Tiffen 30.5MM UV Protector Filter
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- Most popular protection filter
- Provides basic reduction of ultraviolet light
- Helps eliminate bluish cast in images
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Tiffen UV Protection Filter - The Most Important Filter You Will Own
The most essential filter you can own. The Tiffen UVP is a cost effective solution for protecting your digital camera lens against dust, moisture, fingerprints, scratches and damage. This filter can be kept on your camera lens at all times.
|Item Dimensions||3.25 x 2.75 x 0.75 inches|
|Item Weight||0.15 pounds|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||30.5 mm|
|Shipping Weight||0.15 pounds|
|Special Size Type||30.5mm|
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Tiffen UV Protection filter Film, as well as video, often exhibits a greater sensitivity to what is to us invisible, ultraviolet light. This is most often outdoors, especially at high altitudes, where the UV-absorbing atmosphere is thinner; and over long distances, such as marine scenes. It can show up as a bluish color cast with color film, or it can cause a low-contrast haze that diminishes details, especially when viewing far-away objects, in either color or black-and-white. Ultraviolet filters absorb UV light generally without affecting light in the visible region. Using a Tiffen UV Protector on your Digital HD DSLR While the UV Protection filter has served its purpose in the film era for many years it will still continue to be one of the most popular choices in accessories today. Digital cameras have blocks, auto correction and digital filters that combat the bluish color cast therefore making the UV Protection filter a simple protector for your lens to combat dirt, finger prints & that fateful knock or drop. Who are Tiffen? Tiffen has been a leading manufacturer and supplier of photographic filters and lens accessories for the consumer/professional imaging and the motion picture and broadcast television industries for 75 years. The company has a rich history of innovative product design, superior optical consistency and unparalleled quality. Tiffen has been recognized for its product and engineering excellence earning a Technical Achievement Award and a Scientific and Engineering Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, as well as an Emmy Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Features • Low profile black ring • Basic UV Protection • Protects your lens against dust, dirt & knocks • Made in the USA • 10 Year Warranty Box Contains • 1 Filter • 1 Filter brochure
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It's much less expensive to put these filters on your lenses than having a lens destroyed by a scratch or pit on the front element.
They came shipped in a convenient and reasonably sturdy plastic cases for storage however, two of the cases I received (52mm cases) were cracked and broken. They had to have been shipped that way because they were shipped in a larger box and there's no way the degree of damage could have happened in shipment, especially since the box nor any of the other cases were damaged.
They filters were not scratched or cracked but the cases are no longer functional
There's one thing to note, kind of funny in a way. When I first got this I notice black specks all over the white case, and I thought I had been sent a used one. When I tried to wipe the specks off I realized it's just some coloration that was molded into the plastic, as seen in the attached photo. So all is well in filter-land - it's brand new, not used.
So I took his advice and bought these. Now outdoors in bright sunlight taking pictures of animals and cars.. the pics come out good as far as I can tell. But in low light indoors with things like candles, small lamps, etc.. there is lots of ghosting and i guess what could be called haze.
So if you need cheap protection for a day outside when you are going to pass your camera around or have the elements flung at you. These work - OK at best. Professional eyes will say they are not much better than a sheet of glass, or so I have read in multiple UV filter comparisons.
I have now read the articles about how dust, grime, (even small pieces of tape) on the front element is hardly noticeable in pictures to most people. So if the pictures need to be nice, drop the protective filter concept and use your lens how it was ment to be used.
But when I am out taking 1K shots at a racetrack in the desert, having dirt flung at me from dirt bikes, or mud from dirt oval cars.. I will keep the filter on in daylight. If mud gets on the front it is a quick swap to another UV filter instead of cleaning(I carry 2).
So yeah you get what you pay for, they do protect.. but just think when it is really needed or not.
Side note - I only have 2 lenses the 18-55mm kit lens that came with my D5100 and a refurbished 55-200mm VR that I got for $130.. I really do not need to worry so much about my glass. If I spend big money on a lens and want to protect it, I will order the highest quality filters for it. Why buy a nice lens if you are going to throw a low cost filter on the front? Why not just use a cheap lens then?
When shooting in neutral light or with lighting at your back, this filter does just fine. Generally I keep the filter on my lens, but don't hesitate to pull it off for portraits or for light source issues. Being Tiffen, I have no cause to question the impact protection available from the glass, but I rarely shoot in conditions where something could crash into my lens.
If you need something as a quick cheap way to protect your lens, then this filter will do the trick. If you need advanced coatings to keep the filter on the lens at all times, then the cost will be higher.