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Tiffen 55mm Linear Polarizer Filter

You Pay: $13.50
Product Highlights
  • Helps to Eliminate Reflections and Glare
  • Reduces Haze and Blue Cast in Landscapes
  • Greater Color and Tonal Saturation
  • ColorCore Technology

The Tiffen 55mm 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 55 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 55 mm
Front Lens Cap Size 55 mm
Tiffen 55mm Linear Polarizer Filter
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    Tiffen55mm Linear Polarizer Filter
     
    4.5

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    Pros

    • Easy to use (4)
    • Clear optics (3)
    • Firm mount (3)
    • Strong construction (3)

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        5.0

        Just what I wanted

        By Rachel

        from Peru

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Firm Mount
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Color Correction
          • Filter Protection
          • Lens Protection
          • UV Protection

          Comments about Tiffen 55mm Linear Polarizer Filter:

          I use this on my Sony Alpha DSLR to bring out the colors in the Andean sky and snow capped mountains on bright, sunny days.

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          3.0

          Polarizing filter not for wide angles

          By Robert

          from Brooklyn, NY

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          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Inconsistent Effect

          Best Uses

          • Filter Protection

          Comments about Tiffen 55mm Linear Polarizer Filter:

          I bought this filter for a 14 mm wide angle lens that I have on my Canon AE-1 35 mm. I went out and shot a whole roll of Velvia 100, mostly landscape and seascape panoramas. The results were very mixed. On the one hand the filter successfully eliminated unwanted glare on water and rock surfaces. But in many of the photos sky colors were dramatically uneven, with top portions of sky being a much deeper blue than areas closer to the horizon. I've used Tiffen polarizing filters on 50 mm lenses with mostly brilliant results, especially when it comes to capturing evenly blues skies. Lesson learned: polarizing filters are not very effective with wide angle lenses.

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          5.0

          Good filter resonable price.

          By PhotoAudioMan

          from Louisiana

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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          Pros

          • Clear Optics
          • Easy To Use
          • USA made

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Image Manipulation

            Comments about Tiffen 55mm Linear Polarizer Filter:

            I usually buy only Tiffen & Hoya filters because they are made in the USA & Japan. These USA Tiffen filters have performed well for me. Also B&H as usual has them at a good price as well. I would highly recommend.

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            5.0

            great quality

            By photoman

            from Billings, MT

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            Pros

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

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Color Correction
            • UV Protection

            Comments about Tiffen 55mm Linear Polarizer Filter:

            great filter for the price

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