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Tiffen 58mm Circular Polarizing Filter

You Pay: $22.95
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 58mm 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 58mm, 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 58mm
Pitch Thread = 0.75
Front Lens Cap Size 58mm
Tiffen 58mm Circular Polarizing Filter
  • 10-Year Warranty
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    Tiffen58mm Circular Polarizing Filter
     
    4.6

    (based on 153 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (101)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (42)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Clear optics (113)
    • Easy to use (110)
    • Strong construction (87)
    • Firm mount (85)
    • Consistent effect (8)

    Cons

    • Loose mount (4)

    Best Uses

    • Color correction (69)
    • Lens protection (53)
    • Image manipulation (49)
    • Filter protection (34)
    • UV protection (28)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (85), Semi-pro photographer (22), Casual photographer (20), Pro photographer (8), Enthusiast (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (110), Yes (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Amazing results!

    Polarizing filter is extremely useful in bright sunlight. It removes glare and reduces amount of light entering the lens. Great for landscapes, panoramas and shooting still objects in general. It significantly decreases shutter...Read complete review

    Polarizing filter is extremely useful in bright sunlight. It removes glare and reduces amount of light entering the lens. Great for landscapes, panoramas and shooting still objects in general. It significantly decreases shutter speed, so be aware. I give it only 4 stars because I know that this filter is not the best, but it is great for non-professionals like me

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Difficult to mount

    This filter is difficult to mount. The ring that you turn to screw on the lens is extremely thin and difficult to turn. I haven't tried it outside yet but the issue is enough...Read complete review

    This filter is difficult to mount. The ring that you turn to screw on the lens is extremely thin and difficult to turn. I haven't tried it outside yet but the issue is enough for me to give it only two stars.

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    5.0

    Works great!

    By Contessa

    from New York City

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Filter Protection
      • UV Protection

      Comments about Tiffen 58mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

      I use this mostly when we are at the beach. It cuts the glare on the water and keeps images sharp and colorful.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Bringings out the best

      By Camera in hand

      from Nh

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Color Correction
        • Filter Protection

        Comments about Tiffen 58mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

        Knocks down on awful reflections and brings out the colors I want in the photo.
        Class is clear and filter is well made.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Excellent Filter For The Price

        By scottcvp1

        from Puyallup, WA

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Optics
        • Firm Mount
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Color Correction

          Comments about Tiffen 58mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

          I've used Tiffen filters in the past and have had such good luck with them that I wouldn't use any others when it came time to outfit my new lens. I really use the polarizing filters a lot outdoors to bring out the blue sky and make others look more natural. The only thing I can find that might be a problem is when the polarizing filter is screwed on the skylight filter. Sometimes it's hard to separate them when it comes time to remove the polarizing filter. otherwise it works great.

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          5.0

          Gran calidad en sus materiales

          By Claconco

          from Chile

          Comments about Tiffen 58mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

          Lo uso con mi 50mm f1.4 para entrevistas y es sorprendente como elimina el brillo de la cara y contrasta los colores, excelente producto.

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          5.0

          Perfect!

          By alobosk

          from Mexico City

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Tiffen 58mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

              Does just what it should. I don't know how could I survived without one, or even why they aren't included with ALL cameras!!

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              • No

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              5.0

              I would Buy this Again

              By Rich

              from Hagerstown, MD

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Color Correction
                • Filter Protection
                • Image Manipulation
                • Lens Protection

                Comments about Tiffen 58mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                This is my 5th Tiffen filter, and 2nd polarizer.This filter will do a very good job darking the color of the skyand foliage. To control glare and to manage reflections. The Tiffen filter is very well made, I have some from 25 years ago. They are light yet strong. I would recommend this filter.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great filter

                By arkaybee

                from utah

                Comments about Tiffen 58mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                Great polarizer. Spins smoothly and produces a great image

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                5.0

                It performs well at a reasonable cost.

                By OldBirder

                from Western Washington

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Firm Mount
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Tiffen 58mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                    With only limited use, so far, it seems to perform well.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great filter.

                    By Piotr

                    from NY

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Tiffen 58mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

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

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Very good 'value for money' filter

                          By Rahul

                          from Eugene

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Clear Optics
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Color Correction
                            • Image Manipulation
                            • Lens Protection

                            Comments about Tiffen 58mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                            I bought this filter for my 100mm 2.8 canon macro lens to replace a cheap marumi filter (possibly duplicate) that was deteriorating the quality of my images. The filter works beautifully and there's no visible deterioration of the image when I use it.

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                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Excellent Filter

                            By KM_Photo

                            from Los Angeles, CA

                            About Me Photography Student

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Clear Optics
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Firm Mount

                            Cons

                            • Difficult to unscrew

                            Best Uses

                            • Filter Protection
                            • Image Manipulation
                            • UV Protection

                            Comments about Tiffen 58mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                            This filer is amazing. Its best on bright sunny days, it reduces a good amount of glair and some haze for landscape shots. I'd recommend this polarizing filter.

                            the only down side was it's mount. the ridges are very fine and hard to grip to twist off on some of my lenses. It almost got stuck on my one of my lens when I was trying to take it off. However, I'd recommend using a step up/down ring between this filter and the lens, it makes mounting on and off much easier.

                            Overall it's a solid lens and it does its job!

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                            4.0

                            Good Replacement

                            By Ken V

                            from Havre de Grace, MD

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Clear Optics
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Firm Mount
                            • Low cost

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Change Sky Contrast
                              • Color Correction

                              Comments about Tiffen 58mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                              Need a Filter to replace one that got damaged. Best feature low cost. I use it on a lens for my film camera so it works great for that.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              GOOD!

                              By Krystal Ray

                              from Long beach

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Clear Optics

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Color Correction
                                • Filter Protection

                                Comments about Tiffen 58mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                Love it. Works well for my lens when shooting cars. :) Very happy

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                                4.0

                                Good for the price

                                By DB

                                from Seattle, WA

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                                Pros

                                • Clear Optics

                                Cons

                                • Difficult Fitment

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Tiffen 58mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                  The quality of this filter is about what I expected for the price. If you wonder what the differences are between this and a more expensive filter it is all in the feel. In comparison to the two B&W filters I own, the Tiffen just feels...well, cheap. It lacks the feel of a precision machined product. The ring turns a bit too easily and that may lead to unwanted results if you bump it. As far as polarization and clarity it does a very good job, and that's really the bottom line.

                                  I echo the comments of other users regarding the threads. The filter is very hard to thread on to my lenses. It took several tries to get it on straight.

                                  All in all, polarization is good, but the function and fit leave something to be desired.

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                                  5.0

                                  Essential tool in my kit

                                  By Catbus

                                  from Chicago

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Image Manipulation

                                    Comments about Tiffen 58mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                    I take a lot of pictures of shop windows. A circular polarizing filter is essential for maximizing or minimizing reflections, depending on the effect I want to achieve. This one does the job beautifully.

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                                    4.0

                                    Does what it needs to.

                                    By whitewater ninja

                                    from lotus, ca

                                    About Me Casual Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Filter Protection

                                        Comments about Tiffen 58mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                        Nothing to amazing with this filter but it helps make the skies bluer and help colors pop out a little more in intense sun

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Good Product

                                        By John123

                                        from Hamilton, ON

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Filter Protection
                                          • Lens Protection

                                          Comments about Tiffen 58mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                          Does work well; price is unbeatable.

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                                          5.0

                                          Polarizing Filter

                                          By John

                                          from Conover, NC

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Strong Construction

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Color Correction
                                            • Increase contrast
                                            • Reduce glare

                                            Comments about Tiffen 58mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                            Polarizing filters are great for reducing glare and increasing the contrast of clouds, etc. I used it on a whale watching trip to do both and it worked as expected.

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                                            5.0

                                            Works as well as the expensive filters

                                            By Hambone

                                            from Farmingdale, NY

                                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

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

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Image Manipulation

                                              Comments about Tiffen 58mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                              I bought this filter to use on my Nikkor 55-300 zoom lens. I have filters for my other lenses that cost upwards of 5x more than this filter and I cannot find a difference. The tactile feel of the ring when spinning the filter is excellent. It moves with just the right amount of tension and has no wobble as you might expect from a cheaper filter. The polarizing effect is as I would expect from any circular polarizer.I have used Tiffen filters in the past and have always had satisfactory results.

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                                              5.0

                                              Works great, price is right.

                                              By masiman

                                              from Phoenix, AZ

                                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

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

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • landscape

                                                Comments about Tiffen 58mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                                For a $ filter it seems to be just fine. I haven't experienced any color shifting or excessive polarization.

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