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Tiffen 49mm Circular Polarizing Filter

You Pay: $12.99
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 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
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
Tiffen 49mm Circular Polarizing Filter
  • 10-Year Warranty
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    Tiffen49mm Circular Polarizing Filter
     
    4.2

    (based on 14 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    91%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easily mounted (7)
    • Clear optics (6)
    • Firm mount (6)
    • Consistent effect (5)
    • Strong construction (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Color correction (4)
      • UV protection (4)
      • Image manipulation (3)
      • Lens protection (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual photographer (3), Photo enthusiast (3), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (9)

      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.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Meh

      Not very effective, flares in direct sunlight.

      Not very effective, flares in direct sunlight.

      Reviewed by 14 customers

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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.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    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

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                      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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                                (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                1.0

                                Meh

                                By Cetevaya Moish

                                from USA

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use

                                Cons

                                • No Increase In Performance
                                • Poor Clarity

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Tiffen 49mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                  Not very effective, flares in direct sunlight.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Great Poloraizer

                                  By Karl

                                  from Everett, WA

                                  About Me Hobbyist

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact Design
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Highly Compatible
                                  • Improves Performance
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Professional Quality

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Complex Projects

                                    Comments about Tiffen 49mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                    I love TIFFEN Polarizer they really bring out the blues in sky and water.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • Yes

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                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    You get what you pay for

                                    By Linzilla

                                    from Toronto, Canada

                                    About Me Casual Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Consistent Effect
                                    • Easily Mounted

                                    Cons

                                    • Flimsy Construction

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Enchancing Skies
                                    • Glare reduction

                                    Comments about Tiffen 49mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                    Bought this to get rid of reflections off water while on a boat trip. The filter works well enough, mounts easily and definitely doesn't hurt your wallet. The construction of the ring isn't the most solid and the optics aren't anything to look at, but this filter does it's job and it does it at a ridiculously low price.

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                                    • No

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                                    4.0

                                    does what it's supposed to!

                                    By neal

                                    from philadelphia

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Clear Optics
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Firm Mount

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Tiffen 49mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                        CUTS GLARE, FILTERS OUT SUNLIGHT. SEEMS TO WORK JUST FINE. cost effective.

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