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Tiffen 52mm Clear Filter

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Tiffen 52mm Clear Filter

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Product Highlights

  • Clear Protection Filter
  • Prevents Damage to Lens
  • 1x Filter Factor, +0 Stop
  • No Effect on Image
  • Standard Coating
  • 52mm Front Filter Threads
  • ColorCore Technology
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You Pay: $11.01

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The Tiffen 52mm Clear Filter is a simple, clear filter with a 1x filter factor and is designed to provide general protection for your lens. This optically clear filter does not affect the overall image quality while helping to prevent dust, scratches, moisture, and other elements from reaching or damaging your lens. This filter features standard coating for helping to reduce flare and improve light transmission.

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.

Clear filter offers general protection for your lens against the elements.
Standard coating for lessening lens flare and improving light transmission.
UPC: 049383028072
Type Clear protection
Size 52 mm
Filter Factor 1 (0 stop)
Effect Offers protection to the camera lens
Construction ColorCore technology
Front Filter Thread Size 52 mm
Front Lens Cap Size 52 mm
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.5 x 2.9 x 0.5"
Tiffen 52mm Clear Filter
  • 10-Year Limited Warranty
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    Tiffen52mm Clear Filter
     
    4.4

    (based on 36 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (22)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Clear optics (29)
    • Firm mount (25)
    • Easy to use (23)
    • Strong construction (22)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Lens protection (31)
    • Filter protection (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (17), Semi-pro photographer (8), Casual photographer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (20)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Excellent buy!

    [@]used with: Nikkor 18-55, 55-200, 50, 20, 300, wide filter on D90 and F50I browsed B&H's selection of clear filters only for protecting my lenses....Read complete review

    [@]used with: Nikkor 18-55, 55-200, 50, 20, 300, wide filter on D90 and F50I browsed B&H's selection of clear filters only for protecting my lenses. Some of this same type were much more expensive, yet I went with this model on a budget. To my surprise though, when I tested this filter with my lenses, there was absolutely no loss of image quality or speed. No alterations on image saturation or overall value. This is a great filter for protecting lenses and seams to be built very sturdily. I will buy this filter again next time I need one.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Does what it claims

    It's just a simple lens protector for me. Maybe that's a waste, its' not an expensive lens, but it's not an expensive filter either. Biggest complaint is that the threads aren't very...Read complete review

    It's just a simple lens protector for me. Maybe that's a waste, its' not an expensive lens, but it's not an expensive filter either. Biggest complaint is that the threads aren't very deep, so the lens cap for my Nikon D3100 doesn't fit very securely on the filter.

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    5.0

    Simple, quality

    By Geetea

    from Phownix, AZ

    About Me Casual Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Filter Protection
    • Lens Protection

    Comments about Tiffen 52mm Clear Filter:

    Clear glass protects lens without affecting the image color. It works!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Perfect

    By My2wildthings

    from Atkinson NH

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Lens Protection

      Comments about Tiffen 52mm Clear Filter:

      I use this for my 50mm 1.8 This does what it should, protects your lens. As always B&H photo is the only place I buy my lenses and accessories.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Great Filter

      By Josh

      from Niles, MI

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Optics
      • Easy To Use
      • Firm Mount

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Lens Protection

        Comments about Tiffen 52mm Clear Filter:

        It does the job and for a lower price than competitors.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Must have

        By LearningDSLR

        from Ottawa, Ontario

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Optics
        • Firm Mount
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Tiffen 52mm Clear Filter:

            A clear filter is all you need as modern cameras should have UV coatings already (or so I'm told). I buy one of these with every lens and leave it on permanently.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Well made

            By Allynn

            from Orange County, CA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Optics
            • Firm Mount
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Lens Protection

              Comments about Tiffen 52mm Clear Filter:

              Item exceeded expectations.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              If all you need is protection.

              By John Gold Coast

              from Queensland, Australia

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • 10 Year Warranty
              • Clear Optics
              • Easy To Use
              • Firm Mount
              • Made in USA
              • Storage Case Included
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Lens Protection

                Comments about Tiffen 52mm Clear Filter:

                The reason I purchased this clear filter was to protect my lens from accidental damage and keep the lens glass protected from dirt and dust - period.

                The reason I did not purchase a general skylight or UV filter to serve the same purpose, is because I didn't want a filter that would affect the quality of light entering the lens, thus reducing the quality of the image.

                The Tiffen filter arrived securely packed in its plastic re-useable pop open storage case.

                The build quality of the filter is top notch, featuring a solid metal screw thread ring and ultra clear solid glass.

                The filter threads perfectly to my Canon 50mm f1.8 lens, where it will stay permanently attached.

                Having a ten year warranty and made in the USA, from my good experience using this filter, I would recommend a Tiffen filter without hesitation.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                3.0

                necesary

                By Mena

                from Barcelona

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Optics
                • Easy To Use
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Lens Protection

                  Comments about Tiffen 52mm Clear Filter:

                  I buy it for protect my 35mm f/1.8G NIKKOR DX AFS LENS!
                  Good price for that

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Good protection

                  By Kevin H

                  from Newtown CT

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Lens Protection

                    Comments about Tiffen 52mm Clear Filter:

                    An easy way to protect you lens and focus on the shot.

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                    5.0

                    Best lens protection

                    By Poppie

                    from Mn

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Optics

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Lens Protection

                      Comments about Tiffen 52mm Clear Filter:

                      Tiffen clear lens filter is very economical/reliable method to protect expensive lens without any drop-off performance!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Perfect

                      By Kryz

                      from quebec

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Optics
                      • Firm Mount

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Tiffen 52mm Clear Filter:

                          it does what it has to do.

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                          5.0

                          Does what it's supposed to!

                          By Betsy at 9and3quarters

                          from Rhode Island, USA

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Lens Protection

                            Comments about Tiffen 52mm Clear Filter:

                            For night shots, I switch the UV filters on my lenses over to clear, works great to help prevent any halo glow around fire, neon. Love Tiffen filters, good price, good product!

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            I would buy another

                            By Jon

                            from Western Colorado

                            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 52mm Clear Filter:

                              Great filter I love it. The price is good and I have always had good results from Tiffen.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              2.0

                              A step down from B + W

                              By Boon

                              from Augusta, ME

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                • Came dirty
                                • Feels cheap
                                • Hard to mount

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Tiffen 52mm Clear Filter:

                                  Overall it works fine, however, I am concerned about its overall quality.

                                  Compared to my B+W equivalent, the Tiffen just feels cheaper. It was also harder to get to screw correctly onto my lens. It really wanted to cross thread.

                                  This Tiffen filter also came very dirty and hazy. It was a disappointment.

                                  I will be buying more B+W filters from now on, I think it is worth the extra $10.00.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Should have listened!

                                  By Mike

                                  from GA

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                  • None

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Lens Protection

                                  Comments about Tiffen 52mm Clear Filter:

                                  Didn't have this cover and lost my lens to scratches! New lens and finally listened to my wife and added the filter!

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  2.0

                                  cover your money

                                  By Tazzy1

                                  from Florida , all over

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Clear Optics

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Lens Protection

                                    Comments about Tiffen 52mm Clear Filter:

                                    Keeps your nice lens safe!

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    Cheap Insurance Policy

                                    By Brian

                                    from Jamul,CA

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Clear Optics
                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Lens Protection

                                      Comments about Tiffen 52mm Clear Filter:

                                      As clear filters go, this one works quite well for the price. It threads easily and doesn't bind. There is no appreciable degradation in image quality under normal shooting conditions. It does seem to be more prone to ghosting when working against hard light than more expensive filters of this type. If this is a concern for you, I would recommend spending the $20-30 on a multi-coated filter.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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                                      4.0

                                      Have to have

                                      By Lulu

                                      from NYC

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Clear Optics
                                      • Easy To Use

                                      Cons

                                      • Weak Construction

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Lens Protection

                                      Comments about Tiffen 52mm Clear Filter:

                                      A necessity

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • Yes

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                                      5.0

                                      Safety First

                                      By Marcos B

                                      from San Antonio, TX

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Lens Protection

                                        Comments about Tiffen 52mm Clear Filter:

                                        Very great construction, and clear. In direct sunlight you may get glare at certain angles, but the effect is nice.

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

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                                        4.0

                                        Does what is says

                                        By Ian

                                        from El Cerrito, CA

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Firm Mount
                                        • Lens protection

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Lens Protection

                                          Comments about Tiffen 52mm Clear Filter:

                                          It is a filter. It protects the front element of my lens and that is all I really expect. When aimed at direct light I did notice some reflection. Also, there is enough space to securely hold my lens caps

                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          Clear Protection

                                          By Osnap65

                                          from Jacksonville, FL

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

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

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Lens Protection

                                            Comments about Tiffen 52mm Clear Filter:

                                            Great protection for the lens.

                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No

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