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General Brand 77mm UV Protector Filter

You Pay: $18.95
Product Highlights
  • Basic Protection Filter
  • Minimizes Bluish Cast
  • Protects Lens Element

The 77mm 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 77mm
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 77mm
Front Lens Cap Size 77mm
General Brand 77mm UV Protector Filter
  • Storage Case
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Tiffen77mm UV Protector Filter
     
    4.6

    (based on 444 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (312)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (104)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (19)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (5)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (323)
    • Clear optics (288)
    • Firm mount (258)
    • Strong construction (228)
    • Compact (20)

    Cons

    • Poor quality (14)
    • Inconsistent effect (4)
    • Loose mount (4)
    • No increase in performance (3)

    Best Uses

    • Lens protection (308)
    • UV protection (165)
    • Filter protection (56)
    • Shooting outdoors (15)
    • Color correction (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (116), Photo enthusiast (114), Pro photographer (77), Casual photographer (25), Tech savvy (18)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (300), Yes (14)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Buy this!

    This is the very first accessory you should buy
    (actually for ANY lens)! You've just spent good money on a finely engineered chunk of glass---protect it! No matter how...Read complete review

    This is the very first accessory you should buy
    (actually for ANY lens)! You've just spent good money on a finely engineered chunk of glass---protect it! No matter how careful a photographer you are,no matter how often you use a lens cap, this filter is STILL about the wisest investment you can make. Tiffen makes a consistently great product, in a variety of sizes, which attaches smoothly & evenly----no distortion, ever.
    Highly recommended.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    More trouble than good...

    I found that this filter actually slowed my lens down. Camera metering selected faster shutter speeds across all apertures when the filter wasn't used and I never had this problem with other lens using...Read complete review

    I found that this filter actually slowed my lens down. Camera metering selected faster shutter speeds across all apertures when the filter wasn't used and I never had this problem with other lens using UV protectors from different brands. The filter also induced flaring when my lens was wide open and a bright light source was in the shot. I repeated the shot without the filter and the issue cleared up.

    So yes, this filter is cheap and if you're spending good money on good glass, this filter will only diminish your investment.

    Reviewed by 444 customers

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    4.0

    Great general purpose protective UV

    By Mickey

    from Washington DC

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Optics
    • Firm Mount
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Lens Protection
      • UV Protection

      Comments about Tiffen 77mm UV Protector Filter:

      Threads are good. No problems. Good quality at a very good price. Buy a filter in comparison to the quality of your lens. I'm not putting a $ UV filter on a $ lens. If you are an amateur enthusiast, this one works great. If you are a pro, buy a Zeiss or top line B+W.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      A must have!!

      By PhysicsGuy

      from Columbus, OH

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Optics
      • Easy To Use
      • Firm Mount
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Lens Protection
        • UV Protection

        Comments about Tiffen 77mm UV Protector Filter:

        You can't go wrong with this item. Protects your lens and keeps you going along.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Best bang for your buck

        By Hunter

        from NYC

        Comments about Tiffen 77mm UV Protector Filter:

        Whenever I buy a new lens I always grab a Tiffen UV to protect the front element and I swear by it! Great and cheap way to keep your lenses protected!

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        5.0

        Protect your Lens

        By pricedollaz

        from Missouri

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Optics
        • Easy To Use
        • Firm Mount
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Filter Protection
          • Lens Protection
          • UV Protection

          Comments about Tiffen 77mm UV Protector Filter:

          No matter where i go... I have a UV protector on my lens.. keeps my lens free from dirt, elements and kids with boogers.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          great value

          By adanka

          from madrid

          Comments about Tiffen 77mm UV Protector Filter:

          Its a shame, but I am the kind of photographer who sometimes just throws his lens to his bag without putting the lenscap on... This cheap protector saved me lots of $....

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          5.0

          Perfect

          By Olympia

          from New jersey

          Comments about Tiffen 77mm UV Protector Filter:

          Perfect

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          5.0

          Awesome

          By Cjsimoneit

          from Los Angeles

          Comments about Tiffen 77mm UV Protector Filter:

          Excellent!

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          3.0

          Not Clear Enough

          By adamt

          from San Francisco

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Cheap
          • Easy To Use
          • Firm Mount

          Cons

          • Not Clear
          • Not Clear Optics

          Best Uses

          • Lens Protection

          Comments about Tiffen 77mm UV Protector Filter:

          The filter is not clear enough. When you look through the filter with your eyes, you can clearly see that it decreases the view/image quality. But this is a very cheap filter and you get what you pay for. I knew it was not gonna be a perfect filter but I just need it to protect my lens in some specific scenarios like when shooting videos with my camera mounted to the outside of the car.

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          • No

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          4.0

          good protection for your lens

          By rherron

          from Houston TX

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Optics
          • Easy To Use
          • Firm Mount
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Filter Protection
            • Lens Protection

            Comments about Tiffen 77mm UV Protector Filter:

            good protection for your lens

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            A Little Insurance

            By Rattles

            from Bay City, MI

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Optics
            • Easy To Use
            • Firm Mount

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Lens Protection

              Comments about Tiffen 77mm UV Protector Filter:

              I have a Tiffen protector on most of my lenses. They sure beat having to buy new glass if something happens!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Does the job

              By Ikbal A

              from Tunisia

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Optics
              • Easy To Use
              • Firm Mount
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Lens Protection
                • UV Protection

                Comments about Tiffen 77mm UV Protector Filter:

                I have one of these on all my canon lenses.
                Really useful to protect your front lens.

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                • No

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                3.0

                Adequate low-priced filter

                By Berryhill

                from North Central Washington

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Optics
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Lens Protection

                  Comments about Tiffen 77mm UV Protector Filter:

                  Only elaborate testing is likely to show any differences ( if any )between this and filters costing many times more. I think of UV's as front element protection and I take them off where appropriate for a shot that might require the very highest quality or freedom from flare. This one does the job. It's predecesor was broken in a short fall, but its presence kept the lens filter threads intact.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Beautiful pictures with protection!

                  By fariashumon

                  from Silver Spring, MD

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Optics
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Firm Mount
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Color Correction
                  • Filter Protection
                  • Lens Protection
                  • UV Protection

                  Comments about Tiffen 77mm UV Protector Filter:

                  Mounted on my Nikon AF-S Zoom Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D ED-IF AF Lens, this filter does an exquisite job of filtering out the UV rays. Absolute pristine pictures, thanks to the this filter, and is also protecting my lenses from dust as well. I'm very happy!

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  cost-effective

                  By Lucas

                  from Santa Catarina, Brasil

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Tiffen 77mm UV Protector Filter:

                        Great filter to protect the front element of the lens

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        My 77mm Tiffen Filter

                        By Brad

                        from Albuquerque

                        Verified Buyer

                        Comments about Tiffen 77mm UV Protector Filter:

                        Clean, clear, crisp shots and assurred protection for my new Canon lens.

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                        5.0

                        Fine Filter

                        By Enchanted

                        from Taos, New Mexico

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Clear Optics
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Firm Mount
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Lens Protection
                          • UV Protection

                          Comments about Tiffen 77mm UV Protector Filter:

                          I use this 77mm filter on my Sigma 50mm, 1:4 lens. I use Tiffin UV filters on all my lenses and I have since the 1970's. During the early days of my hikes to capture landscapes and nature, I learned the hard way...protect the big objective elements on lenses...better to scratch or break a filter. I have used many types of Tiffen filters over the years with no problems.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Good product for Price

                          By conservation.barrett

                          from Boston

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Clear Optics
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Firm Mount
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Lens Protection

                            Comments about Tiffen 77mm UV Protector Filter:

                            Used on Canon 24-70 mk1. A fairly standard filter, Tiffens have a good price point. As a semi-pro shooter, I remove the filter for shoots I know will provide needed or ideal images. But that gets to why I like this filter more than others; it only has a few threads to it. Of the dozen filters I own/have owned, this is the first one that I feel I can thread all the way on, back it off a tiny bit (so I can remove it easily), and it still feels 100% secure. No complaints.

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Excellent Protective Filter

                            By Ireflyfish

                            from Germantown, Maryland

                            Comments about Tiffen 77mm UV Protector Filter:

                            This filter is very well made. I use it to protect my front element from getting scratched. I have purchased B + W filters in the past, and this filter is almost the same quality, design, and weight. No problems with flare at all using my 24-105. I would definitely recommend this filter.

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                            5.0

                            Great filter and price

                            By Hjrphoto

                            from Southern California

                            Comments about Tiffen 77mm UV Protector Filter:

                            Very good filter at a great price. Cheapest piece of safety equipment you can buy.

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                            2.0

                            Pass on this filter!

                            By Chris W

                            from Brooklyn, NY

                            Comments about Tiffen 77mm UV Protector Filter:

                            Anytime you shoot towards the sun or into bright lights, you'll get the worst flares and distortion you've ever seen.

                            They're fine/unnoticeable for all other shooting situations so far, but if you want an all around filter, pay a bit more for some quality.

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