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Tiffen 52mm Skylight 1-A Filter

You Pay: $7.80
Product Highlights
  • Reduces Bluish Cast of Daylight
  • Provides Greater Color Accuracy
  • General Protective Filter
  • ColorCore Technology

The Tiffen 52mm Skylight 1-A Filter is a general use filter with a slight pink tint to help improve overall color accuracy and clarity. The light pink coloration helps to reduce the overall bluish cast of daylight and is especially effective when photographing landscapes and in shade.

The Sky 1A filter is also useful as a general protective filter to leave on lenses at all times. Filters help to reduce dust and moisture from reaching your lens element and provide additional protection in case of drops or situations where scratching could occur.

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 1/10,000th of an inch, then mounting to precision metal rings.

Helps to improve general color accuracy and clarity when photographing outdoors in daylight and shade.
Light pink tint reduces bluish cast of natural light.
General protection filter reduces dust, moisture, and scratches from reaching lens elements.
Type Skylight
Size 52 mm
Grade 1-A
Filter Factor 1.1 (approx.)
Effect Slight pink hue improves color accuracy when photographing outdoors
Construction ColorCore technology
Front Filter Thread Size 52 mm
Front Lens Cap Size 52 mm
Tiffen 52mm Skylight 1-A Filter
  • 10-Year Limited Warranty
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    Tiffen52mm Skylight 1-A Filter
     
    4.8

    (based on 25 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (21)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Clear optics (22)
    • Firm mount (20)
    • Strong construction (19)
    • Easy to use (18)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Lens protection (22)
      • UV protection (10)
      • Filter protection (5)
      • Color correction (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (16), Casual photographer (4), Semi-pro photographer (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (18)

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      5.0

      Fast delivery!

      By Dick

      from MN

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Lens Protection
        • UV Protection

        Comments about Tiffen 52mm Skylight 1-A Filter:

        Super fast delivery, great packaging, just what i ordered!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Tiffen Syylight filter

        By Chas

        from Harvard, MA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Color Correction
        • Filter Protection
        • Lens Protection

        Comments about Tiffen 52mm Skylight 1-A Filter:

        Excellent construction with good warrenty at a good price

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        • No

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        5.0

        Very nice Filter

        By Oceansidephoto

        from Sebastian, FL

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Optics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Color Correction

          Comments about Tiffen 52mm Skylight 1-A Filter:

          I take a lot of pictures by the beach. It is nice to have a filter that reduces the grey/blue of the water and makes everything more vibrant and true to color. My camera at first had a hard time focusing with the filter on, but then I realized I had smugged ocean spray on the lense. Once I cleaned it, it worked fine.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Cheap insurance policy for my lenses!

          By biketan

          from Needham, MA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Lens Protection

            Comments about Tiffen 52mm Skylight 1-A Filter:

            I have this on my Nikon 35/1.8 lens. Serves a basic but important function. I also like that it's made in the USA.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great product

            By Mark_M

            from St. Paul, MN

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Optics
            • Firm Mount

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Lens Protection

              Comments about Tiffen 52mm Skylight 1-A Filter:

              I had one on my old Canon SLR for about 20 years without a problem, and needed a new one for my DSLR. Free shipping sealed the deal. Thanks.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Safeguard your lens and absorb UV light!

              By Frank

              from New York

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Lens Protection
              • UV Protection

              Comments about Tiffen 52mm Skylight 1-A Filter:

              This filter will reduce bluish tones in outdoor shots and keeps skin tones natural and free of reflection from near by objects.
              This will help protect your valuable investment from dust moisture and scratches .

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              • No

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              5.0

              Good Quality Filter

              By Dan

              from Honolulu, HI

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Filter Protection
                • Lens Protection
                • UV Protection

                Comments about Tiffen 52mm Skylight 1-A Filter:

                Overall, a good basic filter. Being near the sea, I'm using it primarily to screen UV but the Tiffen Skylight 1-A also seems to clarify my shots while protecting my investment.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                4.0

                Great low cost filter

                By Desertphoto

                from Southern California

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Filter Protection
                  • Lens Protection

                  Comments about Tiffen 52mm Skylight 1-A Filter:

                  The 1st one I received, had an imperfection on the side of the glass. B an H was so good, and quick to replace me with another one, promptly. It can happen with thousands being made, thanks to B and H with their great customer service, they replaced it right away.The 2nd was fine and have no issues.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  I would buy this product again

                  By Al Lo

                  from New York, NY

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Filter Protection
                    • Lens Protection
                    • UV Protection

                    Comments about Tiffen 52mm Skylight 1-A Filter:

                    great filter with no distortion , also protects camera lens. I have one on all my lenses

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Lens protection

                    By Jocko463

                    from Fayetteville, GA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Lens Protection
                      • UV Protection

                      Comments about Tiffen 52mm Skylight 1-A Filter:

                      Great filter to use for protecting the front element of your lenses. I normally use a polarizing filter for most of my shooting but when conditions warrant, this is the filter I use instead. I have been very happy with my results using the Tiffen line of filters. They are well-made, offer good effects, value for your dollar and are made in USA.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great pictures!!!!

                      By JS_PUB

                      from Livermore, CA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Color Correction
                        • Lens Protection
                        • UV Protection

                        Comments about Tiffen 52mm Skylight 1-A Filter:

                        Great pictures! What else do you want?

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        best value out there

                        By Randy

                        from Springfield, MO

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Lens Protection

                          Comments about Tiffen 52mm Skylight 1-A Filter:

                          Love Tiffen filters. Real optical glass, 10 year warranty, tough to boot. Head and shoulders above other brands.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Perfect for the purpose

                          By Randy

                          from Springfield, MO

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Lens Protection

                            Comments about Tiffen 52mm Skylight 1-A Filter:

                            Tiffen is, in my opinion, the best value for the money. Good clear optics, actual glass instead of plastic, and a construction method that makes sense. Don't forget the 10 year warranty.

                            B&H customer service is also the best going.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            B&H CUSTOMER SERVICE ROCKS!

                            By AmishRandy

                            from Springfield, MO

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Lens Protection

                                Comments about Tiffen 52mm Skylight 1-A Filter:

                                Everyone has a bad day, and Tiffen is no different. I ordered this filter and it came in with a line in it as though the filter material between the glass were creased. I dropped B&H a note to ask what I needed to do, and they shot me out a new one no questions asked! Didn't even have to hassle with sending the old one back! I'm sticking with Tiffen and B&H!

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Great Protection at a Small Price

                                By The Human Camera

                                from Towson, MD

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Lens Protection
                                  • UV Protection

                                  Comments about Tiffen 52mm Skylight 1-A Filter:

                                  I recently had to replace my UV filter on my digital camera. Going for the cheapest one, I found this filter. While examining it, it feels like it is actually better than the old one. I have not found anything wrong with this company or their filters.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Can't not have one of these

                                  By mblanc

                                  from Mystic, CT

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Lens Protection

                                    Comments about Tiffen 52mm Skylight 1-A Filter:

                                    I am very uncomfortable not having this on a new lens.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Very clear

                                    By Sam

                                    from New Jersey

                                    About Me Casual Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Color Correction
                                      • Lens Protection
                                      • UV Protection

                                      Comments about Tiffen 52mm Skylight 1-A Filter:

                                      This really softened up some of the bright pictures of snow and snowfall that I've been taking over the past week. Solid as all Tiffen stuff always is.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      I can see clearly now.

                                      By Bob

                                      from Oak Ridge, Tennessee

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Lens Protection

                                          Comments about Tiffen 52mm Skylight 1-A Filter:

                                          Yes this is for protecting my lens, but also does double duty as a filter. It was simple to install, and inexpensive.

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                                          • No

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                                          4.0

                                          protect your lens

                                          By The Apple Jackle

                                          from washington

                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Clear Optics
                                          • Easy To Use

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Lens Protection

                                            Comments about Tiffen 52mm Skylight 1-A Filter:

                                            buy one of these filters. very little color shift, very little light lost. protects my Nikkor 35mm prime, couldn't be happier. will most likely buy a few just as replacements. [...] they rock for the purpose that i bought them for, protecting my lens

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                                            5.0

                                            Nice filter

                                            By Chooch55

                                            from Reading, MA

                                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

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

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Lens Protection

                                              Comments about Tiffen 52mm Skylight 1-A Filter:

                                              I mainly use this filter as a protective layer for my lens, but I decided to get something different from the standard UV glass filter. Seems to work well, although with post processing using software, most filter effects are no longer needed.

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