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Tiffen 52mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit

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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
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The Tiffen 52mm 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 52mm
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 52mm
Front Lens Cap Size 52mm
Tiffen 52mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit
  • 4-Pocket Padded Storage Pouch
  • 10-Year Warranty
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    Tiffen52mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit
     
    4.5

    (based on 61 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (37)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (20)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Clear optics (34)
    • Strong construction (33)
    • Firm mount (28)
    • Easily mounted (24)
    • Easy to use (24)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Lens protection (39)
      • UV protection (36)
      • Color correction (21)
      • Image manipulation (12)
      • Filter protection (10)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (23), Casual photographer (13), Semi-pro photographer (7), Pro photographer (4), Tech savvy (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (45)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      quality filters that cut haze well.

      protects my new lens and gives a new prespective to my pictures by eliminating haze giving the picture a more natural look, with blue skys and greener greens. I am very happy with my...Read complete review

      protects my new lens and gives a new prespective to my pictures by eliminating haze giving the picture a more natural look, with blue skys and greener greens. I am very happy with my Tiffen filters they also come with a nice nylon case to protect my purchase. Will definately shop B&H in the future

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Disappointed with the Circular Polarizer

      The UV and ND filters in this kit are great, and I would have given this 5 stars if it wasn't for the Circular Polarizer. For one, it is very dark compared to...Read complete review

      The UV and ND filters in this kit are great, and I would have given this 5 stars if it wasn't for the Circular Polarizer. For one, it is very dark compared to my other CPL filters, which makes using it a bit of a hassle. Second, once you get it on it is nearly impossible to get off since there is very little to grab onto without spinning the polarized part of the lens. I did not have it on very tight at first, and while I was using it the filter fell off of my lens so I put it on a little tighter. It was a pain to get off.

      Overall I would not recommend this kit, however I would recommend the Neutral density and UV filters individually. They are very durable and well built.

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      5.0

      Hazed and confused

      By G-Man

      from Austin, TX.

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Good Audio Quality
      • Good Video Quality
      • Great Picture Quality
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Tiffen 52mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

        I am not a professional so of course I was a bit confused about why a lot of my daytime/ full sun pictures were hazy and colors were not vivid. Well, after purchasing these filters from B&H, no more has and the colors are explosive. still not a pro, but I am one step closer. Great product, great price, speedy delivery.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Very Good Value

        By Family photog

        from Belleview,FL

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Great Picture Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about Tiffen 52mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

          Very useful set of beginner filters. Will be used continually for learning photographic techniques.

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          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Excellent quality filter set, low price

          By Dave

          from New York

          Comments about Tiffen 52mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

          The Tiffen 52mm Essentials Kit contains three filters useful for any beginning photographer with a new kit lens such as Nikon's 18-55mm or the fast and sharp 35mm prime. But the 52mm filter thread size will fit many more lenses, including most of Nikon's f/1.8 lineup, the awesome 24mm f/2.8, many of the older AI-s manual focus lenses, and even some of the super telephotos use 52mm drop-in filters--so these filters are versatile and an important set for most photographed to have in their bag.

          The quality of Tiffen's glass is quite good, especially for the low price. Individual filters for specialized needs such as those made by Hoya and B+W may be better if you are looking for exceptional glass, but for those who need solid filters for low price this is the kit to buy. The UV filter does not degrade image quality and while its benefits in clearing UV haze may not be immediately apparent without pixel peeping it still serves as a front of protection for your lens's front element. The ND filter is only a two-stop filter and, while this may help slow your shutter speeds slow enough toward the end of the day to expose the still light sky without blowing out highlights while still giving you control over effects like movement, it's generally not enough for my uses--a six-stop would be better for my uses. The circular polarizer is tricky to learn--your position in relation to the sun is essential (and this filter really works best outside in relation to sunlight)--but with some effort can really add some depth to your sky's and colors. If I could have one more filter, I think a graduated neutral density with gray at two stops would be perfect for this kit--perhaps even replacing the ND already included.

          But all in all this is a great set, especially for the price and if you are just getting started with using filters in your photography.

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          5.0

          Great budget filter kit.

          By Ryancz

          from Atlanta

          Comments about Tiffen 52mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

          Very useful filters. Great as a first time filter kit.

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          5.0

          Filters

          By Aviate310

          from Foley, MO

          Comments about Tiffen 52mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

          great filters. Fit like a glove and the CPL does wonders in the bright winter sky. Once again, very happy with B&H products and service. Thank you!

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          5.0

          Great kit.

          By Zippy

          from Charleston, SC

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Great Picture Quality
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Tiffen 52mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

              This is a great kit to get you the basic filters that most people use. I like the case that it comes in and it has room to store one more filter. Overall this is a great starter kit.

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              • Yes

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              5.0

              Perfect starter kit

              By MikeGIdaho

              from Boise, ID

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Color Correction
                • Lens Protection
                • UV Protection

                Comments about Tiffen 52mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

                Great kit for someone who wants to purchase their first set of filters at a great price. Nice padded case comes included and has room for more filters for the future. I've had this kit for a couple of weeks now and have only really used the polarized filter, but I will say that it seems as though the quality of these lenses is great. Getting back into photography on a budget so this is the perfect choice for me. Didn't want to pay big money for filters that I will use on my "kit lenses" that came with my Nikon D3300.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Good - not perfect filter kit.

                By amarettotort

                from Northern Colorado

                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 Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

                  Convenient way to buy filters. No complaints about the quality, however, it would be nice to have the UV protector kit replaced by the UV Haze 1 filter.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great product

                  By JJ

                  from Interlochen, Mi

                  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 Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

                    Love the quality of the filters. Has really enhanced my photography as a beginner.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    52mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit by Ti

                    By Joe

                    from New York

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Tiffen 52mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

                    Great kit and very cost effective. It has greatly improved my shots

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                    5.0

                    Awesome Filter Kit - good mix

                    By Bell Ringer

                    from Virginia beach, va

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Tiffen 52mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

                      Filter kit provides all the essential filters for the basic functionality. Completes the novice requirements to enjoy outdoor photography at a good price.

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                      • Yes

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                      4.0

                      Great Set to Start With

                      By Edzhead

                      from Sea Isle City, NJ

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Extended Depth Of Field
                        • Lens Protection
                        • Long Exposures
                        • Strong Sun Beach Snow

                        Comments about Tiffen 52mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

                        I hadn't used filters before and found this set to be a great way to get started. I used them at the beach to extend dawn a little longer and got some amazing long exposure shots of the incoming tide over a jetty. The UV filter helped my strong sun shots of the beach and the seabirds. The quality is very nice and the come with a great case with room for addition filters. I like how when I open the case the pockets are up and no filters drop out.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        52mm Filter KIt

                        By Tomster

                        from Springdale Ar

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        See all my reviews

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Tiffen 52mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

                          I think it is great works as stated brings out the color in photos

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          quality filters that cut haze well.

                          By Tuka Bear

                          from Susanville Ca. NE California

                          About Me Photography Student

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Clear Optics
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Protect The Lens

                          Cons

                          • none so far

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Tiffen 52mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

                          protects my new lens and gives a new prespective to my pictures by eliminating haze giving the picture a more natural look, with blue skys and greener greens. I am very happy with my Tiffen filters they also come with a nice nylon case to protect my purchase. Will definately shop B&H in the future

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Great Value

                          By PeterS

                          from Halifax, NS

                          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 Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

                            Great value for a set of filters

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                            • No

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                            3.0

                            nice kit

                            By dwhalen22

                            from pittsburgh

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Clear Optics
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Tiffen 52mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

                              This is a nice beginner kit to experiment with and protect your lens.

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              expensive but good

                              By greg

                              from westchester ny

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Clear Optics
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Lens Protection
                                • Reduce glarereflections
                                • UV Protection

                                Comments about Tiffen 52mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

                                I put one filter on to protect the lens. They come in a handy pouch, which I've already tucked into the camera back (I stuck a pack of lens cleaners in the empty spot). The polarizing filter is easy to rotate and works great.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Good Value

                                By Surf Photographer/Videographer

                                from Wilmington, NC

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Clear Optics
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Firm Mount

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Filter Protection
                                  • Lens Protection
                                  • UV Protection

                                  Comments about Tiffen 52mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

                                  useful and decent quality. Good value for the 3 piece.

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                                  • No

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                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Good Value

                                  By Don B

                                  from Gilbert, AZ

                                  About Me Casual Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Clear Optics
                                  • Firm Mount

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Color Correction
                                    • Lens Protection
                                    • UV Protection

                                    Comments about Tiffen 52mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

                                    I felt the price was good for the 3 filters and the case. They do a good job of protecting my lense and I have enjoyed the color punch the polarizer filter gives me

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                                    • No

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                                    4.0

                                    good buy for your money

                                    By Jeremy

                                    from Bossier City, LA

                                    About Me Casual Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Firm Mount
                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Tiffen 52mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

                                        only have been out shooting with them twice so far but can definitely tell a difference. good weight makes them feel sturdy

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