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Tiffen 46mm Circular Polarizer
List Price: $72.00

Our Price: $17.67

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Product Description

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.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 SLRs.

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.

  • Essential for outdoor photography
  • Deepens intensity of blue skies
  • Reduces or eliminates glare
  • 46mm diameter
  • Circular construction

Customer Reviews:

  • Bad quality
    I received a used filter with some dirty marks on it which I can't clean it. Really disappointed with what I received so I returned it. ...more info
  • Not the greatest thing out there, but works.
    I have been using this filter with my Canon Rebel XTi and 17-85 mm USM IS lens. My expectations have been ruined. I expected to see bluish shade when photographing the sky. This did not happen.

    The things that worked for me were:
    1> Sun reflecting on the snow.
    2> Sun reflecting on a water-body.

    In both these cases, the filter made a difference, (i couldn't call it remarkable).

    Overall I would rate this filter a two and half out of five....more info
  • Why pay more??
    Tiffen filters are great for the price. The circular polarizer turns drab midday skies to beautiful blue. You will not be disappointed. You can certainly pay more for a polarizer, but why?...more info
  • Light Loss is normal with CPLs
    Filter works fine for the price. It does exactly what a circular polarizer is supposed to. As for the user below who says it causes light loss he's obviously new to photography, all cpl's cause 2 stops of light loss, no matter which brand, how many coats they have....more info
  • Great for museums and water
    I've been successfully using this polarizer for a couple of years now, and it's been great when working with water and glass. When taking pictures of museum exhibits behind glass, this filter prevents the subject from being obscured by reflections. Taking pictures of fish through water presents a similar challenge, but with the filter I am able to focus beyond the surface.

    I'm using it on an Olympus 750 with adapter tube with no major trouble. However, if you need a flash, the adapter and filter will extend into the path of the built in flash creating a shadow. But this is a challenge with my rig, not the filter. Also, I currently don't have my camera set to continuously auto focus to save my batteries. When trying to eliminate the glare or reflection by rotating the polarizer, you will need to get your camera to refocus so you can double check your work. I presume this to be an issue with all cameras that don't continuously auto focus - just something to keep in mind with mid range cameras or if you're trying to save your batteries like me. ...more info
  • It works fine, but don't expect too much.
    This CPL comes in good condition, and does what it should do. The only disappointment for me is that the rotation part is a bit loose. And I don't know if it is coated, probably not for a $20-ish filter. ...more info
  • Must Have for DSLR
    This item is a must have for any DSLR camera. Fits over most filters already used. Easy to spin for the polarization and also easy to take off. ...more info
  • very little effect
    I put in on my canon EF 70-200, F4L.
    The blue-sky effect is very little if exist at all.

    I returned it....more info
  • works great
    This filter works great. I have used this filter on a Nikon 18-70mm lens and have produced excellent pictures. I have yet to experience any flare with this polarizer. Great polarizer for a great price....more info
  • Why do I always try for value over quality?
    I returned the filter because it was used, old (ancient packaging) and had scratches and fingerprints on it. It was advertised as new. All this is a seller thing, and not the filter's fault.

    The filter, though, was very weak. That is, I doubt it would take my glass down 1/2 stop-seriously. I also noticed (without mounting it) that when used on an LCD monitor for testing, it was very weak at rejecting light at 90 degrees. That is to say, the effect was very weak. In addition, the filter's outer glass just spun freely. How would I fix that?

    I feel that my best glass (70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM) deserves to look through something phenomenal, so I traded up to the:

    Heliopan 77mm Circular Polarizer Lens Filter

    Baddest piece of glass I could find! Brass rings instead of the aluminum ones in Tiffen and Hoya, and a calibrated wheel with markings make this the choice.

    There comes a time when checap is just too expensive. I want to make my L glass better, so why would I put layered/laminated glass over it?

    If you have a cheap lens (at 77mm? OK, whatever!), then this might really be a value. On the other hand, if you know what a circular polarizer even IS, you probably should be buying the best.


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  • Really a 4 star but did a 5 to counter-balance the other 2 reviews
    If you take a close look at the filter you will notice it has 2 parts. It must be screwed in with the knurled part and it will stay in. Not the circular top filter, but the knurled ring. Admittedly it is not intuitive or obvious on first use, nor always the easiest operation to perform. But it is a very good filter for the price (the base Hoya is around $70) and until I get to be a much better photographer I will keep using it. It is no where as bad as the other reviewers say. For the average DSLR user and pro-sumer this is a good filter. (Someday I will get the Hoya Pro 1D at $200 but I bet it is not 4 times better than this filter.)...more info
  • Tiffen Circular Polarizer Filter
    This is a quality product from Tiffen as expected & the price was quite reasonable....more info
  • polarizing filter
    This filter doesn't do much of anything. I should have listened to the reviews. JUNK Save your money for a better one....more info
  • Horrible Packing
    The filter was shipped in an open plastic box, no plastic bag to wrap the filter. The filter was quite dirty when it came. Bought 3 Tiffen filters and all three are like this.
    Still thinking whether I should return this....more info
  • Filter threads do work with Canon lens caps
    On my 30D, the lens caps do fit this filter, but they don't catch very much of the thread (maybe 1 or 2 threads). This isn't a problem, but if this filter was on my lens ALL the time I might not like the fact that it doesn't fit all the way to the bottom.

    Other than that, this filter seems to be a good value....more info
  • Gets The Job Done, Does Not Come in Perfect Condition
    I paid $23.40 for this filter, and I have also ordered several other of their filters. They get the job done, but they arrive in TERRIBLE condition. They always come covered in dust and somtimes small smudges -- not what you expect from a new product. However, a compressed air to blow off the dust and 100% ethanol with lens paper cleans them up nicely. This item does not turn smoothly to adjust the polarization. ...more info
  • Great and Solidly Builty Polarizer
    The polarizer is excellent. It is a very sturdy construction and does it's job very well. What more can you say about a polarizing filter? I would recommend this one. ...more info