Tiffen 55mm UV Protection Filter
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- Most popular protection filter
- Provides basic reduction of ultraviolet light
- Helps eliminate bluish cast in images
- 55mm diameter
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|Item Dimensions||0.9 x 3.4 x 4.2 inches|
|Item Weight||0.2 pounds|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||55 mm|
|Shipping Weight||0.13 pounds|
|Style Name||55mm UV Protection Filter|
From the Manufacturer
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.
Top Customer Reviews
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
What made the two little ghosts appear on the Tiffen? Light as faint as Christmas tree lights, table lamps, incandescent overhead bulbs, etc. You name it, basically.
How do I know this was due to the UV filter and not my lenses? When I saw some pretty nasty flare, I just unscrewed the Tiffen filter and voila, my flare disappeared.
Le flare est morte. Vive le flare!
Seriously, spend just a bit more and get a good, coated (on both sides) filter; picky people like myself will gladly spend a little more and get a coated filter by Hoya or B+W, among others. The Tiffen is fine if you only shoot in the shade without any relatively bright lights; otherwise, my advice is to look elsewhere.
This one is not a multi-coated version at this price but does work to reduce the danger of damage to your camera lens.
Here is what they are TRYING to tell us about the various versions in the description area:
UV filter- Standard UV Most popular protection filter
UV MC - Multi coated for extra flare protection
UV Warm - Combines UV with Tiffen's '812' warming filter
Haze 1 - Absorbs 75% of UV light
Haze 2 -Absorbs 100% of UV light
Haze 15-Absorbs 81% of UV light
Haze 16-Absorbs 86.5% of UV light
Haze 17 - Absorbs almost all UV light
UV Wide Angle Thin - UV filter for use with wide angle lenses.
The glass used is cheap, and not very good quality, so it can actually degrade your pictures. It works well to protect the glass on the lens from scratches or dust, but it's a much better idea to pay $20 more and get a good filter that will actually help you get better pictures. If you don't want to pay the extra for a decent filter, you might be better off just leaving the filter off. I reccomend Hoya Pro1 and B&W filters; and in the 52mm size, the price is very reasonable. Once you start buying nicer lenses that require 77mm filters, that's where the good filters really start adding up. But again, you aren't going to want to put a cheap filter on a $1000 lens.
I know this review might sound negative, but if it helps someone capture a memory better because they decided to get a little nicer filter, it will be worth it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I always use some sort of clear filter to protect the lens and have found the UV type to work well with digital camera's. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Purple Griffon
For the price I am not sure what more you need. Good filter that I used strictly for protection. Works perfectly!Published 1 day ago by RKMontana