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General Brand 52mm UV Protector Filter

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General Brand 52mm UV Protector Filter

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  • Basic Protection Filter
  • Minimizes Bluish Cast
  • Protects Lens Element

You Pay: $8.06

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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
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.12 lb
General Brand 52mm UV Protector Filter
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    Tiffen52mm UV Protector Filter
     
    4.6

    (based on 586 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (424)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (123)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (28)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (5)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (392)
    • 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 (104)
    • Everyday (66)
    • Shooting indoors (59)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (100), Photo enthusiast (76), Enthusiast (52), Casual photographer (34), Parent (34)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (353), 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

    Why Spend More

    By ReeVue

    from North Carolina

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Tiffen 52mm UV Protector Filter:

    Seriously, why spend more. For a $[$]fast 50, this is the ticket.

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    5.0

    Good Filter for the price

    By amymoorephoto

    from Rochester, NY

    About Me Semi-Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Tiffen 52mm UV Protector Filter:

        Good price, good filter. I'm only using this to protect the lens from any scratches. Screws on nicely and the images are not affected by it.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Nice lens protection

        By Izzy

        from Hope, IN

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use

          Comments about Tiffen 52mm UV Protector Filter:

          I have these filters on all my lens. good quality, no problems.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          great quality

          By Allie

          from California

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use
            • Landscape Photography
            • Traveling

            Comments about Tiffen 52mm UV Protector Filter:

            This is great for my nikon d3300, I currently have it on the 35mm lens. I bought it because I was going hiking and I didn't want to break the lens if I accidentally hit it.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Lens Protection

            By Markg

            from Anaheim, CA

            About Me Semi-Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Traveling
              • Video

              Comments about Tiffen 52mm UV Protector Filter:

              When shooting, we use it to prevent scratches on the lens because UV is expendable.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Does the job.

              By LarFar

              from Ventura, California

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use
                • Traveling

                Comments about Tiffen 52mm UV Protector Filter:

                Protects camera lens.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                UV

                By DBP

                from Dallas Tx

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Tiffen 52mm UV Protector Filter:

                  using this to protect my lens

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                  5.0

                  Must have

                  By lucky

                  from tn

                  About Me Casual user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Tiffen 52mm UV Protector Filter:

                    Protect lens

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great thing to protect your lenses

                    By Mike

                    from Boston MA

                    Comments about Tiffen 52mm UV Protector Filter:

                    This is a great protector for lenses and for the price you just can't beat it.

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                    3.0

                    ok

                    By p

                    from ma

                    Comments about Tiffen 52mm UV Protector Filter:

                    I like what this product does but it rattles a little which drives me nuts!

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                    5.0

                    great product

                    By ken

                    from ohio

                    Comments about Tiffen 52mm UV Protector Filter:

                    Great product, low price.

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                    5.0

                    Great product!

                    By Lination

                    from Jackson, WY

                    Comments about Tiffen 52mm UV Protector Filter:

                    Great product: solo save your lenses! Tiffen is a great filter and buy! B&H had fabulous customer service, as usual.

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                    3.0

                    Good for the money

                    By Natures Views Photography

                    from Fayetteville NC

                    About Me Semi-Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use
                      • Home
                      • Landscape Photography
                      • Traveling

                      Comments about Tiffen 52mm UV Protector Filter:

                      Use to protect lens sacrificial, easy to use

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      It's a filter

                      By Jim

                      from Bacoor, Philippines

                      About Me Casual user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday use

                        Comments about Tiffen 52mm UV Protector Filter:

                        Does it's job......what else is there to say?

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        3.0

                        I may buy again

                        By DA

                        from Waterbury, CT

                        About Me Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Not Durable

                        Best Uses

                        • Portraits
                        • Studio

                        Comments about Tiffen 52mm UV Protector Filter:

                        Good lens protection but weak construction

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Very clear

                        By PA GUY

                        from Easton, pa

                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use

                          Comments about Tiffen 52mm UV Protector Filter:

                          Had always used nikon filters on my other lens, this time I decided to try a tiffen because of the price-point, have not found any difference.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Great Quality

                          By Scott

                          from Oconomowoc, WI

                          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:

                            Great optics - can't beat the price!

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            4.0

                            A good protection

                            By Al S

                            from Union City, CA

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                            • None

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use

                            Comments about Tiffen 52mm UV Protector Filter:

                            Back in college, a fellow student jumped to sit on my table and bumped my camera on the lens, her belt cracked my lens about 5mm. From then on, I put on a UV filter on all my lenses.

                            So I use this as a lens protection in addition to the hood since I don't cap my lens a lot. So far, I barely noticed any discoloration or extra flares. The fit and finish are good too. I've been pretty happy with it.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Great product.

                            By Bikeman

                            from Brooklyn

                            Comments about Tiffen 52mm UV Protector Filter:

                            Great product. Does what it says. Protects your lens and your investment.

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                            5.0

                            Its an UV filter!

                            By Semi-Pro Videographer

                            from Baltimore, MD

                            About Me Semi-Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday use
                              • Studio
                              • Traveling

                              Comments about Tiffen 52mm UV Protector Filter:

                              Not much to stay about it. You put it on. It protects your lens. Bam! Job done.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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