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Tiffen 72mm Circular Polarizing Filter

You Pay: $44.99
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 72mm 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 72mm, 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 72mm
Pitch Thread = 0.75
Front Lens Cap Size 72mm
Tiffen 72mm Circular Polarizing Filter
  • 10-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Tiffen72mm Circular Polarizing Filter
     
    4.6

    (based on 147 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (103)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (37)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (80)
    • Clear optics (72)
    • Strong construction (62)
    • Firm mount (61)
    • Consistent effect (31)

    Cons

    • Inconsistent effect (3)

    Best Uses

    • Color correction (50)
    • Lens protection (40)
    • Image manipulation (35)
    • UV protection (26)
    • Landscape photography (24)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (43), Semi-pro photographer (18), Enthusiast (17), Pro photographer (12), Semi-professional (11)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (95)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Undefined Feature

    I have purchased 3 Tiffen polarized filters in total, this was the first. The follow on was because of the performance of this low-cost filter.

    A surprising feature of this...Read complete review

    I have purchased 3 Tiffen polarized filters in total, this was the first. The follow on was because of the performance of this low-cost filter.

    A surprising feature of this filter is that the polarizer has a manually rotatable lens ring. This rotation enables the user to choose the sun reflection off of still water at a 45 or less degree angle. While I will be the first to say it is not mathematically quantifiable the correction allotted by the stated rotation. I will also say that with the A7R and the A6000 from Sony, it does allow auto focus to change the depth of water visibility under 70+mm zoom.

    Use: Ocean, Still Water, Low Tide, No Tide, Sun facing on waterfall.
    Great Features: Solid Construction, Self Rotating Filter.
    Cons: I am not certain however I would guess 90 to 95% light penetration. This means I would not suggest this filter for near dusk situations.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Great entry polarizer

    Works well for the price. reasonable quality, haven't noticed any image degradation. Frustrating that my lens hood blocks the operation, I'm now in search of a generic rubber hood that will stretch over...Read complete review

    Works well for the price. reasonable quality, haven't noticed any image degradation. Frustrating that my lens hood blocks the operation, I'm now in search of a generic rubber hood that will stretch over the front of the filter itself. If you know what I need, let me know!

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    5.0

    Good price

    By Vik

    from SF Bay Area, CA

    Comments about Tiffen 72mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

    does what's it designed to do at a good price. I use it with zeiss 70-200 FE and an satisfied with the experience.

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    5.0

    Excellent filter

    By Skyking

    from Erie, PA

    Comments about Tiffen 72mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

    I love Tiffen filters as they are well constructed as well being a quality product. This is a must addition to your camera.

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    3.0

    good

    By elron carlisle

    from carlisle pa

    About Me Semi-Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Difficult To Use

    Best Uses

    • Landscape Photography

    Comments about Tiffen 72mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

    not a very good use right now, but think i\t's good filter

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Effective Polarizer for the Price

    By PIXL8TED1

    from Tampa

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use
      • Landscape Photography
      • Traveling

      Comments about Tiffen 72mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

      As a photographic hobbyist, I use a polarizer to reduce glare and darken blue skies. This Tiffen polarizer, while being a lower cost alternative to higher priced multicoated products, offers excellent results with only marginal loss of light. The product is well designed and manufactured. It functions as designed and intended. The thread engage smoothly with the camera lens or other filters. The rotation of the polarizer is smooth with the proper amount of resistance so as to maintain the orientation of the filter after it is positioned. I would recommend this to friends, and would repurchase.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Great piece of equipment

      By Nano

      from Seattle, wa

      Comments about Tiffen 72mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

      I'm glad I got this equipment. The glares of the water are gone, and no streaks of imperfections from glass are noted.

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      5.0

      Great to have on hand

      By Msr

      from NY, NY

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape Photography
        • Portraits
        • Traveling

        Comments about Tiffen 72mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

        Great price, a good accessory to always have around.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Love the filter

        By Bill

        from Texas

        Comments about Tiffen 72mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

        Great filter fast shipping

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Undefined Feature

        By Garrett Grange

        from Milwaukee, WI

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

        • Sunset On The Water

        Best Uses

        • Landscape Photography
        • Low Tide Pool
        • Macro Photography
        • Portraits
        • Traveling
        • Waterfall

        Comments about Tiffen 72mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

        I have purchased 3 Tiffen polarized filters in total, this was the first. The follow on was because of the performance of this low-cost filter.

        A surprising feature of this filter is that the polarizer has a manually rotatable lens ring. This rotation enables the user to choose the sun reflection off of still water at a 45 or less degree angle. While I will be the first to say it is not mathematically quantifiable the correction allotted by the stated rotation. I will also say that with the A7R and the A6000 from Sony, it does allow auto focus to change the depth of water visibility under 70+mm zoom.

        Use: Ocean, Still Water, Low Tide, No Tide, Sun facing on waterfall.
        Great Features: Solid Construction, Self Rotating Filter.
        Cons: I am not certain however I would guess 90 to 95% light penetration. This means I would not suggest this filter for near dusk situations.

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        3.0

        Good filter for the money

        By Andrew

        from Morgantown, WV

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use
          • Landscape Photography
          • Portraits
          • Traveling

          Comments about Tiffen 72mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

          This is a replacement for my Pro Optics CP that I shattered. It's less expensive, but the results are pretty similar. Good value for the money.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Nice filter!

          By SQUID

          from San Juan, PR

          About Me Casual user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use
            • Landscape Photography
            • Traveling

            Comments about Tiffen 72mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

            Works exactly as stated in its description. Great price!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            72nn Circular Polarizing Filter

            By Chewelah3

            from Chewelah,WA 99109

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use
              • Landscape Photography
              • Portraits

              Comments about Tiffen 72mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

              I'm using it on my nikon 18-to 200 mm VR lens! To help redoes glare and harsh lights of the mid day sun!

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Love the Filter

              By Shirl

              from Maui, Hawaii

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • No Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use
              • Landscape Photography
              • Traveling

              Comments about Tiffen 72mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

              I took my filter to the beach and boy what a difference it made in my shots. When I adjusted it correctly I could see all the coral under the water and the aqua colors really came out in the ocean.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Great first Polarizing Filter

              By Katie P

              from Connecticut

              About Me Semi-Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape Photography
                • Traveling

                Comments about Tiffen 72mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                I'm a budding landscape photographer so I needed a polarizing filter to really take my photos to the next level. This is a great investment to make and easy to use. If you don't have the money to buy a more expensive filter but you need one, I recommend this one.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                More beautiful pictures with clouds

                By TomBarat

                from Riverdale, Bronx, NY.

                About Me Semi-Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape Photography
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Tiffen 72mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                  Now I used the first time, the Circular Polarizing Filter by Tiffen.
                  I have found that the clouds and the landscape became more beautiful in the pictures.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great Quality / Fantastic Price

                  By The "chrome" kid

                  from Los Angeles

                  About Me Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use
                    • Landscape Photography
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Tiffen 72mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                    At any price, you can't beat a TIFFEN Filter. At these prices you can afford to have "a pair and a spare".....GARY

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Perfect

                    By Michell

                    from West Palm Beach

                    Comments about Tiffen 72mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                    Good services from H&B, perfect product and very easy to use.

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                    5.0

                    Excellent Filter!

                    By Miguel

                    from Miami

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Tiffen 72mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                        Works perfectly. Note: when turned to the non-polarizing area of the filter, the image remains a bit darker than a clear uv filter. roughly 1-2 stop difference. Not too much of a difference or problem, but good to know in low light areas.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Tiffen Filter

                        By User

                        from CT

                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape Photography
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about Tiffen 72mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                          Excellent product at a great price.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Great Purchase

                          By Southern Shooter

                          from Leesville, SC

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Makes The Sky More Vivid
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                          • None

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape Photography
                          • Makes Dull Skies More Viv

                          Comments about Tiffen 72mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                          This was just what I wanted for my photography. It does take a few trial and error shots but after that it is so easy to use. I am very happy with this purchase and would definitely recommend it to fellow photographers.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Good quality

                          By JLB

                          from Fort Lauderdale, FL

                          About Me Semi-Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use
                            • Landscape Photography
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about Tiffen 72mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                            Love it. it makes the sky and clouds so much richer. a must have.

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                            • No

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