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3.0 out of 5 stars Good quality product, but not what I wanted., February 17, 2006
This review is from: Tiffen 72mm UV Protection Filter (Electronics)
The product felt strong, solid, and well put together. The glass was clear with no visible tint or imperfections. Although this and another filter (same type different size) both arrived with smudges on the glass. The smudges were fairly easy to wipe off, but I suspect the items are either not cleaned before packaging, or I received someone's returned item. However, I had to return this item since they DON'T contain any anti-glare/reflective coating on them. When shooting towards a light source (light bulb, tv, sun, etc) a green reflection of the light source would appear on the recorded image. The green reflected image was caused by a reflection bouncing off of my lens's green tinted anti-glare coating which was bounced right back into the camera by this filter. If your lens isn't coated in an anti-glare coating the result will be even worse.

Instead I picked up Quantaray filters from a local Wolf Camera that were coated with the anti-glare. They only cost a little more, and the green reflection is now gone. Make sure you look for a filter with the anti-glare

Camera: Canon 20d, Lenses tested: 18-55, 28-135, 70-300
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Initial post: Aug 4, 2008 4:12:34 PM PDT
This is the same review on at least 3 different Tiffen filters I have looked at on Amazon. Do they not have unique reviews for each filter or did this person just post the same review on a bunch of different filter pages?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 16, 2008 5:37:39 PM PDT
I'm the one who posted - I put the same review on two filters "Tiffen 72mm UV Protection Filter" and "Tiffen 58mm UV Protection Filter". They are the exact same filters, just different sizes. I ordered them both and the comments apply to both. There may be other sizes out there, but these are the two I ordered and the only two I reviewed - though one could logically assume the same issue with any other sizes of the same product as well.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 15, 2009 6:19:35 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 15, 2009 6:21:48 AM PDT
mortimer says:
odd, I am seeing this review on many many filters. Must be an Amazon issue. It's not just this review, but many filter reviews all contain the same review info, no matter which type of filter the person is reviewing. Quite maddening.

Posted on Jan 13, 2010 6:17:41 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 13, 2010 6:18:32 PM PST
On the issue of maddening Amazon review protocol, check out reviews of BLU-RAY disks - Amazon lazily just transfers the DVD reviews over to the Blu-Ray product, as if the movie itself (not the video quality, audio quality, special features, packaging, etc, etc.,) is the only important aspect of a disk review.

Posted on Mar 30, 2010 5:30:13 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 30, 2010 5:33:58 PM PDT
Keep in mind that the coating issue can apply to any brand. Most make both coated and non-coated versions of their protection filters. It is a question of cost, as well as suitability for the job. In some rugged applications, some pros prefer no coating because the surface is not a fragile, and easier to clean. I use coated myself, but I also have some very high quality Nikon branded non coated filters as well.
I would not have down rated the filter for this reason. The problem this buyer encountered was one of suitability of the product for his work, which is not a problem with the filter.

Posted on Aug 15, 2010 2:37:27 PM PDT
What would be a recommended anti-glare/reflective coated product to buy?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 15, 2010 2:39:39 PM PDT
Could you give a few anti-glare filter product names. I have Canon 1000D rebel and am interested
in some accessories.

vmcgrath@colled.msstate.edu

Posted on Nov 9, 2010 3:21:13 AM PST
Sadly, I bought this filter prior to reading these reviews. Chuck up a ten-dollar loss. So I ordered an expensive B W filter through Amazon for my Pentax 35mm 2.8 limited. Filters are like SD cards, best not to go cheap.

Posted on Feb 4, 2012 5:18:50 AM PST
I remove the filter when shooting into a light source. Never get a reflection.

What's the big deal?

Posted on Feb 15, 2012 11:03:43 AM PST
D. Brodsky says:
well majority of current lenses are coated already. In fact some newer nikon lenses have nano coating. The fact that filter is not multicoated, when it is applied to a lens that is already coated, what is the detriment?
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