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General Brand 46mm Circular Polarizing Filter

B&H # GBCP46 Mfr # 46CP
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You Pay: $14.95
Product Highlights
  • Makes a Blue Sky Bluer
  • Enhances Clouds
  • Eliminates Reflections
  • High Quality ColorCore Glass
  • Black Aluminum Filter Ring
  • Made in the USA
  • 10-Year Warranty

Tiffen 46mm Circular Polarizer Filters - 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.

If you're out walking on a lovely day - in the mountains or at the beach - and you want to get a fabulous shot of a cloud-filled sky or make the water seem more saturated, then a polarizer is the way to go. This filter is the best way to make the clouds stand out, increase or decrease the saturation of the ocean or increase or decrease the reflection off the water. You can also use this filter when shooting into glass or windows since it will, again, either increase or decrease reflections.

If you're shooting black and white and want to simulate a threatening storm, try throwing on a #25 Red filter. The vista will take on the appearance of an imminent, ominous storm. 

Along with a UV or Skylight Filter, a polarizing filter should be a part of everyone's gear bag. It can turn a run-of-the-mill image into a stunning, creative photo by increasing color saturation.  

Note! Circular polarizers are specifically designed for use with auto-focus SLR cameras (They will also work on manual systems without problems)

This filter eliminates ultraviolet rays from outdoor shots as well as polarizing the light to remove reflections, and increase color saturation, without affecting the overall color balance
Can dramatically enhance a blue sky and make the clouds more prominent
Used best at right angle to the sun
Effective with cameras that use beam splitters in the path of the TTL light meter and with AF cameras
Type Circular Polarizer
Size 46mm, 5mm thick
Grade Not Applicable
Filter Factor Between 2.3 and 2.8 (approx. +1.3 stops)
Multi-Coated No
Rotating Yes
Effect Removes reflections and increases color saturation without affecting the overall color balance
Application Nature, travel, outdoor photography
Color Temperature Not Applicable
Construction ColorCore Glass
Front Filter Thread Size 46mm
Pitch Thread = 0.75
Front Lens Cap Size 46mm
General Brand 46mm Circular Polarizing Filter
  • 10-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Tiffen46mm Circular Polarizing Filter
     
    4.7

    (based on 20 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (14)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Firm mount (14)
    • Clear optics (12)
    • Strong construction (9)
    • Consistent effect (6)
    • Easily mounted (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Image manipulation (9)
      • Lens protection (7)
      • Color correction (6)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (11)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (9)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Gets the job done.

      Using this on a Panasonic Lumix Z35 (walkaround camera) and it does the job as it should. Pretty hard to mess-up a Circular Polarizer (CP) I'd think. :-) This CP attaches...Read complete review

      Using this on a Panasonic Lumix Z35 (walkaround camera) and it does the job as it should. Pretty hard to mess-up a Circular Polarizer (CP) I'd think. :-) This CP attaches smoothly and does a nice job of removing glare and reflections (ex: getting detail back on wet rocks by removing the glare - handy at waterfalls).

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Basic, but gets the job done

      Well constructed, but the filter ring is a little thick. If you have vignetting issues with your lens already, this may be too thick to be of real use.

      Well constructed, but the filter ring is a little thick. If you have vignetting issues with your lens already, this may be too thick to be of real use.

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      5.0

      Great!!

      By flyfishing guide Colo

      from Pueblo co

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Optics
      • Easily Mounted

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Color Correction

        Comments about Tiffen 46mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

        Works great for water!!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Tiffen 46mm Circular Polarizing Filter

        By WT

        from Sacramento, CA

        Comments about Tiffen 46mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

        Straight forward lens protector for me.

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        5.0

        Good Quality for Reasonable Price

        By MistahVega

        from Gainesville, GA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Image Manipulation

          Comments about Tiffen 46mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

          Good Quality for Reasonable Price

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Works well

          By booleansplit

          from Adams, NY

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Thick

          Best Uses

          • Image Manipulation

          Comments about Tiffen 46mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

          An average quality CP filter but it gets the job done for occasional use. Also, it is dark enough that it serves as an ND filter allowing me to stay in the sweet spot of my Micro Four Thirds lenses. It's a little thick, so be careful with wide lenses. I'm seeing just a hint of (extra) vignetting on my Panasonic 14mm f/2.5 pancake lens.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Excellent result .

          By Victor Y

          from Toronto , Ontario ,Canada .

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Firm Mount

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Tiffen 46mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

              It was little hard to get on and off , but with Hoya UV filter attached makes it easy . The filter is good for outdoor photography .

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              5.0

              Does the job

              By Boulder Runner

              from NY

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Image Manipulation

                Comments about Tiffen 46mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                Tiffen polarizing filters have worked consistently for me over the years. Never any problems.

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                4.0

                hide the glare

                By Eric

                from Bloomington IL

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easily Mounted
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Image Manipulation
                  • Lens Protection

                  Comments about Tiffen 46mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                  I have a circular polarizer on the dslr, love having one on my camcorder now. Great when taking video of cars.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Thickness measurement is wrong

                  By Null

                  from Null

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Tiffen 46mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                        The 5mm thickness specification must be for the glass. It adds about 0.25 in to the end of your camera. Also, plan on getting a case or holder for the filter. There is no pouch or disk case. It comes in an oversized, rectangular plastic case.

                        As a polarizer, it is fine. The spin action is good and you can move it with a modest push by a single finger.

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                        • No

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Downright decent.

                        By photodave

                        from Central Missouri

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent Effect
                        • Easily Mounted
                        • Firm Mount

                        Cons

                        • Thick rings

                        Best Uses

                        • Lens Protection
                        • Outdoor shooting

                        Comments about Tiffen 46mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                        I use this on a Pansonic Lumix GF1. It was inexpensive and works just like it expected it would. Polarizers make such a difference in color saturation and reducing contrast when outside. I always have it on the lens unless I am indoors. It seems that the rings are a bit thick, but it hasn't been a problem for me as I only have a 20mm (40mm in full frame equivalent) lens for the camera. If I had a superwide lens, it might be a problem. Some other reviewers noted it is not multicoated, but I haven't had a problem with that aspect yet. A good piece of equipment for the price.

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                        • No

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        You can't go wrong

                        By Francois

                        from Quebec, Canada

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Color Correction

                          Comments about Tiffen 46mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                          This filter deliver dramatic contrast as expected. The price is excellent. A must for every photographer.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Cant be beat

                          By trinityfxmg.com

                          from puerto rico

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Tiffen 46mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                Works perfect and I see no color casting.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Easy to install

                                By omello

                                from New York, NY

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Clear Optics
                                • Firm Mount

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Lens Protection
                                  • UV Protection

                                  Comments about Tiffen 46mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                  Great filter, very easy to use it.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  simple essential

                                  By big bird

                                  from bigfork, montana

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Clear Optics
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Firm Mount

                                  Cons

                                  • Threading challenging

                                  Best Uses

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

                                  Comments about Tiffen 46mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                  If you are concerned about picture quality and reducing glare... this is a rather inexpensive must again. We bought this with a haze/UV protector filter and the picture quality is profoundly improved. Anywhere there is reflection, I'd recommend this (inside light off windows, light off water, wet roads, windshields...

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                                  3.0

                                  Basic, but gets the job done

                                  By ocshooter

                                  from Orange County, CA

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                  • Too Thick

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Image Manipulation

                                  Comments about Tiffen 46mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                  Well constructed, but the filter ring is a little thick. If you have vignetting issues with your lens already, this may be too thick to be of real use.

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                                  5.0

                                  This is a good product

                                  By Art

                                  from OK

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Firm Mount
                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Color Correction
                                    • Image Manipulation

                                    Comments about Tiffen 46mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                    This filter works fine with my camera with Leica lens.
                                    This is what I expected!

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                                    5.0

                                    Gets the job done.

                                    By glad2badad

                                    from Central, VA

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Image Manipulation
                                      • Lens Protection

                                      Comments about Tiffen 46mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                      Using this on a Panasonic Lumix Z35 (walkaround camera) and it does the job as it should. Pretty hard to mess-up a Circular Polarizer (CP) I'd think. :-) This CP attaches smoothly and does a nice job of removing glare and reflections (ex: getting detail back on wet rocks by removing the glare - handy at waterfalls).

                                      Share this review

                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Just what the Dr. ordered

                                      By TimnEvan

                                      from SF Bay Area

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Clear Optics
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Firm Mount

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Image Manipulation
                                        • Lens Protection

                                        Comments about Tiffen 46mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                        We do a lot of airplane and air show photography. Adding the circular polarizer make a huge improvement on bright sunny days

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                                        5.0

                                        Good optics filter

                                        By Sergiobona

                                        from Brazil

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Clear Optics
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Firm Mount

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Color Correction
                                          • Decrease reflections
                                          • To get deep blue sky

                                          Comments about Tiffen 46mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                          As I bought two cameras with 46mm thread filter and one tiffen kit, I had to buy one more tiffen circular polarizer for landscapes (to get deep blue sky). Very good result.

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                                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Essential to my shooting

                                          By Welli

                                          from southern CA

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Durable
                                          • Good Value

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Tiffen 46mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                              Regardless of which size camera I use, the circular polariser is essential.
                                              Working alot around water and sun, and given the drawbacks of digital in these environments, the circular polariser allows me the opportunity to create the image I want in the camera, with minimal time in post production.
                                              This 46mm filter is for my run-around camera and is of acceptable quality for this device.

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                                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              5.0

                                              Consistant quality. Great product.

                                              By Firefly

                                              from Bangor, ME

                                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

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

                                              Cons

                                              • None.

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Color Correction
                                              • Lens Protection

                                              Comments about Tiffen 46mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                              Use for landscape shots to emphasize clouds and sky and to improve color.
                                              Perfect fit and can be used with retracting lens in the new advanced point and shoot cameras without having to remove.

                                                • Similar:
                                                • 52 mm, 58 mm circular polarizers.

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