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Tiffen 30mm UV Protector Filter

B&H # TIUVP30 Mfr # 30UVP
You Pay: $3.89
Product Highlights
  • Helps to Absorb Ultraviolet Light
  • Reduces Bluish Cast of Daylight
  • General Protective Filter
  • ColorCore Technology

The Tiffen 30mm 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 30 mm
Grade UV
Filter Factor 0
Effect Absorbs UV rays and reduces bluish cast from daylight
Construction ColorCore technology
Front Filter Thread Size 30 mm
Front Lens Cap Size 30 mm
Tiffen 30mm UV Protector Filter
  • 10-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Tiffen30mm UV Protector Filter
     
    4.4

    (based on 31 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (20)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Clear optics (24)
    • Easy to use (23)
    • Firm mount (23)
    • Strong construction (19)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Lens protection (25)
      • UV protection (14)
      • Filter protection (8)
      • Color correction (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual photographer (15), Photo enthusiast (9), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (11)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Good, cheap and useful.

      I was "talked into" buying the item when I first bought my video camera thinking, well, for five bucks why not - and low and behold, after a year or...Read complete review

      I was "talked into" buying the item when I first bought my video camera thinking, well, for five bucks why not - and low and behold, after a year or two I dropped my camera, cracked the lens protector and saved the lens. No one had to "talk me into" replacing it. Good, cheap and useful, amen.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Necessary but tricky

      Its a cheap way to ensure that you dont ruin your lens but it traps dirt and other junk by the lens. Keep your eye on this and clean it often otherwise you get...Read complete review

      Its a cheap way to ensure that you dont ruin your lens but it traps dirt and other junk by the lens. Keep your eye on this and clean it often otherwise you get poor video quality.

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      5.0

      Works great!

      By A Canadian School

      from Alberta, Canada

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Lens Protection

        Comments about Tiffen 30mm UV Protector Filter:

        Awesome price, and just what we needed. Well worth the extra couple dollars to protect your camcorder/camera.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        good fit

        By jb

        from boston

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Tiffen 30mm UV Protector Filter:

            works good with my camera .

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            1.0

            Not an option if recording wide angle

            By Fernando

            from Salt Lake City

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Tiffen 30mm UV Protector Filter:

                  Be VERY careful with this filter if you are recording video in wide angle.

                  I purchased a SONY HDR-CX580 camcorder and one of the accessories listed for it was the Tiffen 30mm UV Protector Filter. The problem with this filter is that it can be seen in the corners of the footage when recording in wide angle which will ruin your recording. Unless you don't mind fussy blue corners.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Good protection filter

                  By Leonidra

                  from Russia

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Optics
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Color Correction
                    • Filter Protection

                    Comments about Tiffen 30mm UV Protector Filter:

                    Easy to use for camcorder

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Tiffen 30 mm Filter

                    By Bill J

                    from Truckee, California

                    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 30mm UV Protector Filter:

                      I recently purchased a Sony Handycam DCR-SR68 for our Truckee Optimist Club. The handycam came without a protective filter for the lense. The filter I bought fit perfextly, and I am sure that it will give us many years of good service.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      good gear to protect the lens

                      By Karl

                      from Richmond, BC, Canada

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Lens Protection
                        • UV Protection

                        Comments about Tiffen 30mm UV Protector Filter:

                        it's very easy to put on, and it protects the lens of the camcorder well. but remember to take it of if you want to use the external wide angle lens coz it will create black corner.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        good protection

                        By eui the doer

                        from sacramento, ca

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Filter Protection
                          • Lens Protection
                          • UV Protection

                          Comments about Tiffen 30mm UV Protector Filter:

                          the best protection for shutter, keep dust out.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          It is what it is

                          By ABITB

                          from Mississauga ON

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Lens Protection

                            Comments about Tiffen 30mm UV Protector Filter:

                            it is a Protector Filter it will stop my lens from getting hit.. that is what it is for

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            3.0

                            Just a lens protector to me

                            By Boon

                            from Austin, TX

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Clear Optics
                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Lens Protection

                              Comments about Tiffen 30mm UV Protector Filter:

                              Hard to give much of a review on this, it does what it is supposed to do.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              for lens protection

                              By yo

                              from israel

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Lens Protection

                                Comments about Tiffen 30mm UV Protector Filter:

                                protects the lens from dirt

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Good, cheap and useful.

                                By Big Rob

                                from NYC, NY

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Clear Optics
                                • Easy To Use

                                Cons

                                • Unscrews at times

                                Best Uses

                                • Lens Protection

                                Comments about Tiffen 30mm UV Protector Filter:

                                I was "talked into" buying the item when I first bought my video camera thinking, well, for five bucks why not - and low and behold, after a year or two I dropped my camera, cracked the lens protector and saved the lens. No one had to "talk me into" replacing it. Good, cheap and useful, amen.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Great lens protection

                                By dsi

                                from PA

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Filter Protection
                                  • Lens Protection
                                  • UV Protection

                                  Comments about Tiffen 30mm UV Protector Filter:

                                  Screwed right on the front of my Sony camcorder. Great protection for your lens without breaking the bank.

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                                  5.0

                                  Great product, great price

                                  By Rich

                                  from Ramsey, NJ

                                  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 30mm UV Protector Filter:

                                    Typical, very high quality optics from a fine company at a truly incredible price.

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                                    5.0

                                    Great Protection

                                    By Mattman

                                    from MS

                                    About Me Casual Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy on but secure fit

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Lens Protection

                                      Comments about Tiffen 30mm UV Protector Filter:

                                      I use this filter mainly to protect the lens on my camcorder.

                                      Have yet to see if it changes glare/flaring characteristics much. (I usually am taping RC plane flights).

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                                      5.0

                                      You should buy it for your camcoder

                                      By Conquer

                                      from Tel-Aviv

                                      About Me Casual Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Clear Optics
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Strong Construction

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Lens Protection
                                        • UV Protection

                                        Comments about Tiffen 30mm UV Protector Filter:

                                        I ordered 30mm UV Protector Glass Filter for my new
                                        Sony HDR-XR150 camcorder.
                                        In my opinion, everyone who uses a camcorder, should buy UV filter, in order to protect his camcorder lens from scratches and dust.

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                                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        1.0

                                        It doesn't fit on the camcorder!!!

                                        By banivechi

                                        from New York, NY

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Tiffen 30mm UV Protector Filter:

                                              I've bought a Panasonic HDC-TM15K 16GB Full HD camcorder and the guy who processed my order convinced me to buy an useless filter. Because my camera has a 30.5mm lens. And the professional (I supposed he must be) gave me an 30 mm piece of glass. Or maybe it's supposed to be used as monocle?
                                              In conclusion: the product was sold to me to fit my camera. It doesn't fit, so I will rate it accordingly: 1.

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                                              5.0

                                              very practic

                                              By Ender

                                              from izmir, Turkey

                                              About Me Casual Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

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

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Filter Protection
                                                • Lens Protection

                                                Comments about Tiffen 30mm UV Protector Filter:

                                                I use it for my new camcorder. This is very practic.

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                                                4.0

                                                filter

                                                By sony

                                                from los angeles, ca

                                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

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

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Filter Protection
                                                  • Lens Protection
                                                  • UV Protection

                                                  Comments about Tiffen 30mm UV Protector Filter:

                                                  Works as a filter and protector

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Great fit!

                                                  By Busy Mom

                                                  from Lakewood, CO

                                                  About Me Casual Photographer

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

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

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Lens Protection

                                                    Comments about Tiffen 30mm UV Protector Filter:

                                                    This inexpensive glass filter is exactly what I wanted to provide an extra layer of protection to my Sony CX150 HD Camcorder. It screws on the end of the camera - outside of the the built in lense cover. This will shield my camera from damage while I travel.

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                                                    4.0

                                                    Protects my camera lens

                                                    By Mac the Skater

                                                    from Davis, CA

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Easy To Use
                                                    • Firm Mount

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                        Comments about Tiffen 30mm UV Protector Filter:

                                                        I wanted something to protect my camera lens since I use my camera to film skaters and I knew the camera will get knocked around.

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