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Tiffen 52mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit

B&H # TIDEFK52 MFR # 52DIGEK3
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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

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 60 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (36)

    • 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 (23)

    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 (12), Semi-pro photographer (7), Pro photographer (4), Tech savvy (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (44)

      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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      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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        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

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                      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

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                        • 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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                              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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                                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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                                  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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                                      • No

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                                      4.0

                                      Love this product

                                      By D.Cox

                                      from Canton, Oh

                                      About Me Casual Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

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

                                        Comments about Tiffen 52mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

                                        So fr I love this product. These filters are far superior to the other brand of filters I had. They come with a nice case to hold your filters and I will alays use these to protect my Voightlander lens.

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