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General Brand 52mm UV Protector Filter

B&H # GBUV52 Mfr # 52UVP
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You Pay: $8.06
Product Highlights
  • Basic Protection Filter
  • Minimizes Bluish Cast
  • Protects Lens Element

The 52mm UV Protector Filter is a wise initial investment. It can help protect your valuable investment from dust, moisture and scratches, which can lead to costly repairs. A UV filter not only minimizes the bluish cast sometimes found under daylight conditions, but is also the best available protection against accidental damage to the front element of your lens.

A UV filter is the best available protection for the front element of your lens. A lens that accidentally gets dropped on its front element while hiking can potentially be saved by purchasing this item. Some people refer to them as "cheap insurance".

Aside from that more-than-significant benefit, UV filters cut through some of the haze in the atmosphere rendering your photos clearer, sharper and more contrasty. For those who enjoy outdoor photography, especially distant vistas, a UV filter can produce a more distinct image by removing much of the blue tint normally associated with atmospheric haze.

A UV Protector is probably the most popular UV filter people use. As a lens protector, it should be left on at all times to guard against front element damage but also adds the benefit of rendering your images clearer.

Eliminates some of the Ultraviolet (UV) light which can register on film and videotape as a bluish cast that can obscure distant details
If desired, it can be left on the lens at all times for protection
Especially valuable as a general lens protector
Guards against fingerprints and scratches to the front element of your lens
Type UV Protector
Size 52mm
Grade Not Applicable
Filter Factor Not Applicable
Multi-Coated Not Applicable
Rotating Not Applicable
Effect Reduces excessive blue
cuts through haze and can improve image clarity
Protects front element of lens
Application Helpful when photographing mountain and marine scenes, where increased haze threatens to make your photographs indistinct in color and clarity
Color Temperature No change
Construction Glass
Front Filter Thread Size 52mm
Front Lens Cap Size 52mm
General Brand 52mm UV Protector Filter
  • Storage Case
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    Tiffen52mm UV Protector Filter
     
    4.6

    (based on 545 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (394)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (116)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (24)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (5)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (372)
    • Clear optics (161)
    • Firm mount (138)
    • Strong construction (127)
    • Compact (86)

    Cons

    • No increase in performance (18)
    • Inconsistent effect (7)
    • Poor clarity (7)

    Best Uses

    • Lens protection (179)
    • UV protection (116)
    • Shooting outdoors (105)
    • Shooting indoors (59)
    • Everyday (47)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (100), Photo enthusiast (76), Enthusiast (41), Casual photographer (34), Parent (34)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (332), Yes (23)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    A Smart Choice

    I use the 52mm UV Protector Filter by Tiffen to protect a new Panasonic 45-200mm zoom lens for HD filming with a Panasonic AF-100. Recently, I've been filming fast-action outdoor sports like...Read complete review

    I use the 52mm UV Protector Filter by Tiffen to protect a new Panasonic 45-200mm zoom lens for HD filming with a Panasonic AF-100. Recently, I've been filming fast-action outdoor sports like thoroughbred horse racing. To be honest, I find the filter responsive to most circumstances (sunny, cloudy, rainy, etc) I hardly even think about it. At first, it was a little tricky to find the thread to screw the filter on top of the lens, I thought I had the wrong size. Sure enough, it fit snug as a glove and remains there. It makes so much sense to protect an investment like a zoom lens with a cost-effective filter. I now have one on each of my lenses.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Tiffen UV Protector filter - beware

    I bought this as a lens protector for a 50mm 1.4D AF Nikon lens. It works fine UNLESS you have any strong forward lighting. It routinely adds reflective images if this is the...Read complete review

    I bought this as a lens protector for a 50mm 1.4D AF Nikon lens. It works fine UNLESS you have any strong forward lighting. It routinely adds reflective images if this is the case. Removing the filter eliminates these images so it is clearly the filter.

    I have a Quantaray 67 mm DMC-UV filter and it doesn't have this problem - so it shouldn't just be because it's inexpensive. Again, it's fine unless you're in the above conditions but it's a real pain when you notice it after the shot!

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    5.0

    Usefull and inexpencive

    By HD Heller

    from Dayton, OH

    About Me Semi-Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use

      Comments about Tiffen 52mm UV Protector Filter:

      All my lenses are protected by Tiffen protector Filters

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Made in USA!

      By nodsoldiergirl

      from Atwater, Ohio

      Comments about Tiffen 52mm UV Protector Filter:

      So happy this was made in USA! Works great, threaded in just perfectly to my 52mm lens! Thanks B&H and Tiffin! Very pleased! Will recommended to friends and family! Very inexpensive, great price!

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      5.0

      cheap insurance

      By Roland

      from Tidewater Virginia

      About Me Casual user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reasoably Priced
      • Versital

      Cons

      • Not A Single Con

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Lens Protection
      • Everyday use
      • Home
      • Landscape Photography
      • Macro Photography
      • Portraits
      • Studio
      • Traveling

      Comments about Tiffen 52mm UV Protector Filter:

      High quality at a reasonable price! I bought two for protection of a pair of brand new Nikon lenses. This is the best insurance you can buy for the front element of any lens. Threaded inside and out for adding other filters or a lens hood.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Essential!

      By Tim Czk

      from Buenos Aires, Argentina

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Landscape Photography

        Comments about Tiffen 52mm UV Protector Filter:

        Good quality filter.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        BEST FILTER FOR THE PRICE

        By Joshua

        from New york

        Comments about Tiffen 52mm UV Protector Filter:

        If you're looking for a quality filter at a great price look no further, i have a filter on every lens just to prevent any damage done to my lens and these are just perfect for that. Very easy to screw and unscrew off of the lens and good quality, these are a must.

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        4.0

        Great!

        By Kalel

        from Atlanta, GA

        About Me Getting Started

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Tiffen 52mm UV Protector Filter:

          Fits perfects and protects my Nikon lens.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Great filter!

          By Sam

          from Gaithersburg, MD

          Comments about Tiffen 52mm UV Protector Filter:

          It does what it's supposed to at a very reasonable cost.

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          5.0

          UV Protection Filter

          By EmeraldIsle

          from WA State

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Tiffen 52mm UV Protector Filter:

            This filter does its job well by filtering out the UV rays and keep photos from looking hazy.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Saved My Lens

            By Wahlman Photography

            from Los Angeles

            About Me Semi-Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Tiffen 52mm UV Protector Filter:

              I had this filter on the end of my lens for protection and the other weak it took the force of a blow and saved my lens. They're clear, they're cheap, and they saved my lens.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              great buy

              By daygo4life

              from san diego ca

              About Me Casual user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use

                Comments about Tiffen 52mm UV Protector Filter:

                protects your lens

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Great filter

                By CO. Tone

                from Colorado Springs

                About Me Semi-Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Tiffen 52mm UV Protector Filter:

                  Great UV filter. It protects the lens from scratches, dust, and drops. Also does the job of absorbing blue light during overcast days, whether you're using a film or digital camera.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Cant get much better for the price.

                  By Jared Ladia Photo

                  from Roanoke, VA

                  About Me Semi-Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use

                    Comments about Tiffen 52mm UV Protector Filter:

                    The product looks and fits great. Couldnt pass up on the price.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Good Protection

                    By Travis

                    from Orlando, Fl

                    About Me Casual user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use
                      • Home
                      • Macro Photography
                      • Studio
                      • Traveling

                      Comments about Tiffen 52mm UV Protector Filter:

                      Bought one for my pancake lens. Easy to put on, with good protection.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Protector

                      By Bobbynbr

                      from Baton Rouge, Louisiana

                      About Me Casual user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Tiffen 52mm UV Protector Filter:

                        Great fit, Great look. just what I wanted

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Great protection for you expensive glass

                        By Henrique Serra

                        from Campinas, Brazil

                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Tiffen 52mm UV Protector Filter:

                          It does what it is expected to do.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Great price for an essential filter

                          By Dave

                          from Cinnaminson, NJ

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use

                            Comments about Tiffen 52mm UV Protector Filter:

                            Inexpensive way to protect your lens.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Great filter/protector

                            By Jim the runner...

                            from Gainesville, Fl.

                            About Me Getting Started

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Tiffen 52mm UV Protector Filter:

                                  Fits great. Haven't had it long but it is what I was looking for with reasonable price.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Good low price protection

                                  By Chris in ATL

                                  from Georgia

                                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Tiffen 52mm UV Protector Filter:

                                      Great low price filter. I have one on each lens I own

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                                      5.0

                                      Great quality for low price

                                      By ST

                                      from New York

                                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Tiffen 52mm UV Protector Filter:

                                          I leave it all the time on my 18-55mm f3.5-5.5 lens. Protects the lens from accumulating dust.

                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No

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                                          4.0

                                          Seems OK

                                          By RTaylor

                                          from Portland, OR

                                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Lightweight

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Everyday use

                                            Comments about Tiffen 52mm UV Protector Filter:

                                            I use this on my Canon 40mm Pancake lens. I haven't noticed any image degradation but admittedly haven't really tested with and without the filter. Mainly, I just bought it for lens protection.

                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No

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