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Tiffen 40.5mm Circular Polarizing Filter

You Pay: $14.90
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 40.5mm 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 40.5mm, 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 40.5mm
Pitch Thread = 0.5
Front Lens Cap Size 40.5mm
Tiffen 40.5mm Circular Polarizing Filter
  • 10-Year Warranty
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    Tiffen40.5mm Circular Polarizing Filter
     
    4.6

    (based on 21 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (17)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

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      (1)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Clear optics (13)
    • Consistent effect (12)
    • Strong construction (11)
    • Easily mounted (10)
    • Firm mount (9)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Lens protection (7)
      • UV protection (7)
      • Color correction (5)
      • Artwork (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (6), Semi-pro photographer (5), Casual photographer (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (14)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Works great

      The problem with using a point and shoot camera, especially an all-weather camera, is that polarizing filters are not usually available in size and mounts, leading to compromised outdoor action photos. I used...Read complete review

      The problem with using a point and shoot camera, especially an all-weather camera, is that polarizing filters are not usually available in size and mounts, leading to compromised outdoor action photos. I used this filter on a Nikon CoolPix AW110 on a canoe trip down the Suwannee River with great results. Kudos to Tiffen for making a filter in this size, and Nikon for making a mount (and B&H for selling it, of course).

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      I do not see any changes

      Well I bought this product 2 weeks ago and I put on my lens, but it seems like it does not work, I do not see any changes in my pictures.

      Well I bought this product 2 weeks ago and I put on my lens, but it seems like it does not work, I do not see any changes in my pictures.

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      1.0

      I do not see any changes

      By Sam Vijeh

      from Toronto, Canada

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easily Mounted
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Weak Effect

      Best Uses

      • Color Correction

      Comments about Tiffen 40.5mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

      Well I bought this product 2 weeks ago and I put on my lens, but it seems like it does not work, I do not see any changes in my pictures.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Polarized lens does the job

      By Chuck

      from Montgomery County, MD

      Comments about Tiffen 40.5mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

      This lens certainly does what it's supposed to do. The ring turns a full 360 degrees to provide for more or less polarization depending on what you're shooting. Was a little difficult getting it screwed into lens.

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      5.0

      Nice filter

      By Steve

      from Hot Springs Village, AR

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Optics
      • Easily Mounted
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Lens Protection

        Comments about Tiffen 40.5mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

        This is great for filtering the glare and producing deep color photos.
        It worked just fine.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Great for the money

        By Nick

        from Northampton, Ma

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Artwork
          • Image Manipulation
          • Lens Protection
          • UV Protection

          Comments about Tiffen 40.5mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

          Good quality filter and reasonably priced compared to some of whats out there

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Cuts Glare!

          By Creditman

          from New York, NY

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Artwork
            • Specimens Under Glass

            Comments about Tiffen 40.5mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

            Bought this to take photographs of exhibits at the natural history museum. Since everything is behind glass, and there are a lot of light sources, the reflections were having a negative impact on the final photo quality. But not any more with this Polarizing filter!

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            • No

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            2.0

            ok in a pinch, I suppose

            By Doug_R

            from Spartanburg, SC

            Comments about Tiffen 40.5mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

            The threads are very rough, and it's difficult to thread it onto the lens. At best, only a couple of threads engage.
            I can't recommend.

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            5.0

            40.5mm Circular Polarizing Filter by Tif

            By Me

            from San Diego

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Tiffen 40.5mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                  Well made, it does what it is supposed to do.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Good filter

                  By Marcos Coelho

                  from Brazil, Rio de Janeiro.

                  Comments about Tiffen 40.5mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                  I bought one and I'm using it.
                  It is very good.

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                  5.0

                  Just what I needed

                  By Explorer

                  from Houston, TX

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Optics
                  • Consistent Effect

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • UV Protection

                    Comments about Tiffen 40.5mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                    The UV filter provides exactly the color sharpening I am seeking.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Works great

                    By Boat guy

                    from Jacksonville, Florida

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Cross-Threads Easily

                    Best Uses

                    • Outdoors Daylight

                    Comments about Tiffen 40.5mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                    The problem with using a point and shoot camera, especially an all-weather camera, is that polarizing filters are not usually available in size and mounts, leading to compromised outdoor action photos. I used this filter on a Nikon CoolPix AW110 on a canoe trip down the Suwannee River with great results. Kudos to Tiffen for making a filter in this size, and Nikon for making a mount (and B&H for selling it, of course).

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Great filter for reasonable price!

                    By Clovis Mainardi

                    from Curitiba - PR - Brazil

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Tiffen 40.5mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                          I bought this filter for my NEX-6, it works well but I wouldn't recommend this quality on a high end camera (e.g. Nikon D800EI)

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                          5.0

                          Filter for Sony NEX-6

                          By Jana

                          from Australia

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

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                                Comments about Tiffen 40.5mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                Bought this filter for my new Sony NEX-6 and took it to South Africa, worked very well in both sunny and cloudy conditions. No problems.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Great filter

                                By Sagi

                                from Maribor, Slovenia

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                • Quite Thick

                                Best Uses

                                • Color Correction
                                • Lens Protection
                                • UV Protection

                                Comments about Tiffen 40.5mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                After some bad experiences with circular polarizing filter I was a bit skeptical when buying this one. Despite all that I choose a cheaper one but its performance is really amazing. It produces sharp images while also protecting the lens.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Works fine

                                By Glenn

                                from SC

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Tiffen 40.5mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                    Bought this for my Nikon pocket/underwater camera. Great to have a polarizing filter for this little camera.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Quality product, good price & experience

                                    By d'Avalonia

                                    from Ayer, MA

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

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                                      Cons

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                                          Comments about Tiffen 40.5mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                          Quality product, good price & experience. What more to say?

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                                          5.0

                                          Amazing filter..I would buy again...

                                          By Tulio M.

                                          from Miami, FL

                                          About Me Photography Student

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

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

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Artwork
                                            • Lens Protection
                                            • UV Protection

                                            Comments about Tiffen 40.5mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                            This filter are very useful when I use to take pictures with my sons at the pool, taking pictures around water places.. I can take very cool pictures!

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                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            Good Polarizer

                                            By Shutterbugger

                                            from Washington State

                                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

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

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Color Correction
                                              • Lens Protection
                                              • UV Protection

                                              Comments about Tiffen 40.5mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                              I bought a little Nikon J1 and really love the quality of the photos, so I decided I needed a little polarizer for it. Great help when shooting in the sunshine, cuts glare. A great addition!

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                                              • No

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                                              5.0

                                              I would buy this product again

                                              By MC Reuter

                                              from Colfax, Washington

                                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

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

                                              Cons

                                              • Only Had To Replace One F

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Color Correction

                                              Comments about Tiffen 40.5mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                              I have not had an opportunity to use the most recent polarizing filter but, have used the similar filters on the lenses on my D300 digital camera many times. I am looking forward to using it with the new camera.

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                                              • No

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                                              5.0

                                              sunglasses for your camera

                                              By photofun

                                              from Lutherville, Md

                                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

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

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Image Manipulation
                                                • Lens Protection
                                                • UV Protection

                                                Comments about Tiffen 40.5mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                                the perfect filter for the beach, pool, snow anywhere there is a lot of glare. Just like you put your sunglasses on to see better and get better color you do the same here. Tiffen makes the best filters that cover your needs. The circular Polarizing filter helps get the right amount for what you need

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                                                • No

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                                                5.0

                                                Perfect

                                                By shoot straight

                                                from new york, ny

                                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Clear Optics
                                                • Consistent Effect

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Color Correction
                                                  • UV Protection

                                                  Comments about Tiffen 40.5mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                                  No need to spend more on high priced filters

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