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Tiffen 46mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit

B&H # TIDEFK46 Mfr # 46DIGEK3
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You Pay: $51.38
Product Highlights
  • UV Protector Filter
  • Circular Polarizer Filter
  • Neutral Density 0.6 Filter
  • Padded Storage Pouch
  • Use for Film or Digital
  • ColorCore Glass
  • Made in the USA
  • 10-Year Warranty

The Tiffen 46mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit contains all the basics that an outdoor digital shooter requires.

UV Protector
These are wise initial investments. They help protect your valuable investment from dust, moisture and scratches, which can lead to costly repairs.

Circular Polarizer
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.

Neutral Density
Neutral Density filters from Tiffen have several uses and offer the possibility to achieve otherwise unachievable results. They enable the shooter to adjust exposure without affecting color balance. ND filters appear gray and reduce the amount of light reaching the either the sensor of a digital camera or the film plane of a traditional film camera. Neutral Density filters are used to create some unusual special effects such as capturing the "blur" of the rippling water of a waterfall or the swirling effect of city traffic. Since they allow the use of slower shutter speeds in bright light, it becomes possible to create these special effects that would normally not be possible to capture without the filter. And since they can also help to control your depth of field, they permit you to shoot at wider apertures. Ultimately, their value is in helping to prevent bright, overly washed out images shot in bright light.

The entire kit comes with a Tiffen padded storage pouch that will help keep your filters clean and free from dust, dirt, fingerprints and other contaminants,.

Tiffen's ColorCore glass is produced through a process that entails permanently laminating the filter material in between two pieces of optical glass that are ground flat to tolerances of a ten-thousandth of an inch, then mounting them in precision aluminum rings.

UV Protector

Tiffen filters provide additional benefits of correction for Ultraviolet(UV) light which can register on film and videotape as a bluish cast and can obscure distant details
If desired they can be left on the lens at all times for protection

Circular Polarizer

This filter eliminates ultraviolet rays to remove haze from outdoor shots as well as polarizing the light to remove reflections, and increase color saturation, without affecting the overall color balance
Makes a blue sky bluer
Enhances clouds

Neutral Density Filters Have Four Main Uses

To enable slow shutter speeds to be used, especially with high speed ISOs, to record movement in subjects such as waterfalls, clouds, or cars
To decrease depth of field by allowing wider apertures to be used, which helps separate subjects from their background
To decrease the effective ISO of high speed film (above ISO 400) and allow it to be used outdoors in bright situation
To allow cine and video cameras (which have fixed shutter speeds) to film subjects such as snow, sand or other bright scenes which could cause overexposure
Tiffen Quality
Tiffen's ColorCore glass is sealed between two optical glass sheets. In this way, Tiffen can better control the various densities of their filters and thereby create more exact degrees of filtration. This process makes for greater accuracy of color as opposed to glass that is simply dyed and become subject to deviation during the dye process
Tiffen, a leader in the filter industry, proudly makes its filters in the USA and backs up its products with a solid 10-year warranty
Type Digital Essentials Kit
Size 46mm
Grade UV Protector: Not applicable
Circular Polarizer: Not applicable
Neutral Density: 0.6
Filter Factor UV Protector: 0
Circular Polarizer: Between 2.3 and 2.8 (approx. +1.3 stops)
Neutral Density: 2-stops
Multi-Coated Not Applicable
Rotating Only the circular polarizer
Effect UV Protector: Reduces excessive blue; cuts through haze and can improve image clarity; protects front element of lens
Circular Polarizer: Removes reflections and increases color saturation without affecting the overall color balance
Neutral Density: Reduce the amount of light reaching the digital sensor or film plane; to use high speed ISOs in bright light
Application UV Protector: Helpful when photographing mountain and marine scenes, where increased haze threatens to make your photographs indistinct in color and clarity
Circular Polarizer: Nature, travel, outdoor photography
Neutral Density: Nature, travel, outdoor photography
Color Temperature UV Protector: No change
Circular Polarizer: Not applicable
Neutral Density: Not applicable
Construction ColorCore Glass
Front Filter Thread Size 46mm
Front Lens Cap Size 46mm
Tiffen 46mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit
  • 4-Pocket Padded Storage Pouch
  • 10-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Tiffen46mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit
     
    4.7

    (based on 9 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (9)
    • Clear optics (8)
    • Firm mount (6)
    • Strong construction (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Lens protection (9)
      • UV protection (8)
      • Filter protection (5)
      • Color correction (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (5)

      Reviewed by 9 customers

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      4.0

      Filters

      By David

      from Munith Michigan

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Tiffen 46mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

        I use this filter kit with my DJI Phantom 2 Vision, helps protect the camera lens

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Work great, essential

        By P Fulks

        from Orange County, CA

        About Me Semi-pro 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 46mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

          These work great. Most of our video is done around the water, so the polarizer was essential. The UV filter helps and the ND is a nice add-on, but to be honest, I don't use it that often.

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          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great essentials kit

          By homerc67

          from Dallas, TX

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Optics
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Filter Protection
            • Lens Protection
            • UV Protection

            Comments about Tiffen 46mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

            It had everything I needed and a nice pouch to carry the filters in. Always trusted Tiffen filters in front of my lenses. Highly recommended.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Would not be disappointed.

            By Alexandra

            from Calgary, Canada.

            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 46mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

              I bought the kit because i lost somewhere in Florida my polarized filter for Panasonic camera and could not find it on website to buy it again. I ended up buying this kit and was not disappointed. The quality is awesome. I have great pictures made with the filters.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Great kit, great value.

              By skny

              from MA

              About Me Photography Student

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Tiffen 46mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

                Perfect kit for anyone just keeping started with lens filters (like me) Great quality filters, nice case (fits at least 4 I've found) and at this price you get 3 and the case for the price of 2 individually. Whats not to like?

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                5.0

                Nice quality for such low cost

                By Kuteynikov

                from Moscow, Russia

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Optics
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Filter Protection
                  • Lens Protection
                  • UV Protection

                  Comments about Tiffen 46mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

                  It's really very pleasent to get 3 essential filters with case instead to buy them separately, nice quality!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Ideal Accessory For Panasonic GF-1

                  By eatstickyrice

                  from North Carolina

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Color Correction
                    • Lens Protection

                    Comments about Tiffen 46mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

                    I purchased this filter set to use with my Panasonic GF-1 camera. I almost always use Tiffen filters, and really liked the idea of getting three filters for the price of two. I do wish that the filter wallet was three individual cases instead, but that's no biggie.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Excellent starter kit for enthusiast

                    By Michael

                    from Toronto, Ontario

                    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 46mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

                      I use these filters with my Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35. The filters attach easily to the camera lense, and the three-filter set (UV, neutral density, and polarizing) provides a very good place to start. The lens quality seems to be very good, and the cost of the set is significantly less than the comparable filters offered by Panasonic. The set also comes with a case, which is good, but the case seems larger than necessary. The mesh lining makes it easy to see which filter is in which compartment.

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                      4.0

                      Good staff

                      By Timur

                      from Kazakhstan

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Lens Protection
                        • UV Protection

                        Comments about Tiffen 46mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

                        I've bought this set for my FZ35. Very convinient set and quality of pictures is changes positevly.

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