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Tiffen 72mm UV Protector Filter

You Pay: $11.90
Product Highlights
  • Helps to Absorb Ultraviolet Light
  • Reduces Bluish Cast of Daylight
  • General Protective Filter
  • ColorCore Technology

The Tiffen 72mm 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 72 mm
Grade UV
Filter Factor 0
Effect Absorbs UV rays and reduces bluish cast from daylight
Construction ColorCore technology
Front Filter Thread Size 72 mm
Front Lens Cap Size 72 mm
Tiffen 72mm UV Protector Filter
  • 10-Year Limited Warranty
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    Tiffen72mm UV Protector Filter
     
    4.7

    (based on 276 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (201)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (62)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Clear optics (217)
    • Easy to use (208)
    • Firm mount (191)
    • Strong construction (171)
    • Consistent effect (8)

    Cons

    • Inconsistent effect (4)
    • Poor quality (3)

    Best Uses

    • Lens protection (228)
    • UV protection (151)
    • Filter protection (60)
    • Color correction (12)
    • Image manipulation (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (93), Semi-pro photographer (75), Pro photographer (53), Casual photographer (29), Enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (177), Yes (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great basic filter!

    Hard to beat for the price. Tiffen never dissapoint's, always a great quality product for the money. works well on my nikon 24-85mm VR lens. no flare or ghosting, just a...Read complete review

    Hard to beat for the price. Tiffen never dissapoint's, always a great quality product for the money. works well on my nikon 24-85mm VR lens. no flare or ghosting, just a good piece of protection glass for those just in case moments of a possible bump or something splattering on your front element. Highly recommended for most purposes.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not Bad!

    Bought these for my Canon EOS 50D about a month ago. Never having used Tiffen before I took a chance on a recommendation. I had some glare/reflection issues with some photos I took...Read complete review

    Bought these for my Canon EOS 50D about a month ago. Never having used Tiffen before I took a chance on a recommendation. I had some glare/reflection issues with some photos I took with this filter on. Other than that it basically does the job on protecting you lens. I'll definitely spend a little more and get a better tiffen filter on my next purchase.

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    5.0

    Great!

    By josieeych

    from New Jersey

    Comments about Tiffen 72mm UV Protector Filter:

    This filter does its job. It screwed on tight to my lens, and I don't notice it in the slightest save for the fact that my photos come out just that much better! I trust this product to protect my gear, and my photo quality.

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    5.0

    Nice filter

    By Grande Ande

    from Vermont

    Comments about Tiffen 72mm UV Protector Filter:

    I use it to offer scratch protection on my lens. Easy to use!

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    4.0

    I wouldn't use my lenses without them!

    By Shalese

    from Richmond, VA

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Optics
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Loose Mount

    Best Uses

    • Filter Protection
    • Lens Protection
    • UV Protection

    Comments about Tiffen 72mm UV Protector Filter:

    I use Tiffen filters on all of my lenses (Canon L Series) and couldn't be happier! I wouldn't take out my brand new 50 L without one of these on it!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    I'm protected than ever!

    By Ervin

    from NY, NY

    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 72mm UV Protector Filter:

      No negative effect on my Nikkor 18-200mm lens. Cannot beat the price too.

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      • No

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      5.0

      72mm uv filter

      By RHP

      from Carmel, ny

      Comments about Tiffen 72mm UV Protector Filter:

      We have one for every lens, and use them as more of a see through lens cap.

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      4.0

      A Grand Shield

      By Lightning Joe

      from Ogden, UT

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Lens Cap Compatibility

      Best Uses

      • Lens Protection
      • UV Protection

      Comments about Tiffen 72mm UV Protector Filter:

      I use this on my Rokinon Cine lens. I like it as well as the other Tiffen protectors I have. I feel a lot safer when handling my lenses. However, the lens cap doesn't quite fit right while the filter is on. It stays on, but it isn't the most secure, flush fit that I would like. This is my only reason for giving it 4 stars. Other than that, it's all good.

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      • No

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      5.0

      works perfectly

      By me mg

      from chicago,il

      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 72mm UV Protector Filter:

        good quality glass that doesnt affect picture quality.

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        • No

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        5.0

        optical protection

        By donnie

        from suffolk, va 23435

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Color Correction
          • Lens Protection
          • UV Protection

          Comments about Tiffen 72mm UV Protector Filter:

          a great way to protec optical quality of your lens, cut the blue hase in the air, and picture i have.inhanzment.
          i put one on avery len's

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          • No

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          5.0

          Excellent product

          By JessiLise Studios

          from Andrews, NC

          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 72mm UV Protector Filter:

            I like to use a filter at all times to protect my lens from scratches/dirt. This one does not affect the images in a negative way (i.e. causing blur, etc), but still gives the benefit of that extra protective layer.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Exactly What I Needed

            By Dr. Morris Gregwire

            from Nashville, TN

            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 72mm UV Protector Filter:

              So far so good - a well-built protector for my more expensive lens. Photos look great with the filter on.

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              • No

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              5.0

              clear sharp filter gets great images!

              By tadsharpe

              from miami, florida

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Optics
              • Firm Mount
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Lens Protection
                • UV Protection

                Comments about Tiffen 72mm UV Protector Filter:

                this filter is easy to use, works well, has good frequency response and spatial characteristics and works well without image distortion.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Buy one for every lens

                By ConPro Films

                from Stow, Ohio

                About Me 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 72mm UV Protector Filter:

                  I use this on my new Bower 85mm Cina Prime Lens. It's a must-have for any lens you don't want to scratch.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Wouldn't leave home without it!

                  By Connie

                  from Martinsville IN

                  Comments about Tiffen 72mm UV Protector Filter:

                  Love the brand, price and quality. It has saved my lenses more than once!

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                  5.0

                  excellent quality

                  By rme1107

                  from Louisiana

                  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 72mm UV Protector Filter:

                    great quality filter to protect your lens.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Sufficient

                    By Gerrit

                    from Luebeck, Germany

                    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 72mm UV Protector Filter:

                      To Protect your Lens? Unbeatable, what more can you want? Great Price, Clear Glas.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      As Intended

                      By Ville

                      from Gainesville, FL

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Firm Mount
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                      • Slight Color Cast

                      Best Uses

                      • Lens Protection

                      Comments about Tiffen 72mm UV Protector Filter:

                      I've been using Tiffen protectors/cpl filters for a while now can't find any negative things to say. The filter may cause some color casting when shooting against sunlight but usually in that case I just take the filter off, and that's not a biggie considering that it keeps my lens safe and does it's job very well.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great Protective Filter

                      By Marshall Arts Media

                      from Dallas

                      Comments about Tiffen 72mm UV Protector Filter:

                      Great for protecting your expensive lens.

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                      4.0

                      Good Lens protector

                      By Roson

                      from Greensboro, NC

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Firm Mount

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Lens Protection

                        Comments about Tiffen 72mm UV Protector Filter:

                        Use it for my 18-200mm Nikkor and it does a good job protecting it for dust and scratches. I am though kind of disappointed about the glass quality, at the arrival there were already a tiny scratch... But that said, it fits perfect and screws on and off easily but at the same it tight so it does not fall off. So it does what i ordered for, protect my lens!

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        As expected

                        By Allison

                        from Brooklyn, NY

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Firm Mount
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Lens Protection

                          Comments about Tiffen 72mm UV Protector Filter:

                          I use these Tiffen UV filters to protect my lenses and they do it well. I'd much rather scratch one of these than my good glass. If it gets scratched or too dirty while shooting, I can just screw it off and keep going with my lens.The ring is metal and feels sturdy. I took off one star just because I think they scratch a little more easily than some filters I've used.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Does the trick

                          By piperdon96

                          from Connecticut

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Clear Optics
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Lens Protection

                            Comments about Tiffen 72mm UV Protector Filter:

                            Needed a protective filter for my Nikkor lens. No problems with fit, and I have not detected any impact to image quality or color.

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                            • No

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