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General Brand 58mm Circular Polarizing Filter

B&H # GBCP58 Mfr # 58CP
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Product Highlights
  • Makes a Blue Sky Bluer
  • Enhances Clouds
  • Eliminates Reflections
  • High Quality ColorCore Glass
  • Black Aluminum Filter Ring
  • Made in the USA
  • 10-Year Warranty

Tiffen 58mm Circular Polarizer Filters - Light rays which are reflected become polarized. Polarizing filters are used to select which light rays enter your camera lens. They can remove unwanted reflections from non-metallic surfaces such as water or glass and also saturate colors providing better contrast. The effect can be seen through the viewfinder and changed by rotating the filter. The filter factor varies according to how the filter is rotated and its orientation to the sun.

If you're out walking on a lovely day - in the mountains or at the beach - and you want to get a fabulous shot of a cloud-filled sky or make the water seem more saturated, then a polarizer is the way to go. This filter is the best way to make the clouds stand out, increase or decrease the saturation of the ocean or increase or decrease the reflection off the water. You can also use this filter when shooting into glass or windows since it will, again, either increase or decrease reflections.

If you're shooting black and white and want to simulate a threatening storm, try throwing on a #25 Red filter. The vista will take on the appearance of an imminent, ominous storm. 

Along with a UV or Skylight Filter, a polarizing filter should be a part of everyone's gear bag. It can turn a run-of-the-mill image into a stunning, creative photo by increasing color saturation.  

Note! Circular polarizers are specifically designed for use with auto-focus SLR cameras (They will also work on manual systems without problems)

This filter eliminates ultraviolet rays from outdoor shots as well as polarizing the light to remove reflections, and increase color saturation, without affecting the overall color balance
Can dramatically enhance a blue sky and make the clouds more prominent
Used best at right angle to the sun
Effective with cameras that use beam splitters in the path of the TTL light meter and with AF cameras
Type Circular Polarizer
Size 58mm, 5mm thick
Grade Not Applicable
Filter Factor Between 2.3 and 2.8 (approx. +1.3 stops)
Multi-Coated No
Rotating Yes
Effect Removes reflections and increases color saturation without affecting the overall color balance
Application Nature, travel, outdoor photography
Color Temperature Not Applicable
Construction ColorCore Glass
Front Filter Thread Size 58mm
Pitch Thread = 0.75
Front Lens Cap Size 58mm
General Brand 58mm Circular Polarizing Filter
  • 10-Year Warranty
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    Tiffen58mm Circular Polarizing Filter
     
    4.5

    (based on 143 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (92)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (41)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Clear optics (107)
    • Easy to use (106)
    • Strong construction (80)
    • Firm mount (79)
    • Consistent effect (8)

    Cons

    • Loose mount (4)

    Best Uses

    • Color correction (65)
    • Lens protection (51)
    • Image manipulation (47)
    • Filter protection (31)
    • UV protection (27)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (81), Casual photographer (20), Semi-pro photographer (19), Pro photographer (7), Enthusiast (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (102), Yes (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Amazing results!

    Polarizing filter is extremely useful in bright sunlight. It removes glare and reduces amount of light entering the lens. Great for landscapes, panoramas and shooting still objects in general. It significantly decreases shutter...Read complete review

    Polarizing filter is extremely useful in bright sunlight. It removes glare and reduces amount of light entering the lens. Great for landscapes, panoramas and shooting still objects in general. It significantly decreases shutter speed, so be aware. I give it only 4 stars because I know that this filter is not the best, but it is great for non-professionals like me

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Difficult to mount

    This filter is difficult to mount. The ring that you turn to screw on the lens is extremely thin and difficult to turn. I haven't tried it outside yet but the issue is enough...Read complete review

    This filter is difficult to mount. The ring that you turn to screw on the lens is extremely thin and difficult to turn. I haven't tried it outside yet but the issue is enough for me to give it only two stars.

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    4.0

    Excellent Filter

    By KM_Photo

    from Los Angeles, CA

    About Me Photography Student

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Optics
    • Easy To Use
    • Firm Mount

    Cons

    • Difficult to unscrew

    Best Uses

    • Filter Protection
    • Image Manipulation
    • UV Protection

    Comments about Tiffen 58mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

    This filer is amazing. Its best on bright sunny days, it reduces a good amount of glair and some haze for landscape shots. I'd recommend this polarizing filter.

    the only down side was it's mount. the ridges are very fine and hard to grip to twist off on some of my lenses. It almost got stuck on my one of my lens when I was trying to take it off. However, I'd recommend using a step up/down ring between this filter and the lens, it makes mounting on and off much easier.

    Overall it's a solid lens and it does its job!

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    • No

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    4.0

    Good Replacement

    By Ken V

    from Havre de Grace, MD

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Optics
    • Easy To Use
    • Firm Mount
    • Low cost

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Change Sky Contrast
      • Color Correction

      Comments about Tiffen 58mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

      Need a Filter to replace one that got damaged. Best feature low cost. I use it on a lens for my film camera so it works great for that.

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      • No

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      5.0

      GOOD!

      By Krystal Ray

      from Long beach

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Optics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Color Correction
        • Filter Protection

        Comments about Tiffen 58mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

        Love it. Works well for my lens when shooting cars. :) Very happy

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        • No

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        4.0

        Good for the price

        By DB

        from Seattle, WA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Clear Optics

        Cons

        • Difficult Fitment

        Best Uses

          Comments about Tiffen 58mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

          The quality of this filter is about what I expected for the price. If you wonder what the differences are between this and a more expensive filter it is all in the feel. In comparison to the two B&W filters I own, the Tiffen just feels...well, cheap. It lacks the feel of a precision machined product. The ring turns a bit too easily and that may lead to unwanted results if you bump it. As far as polarization and clarity it does a very good job, and that's really the bottom line.

          I echo the comments of other users regarding the threads. The filter is very hard to thread on to my lenses. It took several tries to get it on straight.

          All in all, polarization is good, but the function and fit leave something to be desired.

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          5.0

          Essential tool in my kit

          By Catbus

          from Chicago

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Image Manipulation

            Comments about Tiffen 58mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

            I take a lot of pictures of shop windows. A circular polarizing filter is essential for maximizing or minimizing reflections, depending on the effect I want to achieve. This one does the job beautifully.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Does what it needs to.

            By whitewater ninja

            from lotus, ca

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Filter Protection

                Comments about Tiffen 58mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                Nothing to amazing with this filter but it helps make the skies bluer and help colors pop out a little more in intense sun

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                • No

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                5.0

                Good Product

                By John123

                from Hamilton, ON

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Filter Protection
                  • Lens Protection

                  Comments about Tiffen 58mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                  Does work well; price is unbeatable.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Polarizing Filter

                  By John

                  from Conover, NC

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Color Correction
                    • Increase contrast
                    • Reduce glare

                    Comments about Tiffen 58mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                    Polarizing filters are great for reducing glare and increasing the contrast of clouds, etc. I used it on a whale watching trip to do both and it worked as expected.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Works as well as the expensive filters

                    By Hambone

                    from Farmingdale, NY

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Image Manipulation

                      Comments about Tiffen 58mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                      I bought this filter to use on my Nikkor 55-300 zoom lens. I have filters for my other lenses that cost upwards of 5x more than this filter and I cannot find a difference. The tactile feel of the ring when spinning the filter is excellent. It moves with just the right amount of tension and has no wobble as you might expect from a cheaper filter. The polarizing effect is as I would expect from any circular polarizer.I have used Tiffen filters in the past and have always had satisfactory results.

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                      5.0

                      Works great, price is right.

                      By masiman

                      from Phoenix, AZ

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • landscape

                        Comments about Tiffen 58mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                        For a $ filter it seems to be just fine. I haven't experienced any color shifting or excessive polarization.

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                        • No

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                        3.0

                        does the job for the price

                        By larrydeluxe

                        from brooklyn, ny

                        Verified Buyer

                        Comments about Tiffen 58mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                        using this on a point and shoot lens shade. for the price it does the job.,.,not much you can do with these cameras for protecting lens and adjusting light
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                        5.0

                        This filter is a must!

                        By Luke

                        from Washington, DC

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Lens Protection
                          • Maintains Detail

                          Comments about Tiffen 58mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                          I have always used Tiffen polarizing filters and have been very satisfied with them. I have two lenses that are 72mm, but only have one polarizing filter for them and it's that fact that made it a must for getting the 58mm filter when I bought my 1.8f 50mm lens recently.On a bright day recently I was shooting without a polarizing filter and I thought I got plenty of great photos. "Thought" is the key word. The pictures were properly exposed, but because there was so much direct sunlight on the subject it really washed out a lot of the details.I have never had this issue when using one of my tiffen polarizing filters. The great thing about it being a circular filter is that you never have to spin the filter to get it to block out the light correctly. It's great for putting in place and not having to do anything else with it.It's also a great safeguard for your lens that you spent several hundred dollars on. It really puts my mind at ease when I know that if something hits my lens it will just be the filter that needs to be replaced instead of having to send away to get the lens repaired.Again, this is a great filter. It will really help make your photos more crisp.

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                          5.0

                          Better skies and water captures

                          By Long Island Coatsal Photographer

                          from Huntington NY

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Color Correction
                            • Image Manipulation

                            Comments about Tiffen 58mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                            This filter has helped out a lot on the waterfront, making wonderful sky / cloud images, and getting rid of some on-water glare.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            A must for sky and clouds

                            By aragen

                            from Doral, FL

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Color Correction
                              • Filter Protection
                              • Image Manipulation
                              • Lens Protection

                              Comments about Tiffen 58mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                              This is a "must" accesory if you want to add really blue sky and cloud contrast for landscape pictures. I have been using this brand for other cameras and quality is really good.

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                              5.0

                              Top class lens from Tiffen

                              By Eagle eye Marc

                              from Sydney, Australia

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Color Correction
                                • Image Manipulation

                                Comments about Tiffen 58mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                The Polarizing lens is of high quality and the
                                images are amazing.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Mandatory

                                By The Traveler

                                from Murrieta

                                Comments about Tiffen 58mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                To get good results, use a polarized filter. Colors are much richer than without the filter. It is an all around filter 24/7

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                                5.0

                                Best deal for the price!

                                By NB

                                from Texas

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Clear Optics
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Lens Protection
                                  • UV Protection

                                  Comments about Tiffen 58mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                  Best deal for the price. B&H is the best!

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Good Quality for Reasonable Price

                                  By MistahVega

                                  from Gainesville, GA

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Tiffen 58mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                      Good Quality for Reasonable Price

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Awesome Accessory!

                                      By Brandon

                                      from Pasadena, MD

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Filter Protection
                                        • UV Protection

                                        Comments about Tiffen 58mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                        Great for shooting outdoors. Have used this peice everytime I've shot outdoor portraits

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        does it's job well

                                        By shredder

                                        from Potomac, MD

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Clear Optics
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Firm Mount

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Tiffen 58mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                            Great for clouds and ocean scenes

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                                            • Yes

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