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Tiffen 72mm Circular Polarizing Filter

You Pay: $27.99
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
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    Tiffen72mm Circular Polarizing Filter
     
    4.6

    (based on 137 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (97)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (35)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (76)
    • 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)
    • Shooting outdoors (22)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (43), Semi-pro photographer (18), Enthusiast (14), Pro photographer (12), Semi-professional (10)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (90)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Wonderuful...

    This was my first time using a Polarizing filter but I can already see great results and the major difference with using this product versus not using one at all. Glass seems good the...Read complete review

    This was my first time using a Polarizing filter but I can already see great results and the major difference with using this product versus not using one at all. Glass seems good the rotation is smooth. Only complaint is me wishing the case that it comes in had more padding...but thats just being picky.

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    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

    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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      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.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • 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

            • Was this a gift?:
            • 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.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • 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.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • 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.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Quality product

                    By A2P

                    from San Francisco Bay Area

                    Comments about Tiffen 72mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                    Tiffen makes quality products. This item doesn't disappoint!

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                    5.0

                    Great Buy

                    By Jeff

                    from New York

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • GOOD PRICE
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use
                    • Landscape Photography
                    • Portraits
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Tiffen 72mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                    I purchased this filter after having a professor recommended getting one for black and white, landscape photography. Clouds pop a lot more and the sky becomes filled with much richer tones than usual. If you have even worn a pair of polarized sunglasses then you should have a very good idea of what the effect will look like. I think this is an essential to have not only to add more tones to your images but to help reduce glare in certain shooting scenarios. The fact that it is circular filter is a fantastic feature, allowing you to control the effect so you can make sure the lens is filtering the light properly for your shot.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Good Value

                    By The Photo guy

                    from Battlefileld MO

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape Photography
                      • Traveling

                      Comments about Tiffen 72mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                      This polarizer does what it is designed to do. And, it costs much less than other brands.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Excellent

                      By Jack22192

                      from Woodbridge, VA

                      About Me Semi-Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape Photography

                          Comments about Tiffen 72mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                          Excellent product that was delivered on time. Thank you!

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          3.0

                          Bright lights, shiny surroundings?

                          By Perry Riick

                          from Central New Jersey

                          About Me Semi-Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Adjustable
                          • Cuts glare
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape Photography
                            • Photographing Water

                            Comments about Tiffen 72mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                            Polarizing filters are great for cutting unwanted glare, especially on water surfaces. I haven't tried very many brands, but this one seems to work fine so I rated it right in the middle.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Good quality and good price !

                            By cvilos

                            from Boston, MA

                            About Me Semi-Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Tiffen 72mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                Very good quality and sharp.

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                                4.0

                                Great Product and Build Quality

                                By Chris H.

                                from Rochester, NY

                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Everyday use
                                  • Home
                                  • Landscape Photography
                                  • Traveling

                                  Comments about Tiffen 72mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                  This product does as advertised and works well. The lens glass is security seated in the metal frame, and the rotation motion is smooth. Pictures do turn out nicer/more saturated with the polarizer in place and orientated correctly.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Performs as advertised

                                  By Rsqrdphoto

                                  from Marco Island FL

                                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscape Photography
                                    • Portraits
                                    • Traveling

                                    Comments about Tiffen 72mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                    Landscapes,sky/clouds & Beach scenes are significantly improved w/ this item

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Excellent product as usual from BH

                                    By John in the Berkshires

                                    from Berkshires, MA

                                    About Me Semi-Professional

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Landscape Photography
                                      • Traveling

                                      Comments about Tiffen 72mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                      Takes a little bit to get used to how it works mechanically but once you get by that swell. Just don't be a gorilla like me and over tighten it on the lens. It doesn't need to go there. Just a little snug will do. This is probably true with all circular polarizing filters. In order to give you a nicely controlled filter adjustment with a bigger ring to turn, the serrated tightening ring is quite thin. After I over cranked it the first time, I found I could catch one of the serrations with a metal ball point pen barrel with the ink tip retracted enough to loosen it.Have gotten some significantly wow shots with my Canon 7D and landscape subjects. A great improvement. Just turn the filter until the sky is as dark blue and shoot. Turn it a lot until you're sure. And, if you don't want polarizing, short of removing the filter, turn it until the sky is light and bright so it's not clipping brights and it might be fine depending on your subject and light conditions.The Tiffen works well. If I had way expensive Canon L glass, I guess I could afford the higher grade and priced filters; but for my kit lenses this filter is working super fine.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Tiffen Filter

                                      By Larry

                                      from New Brunswick,Canada

                                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Full Sunlight For Best Re
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Everyday use
                                        • Home
                                        • Landscape Photography
                                        • Traveling

                                        Comments about Tiffen 72mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                        I bought this item on line. As I live in Canada I was amazed at how fast I got the filter. 3 DAYS. I immediately tried it out receiving great results. The UV filter I had was not reducing sunlight. Not that it's supposed to. I got some great sharp shots of everything I photographed. This is a great filter and I've had no problems. It is best in full sunlight. It blocks too much light when in wooded areas. For what I use it for it's a great filter. I recommend it to everyone.

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                                        • Yes

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