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Tiffen 49mm Circular Polarizing Filter

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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
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Tiffen 49mm 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
UPC: 049383025897
Type Circular Polarizer
Size 49mm, 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 49mm
Pitch Thread = 0.75
Front Lens Cap Size 49mm
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.4 x 2.9 x 0.5"
Tiffen 49mm Circular Polarizing Filter
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    Tiffen49mm Circular Polarizing Filter
     
    4.4

    (based on 24 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (11)
    • Easily mounted (9)
    • Clear optics (8)
    • Firm mount (6)
    • Strong construction (6)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (8)
    • Color correction (5)
    • Image manipulation (5)
    • UV protection (4)
    • Lens protection (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (10), Semi-pro photographer (5), Casual photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (18), Yes (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great product

    I purchased this polarizer for my new Sony NEX 7 interchangable lens camera. The first time I took it out for a "test run," I was walking around a small...Read complete review

    I purchased this polarizer for my new Sony NEX 7 interchangable lens camera. The first time I took it out for a "test run," I was walking around a small lake near my home when I noticed a snake swimming through the water. The angle of the sun would have made this shot very difficult because of the reflection. But since I had the polarizer, I made a quick adjustment and the glare dissapeared. Perfect picture! It did exactly what it was meant to do. I have not had any problems with it.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Meh

    Not very effective, flares in direct sunlight.

    Not very effective, flares in direct sunlight.

    Reviewed by 24 customers

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    5.0

    Great product to own.

    By Birdie

    from California

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Optics
    • Easily Mounted
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Artwork
      • Color Correction
      • Image Manipulation

      Comments about Tiffen 49mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

      With this filter you can eliminate glare on water, metal objects such as cars, darken skies, make skies bluer, remove window glare etc. This filter works just as it should and I try to keep one in my photo bag always.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Great Supplement

      By TRFC

      from Brooklyn, NY

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Optics
      • Easily Mounted

      Cons

      • Weak Effect

      Best Uses

      • Image Manipulation

      Comments about Tiffen 49mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

      Using this with the Sony HC-X1000 video camera as a supplemental filter for outdoor shots. Works great with enhancing colors but the best use is for removing reflections and glare from windows and glass with good lighting. Nice simple filter.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Great Assist in Getting Great Image

      By Mason Jahr

      from NYC

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use

      Cons

      • None
      • None That I Can Think Of

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery

      Comments about Tiffen 49mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

      The product does exactly what it was designed to do: reduce glare in your photos on sunny days.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Very good quality filter at a fair price

      By George's Girl

      from Alexandria, VA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Great Picture Quality
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery

        Comments about Tiffen 49mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

        I received this filter as a gift, and just installed it on my Sony 49 mm lens. It installed easily, and I was able to easily install a UV filter over it. I took it out to shoot some photos after a snow storm, and it worked very well at cutting glare from shots that include flowing and still water.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        4.0

        Inexpensive choice

        By regi

        from Bronx, NY

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy to Use
        • Great Picture Quality
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about Tiffen 49mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

          I usually just keep a polarizer on my lens all the time, and Tiffen's hit my sweet spot in terms of price. i lose things like this all the time and bought an extra one.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Great filer for the price!

          By Sparky

          from Raleigh, NC

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery

            Comments about Tiffen 49mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

            Truly made a difference in my photos.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            I would buy this product again and again

            By Nas

            from Wadsworth, Ohio

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Great Picture Quality
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Tiffen 49mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

              Before I purchased this product I contacted Tiffen and explained my problem, ---------- at Tiffen, went out of his way to explain and help a novice photographer. I was having excessive reflected light where part of image was blown out. He recommended circular polarizing filter which solved my problem. I am pleased with the results.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              solid, polarizing filter

              By debi

              from toronto

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Great Picture Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel

                Comments about Tiffen 49mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                good colorization and glare protection

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                • No

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                4.0

                Affordable, moderately effective.

                By Chevy

                from Syracuse

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery

                  Comments about Tiffen 49mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                  This CP filter has proved useful but is not as powerful as I thought it would be. For the price, though, it seems about adequate. Makes the skies look bluer and slightly reduces glare when taking photos through windows.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great Quality for Cheap

                  By Fooly Cooley

                  from Brentwood, MD

                  About Me Photography Student

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Great Picture Quality
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Travel
                    • Weddings/Events
                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about Tiffen 49mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                    I'm new the whole filter thing, but I can tell just holding it, that it is nice strong and sturdy build. Could not be happier with this product and my photos are coming out great. Just need more practice using it now.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Happy Overall

                    By G312

                    from Jersey, City

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Optics
                    • Easily Mounted

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Color Correction
                      • UV Protection

                      Comments about Tiffen 49mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                      Blue skies are blue-er. Really happy with the purchase. The filter screw on easily and not too bulky.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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                      4.0

                      Great filter for reasonable price!

                      By Clovis Mainardi

                      from Curitiba - PR - Brazil

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Tiffen 49mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                            I bought this filter for my NEX-6, it works well but I wouldn't recommend this quality on a high end camera (e.g. Nikon D800EI)

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Filter for Sony NEX-6

                            By Jana

                            from Australia

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Tiffen 49mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                  Bought this filter for my new Sony NEX-6 and took it to South Africa, worked very well in both sunny and cloudy conditions. No problems.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Great product

                                  By Jessica the Outdoor Enthusiast

                                  from Alexandria, VA

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Image Manipulation
                                    • UV Protection

                                    Comments about Tiffen 49mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                    I purchased this polarizer for my new Sony NEX 7 interchangable lens camera. The first time I took it out for a "test run," I was walking around a small lake near my home when I noticed a snake swimming through the water. The angle of the sun would have made this shot very difficult because of the reflection. But since I had the polarizer, I made a quick adjustment and the glare dissapeared. Perfect picture! It did exactly what it was meant to do. I have not had any problems with it.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

                                    Share this review

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Always a good bet

                                    By epp120

                                    from Maryland

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Artwork
                                      • Color Correction
                                      • Image Manipulation
                                      • Lens Protection
                                      • UV Protection

                                      Comments about Tiffen 49mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                      Since I started shooting stills on commercial film sets I've noticed most of the cameramen use Tiffen filters professionally. The same quality for film stands true for still photography in my opinion - you just can't beat the quality and build of a Tiffen filter!

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                                      • No

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                                      4.0

                                      works very good for the price

                                      By Rafaela

                                      from São Paulo - Brazil

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Consistent Effect

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Color Correction

                                        Comments about Tiffen 49mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                        works very good for the price

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        I would buy this product again

                                        By Su Liu

                                        from west lafayette, IN

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Comments about Tiffen 49mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                        It's useful. When add it, better photos.

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                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        4.0

                                        Great filter for decent price!

                                        By KrazyKat

                                        from Ontario, Canada

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easily Mounted
                                        • Firm Mount
                                        • Strong Construction

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Image Manipulation
                                          • Lens Protection
                                          • UV Protection

                                          Comments about Tiffen 49mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                          I bought this for my NEX N5 lenses. Great use in minimizing glare.

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                                          4.0

                                          Good Value

                                          By Richard

                                          from Santa Fe NM

                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

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

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Tiffen 49mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                              Good polarizer in that it does its job well. I wouldn't put this quality on a high end camera (e.g. Canon 5d MkIII) but it works well on a good camera (I use it on a Fujifilm X100).

                                              What makes it a 4 star is its price. Very good value

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                                              • No

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                                              4.0

                                              49mm Polarizing Filter

                                              By Schaef

                                              from Hale'iwa, Hawaii

                                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

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

                                              Cons

                                              • Cross-Threads Easily

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Color Correction
                                              • Lens Protection

                                              Comments about Tiffen 49mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                              Works Fine

                                              • Was this a gift?:
                                              • No

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