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General Brand 82mm Circular Polarizing Filter

B&H # GBCP82 Mfr # 82CP
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You Pay: $46.95
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 82mm 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 82mm, 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 82mm
Pitch Thread = 0.75
Front Lens Cap Size 82mm
General Brand 82mm Circular Polarizing Filter
  • 10-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Tiffen82mm Circular Polarizing Filter
     
    4.4

    (based on 28 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (16)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Consistent effect (14)
    • Clear optics (13)
    • Easily mounted (12)
    • Firm mount (11)
    • Strong construction (9)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Color correction (9)
      • Image manipulation (9)
      • Artwork (3)
      • Lens protection (3)
      • Shooting outdoors (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (7), Semi-pro photographer (7), Photo enthusiast (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (22)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      I would recommend this product

      I use this filter on my 16-35mm canon L wide angle zoom lense with the 7D camera. The colors are intensified and glare is reduced. I use this filter while taking landscape...Read complete review

      I use this filter on my 16-35mm canon L wide angle zoom lense with the 7D camera. The colors are intensified and glare is reduced. I use this filter while taking landscape pictures. The filter rotates smoothly and is very easy to adjust.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Good polarizer-a bit thick

      Gets the job done, remove reflections and gives blue skies.

      The mount is a bit thick and creates vignetting.
      might wanna invest a bit more

      Gets the job done, remove reflections and gives blue skies.

      The mount is a bit thick and creates vignetting.
      might wanna invest a bit more

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      5.0

      Excellent filter

      By GRG

      from Denver, CO

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Optics
      • Consistent Effect
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Color Correction
        • Lens Protection

        Comments about Tiffen 82mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

        I needed a good, quality but yet affordable polarizing filter and Tiffen has answered the bell again. For price and quality it is hard to beat this product.

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        4.0

        Does the job

        By FXlover1978

        from Pennsylvania

        Comments about Tiffen 82mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

        Great budget product! Does the job when needed!

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        5.0

        Work very well.

        By Digital painter

        from Santa Rosa, CA

        Comments about Tiffen 82mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

        Very good quality and construction of the polarizer. I would highly recommend it for your landscape photography and any other daylight work.

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        4.0

        Good filter for the price

        By MJ

        from Chicago, IL

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Optics
        • Consistent Effect
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Cross-Threads Easily
        • Doesn't Fasten Well

        Best Uses

        • UV Protection

        Comments about Tiffen 82mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

        This filter does the trick. I had some challenges getting to mount securely due to it's thin design and very low thread count. Once it was mounted it worked great. I also wish this filter had a directional light source indicator arrow or something on the rim. I found this feature useful in other filters I have owned. All in all this is a good product and I would recommend it.

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        4.0

        A must have for outside shoots

        By G2 Photography

        from Kansas

        About Me Photography Student

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Optics
        • Consistent Effect
        • Easily Mounted

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Color Correction
          • Image Manipulation

          Comments about Tiffen 82mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

          Circular Polarizing filter is a must for shooting outside on a bright sunny day. Blue skies get bluer and reduces reflections bouncing off water. I use this filter on my Tamron SP 24-70 2.8 Really happy with the results. At times you have to work at removing the filter due to the front side of the filter rotating, but other than that it does what it was designed too.

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          5.0

          nice filter

          By spudrunner01

          from mtn home idaho

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Effect
          • Easily Mounted
          • Firm Mount
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Image Manipulation
            • Nice Pair Of Sun Glasses

            Comments about Tiffen 82mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

            This Filter is on a Tamron 24-70 F2.8 for Nikon D800 really pleased with it.

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            5.0

            It a polarizer

            By unclemike

            from Richmond VA

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Optics
            • Consistent Effect
            • Easily Mounted

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Image Manipulation

              Comments about Tiffen 82mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

              Tiffen makes a great line of low cost filters. I know there are more expensive filters with better glass but this one works for me as much as I use them. Gives great contrast to blue sky, increases depth in clouds and eliminages glare and reflection from glass and water. It works like a polarizer should.

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              4.0

              Great Product

              By Magma Creative

              from Sacramento, CA

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easily Mounted

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Video

                Comments about Tiffen 82mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                I use polarizers to cut down reflections on shiny surfaces such as windshields and high gloss paint on cars. It's also a must if you want to keep your sky blue while shooting video.

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                5.0

                Good price for this one

                By PBizzle

                from Florida

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Effect
                • Easily Mounted
                • Firm Mount

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Color Correction
                  • Image Manipulation

                  Comments about Tiffen 82mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                  Happy with this polarizer, especially for the price.

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                  5.0

                  Excellent Polarizing Filter

                  By Images by Dan

                  from Valdese, NC

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Optics
                  • Consistent Effect
                  • Easily Mounted
                  • Firm Mount
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Image Manipulation

                    Comments about Tiffen 82mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                    Landscape photography

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                    • No

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                    3.0

                    Moderately satisfied

                    By Conservation Media

                    from Missoula, MT

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Cross-Threads Easily
                      • Weak Effect

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Tiffen 82mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                        Seems to fail on wider lenses by giving inconsistent polarization across sky. I know this is an issue with wide angles, but particular filter was less than satisfying in comparison to the others I have.

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                        5.0

                        Great Filter!

                        By photo4

                        from Baton Rouge, LA

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Clear Optics
                        • Consistent Effect
                        • Easily Mounted
                        • Firm Mount
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Glare reduction
                          • Lens Protection

                          Comments about Tiffen 82mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                          I use this filter with my Canon 24mm TS-E lens to get rid of glare. It works great!

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                          5.0

                          "It was exactly what I hoped for!"

                          By Chickenlips

                          from Calgary,Alberta

                          About Me Photography Student

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Clear Optics
                          • Consistent Effect
                          • Easily Mounted
                          • Firm Mount
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Color Correction
                            • Image Manipulation
                            • UV Protection

                            Comments about Tiffen 82mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                            The effect I hoped for is what I received.

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                            5.0

                            xcellent Quality

                            By Euro Video Productions LLC New York

                            from Carmel, N.Y.

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Dependible

                            Cons

                            • None

                            Best Uses

                            • Color Correction
                            • Minimizes Flare
                            • UV Protection

                            Comments about Tiffen 82mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                            This filter does exactly what you want it to with professional quality

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                            5.0

                            Good CPL filter

                            By hh123

                            from San Diego, CA

                            About Me Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Shooting Outdoors

                              Comments about Tiffen 82mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                              Replaced a broken ultra-thin and performed equally well. Haven't noticed any vignetting using it on a 16-35mm/7D. As a side benefit I can use the original lens cap.

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                              5.0

                              Good filter

                              By diamc

                              from TN.

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Improves Picture Quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Shooting Outdoors

                                Comments about Tiffen 82mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                This is a good Polarizer filter and good for the price.

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                                5.0

                                works great

                                By cturtletrax

                                from Gainesville, FL

                                About Me Serious amateur

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Improves Picture Quality

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Shooting Outdoors

                                  Comments about Tiffen 82mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                  I use this on my Sigma 12-24- It works great, the only issues occur at 12-14 mm, like other folks have said, but this is a lens issue, not a filter issue. Sigma should have had a drop-in filter built into the lens....
                                  I also like how it protects the bulging front element- if you drop it,it's cheaper to replace a filter than fix or replace the lens.

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                                  5.0

                                  Good filter

                                  By Reviewed by me

                                  from Holland, MI

                                  About Me Photo enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Improves Performance
                                  • Professional Quality

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Outdoor photography

                                    Comments about Tiffen 82mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                    Purchased to use with a Canon XF300. Performs well.

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                                    5.0

                                    Good Filter

                                    By Reviewed by me

                                    from Holland, MI

                                    About Me Hobbyist

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Improves Performance

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Shooting Outside

                                      Comments about Tiffen 82mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                      I use the filter on a Canon XF300, and it works as it should. Does a good job.

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                                      2.0

                                      Does not fit XF300

                                      By Matt

                                      from st. Louis, mo

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                        Cons

                                        • Doesn't Fasten Well

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Tiffen 82mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                          Looks great if you hold it on. The threads are not deep enough. Other filters fit fine so I switched to a Hoya and it worked fine.

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