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General Brand 37mm Circular Polarizing Filter

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General Brand 37mm Circular Polarizing Filter

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  • Makes a Blue Sky Bluer
  • Enhances Clouds
  • Eliminates Reflections
  • High Quality ColorCore Glass
  • Black Aluminum Filter Ring
  • Made in the USA
  • 10-Year Warranty
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Tiffen 37mm 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 37mm, 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 37mm
Pitch Thread = 0.5
Front Lens Cap Size 37mm
General Brand 37mm Circular Polarizing Filter
  • 10-Year Warranty
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    Tiffen37mm Circular Polarizing Filter
     
    4.6

    (based on 17 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Clear optics (12)
    • Strong construction (10)
    • Easy to use (9)
    • Firm mount (9)
    • Consistent effect (5)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Lens protection (9)
    • Color correction (8)
    • Image manipulation (8)
    • UV protection (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (7), Semi-pro photographer (5), Enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (13)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Polarizer improves the color of my video

    I love my new Sony HDR- CX 550 camcorder. It takes beautiful video and excellent stills. I especially enjoy using it under low lighting conditions. With the purchase of the new polarizing...Read complete review

    I love my new Sony HDR- CX 550 camcorder. It takes beautiful video and excellent stills. I especially enjoy using it under low lighting conditions. With the purchase of the new polarizing filter, I'm now happier with the color of my outdoor video and stills. So glad you had the exact Tiffen filter in stock when I came in.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Decreases Quality of Pictures

    Built quality is ok but the picture quality is significantly reduced. I will not use it anymore

    Built quality is ok but the picture quality is significantly reduced. I will not use it anymore

    Reviewed by 17 customers

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    5.0

    Great Polarizing Filter

    By Shaun

    from ABQ NM

    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 37mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

      I have an older Cannon Digital Camera and the Polarizing fiilter I had been using was cracked thanks to a friend. So I needed a new one and this one was perfect and ceaper thwen buying it at my local photography store.

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      • No

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      3.0

      Decreases Quality of Pictures

      By xxrsixx

      from Houston, TX

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Weak Effect

      Best Uses

      • Image Manipulation

      Comments about Tiffen 37mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

      Built quality is ok but the picture quality is significantly reduced. I will not use it anymore

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Nice filter

      By M43238

      from Las Vegas

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Optics
      • Consistent Effect
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Tiffen 37mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

          It does what it says. Feels good and turns smoothly.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Really spectacular color effects!

          By Jon

          from Norman, OK

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Color Correction
            • Image Manipulation
            • Lens Protection

            Comments about Tiffen 37mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

            I now leave this filter on my camera, and a similar one on another identical camera. The filters let me eliminate reflections always outdoors and a lot of times indoors.
            The filter barrel rotates freely without moving the manual focus setting on the camera lens while allowing me to watch the effects in the viewer.
            I haven't discovered anything wrong with it as yet.

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            • No

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            4.0

            efficient

            By Nadia Kamel

            from Egypt

            About Me Film Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use
            • Improves Picture Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Protection
              • Shooting Outdoors

              Comments about Tiffen 37mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

              great for a camera that doesnt have an internal nd filter...

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              • No

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              4.0

              Good Product

              By Digital Artist

              from Denver, PA

              About Me Hobbyist, Travel

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Improves Performance
              • Professional Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Complex Projects
                • Home Movies

                Comments about Tiffen 37mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                Works as advertised, has a quality look and feel.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Product as described. Very satisfied.

                By Railhugger

                from Colorado

                About Me Film Student, Hobbyist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Easy To Use
                • Highly Compatible
                • Improves Performance
                • Lightweight
                • Professional Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Independent Films

                  Comments about Tiffen 37mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                  I have used this product when shooting in bright sun
                  to reflect the light rays and saturate the colors.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Excellent

                  By Doug

                  from Chattanooga, TN

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Cross-Threads Easily

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Tiffen 37mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                  Great little filter. Gives a nice pro look to your outdoor footage. Don't stack filters you will get
                  black edges. Use either the polarizing filter or the UV not both at the same time.
                  Great for the money

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Nice Filter

                  By Missionary James

                  from Deschapelles, Haiti

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Optics
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                  • Adds Length to Lens

                  Best Uses

                  • Color Correction
                  • Image Manipulation
                  • Lens Protection

                  Comments about Tiffen 37mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                  I use this filter on my Olympus PEN E-PL2 camera. It makes for some great outdoor scenery shots.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Good performance

                  By Snark06

                  from Cleburne, Texas

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Optics
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Reduces glare well

                  Cons

                  • Reduces light and shifts

                  Best Uses

                  • Glare reduction

                  Comments about Tiffen 37mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                  This filter is being used on a Sony HXR-MC50U for taking video of swimming competitions and similar swimming related events.

                  The filter does an excellent job of reducing glare and giving clearer video of the action above and below the water.

                  The only thing I didn't like is the color shift under fluorescent lighting.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Works well

                  By Chris

                  from Qatar

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Firm Mount
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Lens Protection

                    Comments about Tiffen 37mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                    I live in a desert area, with much sunlight and the lens works rather well, as expected. :)

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Polarizer improves the color of my video

                    By Mikie

                    from Poughkeepsie

                    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 37mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                      I love my new Sony HDR- CX 550 camcorder. It takes beautiful video and excellent stills. I especially enjoy using it under low lighting conditions. With the purchase of the new polarizing filter, I'm now happier with the color of my outdoor video and stills. So glad you had the exact Tiffen filter in stock when I came in.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Works great!

                      By Chris

                      from Derby, KS

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Optics
                      • Firm Mount

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Image Manipulation

                        Comments about Tiffen 37mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                        I use this CPL for controlling reflections for an artistic effect on plants and removing glare from water surfaces. The integrated turn ring allows me to do this without loosing the filter and it works great.

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                        • No

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                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Looking to enhance HD video

                        By Jb

                        from San Diego

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Clear Optics
                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                        • Loose Mount

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Tiffen 37mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                        Using on Canon HF-200 HD video cam behind wide angle add-on lens. Smooth operation but is a little loose with the weight of the wide angle.

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                        5.0

                        Looking good

                        By Jay the Great

                        from Chicago, IL

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Color Correction
                          • Filter Protection
                          • Lens Protection
                          • UV Protection

                          Comments about Tiffen 37mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                          I am using this out on the field (paleontology) for documenting. I got the filter as an extra hoping to clean up the picture a little (out in the desert). It fits on nicely and has threads for another filter to double up on.

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                          4.0

                          Nice small Circular Polarizing Filter

                          By Roggie Rotten

                          from Billings, MT

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Color Correction

                            Comments about Tiffen 37mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                            I use this filter on my Sony Handycam and it provides those wonderful dark blue skies and reflection-free shots into water or other....

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                            5.0

                            Worth the money

                            By An Old Guy

                            from Lakewood, CO

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Tiffen 37mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                              I bought this to use specifically with my 1st-Generation LensBaby. It's done all that I expected, is easy to install or remove, polarizes just as well as the larger-diameter circular polarizer I use with my "regular" lenses, and rotates with silky smoothness. Well worth what I paid for it

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