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Tiffen 49mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit

You Pay: $48.50
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 49mm 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 49mm
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 49mm
Front Lens Cap Size 49mm
Tiffen 49mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit
  • 4-Pocket Padded Storage Pouch
  • 10-Year Warranty
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    Tiffen49mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit
     
    4.3

    (based on 7 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

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    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (5)
    • Clear optics (4)
    • Strong construction (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • UV protection (5)
      • Filter protection (3)
      • Lens protection (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (3), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (6)

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      5.0

      Nice kit.

      By Duality

      from Hudson Valley New York

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Filter Protection
          • UV Protection

          Comments about Tiffen 49mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

          Great kit for long exposures or video work.

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          • No

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          3.0

          Just OK

          By Grampycohen

          from The Jersey Shore

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Just average

          Best Uses

          • Color Correction
          • UV Protection

          Comments about Tiffen 49mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

          Average quality.....nothing to write home about. Ok for the price.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Excellent Equipment to Have

          By Cactii

          from Phoenix, AZ

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Optics
          • Easy To Use
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Tiffen 49mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

            Great filters for helping out in difficult lighting situations. The sun where I am is very strong and with few cloudy days. For me these filters are essential to get real life, vibrant color in my outdoor pictures.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Essential filters

            By Liz

            from St Louis, MO

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Lens Protection
              • UV Protection

              Comments about Tiffen 49mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

              I consider these essential filters to have for any lens.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Good Kit

              By Bob from Buffalo

              from Boston, MA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Image Manipulation

                Comments about Tiffen 49mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

                Tiffen makes really high quality stuff, and their ND filters are essential gear for any HDSLR shooter.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Nice little starter set

                By jac

                from Cape Dorset, Nunavut Territory, Canada

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Optics
                • Easy To Use
                • Handy case

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Filter Protection
                • Image Manipulation
                • Lens Protection
                • UV Protection

                Comments about Tiffen 49mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

                I have other filters but thought I'd try these. Compact, easy to access and good optics. Three basic little filters to which I added my 81A warming. Good enough for most general situations in landscape which i shoot most of the time.

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                4.0

                surprise find

                By kmr

                from CA

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good selection

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscapes

                  Comments about Tiffen 49mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

                  I was actually looking for filters for another lens when this popped up as a suggestion. Two of the three filters I was looking for were included in the set, so I chose to purchase it. Never having used the third type (N.D.) before, I was pleased that it fit another lens which it is better suited for. Really evens out contrast in extreme opposite coloring during landscape shooting.

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