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Tiffen 72mm UV Protector Wide Angle Mount Filter

You Pay: $18.25
Product Highlights
  • Helps to Absorb Ultraviolet Light
  • Reduces Bluish Cast of Daylight
  • General Protective Filter
  • ColorCore Technology

The Tiffen 72mm UV Protector Wide Angle Mount 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.

This filter features a slimmer profile mounting ring, which is ideal for use with wide angle lenses. It does not have front filter threads for stacking filters.

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 72 mm
Grade UV
Filter Factor 0
Effect Absorbs UV rays and reduces bluish cast from daylight
Construction ColorCore technology
Front Filter Thread Size N/A
Front Lens Cap Size 72 mm
Tiffen 72mm UV Protector Wide Angle Mount Filter
  • 10-Year Limited Warranty
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    Tiffen72mm UV Protector Wide Angle Mount Filter
     
    3.6

    (based on 17 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    53%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Clear optics (14)
    • Easy to use (12)
    • Strong construction (10)
    • Firm mount (8)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Lens protection (13)
      • UV protection (10)
      • Filter protection (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (9), Semi-pro photographer (5)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Functions what it was made to do.

      Very useful.
      Described perfectly.
      But does not allow the attachment of a lens cap onto the filter. Filter must be taken off to attach a lens cap (onto the lens itself).

      Very useful.
      Described perfectly.
      But does not allow the attachment of a lens cap onto the filter. Filter must be taken off to attach a lens cap (onto the lens itself).

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Could be better

      This wide angle filter is lower profile, significanly lower profile than a standard filter. The only thing is that at 24mm focal length full frame there is still bad vignetting. I would actually...Read complete review

      This wide angle filter is lower profile, significanly lower profile than a standard filter. The only thing is that at 24mm focal length full frame there is still bad vignetting. I would actually recommend buying a filter slighly larger and using a step up ring instead.

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      3.0

      Filter does the job but shows

      By Kalte Lokshen

      from San Diego, CA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Optics
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Lens Protection
        • UV Protection

        Comments about Tiffen 72mm UV Protector Wide Angle Mount Filter:

        There is supposed to be no vignetting in this wide angle, low profile, filter but on my video's full zoom out, which is the situation when the cam is turned on, there is a black shadow at the edges and I have to zoom in to eliminate it.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        UV filter

        By Joe

        from Reno, NV

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Optics
        • Firm Mount

        Cons

        • A Little Tough to Mount

        Best Uses

        • Lens Protection
        • UV Protection

        Comments about Tiffen 72mm UV Protector Wide Angle Mount Filter:

        a must have for aftermarket lens's to keep them safe. also great to use for sunny days.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        3.0

        Lens cap will not fit over this filter

        By jwmoreland

        from Rochester, MN

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Optics
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Can't fit lens cap on top

        Best Uses

          Comments about Tiffen 72mm UV Protector Wide Angle Mount Filter:

          The filter seems nice and a bargain, but I was not able to put my lens cover back on so it is practically useless. My primary need was to protect the lens, but now I have no way of protecting this filter. (I have a Canon 28mm - 135mm lens).

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          4.0

          Does the job

          By CO Photo

          from Colorado

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Lens Protection

            Comments about Tiffen 72mm UV Protector Wide Angle Mount Filter:

            Have this filter on an 18-200 zoom. No vingetting at wide mm. Does the job protecting the lens and was a very good value for a non multi-coated filter. Only drawback, which I knew when I purchased, was that the lens cap (in this case Nikon) does not stay on with the low profile. I just have to get used to the fact of not needing the cap with the filter in place. Old habit, I like my lens cap!

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            5.0

            Inexpensive protection

            By The Old Guy

            from Walnutport,Pa.

            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 72mm UV Protector Wide Angle Mount Filter:

              An inexpensive way to protect your high quality optics.

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              1.0

              Can't use with lens cap!!

              By Steven H

              from New York, NY

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Unable to place lens cap
                • Weak Construction

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Tiffen 72mm UV Protector Wide Angle Mount Filter:

                  It seems great, but once the filters on you cannot put a lens cap on!! Absurd!

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Works, but cannot use Lens Cap

                  By Andy

                  from Vancouver, WA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Lens Protection

                    Comments about Tiffen 72mm UV Protector Wide Angle Mount Filter:

                    The item seems to work adequately, with the caveat that I have not closely monitored the quality with & without filter mounted.

                    However, my gripe, and this may be a result of the Wide Angle specification, is that I cannot use the Lens Cover with this filter mounted.

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                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    72mm UV Filter

                    By nikondoug

                    from Seattle, WA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Optics
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Lens Protection
                      • UV Protection

                      Comments about Tiffen 72mm UV Protector Wide Angle Mount Filter:

                      A good filter for my new lens, a sure way to portect the front element and to cut down on UV rays.

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      Fits the lens but not the cover

                      By Rebelhub

                      from Washington, DC

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Optics
                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                      • Loose Mount

                      Best Uses

                      • Filter Protection
                      • Lens Protection

                      Comments about Tiffen 72mm UV Protector Wide Angle Mount Filter:

                      Very easy to attach to the lens, however for some reason it doesn't fit well with the cover. The cover would come off very easily

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                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Quality for Cheap

                      By pagirl

                      from Chambersburg, PA

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Lens Protection
                        • UV Protection

                        Comments about Tiffen 72mm UV Protector Wide Angle Mount Filter:

                        A very decent and good quality filter for a great price.

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        2.0

                        No Threads on exterior side

                        By Kent

                        from Dayton,Ohio

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Clear Optics

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • UV Protection

                          Comments about Tiffen 72mm UV Protector Wide Angle Mount Filter:

                          Filter seems fine except that it wont accept a lens cap or other filter

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                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great filter for a reasonable price

                          By Moondance

                          from Vermont

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Color Correction
                            • Lens Protection
                            • UV Protection

                            Comments about Tiffen 72mm UV Protector Wide Angle Mount Filter:

                            I use this filter to protect the lens, with the added benefit of a great photo

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            2.0

                            good glass

                            By gerry

                            from cancun

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Clear Optics
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Filter Protection
                              • Lens Protection

                              Comments about Tiffen 72mm UV Protector Wide Angle Mount Filter:

                              good glass, but it lacks the lens cap fits

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                              4.0

                              Good quality for a reasonable price

                              By george

                              from Comox, B.C.

                              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 72mm UV Protector Wide Angle Mount Filter:

                                Does not have outside lip so regular lens cap cannot be attached

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                                3.0

                                Could be better

                                By Dan

                                from East Haven, CT

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                • Still vignettes at 24mm

                                Best Uses

                                • Lens Protection

                                Comments about Tiffen 72mm UV Protector Wide Angle Mount Filter:

                                This wide angle filter is lower profile, significanly lower profile than a standard filter. The only thing is that at 24mm focal length full frame there is still bad vignetting. I would actually recommend buying a filter slighly larger and using a step up ring instead.

                                Share this review

                                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Clear Glass Always a Good Investment

                                By Paul Kessin

                                from Las Vegas, NV

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Clear Optics
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Firm Mount
                                • No Vinetting
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Lens Protection
                                  • UV Protection

                                  Comments about Tiffen 72mm UV Protector Wide Angle Mount Filter:

                                  I really like the quality of the lenses that Tiffen makes and it is an invaluable investment to get a protective glass filter of any kind to protect your camera's glass on it's lense. This is an easy to use product that just screws right onto the lense of your existing camera and protects it from rocks or water or anything that might normally damage your cameras lense. It also makes shooting outside shots better. It clears the scenes up with UV filter which makes the picture seem less "foggier". Overall great product, should be a no brainer when buying a new camera.

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                                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Functions what it was made to do.

                                  By IAMZRAD

                                  from Baltimore, MD

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                  • Does not allow lens cap

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Filter Protection
                                  • UV Protection

                                  Comments about Tiffen 72mm UV Protector Wide Angle Mount Filter:

                                  Very useful.
                                  Described perfectly.
                                  But does not allow the attachment of a lens cap onto the filter. Filter must be taken off to attach a lens cap (onto the lens itself).

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