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Tiffen 55mm UV Protector Filter

B&H # TIUVP55 Mfr # 55UVP
You Pay: $5.75
Product Highlights
  • Helps to Absorb Ultraviolet Light
  • Reduces Bluish Cast of Daylight
  • General Protective Filter
  • ColorCore Technology

The Tiffen 55mm 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 55 mm
Grade UV
Filter Factor 0
Effect Absorbs UV rays and reduces bluish cast from daylight
Construction ColorCore technology
Front Filter Thread Size 55 mm
Front Lens Cap Size 55 mm
Tiffen 55mm UV Protector Filter
  • 10-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Tiffen55mm UV Protector Filter
     
    4.7

    (based on 49 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (39)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (35)
    • Clear optics (34)
    • Firm mount (33)
    • Strong construction (33)
    • Consistent effect (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Lens protection (39)
      • UV protection (31)
      • Filter protection (11)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (17), Semi-pro photographer (12), Casual photographer (7), Enthusiast (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (28)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great UV Filter

      Amazing filter for the price, not the best UV filter out there, but for my skill level i couldnt notice any difference from images between with filter and without filter.
      I use it...Read complete review

      Amazing filter for the price, not the best UV filter out there, but for my skill level i couldnt notice any difference from images between with filter and without filter.
      I use it mainly for protection, since i dont go to high altitudes to properly test this.
      Overall, nice price for such quality, because cheap filters can ruin your images.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Good protection, decent price

      The classic protection filter - cuts the haze, protects the lens. I put this kind of filter on every lens I own. The Tiffen filters seem a little wobbly when I go to...Read complete review

      The classic protection filter - cuts the haze, protects the lens. I put this kind of filter on every lens I own. The Tiffen filters seem a little wobbly when I go to clean them, but they are just fine on the lens. Good buy.

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      5.0

      Perfect for Lens protection

      By Tim B

      from Queens,NY

      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 55mm UV Protector Filter:

        I use UV filters to protect my expensive lens purchases. They are inexpensive, and on more than one occasion they have stopped serious damages to one or more of my pricey lenses. I found no flaws with these inexpensive UV filters.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Good product

        By Sue

        from California

        Comments about Tiffen 55mm UV Protector Filter:

        I bought it from NY. I was searching for it long time. its serving its purpose well.

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        5.0

        Cheap Insurance

        By Steve E

        from Cape Coral, Fl

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Lens Protection
          • UV Protection

          Comments about Tiffen 55mm UV Protector Filter:

          Call me old fashion, but I'd rather scratch a UV filter than the front of a $500 lens on my DSLR or any of my lens' on my 35year old SLR.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Buy this Filter!

          By Tom the Soccer Picture Dad

          from Greensboro, NC

          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 55mm UV Protector Filter:

            Solid buy and performs flawlessly, just the way it is supposed to! Comes in great packaging that can be used as durable storage, threads on perfectly, and makes for beautiful, sharp, crisp shots without the graininess created by UV! As always, another great product by Tiffen!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Very useful

            By Grace

            from Argentina

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Lens Protection

              Comments about Tiffen 55mm UV Protector Filter:

              Excellent, very useful, important to protect the lens, and easy to put in the camera

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Worth it!

              By Christy

              from Maryland

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Lens Protection
                • UV Protection

                Comments about Tiffen 55mm UV Protector Filter:

                I use these filters on many of my lenses; an inexpensive way to protect expensive glass!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Good quality

                By Zero

                from Santa Maria, Ca

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Filter Protection
                  • Lens Protection

                  Comments about Tiffen 55mm UV Protector Filter:

                  Fits perfectly, good quality glass.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Tiffen UV FIlter (55mm)

                  By MC Maire

                  from Brooklyn

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Optics
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Firm Mount

                  Cons

                  • Haven't Encountered Any

                  Best Uses

                  • UV Protection

                  Comments about Tiffen 55mm UV Protector Filter:

                  Works seamlessly and invisibly, like all good filters should. Really happy with the optical quality. And the price.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  great product , great price

                  By Dibit

                  from Lake Suzy , Florida

                  About Me Photography Student

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Lens Protection
                  • UV Protection

                  Comments about Tiffen 55mm UV Protector Filter:

                  No better way to protect your lens .

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Good Product, Good Price

                  By New to Cameras

                  from Detroit, MI

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Lens Protection

                    Comments about Tiffen 55mm UV Protector Filter:

                    Easy to install. Reasonably priced. Meets needs and expectations.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    SO FAR SO GOOD

                    By just say cheese

                    from Las Cruces, NM

                    About Me Semi-pro 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 55mm UV Protector Filter:

                      Fits my camera well and protects the lens.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Solid filter, good for lens protection

                      By becca

                      from carolina beach, nc

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Optics
                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Lens Protection
                        • UV Protection

                        Comments about Tiffen 55mm UV Protector Filter:

                        I bought this filter primarily to protect my lens. It came at a great price for such a simple purpose. I live near the beach though, and found that my photographs have a wider range of color when shooting in such a blue setting. I would recommend this filter. Note - I am a photo hobbyist, not professional.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        would buy again

                        By Rose from Louisiana

                        from Opelousas, Loisiana

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Firm Mount
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Lens Protection

                          Comments about Tiffen 55mm UV Protector Filter:

                          use to protect lens

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Great Quality!

                          By rhslaxer4

                          from San Diego, CA

                          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 55mm UV Protector Filter:

                            This UV Protector Filter is amazing. It isn't any cheap plastic filter. This is made out of a durable metal ring with quality glass.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Does the job

                            By crk

                            from Cary, NC

                            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 55mm UV Protector Filter:

                              I wanted an inexpensive lens for basic protection. This UV filter does the job. It threads easily. Inexpensive filters often have threading problems and don't last. The Tiffen filter was eay to place and sits tight.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Great filter, no complaints

                              By Lo

                              from New York, NY

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Firm Mount
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Lens Protection
                                • UV Protection

                                Comments about Tiffen 55mm UV Protector Filter:

                                I've had no issues with this filter. It was a good price and did what I needed it to do.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • Yes

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                                5.0

                                Great Value

                                By Helmsman Studios

                                from Danville, IN

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Lens Protection

                                  Comments about Tiffen 55mm UV Protector Filter:

                                  Use it on my grandpa's Canon FD lenses.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Great Filter

                                  By Want to be a great Photographer

                                  from Hot Springs, Arkansas

                                  About Me Casual Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Lens Protection

                                    Comments about Tiffen 55mm UV Protector Filter:

                                    I am using the UV Protector Filter to insure my lens is not damaged. The Tiffen UV Protector is cost effective, screwed on easily, and is doing exactly what it was designed to do.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    4.0

                                    Its a necessity for every lens

                                    By Regan The Great

                                    from NY, NY

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                    • Inconsistent Effect

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Lens Protection
                                    • UV Protection

                                    Comments about Tiffen 55mm UV Protector Filter:

                                    This product works as advertised. It will protect your lens from potential damages should you be uncareful with your gear. It also protects front element from the weather. It is also easy to clean. Only downside is that it has considerable amount of flare if used at night. So this is only good for beginners and intermediate users in photography. Professionals who wants absolute quality might want to look for more professional options, such as multicoated Hoya HD or B+W F-pro uv filters

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                                    • No

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                                    4.0

                                    Does the work

                                    By E S

                                    from Israel

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Tiffen 55mm UV Protector Filter:

                                          Not expensive and does not change the picture quality

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                                          • No

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