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Tiffen 58mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit

You Pay: $39.90
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 58mm 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 58mm
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 58mm
Front Lens Cap Size 58mm
Tiffen 58mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit
  • 4-Pocket Padded Storage Pouch
  • 10-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Tiffen58mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit
     
    4.6

    (based on 83 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (56)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (25)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (64)
    • Clear optics (60)
    • Firm mount (43)
    • Strong construction (39)
    • Compact (5)

    Cons

    • Poor quality (3)

    Best Uses

    • Lens protection (63)
    • UV protection (61)
    • Color correction (37)
    • Filter protection (36)
    • Image manipulation (25)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (41), Semi-pro photographer (18), Casual photographer (12), Pro photographer (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (60), Yes (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Better Pictures

    I have always heard that filters help your photos look better but was too scared because I didn't know which one(s) to get. This is a great kit for starters like myself. ...Read complete review

    I have always heard that filters help your photos look better but was too scared because I didn't know which one(s) to get. This is a great kit for starters like myself. It has a good assortment of filters without being too advanced. I looked at other filters and was overwhelmed, but this is just right without breaking the budget. The only drawback is I still don't know which one to use at the right time and there is a lot of trial and error. I guess that is why they invented digital cameras, so you can erase and not waste film.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not so sure....

    With my lens, I thought I'd try the Tiffen for a change. Being US made, I figured these would be pretty decent. However, the package price for 3 filters should have been...Read complete review

    With my lens, I thought I'd try the Tiffen for a change. Being US made, I figured these would be pretty decent. However, the package price for 3 filters should have been the giveaway. As a basic camera protection packge it's fine. The polarising filter however is useless compared to my Hoya. Doing a direct comparasion on same angle of light, the Tiffen hardly made a difference at all. Fitting the filters on it also very fiddly as they are thin and the thread not so great. Even fitting the lens cap, it only just hangs on.

    Reviewed by 83 customers

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    5.0

    I can see clearly now.

    By Hampton

    from Dallas

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Image Manipulation
      • Lens Protection
      • UV Protection

      Comments about Tiffen 58mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

      Essential items for any one who owns a camera-still or video! Very handy when shooting outdoors as well.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      filter kit by tiffen

      By Jack

      from Inverness, Florida

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Color Correction
        • Filter Protection
        • Image Manipulation

        Comments about Tiffen 58mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

        It is a Christmas present, but I have used before.It surpasses anything else I have used. Shipping time was fast. Very impressed.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        Tiffen

        By Ezi

        from New York, NY

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Optics

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Tiffen 58mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

          Great filters for good value.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Good for lenses

          By Binod

          from Lomita, CA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Optics
          • Easy To Use
          • Firm Mount

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Tiffen 58mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

              I bought this kit filter with canon 50mm 1.4 lens. I am looking how to use these filters. I haven't find any problems yet.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              I like choices- this gives it to me

              By James Miller

              from Afghanistan US Army

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Optics
              • Easy To Use
              • Firm Mount

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Filter Protection
                • UV Protection

                Comments about Tiffen 58mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

                Different light filters gives me a choice. Use all of them...

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                58mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit by Ti

                By Joe

                from New York

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Tiffen 58mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

                Great kit. Great price.

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                5.0

                Good value, professional grade.

                By kirktoni52

                from Coos Bay

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Threads Cross Easily

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Tiffen 58mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

                The pouch the filters came in is very useful in keeping the filters seperated and there is room for more filters. The filters are heavier and built better than cheaper brands. The threads are a little rough and easy to cross thread. Overall I'm very happy with them and would buy them again.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Nice Filters for Great Price

                By Hunter

                from Blacksburg, VA

                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 58mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

                  Wanted to get a basic set of filters to use with film. Nice to reduce glare and reduce stops of light, and who would enjoy having a filter to protect the front of their nicer lenses.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Filter Starter Kit

                  By HavenPaul

                  from Grand Chute, WI

                  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 58mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

                    I really like how easy these Tiffen Filters are to use. Especially in bright sunlight, they help make my shots so much better. I like how quickly and easily they are attatched and removed.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Very Essential.

                    By 2RCHA

                    from Innisfil, Ontario.

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Color Correction
                      • Filter Protection
                      • Image Manipulation
                      • Lens Protection
                      • UV Protection
                      • Water Shot's

                      Comments about Tiffen 58mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

                      Excellent Product, and yes, It is essential, that is, if you want terrific photo's, Really brings out the potential of your gear, I especially love the polarizer for taking outdoor, lakeside, and wildlife scenery. This is a must have for your bag.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      4.0

                      nice filter kit

                      By Dave

                      from Long Island, NY

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Tiffen 58mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

                            I always like to have a UV filter to protect my lens and decided to try this set. It's a good introduction into filters.

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                            5.0

                            Very Nice

                            By Media Specialist

                            from Binghamton, NY

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Clear Optics
                            • Firm Mount

                            Cons

                            • None yet

                            Best Uses

                            • Filter Protection
                            • Lens Protection
                            • UV Protection

                            Comments about Tiffen 58mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

                            works well

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Its says "Essentials" for a reason.

                            By Dstorm

                            from Joplin, MO

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Clear Optics
                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Tiffen 58mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

                              This was a suggested item with my Canon 28 1.8 purchase, and I'm glad it was. I wish it came with a graduated ND filter (thus 4 stars instead of 5), but that's just me being picky.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              4.0

                              Great for starter/enthusiast photog

                              By JacyG

                              from Toronto, Canada

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Image Manipulation

                                Comments about Tiffen 58mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

                                Handy pouch with room for other filters. Comes with your basic starter/Enthusiast filters. Great results for a reasonable price.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Replacement

                                By Grandma

                                from Tucson, Az.

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Firm Mount
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

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

                                  Comments about Tiffen 58mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

                                  You cannot go wrong with this product. Packaging and case is worth very penny. Plus, you will want to USE each len filter more...
                                  Highly recommended

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Excellent Value and Quality

                                  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 58mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

                                    Great value when getting a set of filters for a new lens.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    I would buy this product again and again

                                    By franco9102

                                    from Florida, Miami

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Clear Optics
                                    • Easy To Use

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Filter Protection
                                      • Lens Protection
                                      • UV Protection

                                      Comments about Tiffen 58mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

                                      Perfect product, only i think that is very expenssive...but is a good product

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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                                      4.0

                                      Nice Filters

                                      By Akora

                                      from Colorado Springs, CO

                                      About Me Casual Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Clear Optics
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Strong Construction

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

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

                                        Comments about Tiffen 58mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

                                        Use these filters on a Canon Rebel 3i.
                                        We leave the UV filter on the lens all the time to protect the lens surface.

                                        The polarizer and neutral density filter work as advertised and make for better pics.

                                        PROS
                                        - Nice value/price for 3 filters
                                        - We like the Tiffen Brand

                                        CONS
                                        - a little tricky to screw on at times
                                        - Wish it came with individual filter cases, instead of the big bulky 4 pack filter case.

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Excellent Value

                                        By droman01

                                        from Dearborn Heights, Michigan

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Strong Construction

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Color Correction
                                          • Filter Protection
                                          • UV Protection

                                          Comments about Tiffen 58mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

                                          Used this Filter Kit for my Nikon D90.
                                          Excellent value for the Product. Tiffen Filters at Top Quality.

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                                          • No

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                                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Good starter kit

                                          By Ellen

                                          from Washington, DC

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Use

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Tiffen 58mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

                                              I was looking for a starter kit that contained polarizing and neutral density filters. I had never used filters before, and wanted to get my feet wet before I spent a lot of money. My first trip out I get some great shots, particularly when stacking the filters. I would recommend this set for anyone beginning with filters. It comes with a handy case, too, as well as a UV filter. There was no better deal out there that I could find.

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                                              • No

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