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Tiffen 4 x 4" Ultra Pol Linear Polarizer Filter

B&H # TIUP44 Mfr # W44UPOL
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You Pay: $194.90
Product Highlights
  • Minimize Reflections and Glare
  • Reduces Haze and Blue Cast in Landscapes
  • Enhances Color and Tonal Saturation
  • ColorCore Water White Glass

The Tiffen 4 x 4" Ultra Pol Linear Polarizer Filter helps to greatly reduce reflections and glare by filtering out light that has become polarized due to reflection from a non-metallic surface. This results in a noticeable increase in the saturation of skies and foliage, as well as clearer imagery when photographing in hazy conditions. A linear polarizer differs from a circular polarizer in that it does not supports use of a camera's autofocus or auto exposure functions; it is best suited for use with manual cameras, such as view cameras, that are not dependent on internal mechanisms to determine focus or metering settings.

This filter is constructed from Water White glass and is made using ColorCore technology, a process that involves laminating the filter substrate between 2 pieces of optical glass and grinding flat to a tolerance of 1/10,000th of an inch. It has a filter factor of 4, requiring two additional stops of exposure for normal results, and measures 4 x 4" / 101.6 x 101.6mm.

Compared to a standard polarizer, the Ultra Pol design strives to increase the polarizing effect for enhanced reduction of reflections and greater color saturation.
Arrange and filter directionally polarized light perpendicularly to the reflected light allowing for the absorption of much of the light.
Lessens haze in distant landscapes and provides more saturated, vivid colors.
Strongest effect when used at a 90° from the sun.
Water White optical glass for excellent clarity.
Type Linear polarizer
Size 4 x 4" / 101.6 x 101.6 mm
Filter Factor 4 (2 stop)
Effect Reduce/eliminate reflections and haze and improve color and tonal saturation
Construction Water White glass and ColorCore technology
Tiffen 4 x 4" Ultra Pol Linear Polarizer Filter
  • Limited 10-Year Warranty
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    Tiffen4 x 4" Ultra Pol Linear Polarizer Filter
     
    5.0

    (based on 7 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Clear optics (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Image manipulation (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (4)
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      5.0

      amazing glare control

      By hscully

      from Hawthorne, NY

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Optics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Battling Glare
        • Image Manipulation

        Comments about Tiffen 4 x 4" Ultra Pol Linear Polarizer Filter:

        I was shooting a shot with a hardwood floor that was reflecting the light from the window. A spin of the filter tray in the matte box and it was gone. Amazing.

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        5.0

        One beautiful and effective filter

        By Johnny T

        from Baltimore, MD

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Optics
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Tiffen 4 x 4" Ultra Pol Linear Polarizer Filter:

            I used this filter to solve the problem of potting a polarizer on my Hasselblad 40mm/F4 C *T* Distagon lens (B104 filter). I made an adapter from a trimmed down a 4" diameter PVC pipe coupler, four 1" angle brackets some construction adhesive and duct tape. This adapter slips over the front of the lens and allows rotation for the desired polarization. Cost to make is about $10. It is not pretty to look at, but this set up takes beautiful scenic pictures and is essential for shots of water

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            5.0

            Great polarizer

            By Pkcvmedia

            from Philly

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Optics
            • Easy To Use
            • Firm Mount

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Image Manipulation

              Comments about Tiffen 4 x 4" Ultra Pol Linear Polarizer Filter:

              Does exactly what it is supposed to do, helps me make great pictures

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              • No

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              5.0

              A good alternative to Lee Filters

              By BarnesMedia

              from El Dorado Hills CA

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Optics

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

                Comments about Tiffen 4 x 4" Ultra Pol Linear Polarizer Filter:

                Works well with the Lee Filter holder. Good alternative to Lee when they are out of stock.

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                5.0

                great fliter

                By BlakeDOP

                from Philadelphia, PA

                About Me Film Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Improves Picture Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Shooting Outdoors

                  Comments about Tiffen 4 x 4" Ultra Pol Linear Polarizer Filter:

                  exactly what i expected. great profesional filter. comes with a case.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Beautiful Filter

                  By Craig

                  from Orange County, CA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Optics
                  • Easy Mount
                  • Strong Effect

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Image Manipulation
                    • UV Protection

                    Comments about Tiffen 4 x 4" Ultra Pol Linear Polarizer Filter:

                    I use a Panasonic HVX-200A with the Chrosziel mattebox with 2 filter holders (standard 4x5.65 and rotating 4x4).

                    I film a lot of outdoor sports, like football, soccer, softball, diving, etc. and this polarizer eliminates harsh reflections from the sun or other light and brings out a subtle glow of the skin and surroundings. Rotation adjustment on the mattebox yields even better results, making the sky bluer, and increasing contrast between cloud and sky.

                    In diving I'm able to eliminate practically all reflections on the surrounding water and focus on what's really important - the diver. One can see exactly where the diver hits and what happens below the water as well.

                    A real must have for filmmakers!

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                    5.0

                    Does what it says.

                    By Chayne64

                    from Philadelphia, PA

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy Mount
                    • Strong Effect

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Artwork
                      • Image Manipulation

                      Comments about Tiffen 4 x 4" Ultra Pol Linear Polarizer Filter:

                      Great filter. creates bright and vibrant colors. We use it with the HVX200 and are very happy with the results.

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