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General Brand 77mm Circular Polarizing Filter

B&H # GBCP77 Mfr # 77CP
You Pay: $39.95
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

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.  

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, 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 77mm
Pitch Thread = 0.75
Front Lens Cap Size 77mm
General Brand 77mm Circular Polarizing Filter
  • 10-Year Warranty
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    Tiffen77mm Circular Polarizing Filter
     
    4.5

    (based on 229 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (143)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (64)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (4)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Clear optics (161)
    • Firm mount (126)
    • Strong construction (118)
    • Easily mounted (113)
    • Consistent effect (94)

    Cons

    • Cross-threads easily (9)
    • Weak effect (9)
    • Doesn't fasten well (6)
    • Loose mount (4)

    Best Uses

    • Color correction (99)
    • Image manipulation (82)
    • Lens protection (62)
    • UV protection (28)
    • Artwork (15)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (87), Semi-pro photographer (53), Pro photographer (43), Casual photographer (17), Photography student (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (167)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    "A great filter for the price"

    I had a polarizing filter about 25 years ago, misplaced it and finally decided to get a new one, my lens takes 77m size and looking at the prices I was taken aback for...Read complete review

    I had a polarizing filter about 25 years ago, misplaced it and finally decided to get a new one, my lens takes 77m size and looking at the prices I was taken aback for a moment, some were several hundred dollars and then I came acrss the Tiffen one. I use it mainly to shoot outdoor scenes and apart from eliminating the normal glare from swimming pools or fountains it is amazing how rich the colors become on things you would never think had glare. It is a great product, have used it about 10 times since buying it.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Works with Practice

    I used this on a 24-105L Canon Lens.

    I have a 58 Hoya that I love. It has a small white line to assist with 'aiming' the filter at a...Read complete review

    I used this on a 24-105L Canon Lens.

    I have a 58 Hoya that I love. It has a small white line to assist with 'aiming' the filter at a consistent angle during a pan for panoramas.

    This filter does not. It simply has the Tiffen text on the rim. Also, it is not near as easy to thread on as other filters I own. It does work well once it is on, and is well worth the price. I am just used to the ease of mount and setup of my Hoya perhaps.

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    4.0

    Using with a 10-24mm lens

    By Photo girl

    from California

    Comments about Tiffen 77mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

    Using with a 10-24mm lens. Does what it's supposed to do. Be careful stacking with other filters like a uv because you'll get heavy darkening in the corners.

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    5.0

    It work as good as an expensive one!

    By Torngat

    from Québec

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Color Correction
      • Lens Protection

      Comments about Tiffen 77mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

      There is no reason to buy another filter, this is a really good filter as good as any other one more expensive!

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great Product

      By Lockman

      from Washougal, WA

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Color Correction
        • Image Manipulation

        Comments about Tiffen 77mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

        This Polarizer has worked very well. I have had good results with it. Since I am retired, I have to be careful with prices and this one was a good product with a great price.

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        • No

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        5.0

        It Works

        By John Spinhirne

        from Denver, CO

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Artwork
          • Lens Protection

          Comments about Tiffen 77mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

          I purchased this filter as a starter filter since I have never used a Polarizing filter before. The little I have used it I have noticed a difference in the photos but as other reviewers have said, not a lot. I will continue to take photos and see what kind of results I get with it under different conditions. If I like the results I get, I will probably purchase a more expensive filter.

          Over all, as a starter filter it works.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great tool

          By geven

          from Morganville NJ

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Optics
          • Easily Mounted
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Color Correction
            • Lens Protection

            Comments about Tiffen 77mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

            Used for 2 weeks. Great tool to add to your landscape photos more dynamic range and nice deep rande of blue sky colors.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Works Great

            By PauloSee

            from Boston,MA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Artwork
              • Color Correction

              Comments about Tiffen 77mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

              This works as a circular polarizer should. I use it as needed. Good product, easy on easy off as long as you don't screw it down too hard. This is something you should have for all your lenses.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Works as it should

              By PauloSee

              from Boston, MA

              Comments about Tiffen 77mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

              This Circula polarizer is obviously made of high-grade materials. It works as described. It goes on smoothly and works effortlessly , Juse it as necessary.. I definitely would buy this product again.

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              5.0

              Good quality for very good price!

              By Robert

              from Montreal, Canada

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Color Correction
                • Image Manipulation

                Comments about Tiffen 77mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                Easy to use and is suitable for wide-angle lens.
                A "must" for landscape photography.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Does the job

                By Maryus

                from Quebec, QC

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Optics
                • Easily Mounted

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Image Manipulation

                  Comments about Tiffen 77mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                  Nothing bad to say about the filter. Great product for the price.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Nice filter!

                  By Bob

                  from Milford, NE

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Color Correction
                    • Image Manipulation

                    Comments about Tiffen 77mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                    Beautiful results. Very affordable!

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great company, great products!

                    By FiftyFive

                    from RI

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Tiffen 77mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                        Love my Tiffen filters, couldn't live without the Circular Polarizers!

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                        5.0

                        Great for the money

                        By NineLinks

                        from Miami

                        Comments about Tiffen 77mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                        So the question for you is: would you want to spend $ plus dollars on a polarize filter to have just 1%better or justget one that does the job. I got this one over B+W one. The filter went on without problem and goes off smoothly as well.

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                        3.0

                        You get what you pay for

                        By Justin

                        from Phoenix AZ

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Clear Optics
                        • Consistent Effect

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Tiffen 77mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                            Well, I can't say the product DOESN'T work, but I can say that it doesn't work very well. With that being said, it only costs $ bucks.I mainly use CP filters to remove/reduce reflections and this one only slightly works for that reason. If you want amazing results, spend the extra money and get the B+W. This is OKAY, just not great.

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                            4.0

                            necessary accessory

                            By dermanmaster

                            from Metuchen, NJ

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Color Correction

                              Comments about Tiffen 77mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                              excellent when you have to photograph through a window or when you want to modify the sky before entering the realm of the computer

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              77mm Circular Polarizing Filter

                              By Mike

                              from Phoenix AZ

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Color Correction
                                • Lens Protection
                                • UV Protection

                                Comments about Tiffen 77mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                I use this filter for landscape photos. It reduces glare and the photos are more crisp with the colors more of the natural colors

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                                4.0

                                An inexpensive Polarizer that works.

                                By Big Red Dog

                                from Aspen, CO

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Clear Optics
                                • Consistent Effect
                                • Firm Mount

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Polarizing effect

                                  Comments about Tiffen 77mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                  Great polarizer for the price.

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                                  • No

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                                  3.0

                                  It is a good filter...

                                  By edp

                                  from knoxville, TN

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Clear Optics
                                  • Consistent Effect
                                  • Firm Mount

                                  Cons

                                  • Weak Effect

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Color Correction

                                  Comments about Tiffen 77mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                  This filter is a good consumer CP filter.
                                  It is not the best but it does work and does a reasonable job.
                                  On a scale of 1-10, I would give it about a 4 or 5.

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                                  5.0

                                  Fantastic Polarizer

                                  By Ben

                                  from NYC

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Tiffen 77mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                      Does exactly what it's supposed to do. Great addition.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Great for the price

                                      By Brutus87

                                      from Oregon

                                      Comments about Tiffen 77mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                      Does the job.

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                                      3.0

                                      It's a polarizing filter

                                      By Joost

                                      from Berkeley, CA

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easily Mounted
                                      • Firm Mount

                                      Cons

                                      • Inconsistent On Wideangle

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Reducing Haze
                                      • Reducing reflections

                                      Comments about Tiffen 77mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                      Certainly not the most expensive polarizing filter I have used. I bought it for the 24-105 on a full-frame camera. Being new to wide angle on FF, I was a little surprised by the big difference across the frame in sky brightness. Not sure if this is any different with different polarizers. This is not a 'slim' mount, so it may clip or vignette if you put it on top of your UV-filter (it does on my Canon 24-105).
                                      While you can probably get better results with more expensive polarizers, this one is definitely better than no polarizer at all if you want to reduce reflections or haze.

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