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Expected better from Tiffen
on July 24, 2017
I've purchased Tiffen's filters before and have had nothing bad to say about them. They used to be my go-to brand for lens filters. Unfortunately, this 82mm CPL is extremely underwhelming.
I am using the 82mm CPL filter on a 24-70mm f/2.8 Nikkor lens. When the filter is on, there are light trails towards the top of the image from refracted lighting, especially when in a well lit, indoor area. Using the filter in an urban environment at night also causes the images to produce a refracted light effect (I used the CPL at night time outdoors in Chicago to get a shot of someone standing behind a pane of glass, for example).
Using the CPL during the day time is extremely underwhelming as the contrast effect is practically unnoticeable.
Turning the filter to adjust the polarizing effect can be difficult at first. The first few times I actually ended up unscrewing the filter from the lens slightly. A minor inconvenience that was remedied by tightening the filter onto the lens a bit more.
Overall, I don't feel this filter is worth the price with its lack of performance as a Circular Polarizer. This is at best a protective filter. I will ultimately go with a CPL from Neewer which I've used as a backup for my other lenses.