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Tiffen 55mm Circular Polarizer
List Price: $72.00

Our Price: $14.96

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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
  • 55mm diameter
  • Circular construction

Customer Reviews:

  • 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
  • Good Stuff
    I expect Tiffen to produce good photographic material and they continue to live up to my expectations with this polarizer....more info
  • Does not fit the Panasonic camera
    ALthough it is specified by Panasonic, this filter does not fit on the HDC- SD1 AVDC camera. the vendor did allow return but I had to pay shipping and was not pleased....more info
  • Always check for right size
    This uv filter works fine- on my Sony a100! The Panasonic DMC 30FZ I bought it for on the accessories part of amazon recommended it and it is not the right size for that.
    I guess everyone but me knows to double check the small accessories that amazon says go with a unit. Taught me to be more careful, at least, when I'm buying adapters, batteries, etc, have not had a problem since.
    By the way, it's a good quality filter!...more info
  • Photo color and contrast
    Tiffen's circular polarizer may not be the cheapest but it is worth the price. It effectively removes atmospheric haze in landscape and city photographs. Colors have deeper tones without appearing artificial, creating a crisper image with enhanced depth. I consider it essential equipment for anyone who wants more than a simple aim-shoot photograph. Highly recommended....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
  • Good polarizer and protection.
    I use this (Tiffen 67mm Circular Polarizer) with my Tamron 17-50 mm lens(with hood) and I am much happy about it. Its costly (amateur photography) but well worth the price and it gets the job done (protection and polarizing). Smooth movement and all and not a bit loose.

    Though I should mention that the outer rim cuts seem to get dented by slight nail pressure, but doesn't affect the polarizer or the lens.
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  • 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
  • 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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  • Not even close...
    I bought one and am very disappointed with it. My older filter on a film camera gave a very nice dark blue sky on almost every single shot I took. This filter does not give the same quality, nor the dark sky effect I hoped for on my EOS 30D DSLR. Extremely disappointed....more info
  • Lable not printed clearly?
    Somehow the label not printed clearly. Looks like out of paint. Wondering how they can past QC. Looks cheaply made....more info
  • 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
  • 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
  • Review
    I am not particularly happy with this CPL. It is unable to handle flares if the sun is atleast 45degrees to the lens and there is some sunlight on the filter. My previous filters did not have this problem. Have to be really very careful when using this filter otherwise it would ruin your shot....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...
    It's a polarizing filter. It does what it is supposed to do. Pretty good quality, too. Using it at wide angles will cause vignetting.

    Pretty expensive....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