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Tiffen 77mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit

B&H # TIDEFK77 Mfr # 77DIGEK3
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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 77mm 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 77mm
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 77mm
Front Lens Cap Size 77mm
Tiffen 77mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit
  • 4-Pocket Padded Storage Pouch
  • 10-Year Warranty
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    Tiffen77mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit
     
    4.5

    (based on 122 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (74)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (40)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Clear optics (95)
    • Easily mounted (89)
    • Firm mount (63)
    • Consistent effect (61)
    • Strong construction (54)

    Cons

    • Cross-threads easily (7)
    • Weak effect (4)

    Best Uses

    • Lens protection (100)
    • UV protection (90)
    • Image manipulation (51)
    • Color correction (41)
    • Artwork (13)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (50), Semi-pro photographer (32), Pro photographer (20), Casual photographer (12), Photography student (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (88), Yes (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Nice Filter Kit

    Got this kit to protect the objective on my 24-70 2.8L lens.

    The polarizing filter has a very smooth rotating action and is well made.

    The UV filter...Read complete review

    Got this kit to protect the objective on my 24-70 2.8L lens.

    The polarizing filter has a very smooth rotating action and is well made.

    The UV filter had what appeared to be a very small 'burr' on the threads which made getting the filter on the lens slightly difficult. After gently working the filter on and off the lens a few times, it now goes on nicely.

    Haven't had the opportunity to use the neutral-density filter since it's pretty much winter in Alaska now, and rather dark (a natural 4 month neutral density filter up here...)

    Probably like most filters, if I attach the polarizing filter to the UV filter it can be a chore to subsequently remove the polarizing filter (the threads are so fine, that the filters want to 'stick' together).

    A filter wrench might be useful, though I've found that a medium-sized plastic jar-lid-opener works well to get the filters loosened from each other.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Works

    Just recently been trying them out. The UV works for protecting the lens as expected. The polarizer is weaker than other polarizers I have in different sizes and costs. Haven't had the chance...Read complete review

    Just recently been trying them out. The UV works for protecting the lens as expected. The polarizer is weaker than other polarizers I have in different sizes and costs. Haven't had the chance to try the neutral density filter yet, but I wish it were a 3-stopper rather than 2-stops.

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    5.0

    No more worrying.

    By Elcolibri

    from Hagerstown, Maryland

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Optics
    • Easily Mounted
    • Firm Mount
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Tiffen 77mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

      I reviewed many articles about lens filters, pros and cons. Most recommended using a lens filter to protect the front lens element, but deciding the brand was another concern. After careful consideration, I purchased the Tiffen kit and I must say, the quality is much better than expected. Great price, excellent quality.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Top Quality

      By pablogrollan

      from Madrid, Spain

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Tiffen 77mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

          I don't think you'll find a noticeable quality improvement buying more expensive filters. These are as good as it gets in spite if their affordable price and their equivalent in other brands is way more expensive.

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          • No

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          5.0

          A Must Have!

          By Chickadee

          from Virginia

          Comments about Tiffen 77mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

          Always love Tiffen filters. They are great and a must have! Excellent quality!!!

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          5.0

          Truely Essential Purchase for 80-400

          By David www.dlmills.smugmug.com

          from Utah

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Optics

          Cons

          • Prefer Items In Hard Case

          Best Uses

          • Lens Protection
          • UV Protection
          • Winter Shooting

          Comments about Tiffen 77mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

          Provides a good selection of protective filters for your 80-400.

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          • No

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          5.0

          good value

          By inga

          from houston, tx

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Optics
          • Consistent Effect

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Color Correction
            • Lens Protection
            • UV Protection

            Comments about Tiffen 77mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

            good value, but if you use multiple 77MM lenses, be sure to purchase two kits.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Tiffen touch

            By Ralphlovesid

            from Bronx NY

            Comments about Tiffen 77mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

            Great allaround lens kit

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            5.0

            great for the $$

            By Jordan

            from Port Alberni, B.C. Canada

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Optics
            • Easily Mounted
            • Firm Mount
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Lens Protection
              • UV Protection

              Comments about Tiffen 77mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

              item is as described, works well, very light

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Work great for what they are

              By Nate Dog

              from Hurst, TX

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Optics
              • Consistent Effect
              • Easily Mounted
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Controlling Light
                • UV Protection

                Comments about Tiffen 77mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

                Tiffen makes a solid product. Very well built, and fits the lenses smoothly. Not a large investment considering the options they will afford you in the field.

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                • No

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                5.0

                A must have for any photographer.

                By B Mac

                from Springfield Illinois.

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Optics
                • Consistent Effect
                • Easily Mounted
                • Firm Mount
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Color Correction
                • Lens Protection
                • UV Protection

                Comments about Tiffen 77mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

                Great item.

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                • No

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                5.0

                The best colors out of Filter Kit

                By German S

                from San Rafael, CA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Optics
                • Consistent Effect
                • Easily Mounted

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Color Correction
                  • UV Protection

                  Comments about Tiffen 77mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

                  I am very happy to found this product in B&H, it work perfect.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Reasonably priced with storage pouch

                  By Canon Fodder

                  from Wichita Falls, TX

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Optics
                  • Consistent Effect
                  • Easily Mounted

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Color Correction
                    • Lens Protection
                    • UV Protection

                    Comments about Tiffen 77mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

                    UV is always great insurance for outer lens element and the CP enhances the sky while controlling glare. The ND expands depth-of-field control when working with bright scenes. Overall well balanced package for my Tokina 11-16.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great kit especially for the price

                    By Pilot man

                    from Midway Utah

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Optics
                    • Easily Mounted

                    Cons

                    • None So Far

                    Best Uses

                    • Color Correction
                    • Lens Protection
                    • UV Protection

                    Comments about Tiffen 77mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

                    The 3 filters come in a soft carry pouch that stores easily.
                    Haven't had a chance to fully test them out but initially they are a great fit. The fall colors are coming.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    essential 77mm kit

                    By rad51082

                    from Ottawa, ON

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Optics
                    • Consistent Effect
                    • Easily Mounted
                    • Firm Mount
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Image Manipulation
                      • Lens Protection
                      • UV Protection

                      Comments about Tiffen 77mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

                      Great price, great package, 3 different filters for 3 different uses, a must have in any camera bag.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      77mm Digital Essentials Filter KitTiffen

                      By Roy

                      from Anchorage Alaska

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Optics
                      • Consistent Effect
                      • Easily Mounted
                      • Firm Mount

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Color Correction
                        • Lens Protection
                        • UV Protection

                        Comments about Tiffen 77mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

                        Good protection for my 18-300 Nikon lens, arrived on time with lens. thanks

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                        • No

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                        3.0

                        OK

                        By Jumar

                        from Atlanta, GA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easily Mounted

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Image Manipulation
                          • Lens Protection

                          Comments about Tiffen 77mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

                          I have replaced these with B+W filters. These filters tend to accumulate dust and are not especially easy to clean.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          A must have for any serious camera adict

                          By Gabe the proffesor

                          from Simi Valley

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Clear Optics
                          • Consistent Effect
                          • Easily Mounted
                          • Firm Mount

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about Tiffen 77mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

                            It makes a huge difference using an ND or UV filter for the composition of the shot. Now I don't see how I could not have used the filters before.
                            For the price it is a very good investment.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Xmas gift

                            By Photo1

                            from Los Angeles

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Tiffen 77mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

                                  This was given as a gift and was well received. Delivered as promise in time for Christmas.

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                                  • Yes

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                                  4.0

                                  Nice

                                  By Badz

                                  from Toronto

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easily Mounted

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Lens Protection
                                    • UV Protection

                                    Comments about Tiffen 77mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

                                    i use it mainly to protect my lens. so far so good. the polarizing filter does its job well. i haven't tried the neutral density filter yet so i can't really say anything about that...

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Great buy for beginners

                                    By Pablo

                                    from Montreal, QC

                                    About Me Casual Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Clear Optics
                                    • Easily Mounted

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Lens Protection

                                      Comments about Tiffen 77mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

                                      I use this kit with my Sigma 17-50mm 2.8 (Nikon). A must for every beginner that enjoys landscape / outdoors photography.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Good value

                                      By Don

                                      from Gilbert , az

                                      About Me Casual Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Clear Optics
                                      • Consistent Effect
                                      • Easily Mounted
                                      • Firm Mount

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Lens Protection
                                        • UV Protection

                                        Comments about Tiffen 77mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit:

                                        I liked this kit and the three types of filters that came with it. They are nice filters and I would recommend them.

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                                        • No

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