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Tiffen 49mm UV Protector Filter

B&H # TIUVP49 Mfr # 49UVP
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Product Highlights
  • Helps to Absorb Ultraviolet Light
  • Reduces Bluish Cast of Daylight
  • General Protective Filter
  • ColorCore Technology

The Tiffen 49mm UV Protector Filter is a general use, clear filter that helps to absorb ultraviolet light and reduce the bluish cast of daylight. This filter is especially useful when photographing at high altitudes or around bodies of water. No additional coloration or contrast is provided, allowing you to pair this filter with others.

The UV filter is also useful as a general protective filter to leave on lenses at all times. Filters help to reduce dust and moisture from reaching your lens element and provide additional protection in case of drops or situations where scratching could occur.

Tiffen filters are made using ColorCore technology; a process that involves laminating the filter substrate between 2 pieces of optical glass, grinding flat to a tolerance of 1/10,000th of an inch, then mounting to precision metal rings.

Absorbs some ultraviolet light and reduces bluish cast of daylight.
Clear filter provides no additional coloration or contrast, allowing you to pair this filter with others.
General protection filter reduces dust, moisture, and scratches from reaching lens elements.
Type UV/protection
Size 49 mm
Grade UV
Filter Factor 0
Effect Absorbs UV rays and reduces bluish cast from daylight
Construction ColorCore technology
Front Filter Thread Size 49 mm
Front Lens Cap Size 49 mm
Tiffen 49mm UV Protector Filter
  • 10-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Tiffen49mm UV Protector Filter
     
    4.4

    (based on 65 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (42)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (14)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (52)
    • Clear optics (41)
    • Firm mount (40)
    • Strong construction (26)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Lens protection (47)
      • UV protection (33)
      • Filter protection (12)
      • Color correction (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (28), Casual photographer (16), Semi-pro photographer (10), Pro photographer (6)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (53), Yes (5)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Excellent sacraficial filter

      This filter was purchased to protect a SLR lens and did it's job perfectly after less than 2 weeks. My daughter had her camera equipped with this filter on the edge of the kitchen...Read complete review

      This filter was purchased to protect a SLR lens and did it's job perfectly after less than 2 weeks. My daughter had her camera equipped with this filter on the edge of the kitchen table. It slipped off and she grabbed the camera strap, but the camera swung down and hit the corner of her chair lens first. The filter broke, but the lens was completely unharmed. I ordered a replacement the same day. Excellent cheap lens insurance.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Subpar, to say the least.

      I found that this protector, and the 52mm one I bought at the same time, were not very well sealed at all. The glass rattles around inside the ring and dust enters freely. ...Read complete review

      I found that this protector, and the 52mm one I bought at the same time, were not very well sealed at all. The glass rattles around inside the ring and dust enters freely. And when I say "rattles around" I really mean it, it's like I've got a bell stuck on my collar to warn away the pigeons. Of course, for [$], I wasn't expecting perfection, but this is pretty shoddy. Optically, it's prone to flare and ghosting.For what I use this for--protecting the front element of a 30 year old lens worth that I only use occasionally from hard knocks--this is acceptable, but for anything more than that, bite the bullet and go with a nice B+W MRC UV filter.

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      3.0

      Good protection but lots of reflections

      By Superian

      from Los Angeles, CA

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Optics
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Inconsistent Effect

      Best Uses

      • Lens Protection
      • UV Protection

      Comments about Tiffen 49mm UV Protector Filter:

      Good for:
      -Fits on my SEL35f18 Sony E Mount Lens
      -Protecting lens from dust and grime

      Not good for:
      -Lots of reflections and ghosting, especially annoying when shooting in low light, you get what you pay for

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      • No

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      5.0

      basic accessory for protecting the lens

      By Jon

      from Philadelphia, PA

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Optics
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Tiffen 49mm UV Protector Filter:

          I keep this filter on all the time to keep my lens protected from dust, scratches, and finger prints

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Protection at the cost of a latte

          By RCVA Photo

          from VA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Cheap
          • Clear Optics
          • Easy To Use
          • Proctection
          • Protection

          Cons

          • Wasnt Free

          Best Uses

          • Lens Protection

          Comments about Tiffen 49mm UV Protector Filter:

          I hate filters - I only bought this to keep my x100s' front element clean during a trip so I could leave the cap off. Could possibly save your lens or entire camera in my case. Under normal circumstances when I have a bag or something else I would never use it. People complain about flare, blah blah - I like it and often shoot into the sun to get it on purpose. Which, of course is NOT the filter or the cameras fault.
          IQ not effected during outdoor shooting and seems fine to me for huge price tag.

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          • No

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          5.0

          uv filter

          By ATL Media

          from atlanta

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • UV Protection

            Comments about Tiffen 49mm UV Protector Filter:

            great 4 the price

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Good filter

            By Fa2be

            from Little rock, ar

            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 49mm UV Protector Filter:

              There's just no reason to buy an expensive UV filter when great products like this are available. It's well constructed, with good quality glass.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Effective lens protection

              By AKJeeper

              from Kodiak, AK

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Optics
              • Firm Mount

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Lens Protection
                • UV Protection

                Comments about Tiffen 49mm UV Protector Filter:

                I like to use these UV filters on my lenses when I take my camera out into potentially hazardous environments. Some might say that adding another layer of glass to a lens could affect image quality - I have yet to see any degradation in any of the images I shot with this UV filter on my lens. I believe only "pixel peepers" would notice a big difference. If IQ is such a concern, remove the filter before taking a shot. It's cheap insurance. I learned the hard way after ruining an expensive lens when an unexpected gust of wind kicked up some debris and effectively sandblasted my lens. Don't let this happen to you!

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                • No

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                3.0

                Gets the job done

                By ConBon

                from Nashville,TN

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Tiffen 49mm UV Protector Filter:

                No frills. Filter edge took a hit the other day and no harm done.

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                5.0

                Filter that... you now... filters stuff

                By nikolasvm

                from São Paulo, SP - Brazil

                About Me Pro Photographer

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Gets Greasy

                Best Uses

                • Lens Protection
                • UV Protection

                Comments about Tiffen 49mm UV Protector Filter:

                4.5 stars, actually. Not 5 because it could get greasy a little less fast than it does and sometimes it gets the lens cover stuck if you don't close it carefully. However, for it's price, it's about perfect.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                2.0

                The quality of glass is poor

                By Marco

                from Italy

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Price

                Cons

                • Scratch On The Edge
                • Weak Construction

                Best Uses

                • Lens Protection

                Comments about Tiffen 49mm UV Protector Filter:

                The quality of glass is poor, is possible to see the sharp edge between the lock system
                I bought two lenses but one of these has a scratch on the edge

                I suggest to buy something more expensive it is check the quality of glass it before you go to pay

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                • No

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                4.0

                fine utilitarian filter

                By kingsley

                from PA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Firm Mount

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Lens Protection

                  Comments about Tiffen 49mm UV Protector Filter:

                  good protective filter good price

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  fine utilitarian filter

                  By kingsley

                  from PA

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Firm Mount

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Lens Protection

                    Comments about Tiffen 49mm UV Protector Filter:

                    fine protector filter -- good price.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    great inexpensive filter

                    By pete339

                    from Western Ma

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Optics
                    • Firm Mount

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Lens Protection

                      Comments about Tiffen 49mm UV Protector Filter:

                      Bought it to go on my new 50-200mm. works as it should - doesn't change the quality of your photos and keeps the investment made on your lens as it should.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great filter

                      By Shanna

                      from Queens, New York

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Filter Protection

                        Comments about Tiffen 49mm UV Protector Filter:

                        Purchased to protect my Sony Nex lenses. Easy to screw on to the lens and I have found no issues.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        easy to put on

                        By tap

                        from Missouri

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Tiffen 49mm UV Protector Filter:

                            I am glad to have purchased this to protect my video camera.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Dependable Insurance Policy

                            By Bajora

                            from Petaluma, CA

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Clear Optics
                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • UV Protection

                              Comments about Tiffen 49mm UV Protector Filter:

                              This small, inexpensive piece of glass not only filters UV but also protects the typically much more costly piece of glass (AKA lense) that it is attached to. They do their job well and are just too inexpensive to NOT purchase.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Seems perfect.

                              By Greg from Denver

                              from Denver, Colorado

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Lens Protection

                                Comments about Tiffen 49mm UV Protector Filter:

                                I see no distortion whatsoever. Why pay more?

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Fills Need

                                By Mom on the Go

                                from Denver, CO

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Firm Mount

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Lens Protection

                                  Comments about Tiffen 49mm UV Protector Filter:

                                  This Protective Filter keeps the camera safe, espicially my smaller Sony which I sometimes just throw into my purse. These smaller cameras are great for being light and completely portable... but, as a user I need a protective filter to prevent damage.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Just protection

                                  By Al

                                  from Miami, Fl

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Clear Optics
                                  • Easy To Use

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Filter Protection

                                    Comments about Tiffen 49mm UV Protector Filter:

                                    Usually I do not use filters for protection but my current lens does not have a shade. The RX-1 shades are still back ordered, this filter is doing just fine till I have my shade.
                                    al

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Great quality filter

                                    By Mike

                                    from Edison, NJ

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Lens Protection
                                      • UV Protection

                                      Comments about Tiffen 49mm UV Protector Filter:

                                      I've puchased Tiffen filters for many years. I've used them on medium format, 35mm and my digital cameras and have always found them to be clear and high quality. I have tries other bargain brands glass before and only had to replace them due to hazzy or distorted glass.

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                                      • No

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                                      4.0

                                      necessary protection camera lens

                                      By steve

                                      from nyc

                                      About Me Casual Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Clear Optics
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Firm Mount

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Filter Protection
                                        • Lens Protection
                                        • UV Protection

                                        Comments about Tiffen 49mm UV Protector Filter:

                                        protection that is necessaryb

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                                        • Yes

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