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Tiffen 58MM Circular Polarizer Glass Filter

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List Price: $78.29
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  • The effect can be seen through the viewfinder and changed by rotating the filter
  • Filter factor varies between 2.3 and 2.8, according to how the filter is rotated and its orientation to the sun
  • Best results with SLR cameras
  • Designed for lenses specifying a 58mm filter thread size
  • Rotating mount
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Tiffen 58MM Circular Polarizer Glass Filter + Tiffen 58mm UV Protection Filter + Nikon 50mm f/1.8G AF-S NIKKOR FX Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras
Price for all three: $242.89

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Technical Details

Size: 58mm
  • Brand Name: Tiffen
  • Model: 58CP
  • Item Package Quantity: 1

Product Details

Size: 58mm
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 2.8 x 3.2 inches ; 1.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00007LA0T
  • Item model number: 58CP
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (737 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: December 8, 2002

Product Description

Size: 58mm

Removes unwanted reflections from surfaces such as water and glass / Increases color saturation / Rotates for adjustment

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Customer Reviews

Definitely would recommend for any amateur photographer.
Leanne
I get nice deep blue sky colors with it, deeper greens, and that cool transparent/anti reflection/glare effect shooting into water, which is just what i wanted.
Parker
I will have to buy more filters for my other lenses, as I get tired of switching it all the time...Now I can't do without it.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

518 of 528 people found the following review helpful By Albert C. Mach II on November 21, 2009
Size Name: 77mm Verified Purchase
I have had many polarizers over the years. I have used filters such as this for over 25 years. I like the Tiffen as it is not too dark for most uses. I keep it on for almost every shot (unless it is night time or quite dark) to protect my lenses and for it's mild polarizing effect. (I take 1000s of images on a shoot, mostly landscape) Some other brands are too dark to do this. The dark ones many times look too polarized, and post processing has to take much of this out anyway. I do have a few of these and use them occasionally. I have found that an image that is properly balanced that does not need too much darkening or lightening post processing is much better, I have a Hoya but it is always falling apart (and way too dark). I have Heliopan 77mm Circular Polarizer Lens Filters and like the quality, but again they are too dark to keep on all the time. The Heliopan is the one I keep for special uses when I want more polarizing effects than I get with the Tiffen. The Tiffen polarizers I have had only were replaced when they became too scratched for use, broken from being dropped or run into things, or lost over board in my boat. As I said a couple of Hoya ones were replaced because they fell apart.
I use a Canon 5D with all high end L series lenses (most costing well over $1000.00) and have sold over 1300 framed GiClees ($300-$800 each). I feel that this filter does not compromise the quality of my images.
So in review. I don't want an unnatural appearance due to my filters. I do want the pleasing effects I can achieve with the Tiffen filter. I have never had a problem with any I had purchased, so recommend them to others. And I will continue to use them myself.
Albert Mach Fine Art
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110 of 114 people found the following review helpful By SevereWX VINE VOICE on July 9, 2006
Size Name: 62mm
The Tiffen circular polarizing filter does exactly what it's supposed to do, and it does it well. The threading fits on my Nikkor lenses perfectly, screws on and stays put. The rotating ring on the filter is not too tight, nor too loose and rotates very smoothly, staying put where it's set at. When comparing identical images taken with and without the filter, there are no noticable distortions or color shifts present.
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262 of 291 people found the following review helpful By Jerry Jackson Jr. on May 14, 2002
Size Name: 55mm
If you have an autofocus camera and shoot photos outdoors, this filter needs to be attached to the end of your lens. (If you have a manual focus camera you need a linear polarizer) The polarizer darkens blue skies (if the sky is light blue, you get deep, rich blue) and eleminates glare and reflection in glass and water.
With this filter, you can take a photo of someone standing in front of a window and not have the glare or reflection of the window shooting back into the lens. It also helps you shoot indoors at an aquarium (you can take crystal-clear photos of the killer whales and dolphins without glare from the glass).
This filter can't take the photos for you, but it can make your photos look much more professional. The only thing to be careful of is the fact that the polarizer makes the image a little darker, so if you are shooting in dark light, you need a flash or a slower shutter speed.
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243 of 284 people found the following review helpful By E. Bukh on September 14, 2005
Size Name: 67mm
This item is either not coated or has a single coating and thus any time sun hits the filter, it produces flare in the picture. Furthermore, after doing more research it turns out that these uncoated or single coated filters can cause up to 9% light loss vs multi-coated filters like Hoya S-HMC or B+W MRC filters. As for polarizer effect itself, I think it's amazing and you owe it to yourself to at least try it on a nice sunny day. (the sky and foliage will look completely different and alive)
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71 of 83 people found the following review helpful By Nick Chill on November 25, 2008
Size Name: 52mm Verified Purchase
CIRCULAR POLARIZER:
If you have ever owned a pair of Polarized sunglasses, then you now what this filter can do for your camera. By reducing reflections and stray light waves, this filter makes any scene that much clearer.
You will see more vibrant colors in bright scenes, your skies will turn a deeper blue, and clouds POP right off the picture. Reduce glare from reflective surfaces such as metal or water.

A polarizer works on a specified plain, meaning that the lens must be perpendicular to the direction of the main light source. As with sunglasses, they are parrallel to the ground, which works in most cases since the sun is normally above you.
The key to using this filter is that it swivels. Looking through the view finder, turn the filter until the picture is clear and vibrant. You'll notice the image changing as you turn it. In this manner, you may even adjust the level of polarization.

A great deal for a very valuable accessory. This filter works perfect, and compared to the higher priced filters, is a steal.

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UV FILTER:
The UV Filter prevents haze and reduces bluish tint in photographs by reducing stray UV rays entering the lens. It also has the added benefit of protecting the lens and glass from scratches and accidental damage.

There have been stories of photographers dropping their lens and the filter acts as a sort of impact absorber, shattering but leaving the lens unharmed. I would much prefer replacing the inexpensive filter, rather than a lens.

In my experience with the Tiffen UV Filter, I have noticed an increased amount of lens flare and reflections over my slightly more expensive UV filters. If I were you, I'd put out the small amount of extra money for a better filter, preferably multi-coated to reduce glare.

Enjoy!
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