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Tiffen 40.5mm UV Protector Filter

You Pay: $6.50
Product Highlights
  • Helps to Absorb Ultraviolet Light
  • Reduces Bluish Cast of Daylight
  • General Protective Filter
  • ColorCore Technology

The Tiffen 40.5mm UV Protector Filter is a general use, clear filter that helps to absorb ultraviolet light and reduce the bluish cast of daylight. This filter is especially useful when photographing at high altitudes or around bodies of water. No additional coloration or contrast is provided, allowing you to pair this filter with others.

The UV filter is also useful as a general protective filter to leave on lenses at all times. Filters help to reduce dust and moisture from reaching your lens element and provide additional protection in case of drops or situations where scratching could occur.

Tiffen filters are made using ColorCore technology; a process that involves laminating the filter substrate between 2 pieces of optical glass, grinding flat to a tolerance of 1/10,000th of an inch, then mounting to precision metal rings.

Absorbs some ultraviolet light and reduces bluish cast of daylight.
Clear filter provides no additional coloration or contrast, allowing you to pair this filter with others.
General protection filter reduces dust, moisture, and scratches from reaching lens elements.
Type UV/protection
Size 40.5 mm
Grade UV
Filter Factor 0
Effect Absorbs UV rays and reduces bluish cast from daylight
Construction ColorCore technology
Front Filter Thread Size 40.5 mm
Front Lens Cap Size 40.5 mm
Tiffen 40.5mm UV Protector Filter
  • 10-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Tiffen40.5mm UV Protector Filter
     
    4.6

    (based on 51 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (38)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Clear optics (40)
    • Firm mount (38)
    • Easy to use (37)
    • Strong construction (29)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Lens protection (41)
      • UV protection (15)
      • Filter protection (7)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (29), Casual photographer (8), Semi-pro photographer (7), Pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (39), Yes (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Nice Filter

      Got this filter to go on the NIkon 1 V1 10-30mm lens. Works great to protect the lens. Right price too. No color loss on the photos made with this filter on...Read complete review

      Got this filter to go on the NIkon 1 V1 10-30mm lens. Works great to protect the lens. Right price too. No color loss on the photos made with this filter on the lens.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Cheap, not good

      I bought this filter as protection for my wife's Nikon J1, but it wouldn't thread properly. The Hoya polarizer, however, threaded fine. I returned this filter and exchanged it for a...Read complete review

      I bought this filter as protection for my wife's Nikon J1, but it wouldn't thread properly. The Hoya polarizer, however, threaded fine. I returned this filter and exchanged it for a Hoya.

      It's also mounted in a thick mount.

      Reviewed by 51 customers

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      5.0

      Classic Filter to get the job done

      By RyGuy4231

      from Colorado

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Optics
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Lens Protection

        Comments about Tiffen 40.5mm UV Protector Filter:

        I generally use this filter for dirty industrial enivornments in which I need to keep the sensor/lens combo clean. This filter works perfect for these types of applications as you do not lose measurable MTF quality on the image.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Protect that Lens

        By PopPop Thom

        from Bethlehem, PA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Filter Protection
          • Lens Protection
          • UV Protection

          Comments about Tiffen 40.5mm UV Protector Filter:

          I use only Tiffen or B&W filter, all my lenses have one and never come off. It's better to do this that the cost of replacing the front element of a expensive lens.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Excellent Protection

          By AerialPhoto

          from Noblesville, IN

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Lens Protection

            Comments about Tiffen 40.5mm UV Protector Filter:

            We use this on an aerial platform so the camera lense takes a good amount of abuse but with one of these in place - we have no worries!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            great

            By al

            from stamford ct

            Comments about Tiffen 40.5mm UV Protector Filter:

            B & h recommended this. Glad I lsitened to them. Fits great. Top totch

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            3.0

            Good construction

            By ace1a

            from New York , Ny

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Optics
            • Firm Mount

            Cons

            • Weak Construction

            Best Uses

            • Lens Protection

            Comments about Tiffen 40.5mm UV Protector Filter:

            Filter threads did not align well with the lens threads, after some difficulty got it in.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            1.0

            Cheap, not good

            By Armin

            from New England

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Lens Protection

                Comments about Tiffen 40.5mm UV Protector Filter:

                I bought this filter as protection for my wife's Nikon J1, but it wouldn't thread properly. The Hoya polarizer, however, threaded fine. I returned this filter and exchanged it for a Hoya.

                It's also mounted in a thick mount.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                It doesn't fit Sony 16-50mm Zoom Lens

                By George

                from TX

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Lens Protection

                    Comments about Tiffen 40.5mm UV Protector Filter:

                    I bought it for my Sony Alpha NEX-6 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Zoom Lens. First it doesn't screw in the lens completly. Second it is thick then other filters.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Nice accessory to keep lens pristine

                    By WP Derek

                    from Winter Park Co

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Optics
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Lens Protection

                      Comments about Tiffen 40.5mm UV Protector Filter:

                      Clean lens before installing.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      4.0

                      does the job

                      By Grimbot

                      from Grimsby Ontario Canada

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Optics
                      • Firm Mount

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Lens Protection

                        Comments about Tiffen 40.5mm UV Protector Filter:

                        Bought this for use on my Nikon 1 zoom lenses. Seem to work well...no visible issues with image quality.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Does the job

                        By Retired and loving it

                        from Hudson Valley, NY

                        About Me Photography Student

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Clear Optics
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Firm Mount

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Lens Protection

                          Comments about Tiffen 40.5mm UV Protector Filter:

                          Came as part of a package. Does what is expected to, protects the ense. If I was picking one myself, would have selected a higher quality.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Good for the price

                          By E

                          from Denver, CO

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Lens Protection

                            Comments about Tiffen 40.5mm UV Protector Filter:

                            I got this to protect the lens as taking off a lens cap for every shot is a pain. It doesn't seem to impact the shots and it's very cheap. Just finding any filter this size, for protection, was about 5 times the price of this one.
                            So, for my needs, it's perfect. I bought two of them for a back up.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Very useful accessory

                            By Da

                            from Hillsboro, OR

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Color Correction
                              • Filter Protection
                              • Lens Protection

                              Comments about Tiffen 40.5mm UV Protector Filter:

                              gift for my Sony NEX 6 purchasing. Very good quality, not sure if it's can protect the lens, but make sure it can make lens stain free now.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • Yes

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                              4.0

                              Does what it's supposed to

                              By Taylor Brush

                              from Jurbise, Belgium

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Clear Optics

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Lens Protection
                                • UV Protection

                                Comments about Tiffen 40.5mm UV Protector Filter:

                                Works great as a protector!

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                4.0

                                good quality glass and good price

                                By Bill

                                from Spokane, Washington

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Clear Optics
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Tiffen 40.5mm UV Protector Filter:

                                    One on each lens of my Mamiya 80mm 2.8 for the TLR offers both protection and filtration.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Its just a UV filter

                                    By Mayday

                                    from Long Beach, NY

                                    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 40.5mm UV Protector Filter:

                                      Its just a UV filter, but its better than scratching a lens. Works well on a Sony NEX-6.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Good filter

                                      By Turkey

                                      from NC

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Lens Protection

                                        Comments about Tiffen 40.5mm UV Protector Filter:

                                        I put this directly onto my lens and never take it off. Basically I use it as a lens protector, and for that it works great.

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        good price

                                        By mike

                                        from Lafayette Hill, PA

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Tiffen 40.5mm UV Protector Filter:

                                            it does it job with a very good price

                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            Just what I wanted

                                            By How

                                            from Orange Co. CA

                                            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 40.5mm UV Protector Filter:

                                              As an old time (though amateur) camera user, I always want to protect my lens. This is for a camcorder. I wasn't having much luck finding a 40.5mm filter locally. My camcorder does have an iris in front of the lens that is closed when turned off, but I kept finding my hand wrapped around in front of the lens when changing settings while operating. I'd really rather clean or replace the filter than the lens!
                                              Be careful & patient threading the filter onto your camera, those are very fine threads.

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                                              • No

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                                              5.0

                                              Nice gadget

                                              By Gabriel

                                              from Buenos Aires, Argentina

                                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy To Use
                                              • Firm Mount

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Lens Protection

                                                Comments about Tiffen 40.5mm UV Protector Filter:

                                                Easy to fit into Nikon 1J2 lens. A must have.

                                                • Was this a gift?:
                                                • No

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                                                5.0

                                                Best Filters Available

                                                By lefjack

                                                from NW Indiana

                                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

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

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about Tiffen 40.5mm UV Protector Filter:

                                                    Best filter and reasonably priced.

                                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                                    • No

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