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Tiffen 72mm Linear Polarizer Filter

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

The Tiffen 72mm 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 72 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 72 mm
Front Lens Cap Size 72 mm
Tiffen 72mm Linear Polarizer Filter
  • 10-Year Limited Warranty
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    Tiffen72mm Linear Polarizer Filter
     
    4.6

    (based on 13 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Clear optics (11)
    • Easy to use (11)
    • Firm mount (9)
    • Strong construction (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Color correction (7)
      • Image manipulation (5)
      • Lens protection (5)
      • Filter protection (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (5), Photo enthusiast (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Good filter for how inexpensive it is.

      I use this on an XH-A1 and it works very well. It deepens the blue in the sky and reduces glare, just as a polarizer should. There doesn't appear to be any quality...Read complete review

      I use this on an XH-A1 and it works very well. It deepens the blue in the sky and reduces glare, just as a polarizer should. There doesn't appear to be any quality loss while shooting in SD, or in HD. I should also mention that both types of auto focus on the A1 do in fact work while using this filter, even though it is a linear polarizer and it is commonly said that for auto focus, a circular polarizer is required. There's no need to spend more money for a circular polarizer as far as I can tell. My only complaint is that it gives the image somewhat of a sharp green tint, but this doesn't really bother me very much because I color correct all of my clips anyways. It could even be corrected in camera by adjusting the color phase too.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Buyer beware - not a 100% polarizer

      This filter is NOT a 100% polarizer filter. It only cuts polarized light two stops. All my other polarizers (including other Tiffens) show very deep extinction of polarized light, at least 6...Read complete review

      This filter is NOT a 100% polarizer filter. It only cuts polarized light two stops. All my other polarizers (including other Tiffens) show very deep extinction of polarized light, at least 6 stops. On the plus side, it only attenuates UNpolarized light a half-stop (vs. a full stop on "normal" polarizers).

      Either someone goofed at Tiffen's packaging department, or this filter is not as it is advertised to be.

      The package indicates it is a "72MM SR POLARIZER", which in Tiffen's parlance is a normal linear polarizer. Tiffen makes a "low light" polarizer with higher transmission, but its name is "72MM SR LOW LIGHT POLARIZER." The filter itself reads just "72mm POLARIZER."

      Other than the obvious oops in either specification or packaging, the filter works fine, modulo the high transmission. The action is smooth, but a bit stiff. No complaints about optical quality.

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      5.0

      Great addition to your camera bag

      By DanFlag

      from Montreal, QC

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Optics
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Inconsistent Effect

      Best Uses

      • Color Correction
      • Lens Protection

      Comments about Tiffen 72mm Linear Polarizer Filter:

      Never leave home witouth it on a sunny day

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      5.0

      I would buy this product again and again

      By Samir

      from Moca, PR

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Color Correction
        • Filter Protection
        • Lens Protection

        Comments about Tiffen 72mm Linear Polarizer Filter:

        I have taken a beautiful photos in the beach, to the waves in contrast to construction bricks!!!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        3.0

        Buyer beware - not a 100% polarizer

        By Imager

        from Ontario, Canada

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Clear Optics
        • Easy To Use
        • High transmission

        Cons

        • High transmission

        Best Uses

        • Image Manipulation
        • Low light

        Comments about Tiffen 72mm Linear Polarizer Filter:

        This filter is NOT a 100% polarizer filter. It only cuts polarized light two stops. All my other polarizers (including other Tiffens) show very deep extinction of polarized light, at least 6 stops. On the plus side, it only attenuates UNpolarized light a half-stop (vs. a full stop on "normal" polarizers).

        Either someone goofed at Tiffen's packaging department, or this filter is not as it is advertised to be.

        The package indicates it is a "72MM SR POLARIZER", which in Tiffen's parlance is a normal linear polarizer. Tiffen makes a "low light" polarizer with higher transmission, but its name is "72MM SR LOW LIGHT POLARIZER." The filter itself reads just "72mm POLARIZER."

        Other than the obvious oops in either specification or packaging, the filter works fine, modulo the high transmission. The action is smooth, but a bit stiff. No complaints about optical quality.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Works great

        By brantlyd

        from Clarksville, TN

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Tiffen 72mm Linear Polarizer Filter:

            I have used this filter in 58 and 72mm. They both work great. No complaints. Good heft.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            worth the money

            By VEM

            from Grand Rapids, MI

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Firm Mount

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Lens Protection
              • UV Protection

              Comments about Tiffen 72mm Linear Polarizer Filter:

              So far I have only used this polarizer while shooting artwork. It helps tone down glare and protects my lens. It was well priced and suitable for my needs.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Excelent Quality

              By Steve

              from Georgia

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • NA

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Tiffen 72mm Linear Polarizer Filter:

              I have used this filter for several shots outside and on the ocean. I find the images rendered by this filter to be absolutely perfect. Hue, tone, clarity are all balanced and crisp. There is very little to edit but normal cropping of the image. I even tried out the lens on the pond shot in the advertisement and it works like a charm. Its worth the money... trust Tiffen.

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              5.0

              Good quality from Tiffen

              By Oliver

              from San Jose, CA

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Optics
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Tiffen 72mm Linear Polarizer Filter:

                  Good quality and very useful - if you don't have a polarizer you definitely should get one - your outdoor shots will benefit immensely - I use this one on my Canon A1 video camera, and it works beautifully.

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                  5.0

                  It's great!

                  By Xeniya

                  from CT

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Optics
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Firm Mount

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Color Correction
                    • Filter Protection
                    • Lens Protection

                    Comments about Tiffen 72mm Linear Polarizer Filter:

                    Great product for the money! no complains. does the job!!!

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                    4.0

                    Does the job

                    By Bill

                    from Germantown, TN.

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Firm Mount
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Image Manipulation

                      Comments about Tiffen 72mm Linear Polarizer Filter:

                      Well built with smooth inside and outside threads. Great price for a quality product that does exactly what it is supposed to do. Sky, clouds, and foliage all take on extraordinary clarity and color.

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                      4.0

                      Brand name glass for cheap

                      By Corby

                      from Edmonton, Ab

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Optics
                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Image Manipulation

                        Comments about Tiffen 72mm Linear Polarizer Filter:

                        I use this for filming snowboarding and it works great for cutting the glare.

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                        5.0

                        Does what it says, affordable, simple.

                        By Leslie Andrew Ridings

                        from Los Angeles, CA

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Color Correction

                          Comments about Tiffen 72mm Linear Polarizer Filter:

                          Completely satisfied with this product; cuts down on haze, cuts through reflections, and gives me a slightly more saturated, rich color on my camera. Should note that the filter comes in a standard hard plastic case which can be used to store it.

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                          4.0

                          Good filter for how inexpensive it is.

                          By Tracy L

                          from Westfield, NJ

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                          • Gives Off Unwanted Tint

                          Best Uses

                          • Color Correction
                          • Image Manipulation

                          Comments about Tiffen 72mm Linear Polarizer Filter:

                          I use this on an XH-A1 and it works very well. It deepens the blue in the sky and reduces glare, just as a polarizer should. There doesn't appear to be any quality loss while shooting in SD, or in HD. I should also mention that both types of auto focus on the A1 do in fact work while using this filter, even though it is a linear polarizer and it is commonly said that for auto focus, a circular polarizer is required. There's no need to spend more money for a circular polarizer as far as I can tell. My only complaint is that it gives the image somewhat of a sharp green tint, but this doesn't really bother me very much because I color correct all of my clips anyways. It could even be corrected in camera by adjusting the color phase too.

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                          5.0

                          Filter works fine

                          By Al

                          from Greenville, SC

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Clear Optics
                          • Consistent Effect
                          • Firm Mount

                          Cons

                          • None

                          Best Uses

                          • Color Correction
                          • Glare prevention

                          Comments about Tiffen 72mm Linear Polarizer Filter:

                          For early morning shoots, the filter provides excellent clarity

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