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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 53 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (38)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Clear optics (41)
    • Firm mount (39)
    • Easy to use (38)
    • Strong construction (30)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Lens protection (42)
      • UV protection (15)
      • Filter protection (7)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (30), Casual photographer (8), Semi-pro photographer (7), Pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (40), 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.

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      4.0

      A necesary item

      By jloc

      from Madrid, Spain

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Tiffen 40.5mm UV Protector Filter:

      The price is fair, its usefulness well proven, it protexts your lens.

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      4.0

      good for the money

      By jk

      from Tennessee

      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 see not distortion on my A600 with this. It does the protective job well.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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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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                  (1 of 2 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.

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                              • 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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