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General Brand 77mm UV Protector Filter

B&H # GBUV77 Mfr # 77UVP
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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
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    Tiffen77mm UV Protector Filter
     
    4.6

    (based on 437 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (306)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (103)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (19)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (5)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (321)
    • Clear optics (285)
    • Firm mount (255)
    • Strong construction (225)
    • Compact (20)

    Cons

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

    Best Uses

    • Lens protection (305)
    • UV protection (162)
    • Filter protection (55)
    • Shooting outdoors (15)
    • Color correction (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (114), Photo enthusiast (113), Pro photographer (77), Casual photographer (25), Tech savvy (18)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (297), 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 437 customers

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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.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • 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

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                  • 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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                      5.0

                      Best Protection

                      By RG

                      from South Carolina

                      About Me Casual 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:

                        Keeps dust and smudges off your expensive lenses.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        B&H Delivers!

                        By Graylingman

                        from Alaska

                        Comments about Tiffen 77mm UV Protector Filter:

                        Other on-line vendors would not ship to my PO Box in the wilds of Alaska. B&H not only shipped to my PO Box in Alaska but did so in a timely manner at a competitive price. B&H delivers!

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                        5.0

                        Amazing price

                        By jayrock

                        from Brooklyn, NY

                        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 just needed a cheap UV filter, but this one is actually pretty amazing for the quality to price ratio.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Arizona Dust

                          By Macmanow

                          from Phoenix, Az.

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Clear Optics
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Lens Protection
                            • UV Protection

                            Comments about Tiffen 77mm UV Protector Filter:

                            I ordered this Tiffen UV filter to dust seal my Canon 17-40 F/4 L Lens. Arizona has some of the most distuctive dust on Earth and plenty of it, so I thought I'd get ahead of the game before the dust becomes expensive. I'm using this on a crop sensor so I can't say if it would be a problem on a full frame due to filter thicknes (vignetting corners) at the wide end. So far I haven't noticed any adverse effects but then again I haven't shot a lot of photos with it yet in different light situations.

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                            • No

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                            2.0

                            A lot of bad glare

                            By Rasmus

                            from Copenhagen

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                              • Way Too Much Glare

                              Best Uses

                              • Glorified Lens Cap

                              Comments about Tiffen 77mm UV Protector Filter:

                              I very quickly stopped using this protector as it caused massive amounts of very unnatural-looking glare (as in big spots, not just pretty rainbows-like glare).

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              A Must Have For My New Lens

                              By Elizabeth

                              from TN

                              Comments about Tiffen 77mm UV Protector Filter:

                              I bought this mainly for protection for my Canon 24-105mm lens. I see no difference in image quality whatsoever with this filter.

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                              5.0

                              Does the job

                              By charry

                              from Chicago, IL

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              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:

                                Attaches easily and protects my lens while reducing UV light with no distortion.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • Yes

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