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Tiffen 49mm Linear Polarizer Filter

You Pay: $11.90
Product Highlights
  • Helps to Eliminate Reflections and Glare
  • Reduces Haze and Blue Cast in Landscapes
  • Greater Color and Tonal Saturation
  • ColorCore Technology

The Tiffen 49mm Linear Polarizer Filter helps to reduce reflections and glare by filtering out light that has become polarized due to reflection from a non-metallic surface. The light from the sun naturally becomes partially polarized due to reflecting off electrons in air molecules, causing the light to scatter into what appears as haze. A polarizing filter arranges, and filters, this directionally polarized light perpendicularly to the reflected light, allowing for the absorption of much of this light. This results in a noticeable reduction of glare and reflections from non-metallic surfaces and an increase in the saturation of skies and foliage.

A linear polarizer only differs from a circular polarizer in that it does not contain a quarter wave plane that enables use of auto focus and exposure features. Linear polarizers are best suited for use with manual cameras, such as view cameras, that are not dependent on internal mechanisms to determine focus or metering settings.

Tiffen filters are made using ColorCore technology, a process that involves laminating the filter substrate between 2 pieces of optical glass, grinding flat to a tolerance of 10,000th of an inch, and then mounting to precision metal rings.

Helps to reduce reflections and glare by filtering out light that has become polarized due to reflection from a non-metallic surface.
Polarizing filters arrange, and filter, directionally polarized light perpendicularly to the reflected light, allowing for the absorption of much of the light.
Clears up haze in distant landscapes and provides more saturated, vivid colors.
Strongest effect when used at a 90° angle from the sun.
Constructed using Tiffen's ColorCore technology.
Type Linear polarizer
Size 49 mm
Filter Factor About 2.5 (1.3 stops)
Rotating Yes
Effect Eliminates reflections and haze and improves color and tonal saturation
Construction ColorCore glass
Front Filter Thread Size 49 mm
Front Lens Cap Size 49 mm
Tiffen 49mm Linear Polarizer Filter
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    Tiffen49mm Linear Polarizer Filter
     
    3.5

    (based on 4 reviews)

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        1.0

        Disappoointing

        By John

        from Illinois

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        Pros

        • Inexpensive

        Cons

        • Ineffective
        • No Documentation
        • Poor packaging

        Best Uses

          Comments about Tiffen 49mm Linear Polarizer Filter:

          This product appears to be well made, but I was very disappointed at how ineffective it is. I don't own any other polarizer filters, but this filter is less effective than my cheap clip-on polarizing sunglasses. Way less. Blue sky or reflections are reduced barely perceptively as you rotate the filter. There is no documentation included: no specs, no instructions. It comes in a poorly designed, unattractive, one-size-fits-all, dangerous box: good luck opening it without scratching the filter or launching it across the room.

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          5.0

          good one

          By ddbricker

          from is

          About Me Casual Photographer

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Image Manipulation

            Comments about Tiffen 49mm Linear Polarizer Filter:

            i'm using with sony alpha nex 7
            the filter works good
            decreases light by 1 step
            improves sky and clouds

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            3.0

            OK, but could be more effective

            By biggerCC

            from San Francisco, CA

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            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Filter strength

            Best Uses

            • Color Correction
            • Polarization

            Comments about Tiffen 49mm Linear Polarizer Filter:

            I've played with some LPFs in the past and can tell that this Tiffen filter has a great build quality, feels solid and can be (un)mounted easily on my Sony NEX-5.
            But the polarizing effect isn't as strong as hoped: testing it on my LCD monitor, it only darkened the screen a bit (like a ND 0.6 filter).

            Perhaps the best you can get for this money, but I'd suggest you invest a little more...

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            5.0

            nice little filter

            By The Doctor

            from Fullerton, CA

            About Me Casual Photographer

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Glare reduction

              Comments about Tiffen 49mm Linear Polarizer Filter:

              I began shooting again after a 20-year hiatus, and this filter arrived from B&H in pristine condition. It's your basic polarizer, a must for a lot of outdoor shooting[...]

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