental
As Director of Rental, Gabriel Mays oversees growth of Rental by nurturing business relationships and unifying the customer experience nationwide. In his previous role as the LA Rental Manager, Gabriel worked with producers, cinematographers, and assistant camera operators to provide the highest level of customer service possible. He also ensured that all their equipment needs are met on budget. Before coming to AbelCine in 2015, Gabriel previously worked as a Communications Instructor and Electronic Media Engineer at a private university. He taught various courses in electronic media, including film, broadcasting, and digital arts. Gabriel is an award-winning cinematographer, director, producer, and editor known for his innovative research and implementation of new film techniques. He was also one of the first to implement HDSLR cameras into filmmaking. He has been the cinematographer on dozens of independent films, documentaries, and music videos.