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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 557 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (403)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (118)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (25)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (5)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (376)
    • 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 (50)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (100), Photo enthusiast (76), Enthusiast (42), Casual photographer (34), Parent (34)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (336), 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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    3.0

    Protection

    By Bruce ChAcE

    from Bx

    Comments about Tiffen 52mm UV Protector Filter:

    This lens protector is good for keeping your len
    Protected from the elements.
    Nice for me as a beginner

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    5.0

    Good quality

    By PJ

    from Walnut Creek, CA

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Tiffen 52mm UV Protector Filter:

    Good quality.

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    5.0

    Cover your glASS

    By GBeau

    from Plainfield, NJ

    About Me Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use
      • Traveling

      Comments about Tiffen 52mm UV Protector Filter:

      Simple accessory with major function...I generally use for glass protection first...but it is serving a dual purpose. I feel secure with the Tiffen Filter and naked without it! So cover you glASS! :)

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Excellent product

      By Bobo

      from Laguna Niguel, CA

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use

        Comments about Tiffen 52mm UV Protector Filter:

        B&H is my go to store for all my photo needs

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Great lens protector

        By Sandrine

        from NJ

        Comments about Tiffen 52mm UV Protector Filter:

        This is great to protect any lens. I feel like my lens is well protected.

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        4.0

        Good 4/3 Lens Filter

        By Krystine

        from FL

        Comments about Tiffen 52mm UV Protector Filter:

        Use this guy on my Lumix 14-42 micro 4/3 lens. Doesn't affect the look of the shot but protected s the lens nicely.

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        5.0

        They had what I needed

        By Shutterbug

        from St Louis Mo

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Tiffen 52mm UV Protector Filter:

        Salesperson was knowledgeable and extremelly friendly.
        Great buying expeerience.
        On time delivery.

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        5.0

        Love Tiffen Filters

        By Matt Blasing

        from Albuquerque, NM

        About Me Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Tiffen 52mm UV Protector Filter:

            Works as expected. I love Tiffen filters.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Perfect fit!

            By Karen Wegert

            from Louisville, KY

            Comments about Tiffen 52mm UV Protector Filter:

            Arrived in perfect condition, works well for intended use. Good purchase and good value from B&H

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            5.0

            great

            By dare

            from manhattan

            Comments about Tiffen 52mm UV Protector Filter:

            Simple and great

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            5.0

            Best filter for any lens...

            By Ed

            from Texas

            About Me Casual user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use
              • Traveling

              Comments about Tiffen 52mm UV Protector Filter:

              Great filter for any lense to protect your invetment!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Great Product, Great Price

              By Stephanie

              from Florida

              Comments about Tiffen 52mm UV Protector Filter:

              Tiffen makes a good product and you can't beat B&H customer service.

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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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