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Tiffen 86mm (Coarse Thread) Circular Polarizing Filter

B&H # TICP86C MFR # 86CCPOL
Tiffen 86mm (Coarse Thread) Circular Polarizing Filter

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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
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Tiffen 86mm (Coarse Thread) 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 86mm (Coarse Thread), 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 86mm
Pitch Thread = 1.0
Front Lens Cap Size 86mm
Tiffen 86mm (Coarse Thread) Circular Polarizing Filter
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    Tiffen86mm (Coarse Thread) Circular Polarizing Filter
     
    4.5

    (based on 8 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Clear optics (5)
    • Easily mounted (5)
    • Strong construction (4)
    • Consistent effect (3)
    • Firm mount (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Lens protection (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (5)

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      5.0

      Excellent Quality

      By Har1ey4

      from Long Island New York

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Great Picture Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Tiffen 86mm (Coarse Thread) Circular Polarizing Filter:

        I was very impressed with the optical quality of this filter. Worked extremely well in reducing glare at a car show I was at. Saved many a shot by being sble to eliminate sun glare off the fenders right out of camera. Saved quite a bit of time in post processing. Now I am looking to replace my other filters like Neutral Density with ones of Tiffen quality

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Haven't used yet

        By Papa-2-3

        from Ventura, CA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Tiffen 86mm (Coarse Thread) Circular Polarizing Filter:

            Plan to use on Sigma 150-500 mm lens. No experience yet.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            Good Flat Glass

            By woody

            from Santa Rosa Ca.

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Color Correction
              • Image Manipulation
              • Lens Protection

              Comments about Tiffen 86mm (Coarse Thread) Circular Polarizing Filter:

              Works like it should. You can by more expensive brands and get the same results. Can buy 2 or 3 tiffins for the price of one of more expensive brands with in my opinion no better results. If broken its not 200 or 300 bucks some where around $100

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              • No

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              2.0

              A lot of extra work

              By Fred

              from Pennsylvania

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Tiffen 86mm (Coarse Thread) Circular Polarizing Filter:

              I cannot use the lens hood with this filter being on my lens. Each time I need to use it I have to take off my filter to make the lens hood fit.

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              5.0

              Nice Filter

              By Trina

              from Colora,MD

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Lens Protection
                • UV Protection

                Comments about Tiffen 86mm (Coarse Thread) Circular Polarizing Filter:

                works nicely and brings out the colors in the photos.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Worth the Money... Actually Worth MORE!!

                By Fat Gregory

                from Southern New Jersey

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Optics
                • Easily Mounted

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Tiffen 86mm (Coarse Thread) Circular Polarizing Filter:

                    A quality 500mm full frame lense will quickly expose the flaws in a filter. This Tiffen is as you would hope... Perfect with no adverse optical issues. Thanks Tiffen and Thank you B&H nice product for the money!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Good Product

                    By Diesel Dave

                    from Chicago,Il

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Optics
                    • Easily Mounted
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                    • NO Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Color Correction
                    • Lens Protection

                    Comments about Tiffen 86mm (Coarse Thread) Circular Polarizing Filter:

                    Takes the glare out.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Quality

                    By Nikon Man

                    from Otego, NY

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Not compatible with shade

                    Best Uses

                    • Cutting reflections

                    Comments about Tiffen 86mm (Coarse Thread) Circular Polarizing Filter:

                    Filter does it's job well. When adjusting amount of polarizing ring adjusts smoothly and yet stays
                    firmly in place where you leave it. Small knob protruding from ring as a adjusting handle is a nice adition. Only drawback I could find is not being able to use the shade on the lense at the same time.I used it on my Sigma 50-500 zoom lense with Nikon mount.

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