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Nikon77mm Clear NC Glass Filter
 
4.9

(based on 232 reviews)

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    (14)

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    (2)

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    (1)

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    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Clear optics (214)
  • Strong construction (168)
  • Easily mounted (148)
  • Firm mount (145)
  • Consistent effect (123)

Cons

  • Cross-threads easily (5)

Best Uses

  • Lens protection (215)
  • UV protection (34)
  • Color correction (7)
  • Artwork (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (98), Semi-pro photographer (49), Pro photographer (43), Enthusiast (11), Professional (11)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (140)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Protection for Premium Glass, Insurance.

I know Nikon makes awesome glass, and after spending really big bucks on a new VR lens, getting the best quality filter on the front of it to protect it is a no...Read complete review

I know Nikon makes awesome glass, and after spending really big bucks on a new VR lens, getting the best quality filter on the front of it to protect it is a no brainer.

This filter is well built and the optic quality is excellent and what you'd expect from premium Nikon glass...

I DO wish Nikon charged a little bit less for what is only a protective filter, but you get what you pay for and when you are paying for a top-level lens, it is foolish to skimp on a cheap filter that could hurt optic performance.

So be smart and order your clear filter the same time as you get your lens and put it on your lens the instant you unpack them both for safe insurance...

PS - In over 25 years as a working pro photographer, I can not count the number of lenses I have seen saved from total ruin by simply having a filter on the front end. I've also seen many expensive lenses ruined because they did NOT have a filter and the front element took the abuse of liquids, impact, etc. Be smart - practice safe photography and put a filter on it! :-)

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Didn't hold up

I have to rate this product with a single star as it just didn't last. It came apart a few months after I bought it. The filter was being used on one lens and...Read complete review

I have to rate this product with a single star as it just didn't last. It came apart a few months after I bought it. The filter was being used on one lens and the first time I removed it, it fell apart. I called Nikon and their response was that there is no warranty on filters and I would have to purchase another. I did but this time it was a Hoya.

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5.0

Best protection for your expensive glass

By RadoCC

from Charlotte, NC

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Lens Protection

Comments about Nikon 77mm Clear NC Glass Filter:

It's just a no-brainer. You spend thousands on a lens. You want to spend the extra money to protect the glass.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

Works Well

By DelMar_Photog

from San Diego, CA

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Optics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Lens Protection

    Comments about Nikon 77mm Clear NC Glass Filter:

    I put one on each of my new lenses, Nikon 10-24 DX and Nikon 24-70 f2.8. I have been shooting each for a few weeks now and the results are excellent, they do not interfere with the fine optics they are installed on. If you want protection for your expensive Nikon lenses I think this is the way to go. Others have mentioned that you have to be careful to not cross thread them, that is true, so do take care when you install them.

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    5.0

    The trusted Nikon Quality!

    By LensEthics

    from New York

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Lens Protection

      Comments about Nikon 77mm Clear NC Glass Filter:

      Doesnt get in the way and protects my gear. Trusted brand cant go wrong.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Good quality and price

      By Alex

      from Massachusetts

      Comments about Nikon 77mm Clear NC Glass Filter:

      This is a great protection filter offered by Nikon for a reasonable price.

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      5.0

      Exactly what I wanted.

      By Joan the Runner

      from Bronx, NY

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Lens Protection

        Comments about Nikon 77mm Clear NC Glass Filter:

        Because I use Nikon cameras and lenses, this Nikon filter is far better than other brands. With other brands, I have to unscrew the filter after a shoot in order to secure the lens cap because they won't fit together. This Nikon filter stays on my lens all the time. It's definitely worth the extra couple of dollars.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Quality lens protector

        By Pat

        from Pinehurst, NC

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Optics
        • Consistent Effect
        • Easily Mounted

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Nikon 77mm Clear NC Glass Filter:

            After breaking my prior filter while in Africa, I purchased this filter. It is an excellent replacement.

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            • No

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            5.0

            As expected

            By DJA14

            from Park City, Utah

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Lens Protection

              Comments about Nikon 77mm Clear NC Glass Filter:

              Works perfectly. NC Glass from Nikon never disappoints.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Premium Protection

              By WooBuff

              from New Orleans, LA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Optics
              • Easily Mounted

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Lens Protection

                Comments about Nikon 77mm Clear NC Glass Filter:

                I'm old school, and can't imagine not having something between the environment and my expensive glass. This filter fits and performs well with no visible glare.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great filter

                By Eric

                from Glendale Heights, IL

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Optics
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Lens Protection

                Comments about Nikon 77mm Clear NC Glass Filter:

                I use Nikon NC protection filters on all my Nikon lenses. These are excellent, coated filters at a reasonable price.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Nice piece of Glass

                By Rey C

                from South Jersey

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Lens Protection
                  • UV Protection

                  Comments about Nikon 77mm Clear NC Glass Filter:

                  I always buy original nikon filters for my nikon Lenses!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  It works

                  By PhotoTom

                  from North Myrtle Beach SC

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Optics

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Lens Protection

                    Comments about Nikon 77mm Clear NC Glass Filter:

                    Its a Nikon Product what else is there to say

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    77mm Clear NC Glass Filter by Nikon

                    By joulto

                    from Ottawa Canada

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Lens Protection

                      Comments about Nikon 77mm Clear NC Glass Filter:

                      I use this on my Nikkor 70-200 lens and it was bought to be and is a superb lens protector.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Expensive but worth it

                      By PistolPete13

                      from New York, NY

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Optics

                      Cons

                      • Expensive

                      Best Uses

                      • Lens Protection

                      Comments about Nikon 77mm Clear NC Glass Filter:

                      Plenty of arguments for and against the use of a filter.

                      For me I just couldn't bare the though of the front element of the AF-S 85mm f1.4G lens exposed to the world.

                      Bit the bullet and got the filter.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Crystal clear

                      By Rona

                      from Atlanta, ga

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Lens Protection

                        Comments about Nikon 77mm Clear NC Glass Filter:

                        Bought this lens filter based on the reviews I read on several sites. After purchasing a new Nikon 12-24 I was not about to take away one iota of clarity with a cheap filter. So far I am very happy with the results.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        BEST FILTER

                        By California Guy

                        from Beaumont, Ca.

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Clear Optics
                        • Consistent Effect
                        • Easily Mounted
                        • Firm Mount
                        • Lose No Stops Of Light
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Lens Protection

                          Comments about Nikon 77mm Clear NC Glass Filter:

                          I don't like anything between my expensive Nikkor 18-300mm lens and subject and this filter is the closest to that. It is recommended by many pros including Moose Peterson. I love this filter. It is expensive but then, you get what you pay for.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Great lens protection

                          By RonLykins

                          from Campbell, CA

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Clear Optics
                          • Consistent Effect
                          • Firm Mount

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Lens Protection

                            Comments about Nikon 77mm Clear NC Glass Filter:

                            Great protection without adding color which a UV or Skylight filter does
                            Pricey but then not when protecting pro quality Nikon lenses
                            I put one on every new lens I get and there it stays

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            no impact on picture quality

                            By Phil

                            from Chicago

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Lens Protection

                              Comments about Nikon 77mm Clear NC Glass Filter:

                              very good. i primarly use this for protecting my lense.

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                              4.0

                              Does what it is supposed to do

                              By Ted

                              from Long Beach NY

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Clear Optics

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Lens Protection

                                Comments about Nikon 77mm Clear NC Glass Filter:

                                Does not affect image quality

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                4.0

                                UP front protection and investment

                                By Abe

                                from Flushing

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Clear Optics
                                • Consistent Effect
                                • Easily Mounted

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Color Correction
                                  • Lens Protection
                                  • UV Protection

                                  Comments about Nikon 77mm Clear NC Glass Filter:

                                  There are many filter manufacturers with a range of pricing, but why should one stick with OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) instead of after market ones when it come to filters?

                                  1. Color matching. A given manufacturer color match their elements for the best performance, thus when the filter is being made, tolerance in thickness, light transmission index is under strict control. I used to use other brands that are usually cheaper, but under the best of circumstances they are a tad shy in maintaining steady performance, and sometimess resulting in unexpected color shift.

                                  2. This is a thin mount filter, a slight annoyance is that there is a very slight movement of the glass detected in the ring. I think this is a manufacturing issue, perhaps the mounting ring is thin therefore it is not as rigid.

                                  3. Filters are protective investment, a small price to pay should something hit the front element. This is a good common sense product.

                                  4. The only reason I give it a 4 and not 5 star is the price. I wish it were lower.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Great filter to protect your lens

                                  By JWC

                                  from Albuquerque, NM

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Lens Protection

                                    Comments about Nikon 77mm Clear NC Glass Filter:

                                    Great filter. Protect your lens investment with this filter.

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