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General Brand 62mm Circular Polarizing Filter

B&H # GBCP62 Mfr # 62CP
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Product Highlights
  • Makes a Blue Sky Bluer
  • Enhances Clouds
  • Eliminates Reflections
  • High Quality ColorCore Glass
  • Black Aluminum Filter Ring
  • Made in the USA
  • 10-Year Warranty

Tiffen 62mm Circular Polarizer Filters - Light rays which are reflected become polarized. Polarizing filters are used to select which light rays enter your camera lens. They can remove unwanted reflections from non-metallic surfaces such as water or glass and also saturate colors providing better contrast. The effect can be seen through the viewfinder and changed by rotating the filter. The filter factor varies according to how the filter is rotated and its orientation to the sun.

If you're out walking on a lovely day - in the mountains or at the beach - and you want to get a fabulous shot of a cloud-filled sky or make the water seem more saturated, then a polarizer is the way to go. This filter is the best way to make the clouds stand out, increase or decrease the saturation of the ocean or increase or decrease the reflection off the water. You can also use this filter when shooting into glass or windows since it will, again, either increase or decrease reflections.

If you're shooting black and white and want to simulate a threatening storm, try throwing on a #25 Red filter. The vista will take on the appearance of an imminent, ominous storm. 

Along with a UV or Skylight Filter, a polarizing filter should be a part of everyone's gear bag. It can turn a run-of-the-mill image into a stunning, creative photo by increasing color saturation.  

Note! Circular polarizers are specifically designed for use with auto-focus SLR cameras (They will also work on manual systems without problems)

This filter eliminates ultraviolet rays from outdoor shots as well as polarizing the light to remove reflections, and increase color saturation, without affecting the overall color balance
Can dramatically enhance a blue sky and make the clouds more prominent
Used best at right angle to the sun
Effective with cameras that use beam splitters in the path of the TTL light meter and with AF cameras
Type Circular Polarizer
Size 62mm, 5mm thick
Grade Not Applicable
Filter Factor Between 2.3 and 2.8 (approx. +1.3 stops)
Multi-Coated No
Rotating Yes
Effect Removes reflections and increases color saturation without affecting the overall color balance
Application Nature, travel, outdoor photography
Color Temperature Not Applicable
Construction ColorCore Glass
Front Filter Thread Size 62mm
Pitch Thread = 0.75
Front Lens Cap Size 62mm
General Brand 62mm Circular Polarizing Filter
  • 10-Year Warranty
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    Tiffen62mm Circular Polarizing Filter
     
    4.6

    (based on 63 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (43)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (18)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Clear optics (38)
    • Firm mount (33)
    • Strong construction (32)
    • Consistent effect (28)
    • Easily mounted (25)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Color correction (28)
      • Lens protection (23)
      • Image manipulation (16)
      • UV protection (15)
      • Landscape photography (12)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (25), Enthusiast (11), Casual photographer (8), Semi-pro photographer (7), Pro photographer (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (50), Yes (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great filter for the price!

      I'm not a professional photographer, however I ordered 5 filters all made by Tiffen (UV and Polarized) and I'm very pleased with them all! This particular filter screws on very easily, is...Read complete review

      I'm not a professional photographer, however I ordered 5 filters all made by Tiffen (UV and Polarized) and I'm very pleased with them all! This particular filter screws on very easily, is very secure and rotates for selecting the perfect amount of polarizing. The frame is small enough that you can add other filters on top of this without worrying about them being in your imagery. It also comes with a nice durable plastic case that I use for storing it when I have an alternate filter on my camera.

      In conclusion, I would recommend this filter!

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Creates an undesirable circle in the fov

      I am using this filter with a Vivitar .43x wide angle lens as recommended but it creates an undesirable circle in the field of view when attached to the wide angle converter. Don't know...Read complete review

      I am using this filter with a Vivitar .43x wide angle lens as recommended but it creates an undesirable circle in the field of view when attached to the wide angle converter. Don't know if I am missing something but that was not the expected result with this filter.

      Reviewed by 63 customers

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      5.0

      Works well

      By Beginner

      from NY

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape Photography
        • Traveling

        Comments about Tiffen 62mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

        Creates nice blue skies and clear water. Captured a turtle under water with this. Without it, only the turtle's head was visible due to glare off the water's surface.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great Filter

        By Marco

        from Calgary, Alberta, Canada

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape Photography
          • Outdoor photography

          Comments about Tiffen 62mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

          This filter does its job well for the price. There is no need to go out and purchase $ filters when you can experience nearly the same quality in this filter. Little to no colour cast, excellent build quality and relatively thin rim. Excellent accessory to throw on your lens to greatly enhance your outdoor photography. Also doubles approximately as a 2 stop "ND Polarizer".For the price of this filter, its not worth getting a 77mm filter and using a step up ring. I purchased this filter in the exact size of my primary lens so i could also use my lens hood. Step up rings and lens hoods don't mix.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great

          By Joseph99

          from Houston Texas

          About Me Semi-Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use

            Comments about Tiffen 62mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

            good priceing

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            • No

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            5.0

            Decent filter

            By MinAZ

            from Phoenix, AZ

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape Photography

              Comments about Tiffen 62mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

              A decent CP filter. Looks clear, good construction.

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              • No

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              4.0

              I would buy this product again

              By Carlo

              from Southy Florida

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use
                • Home
                • Landscape Photography
                • Traveling

                Comments about Tiffen 62mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                Easy to use.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Very Nice!

                By photobil

                from Venice, FL

                About Me Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape Photography
                  • Macro Photography
                  • Studio

                  Comments about Tiffen 62mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                  Great for reducing reflections!

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  gets the job done!

                  By Shooting since the 80s

                  from NYC

                  About Me Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape Photography
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Tiffen 62mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                    The only issue with this circular polarizer is that it is easy to accidentally catch the threaded base (rather than the free-spinning filter mount) and remove the filter entirely, rather than simply rotating it.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Great product!

                    By Bob

                    from Burlington, NC

                    About Me Semi-Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape Photography
                      • Macro Photography
                      • Traveling

                      Comments about Tiffen 62mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                      I used this polarizer last week in Cades Cove, Tennessee and Cataloochee, NC on a Nikon D7000 with a Tamron 18-270 VC lens.
                      It produced excellent color and contrast with skies, clouds and water reflections.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Great for Putting Color back in the sky.

                      By Hal the Photogoof

                      from Lexington Park, MD

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday use
                        • Home
                        • Landscape Photography
                        • Portraits
                        • Studio
                        • Traveling

                        Comments about Tiffen 62mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                        I take a lot of outside photos here in Maryland and it is so bright most of the time that the color just doesn't show up in my photos. This polarizing filter helps add color back to the sky to match the color in my landscape.

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                        4.0

                        Does the job

                        By Jorge

                        from Brazil

                        Verified Buyer

                        Comments about Tiffen 62mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                        It is not na outstanding performance, but it does the job

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                        5.0

                        Works fine.

                        By Halloweendave

                        from Columbia, Maryland

                        About Me Semi-Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape Photography

                        Comments about Tiffen 62mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                        Eliminates unwanted reflections. Makes colors more saturated. Darkens sky to emphasize clouds.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Great for the price

                        By Lane

                        from Southeast USA

                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use
                          • Macro Photography

                          Comments about Tiffen 62mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                          works beautifully

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes

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                          5.0

                          Usual Excellent Quailty From Tiffen

                          By Newheart2008

                          from Charlotte, NC

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use

                            Comments about Tiffen 62mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                            Polarizer works perfectly and is a good value for the budget minded like myself

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                            • No

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                            2.0

                            Not as good as some

                            By regi

                            from Bronx, NY

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                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

                            • Difficult To Use

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape Photography
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about Tiffen 62mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                            Use it for scenery that includes window, the sky or greenery. But it's filtering is less noticiable to me than the 52mm one i use on other lenses. It's harder to tell when this one is rotated to get optimal benefit.

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Good results at a good price

                            By artiste

                            from Michiana

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday use
                              • Landscape Photography
                              • Traveling

                              Comments about Tiffen 62mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                              Definitely increased contrast and dampened hot spots (I used it to shoot birds on a rippling lake in the sun).

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              Works great

                              By Durham Dan

                              from Greenville, SC

                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Everyday use
                                  • Landscape Photography

                                  Comments about Tiffen 62mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                  Works great and a reasonable price. I now just leave it on my most used lens, an 18-135mm for the sony A57.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Works Great!

                                  By Oldman Holt

                                  from Portsmouth,NH

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Clear Optics
                                  • Consistent Effect
                                  • Easily Mounted
                                  • Firm Mount
                                  • Great price
                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                  • None

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Color Correction

                                  Comments about Tiffen 62mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                  I think for the money, the Tiffen's are a bargain. There is no vignetting on my Sigma 18-250 Zoom. It does have very shallow threads but I guess that helps in not causing vignetting. Plus, Tiffens are made in the USA...

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                                  5.0

                                  Great filter, unbelievable price!

                                  By Bill

                                  from Melbourne, fl

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Clear Optics
                                  • Consistent Effect
                                  • Easily Mounted
                                  • Firm Mount
                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Artwork
                                    • Color Correction

                                    Comments about Tiffen 62mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                    I bought this Tiffen 62mm Circular Polarizing filter for a new Tamron lens. Seems to work very smoothly, and the colors turn out very vividly, with the sky colors a nice blue. I have used this filter for scenery and some wildlife shots and am very pleased with it.
                                    Negatives: haven't found any.

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                                    5.0

                                    Just what I wanted

                                    By Jaxun

                                    from Pittsburgh, Pa

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Clear Optics
                                    • Consistent Effect
                                    • Easily Mounted
                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Color Correction
                                      • Image Manipulation

                                      Comments about Tiffen 62mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                      It was exactly what I needed. It was a good price and was delivered on time.

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                                      • No

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                                      4.0

                                      Nature & Sports Photos

                                      By Getaway

                                      from Hampton, Virginia

                                      About Me Casual Photographer

                                      See all my reviews

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Tiffen 62mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                            I use this lens primarily for nature and sporting events. It darkens the sky very nicely giving the shot more umph!

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