Tiffen 72mm Photo Twin Pack Filters
List Price: $172.99

Our Price: $64.40

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Product Description

72mm photo twin pack / Circular polarizer and UV protection filter / Polarizer removes unwanted reflections and saturate colors providing better contrast

The prepackaged assortments provide a range of artistic possibilities.

Features:
  • UV protector
  • Circular polarizer
  • 72mm diameter

Customer Reviews:

  • Review of light filter
    It is a too dark blue filter and as such it cannot be used in a regular photography. It is necessary to have a choice of filters with different rate of density. ...more info
  • Top notch so far
    Tiffen is a new brand to me. it is obviously well priced, because it is used in kits, which is how I discovered it. But the quality seems very good, and the packaging for use in a camera kit bag (soft padded envelope instead of hard plastic shell) is great. I will learn more, I am sure, as I use some of the others, in particular the polarizing filter. But I have been happy enough to get Tiffens for all my lenses. Through Amazon of course. They are always competitive on price, if compared to trusted sellers only....more info
  • Further Insight
    This is one of the best bargains that i've seen, "essentially" you get 3 filters for the price of one. The image quality with these filters is great, the 812 (warming) filter is by far a favorite giving back the color richness that flash photography so often washes out, that is unless you have the patience for constantly tweaking your flash power. Aside from the 812 the UV protector is basically a clear protective filter. While it obviously has advantages over clear glass, I tend not to think of it as any different. This too is a great filter which I use about half the time because it doesn't affect color hues or change f stop values too greatly while it takes the worry out of carrying the camera around ready for any candid shots that may occur. Finally included is the circular polarizer. This filter adjusts the amount of uv light entering the camera by spinning the filter to the direction the uv rays are entering (or turning the thingy till things look better). This lens is great for sunny days and will take surface glare off lakes and glass making them transparent again. It also makes colors more crisp in general when photographing buildings and other large "reflective" man-made things. So things sound great so far, but now to why I only give this item 4 stars. While Tiffen is known to be one of the best at photo and video filters, they have quality control issues that do no live up to thier reputation. In my case the 812 filter arrived with a discoloration in the glass. While it was didn't hurt image quality, with the flaw being towards the edge of the filter, I none the less didn't want to find a situation in which the flaw would diminish quality. Seeing as it was not amazon's fault my first e-mail went to Tiffen for a replacement which they said they would gladly do, but only after I send them the filter and they recieve it would they ship my replacement (not an option in my circumstances). Instead Amazon's wonderful customer service shown through again, and within 3 days they had replaced the entire set. The second set arrivided without flaw but since my other two filters were in perfect condition I traded just the 812. I havn't had any other issues and i'm very satisfied with my filters. The only other word of warning would be to that of the circular polorizer. While I recieved 2 that were flawless occassionally I have read in reviews customers have received ones that were assembled backwards making the lens useless. A quick way to check to see if your CP is working correctly is to hold it, thread facing yourself, and look at an LCD monitor or TV and spin it until the picture dissapears(obviously working correctly). I still wouldn't pass up this deal knowing what I do now, chances are everything will show up perfectly but none the less if you're concerned order it before you need it and check everything over carefully. Amazon is always the best for returns and will often ship a replacement the next day with overnight shipping.


    And a little further insight...
    I was recently doing some black and white film photography, and decided to use my 812 warming filter as a protective lens as I was carrying 3 lenses with me. Just thought that I would mention that using this filter will produce a "White" sky in some outdoor photographs. The shots were taken with a gradient blue sky to which the entirety showed up white, even on bracketed sets, that should have shown something in one of the series. While itself was a interesting effect for some shots, it mostly just caused me frustration in the darkroom. I just wanted to add this as fair warning. I discovered this on accident, so I don't know if it applies to all sky conditions as I didn't do a lot B&W sky shots, I might test it using Photoshop later as I see they have the 812s effect built in. Anyways, good luck and have fun photoing....more info
  • Great product for the price
    I have no problems with this product in the few times that I have used it so far. In hindsight I would have gotten a step up ring and gotten a 77mm filter as with a UV and the ND filter you get vignetting at wide angle.
    ...more info
  • good basic set
    Good basic set of inexpensive filters. Nice case. Great for a beginner/starting set. If you're willing to spend more money on filters, getting B+W or Hoya will suit you better. ...more info
  • Good filter
    The filter provides the protection I intended for the lense. I remove it when I am shooting in "safe" situations and remount it when shooting in difficult, crowded or situations where protection is imperative...more info
  • Blue dye coming off Circular Polarizer

    Some blue stuff came off the glass when I try to clean it. What does this say about the quality?...more info
  • Not Great
    Bought these for my Nikon D200 about 3 months ago. Never having used Tiffen before I took a chance on a recommendation. Vignetting can be an issue for polarizing filters and the vignetting on this one is the worse I've seen. Build quality of all the filters is really not very good. Going to go back to Hoya's which are much better....more info
  • Not sure about it !
    I feel that these filters are not required if you have digital camera the coze you you can do what ever you like by computer graphics programs only the UV protector is important....more info
  • good filter
    I bought this to combat differences in light and shadow and it does just that. Although it is not as strong as I thought .6 ND filter would be (I should have gotten a .9 ND) for a .6 it does exactly what it is supposed to and rotates very well. The seller got it to me in a timely fashion and without damage. Overall a great purchase for your camera arsenal....more info
  • Very disappointed.
    Had to send them back - VERY disappointed. The polarization of the circular polarizer was okay - but as you dialed the polarization down, a warm tone seeped into the image. So you either had cool (temp) polarized image, or a non-polarized, warm image. I could only handle it for about 30 mins before I went back inside and removed the filters and put it back in the box. Didn't even try the UV filter....more info
  • Baby Age Does Not sell Tiffen Lens Filters
    Amazon and Baby age had a bad listing and I was a victim. I ordered the Tiffen 72HTHZE86 72MM Digital HT HAZE 86 Titanium Filter shown on Amazon as being sold by Baby Age and I received a pillow. I called Baby Age and they said they don't sell lens filters. They provided UPS return postage for the pillow. Baby Age will not credit the $36.36 payment to my VISA. They sent me an e-mail giving me a credit for purchase of another Baby Age product. I will pursue the VISA refund through Amazon. Meanwhile, I advise lens filter buyers to ignore any listing showing Baby Age as a seller of Tiffen lens filters.
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  • Like the Product - Not a Fan of the Distributor
    I ordered this product for my new Nikon D200 camera. The product was at a fair price and arrrived quickly.

    This shipment is supposed to contain two components - a clear UV protection filter (mostly to protect the lens) and a circular polarizer filter (to help make the sky bluer and reduce reflected light).

    HOWEVER, the state it arrived in was shocking:
    1) Half the shipment was missing (the circular polarizing filter was not present)
    2) The UV filter wasn't in its original Tiffen protective packaging, but was instead floating around the box loose in a plastic bag.
    3) Product had clear scuffs and scratches.

    It would appear to me that the Tiffen product is good. However I cannot recommend J&R (and therefore Amazon) as a good source for buying this particular product. It arrived in a shocking state and is being returned....more info
  • Tiffen filter set
    This filter set, for being the remarkable price it is, has treated me excellently. My only complaint is that the filters are a little thick if you plan on stacking. But other than that, This is an excellent set. I also love the carrying case. Extremely handy...more info
  • Good basic filter set
    I bought this for my Sony Alpha A100 camera with a Tokina lens. This is a great kit and more importantly, comes with the filters that you really need. The product was as expected (no defects or faults).

    For $60, this is a decent buy if you want to get started quickly....more info