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Tiffen 77mm Circular Polarizing Wide Angle (Low Profile Design) Filter

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Product Highlights
  • Wide Angle (Low Profile Design)
  • 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 77mm 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.

This filter uses a Wide Angle (Low Profile) mount. Wide Angle filters are only 3mm thick (except for Polarizers which are 4mm) and are specifically designed for use with wide angle lenses. In order to help eliminate vignetting (darkening of the corners), it does not have a front thread.

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 77mm, 4mm thick Wide Angle (Low Profile Design)
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 Not Applicable
Front Lens Cap Size Not Applicable
Tiffen 77mm Circular Polarizing Wide Angle (Low Profile Design) Filter
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    Tiffen77mm Circular Polarizing Wide Angle (Low Profile Design) Filter
     
    4.4

    (based on 17 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    • 4 Stars

       

      (11)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Clear optics (11)
    • Strong construction (9)
    • Firm mount (6)
    • Easy to use (5)
    • Consistent effect (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Image manipulation (7)
      • Color correction (5)
      • Lens protection (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (9), Pro photographer (3)
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      4.0

      Happy with the results

      By rainrunner

      from Portland, Oregon

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Tiffen 77mm Circular Polarizing Wide Angle (Low Profile Design) Filter:

          Purchased this filter for my Tokina 11-16mm lens and so far it seems to work great.

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          4.0

          would buy again

          By TEE_Doc

          from Philadelphia, PA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Optics

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Artwork
            • Image Manipulation
            • Lens Protection
            • UV Protection

            Comments about Tiffen 77mm Circular Polarizing Wide Angle (Low Profile Design) Filter:

            Great, dramatic results with this filter. Gorgeous deep blue skies, and in general all greens and blues seem enhanced. However, beware of the potential for striping when used with a wide-angle lens. I am an early stage digital photographer and still have no idea how to remove the brighter stripes that formed when I used it with a Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Canon.
            Also, beware of over tightening. I am currently looking for a filter wrench to get this filter off of the lens. I hope it's not cross-threaded.

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            4.0

            Good Filter

            By John

            from Evansville, IN

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Color Correction
              • Image Manipulation
              • Lens Protection
              • UV Protection

              Comments about Tiffen 77mm Circular Polarizing Wide Angle (Low Profile Design) Filter:

              Very good polarizing filter, thin enough for super wide angle lenses. Easy to install and remove, had no cross threading problems. Smooth operation. Wish it had threads so I could attach a lens cap, but then it would be too thick for super wides - have to make some compromises.

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              4.0

              Nice Filter

              By Patch

              from Pacific Northwest

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Color Correction
                • Image Manipulation

                Comments about Tiffen 77mm Circular Polarizing Wide Angle (Low Profile Design) Filter:

                This filter works as it should and it is easy to turn the ring to get the optimal effect. It also screws onto the lens easily. I had had a Nikon thin polarizing filter that this one replaces after I scratched the Nikon and the main difference between the two is that the Tiffen doesn't allow you to put a cap on top of the filter. I knew this when I purchased it, but I must say it would be nice if I could protect it with a lens cap.

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                4.0

                77 mm polarizer

                By darin4824

                from hortonville wisconsin

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Tiffen 77mm Circular Polarizing Wide Angle (Low Profile Design) Filter:

                    i use this product mainly for shooting around water and it works great at reducing/eliminating the glare off the water. the only thing i wish it had was the capability to allow the use of the lense cover so as to keep it protected if i am shooting with another camara at the time.

                    thank you

                    darin s. andersen

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                    5.0

                    Makes a difference

                    By nhxp

                    from ohio

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact Design

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Shooting Outdoors

                      Comments about Tiffen 77mm Circular Polarizing Wide Angle (Low Profile Design) Filter:

                      This does what it is designed to do and does it very well.

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                      5.0

                      perfect for wide angle lens

                      By boghav

                      from warwick, ri

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Optics
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Tiffen 77mm Circular Polarizing Wide Angle (Low Profile Design) Filter:

                          11-16 mm zoom lens

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                          4.0

                          Made especially for wide-angle lens

                          By TarheelPhotoBug

                          from Raleigh, NC

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                          Pros

                          • Clear Optics
                          • Easy To Use
                          • No vignetting
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Filter Protection
                            • Polarization

                            Comments about Tiffen 77mm Circular Polarizing Wide Angle (Low Profile Design) Filter:

                            This is a top notch filter for my 10-24 Nikon zoom. To make sure there is no vignetting, I tested to confirm that it does not happen. I have not seen any flaring which was a concerning since light is being captured from such a wide angle of view.

                            Only complaint is that I cannot put my lens cap on without taking the filter off, but that is a minor issue to not having any vignetting.

                            Although a little pricier than normal, I would buy it again.

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                            5.0

                            Great Compact circular polarizer

                            By McCarthypix

                            from Boston

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • GlareReflection control
                              • Image Manipulation
                              • Lens Protection

                              Comments about Tiffen 77mm Circular Polarizing Wide Angle (Low Profile Design) Filter:

                              An excellent redesign of Tiffen's round pola which reduces the the possibility of vignetting on wide angle lenses.

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                              5.0

                              Reduce glare, improve sky colors

                              By waytoxic

                              from Lancaster, CA

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                              Pros

                              • Thin
                              • Well built quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Color Correction
                                • Image Manipulation

                                Comments about Tiffen 77mm Circular Polarizing Wide Angle (Low Profile Design) Filter:

                                I use this filter on a wide angle lens I use for landscape photography. The polarizing filter allows me to punch-up the color and contrast of the sky. The filter is thin so it works well with my wide angle lens. It is well built.

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                                5.0

                                A Must Have

                                By Bill in SD

                                from Black Hills, South Dakota

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Tiffen 77mm Circular Polarizing Wide Angle (Low Profile Design) Filter:

                                    This is a very adequate polarizer that is slim enough not to cause vignetting. A must have for landscape photography.

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                                    4.0

                                    Effective filter w/wide angle lens

                                    By Mark

                                    from Pittsburgh, PA

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                    • Expensive

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Color Correction
                                    • Image Manipulation

                                    Comments about Tiffen 77mm Circular Polarizing Wide Angle (Low Profile Design) Filter:

                                    Using with 16-50mm zoom lens on Pentax K10D. No vignetting even at widest angle. Note again that there is no inner thread, so a lens cap will not fit over it.The filter conveniently has a visible scoring on ring to orient its rotation. Paid [$] for it at B&H. Big disappointment that Tiffen has raised price more than 60%. Not sure if I'd have purchased it for the current price of [$].

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                                    4.0

                                    A must for wide angle lenses

                                    By Tom

                                    from Maui

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • A must for landscapes
                                    • Easy To Use

                                    Cons

                                    • Cannot use Lens cap

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Color Correction

                                    Comments about Tiffen 77mm Circular Polarizing Wide Angle (Low Profile Design) Filter:

                                    I take a lot of tropical shots that include ocean and sky and using the polarizing filter makes a tremendous difference in the quality of the images I take. The low profile of this filter makes it ideal for wide angle lenses while also being perfect for any lens with this diameter lens.

                                    There is a trade-off with the low profile filter in that it is not possible to put the lens cap onto the filter, which requires installing and removing the filter each time it is used. This can be time consuming but I'd rather do that than risk damaging the filter by leaving it on with no cap. It can be stacked as long as it is the top filter.

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                                    5.0

                                    Works fine

                                    By digitallunchbox[@]

                                    from Branson, MO

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Clear Optics
                                    • Fits under EX1 lens hood
                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Glare reduction
                                      • Lens Protection

                                      Comments about Tiffen 77mm Circular Polarizing Wide Angle (Low Profile Design) Filter:

                                      Good polarizer. Really slim so that it fits underneath the stock lens hood on an EX1. Only problem is that you have to remove the hood in order to rotate the polarizer. But that's a problem with Sony not Tiffen.

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                                      4.0

                                      Great filter

                                      By gwduggan

                                      from Kansas City

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Good Value
                                      • High Quality

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Tiffen 77mm Circular Polarizing Wide Angle (Low Profile Design) Filter:

                                          The results are in the pictures. Did exactly what it was supposed to do. Really makes the landscape pictures pop.
                                          Only problem is when you have the filter on, the lens cap will not go back on.

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                                          4.0

                                          Works great at the right angle

                                          By Neil

                                          from RI

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Clear Optics
                                          • Strong Construction

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Image Manipulation

                                            Comments about Tiffen 77mm Circular Polarizing Wide Angle (Low Profile Design) Filter:

                                            Being so wide, you will see a gradation from one side to the other horizontally in your photograph, so keep that in mind.

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                                            4.0

                                            Lens cap does not fit anymore

                                            By Tom

                                            from Western Australia

                                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                            Verified Reviewer

                                            Pros

                                            • Clear Optics

                                            Cons

                                            • Lens cap does not fit

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Tiffen 77mm Circular Polarizing Wide Angle (Low Profile Design) Filter:

                                              Great filter, I own a Sigma 10-20mm ultra wide angle where this filter works just great.
                                              The only thing I did not think of is that one cannot attach the lens cap onto the filter, being a thin filter there is no room to clip in on - I eventually have to get a cap that goes over the outside of the filter ring, since I often leave the pol filter on the lens when I stow it away.

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