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Tiffen 62mm Circular Polarizer
|Photo Filter Thread Size||62 Millimeters|
|Photo Filter Effect Type||Polarizer|
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- Essential for outdoor photography
- Deepens intensity of blue skies
- Reduces or eliminates glare
- 62 millimeter diameter
- Circular construction
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Tiffen Circular Polarizer
Polarizers provide color and contrast enhancement. Reflected light often shows up as whitish glare that washes out color in an image. A Polarizer corrects this problem producing deep, dramatically blue skies. It also removes glare from non-metallic surfaces, such as windows and water. Color saturation in general, especially outdoors, can be improved significantly. Think of it as sunglasses for your camera.
A Circular Polarizer has the same effect as a Polarizer and is used on cameras with beam splitting metering systems commonly found on auto focus SLR's (for most 35mm auto-focus cameras see your camera manual).
Area of sky most effectively polarized with a Circular Polarizer: Point your index finger at the sun. With your thumb extended at a right angle (90°), rotate it around the axis of the index finger. It will point out the band of deepest blue from horizon to horizon.
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Think of it as "Sunglasses for your camera".
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|Item Dimensions||0.75 x 2.76 x 3.27 inches||2.52 x 2.52 x 0.31 inches||4.20 x 3.50 x 0.90 inches||3.94 x 3.94 x 0.67 inches||0.15 x 0.15 x 0.15 inches|
Tiffen 62mm Circular Polarizing Polarized Camera Lens Filter
A circular polarizer has the same effect as a polarizer and is used on cameras with beam- splitting metering systems commonly found on autofocus SLRs.
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The first test throws out the AmazonBasics due to color problems (it turns everything brown). A weekend of ruined pictures with that filter confirmed this.
The Tiffen looks better than the X2. The polarization is stronger, and the X2 appears to be slightly brownish.
A weekend using the Tiffen returned slightly brownish pictures. Breakthrough Photography's website shows tests of the Tiffen and their X4 ($129). The Tiffen looks worse at long (red) wavelengths and the X4 looks worse at short (blue) wavelengths.
I usually leave my camera on AWB; this weekend I'll try other white balance settings. Also I'll pay more attention to the sun's position and leave the polarizer off when it's not doing anything. I suspect that the photographer's skill is more important than the differences between filters!
I would definitely recommend it if like me, you like shooting landscapes and sunsets.
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It's not too dark, it's not too obvious, it just removes most of the glare and makes colors pop a little more.
There was still some glare if I shot straight at water or through a car window or something but for the most part I was thrilled with this polarizer.
It definitely helped and I'll be taking it wherever my wide angle lens goes.
Vignetting: Any filter will vignette like crazy on a wide angle lens, this one will do so more than the hoya (hoya's is low profile, whereas this one is not). I can't fault the product for that, that's my fault for not understanding that when I first purchased this.
Exposure system: This filter made my nikons exposure system act more erratically than the Hoya's did, which was the main reason I returned the tiffen and kept the hoya. I was moving my exposure compensation from about -3 to +1 depending on the lighting situation (yes, i used center weighted metering) to get a balanced exposure. I can reliably leave the hoya anywhere from a -1 to -2 and get a more consistent exposure/result. Once again, a bit of a learning curve for myself since this is my first wide angle lens I've ever used.
Weight: This filter will weigh more than the hoya low profile. DSLR's are already heavy enough, I hope this factor doesn't sway you ;-)
Overall: Don't use this on a wide angle lens!!!!!! I think you're likely safe for anything else! a buddy uses this on his canon mid-range (I think it's a 16-80mm cropped sensor) and he loves it.
- Tiffen helps with maintaining the sharpness
- Blocks reflections
- Ups the contrasts in your shots and reduces highlights