Tiffen 40.5mm Circular Polarizing Filter

Tiffen 40.5mm Circular Polarizing Filter

Tiffen 40.5mm Circular Polarizing Filter

B&H # TICP40.5 MFR # 405CP
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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
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Tiffen 405CP Overview

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Tiffen 40.5mm 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
UPC: 049383186871
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Tiffen 40.5mm Circular Polarizing Filter
  • 10-Year Warranty
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    Tiffen 405CP Specs

    Filter Type Circular Polarizer
    Filter Factor 2.3 - 2.8 (1.2 - 1.5 Stop)
    Shape Circle
    Circular Size 40.5 mm
    Rotating Yes
    Front Accessory Thread / Bayonet 40.5 mm
    Filter Thickness 0.2" / 5 mm
    Filter Material Glass
    Coatings None
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.1 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.465 x 2.913 x 0.63"

    Tiffen 405CP Reviews

    40.5mm Circular Polarizing Filter is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 29.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Polarizing filter for Olympus TCON-1 for TG series Have used this filter for sports-action photography specifically soccer. Found it enriched colors giving them vividness that was lacking when using the TCON lens and Olympus TG4. It was used in late afternoon bright sun and the pictures were clear, sharp, and for the price I'd highly recommend this filter. I found the filter a little difficult to unscrew; but, have managed by making sure to get a hold of the v-grooved section of the ring. I'd like to try a large O-ring over the top of this v-grooved section to see if it makes it easier to unscrew. Overall I'd recommend especially for the price and performance.
    Date published: 2016-05-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Filter for Sony NEX-6 Bought this filter for my new Sony NEX-6 and took it to South Africa, worked very well in both sunny and cloudy conditions. No problems.
    Date published: 2013-07-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from sunglasses for your camera the perfect filter for the beach, pool, snow anywhere there is a lot of glare. Just like you put your sunglasses on to see better and get better color you do the same here. Tiffen makes the best filters that cover your needs. The circular Polarizing filter helps get the right amount for what you need
    Date published: 2012-06-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cuts Glare! Bought this to take photographs of exhibits at the natural history museum. Since everything is behind glass, and there are a lot of light sources, the reflections were having a negative impact on the final photo quality. But not any more with this Polarizing filter!
    Date published: 2014-03-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great filter After some bad experiences with circular polarizing filter I was a bit skeptical when buying this one. Despite all that I choose a cheaper one but its performance is really amazing. It produces sharp images while also protecting the lens.
    Date published: 2013-06-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing filter..I would buy again... This filter are very useful when I use to take pictures with my sons at the pool, taking pictures around water places.. I can take very cool pictures!
    Date published: 2013-05-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great filter for reasonable price! I bought this filter for my NEX-6, it works well but I wouldn't recommend this quality on a high end camera (e.g. Nikon D800EI)
    Date published: 2013-08-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect No need to spend more on high priced filters
    Date published: 2008-10-30
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    Will this filter fit for Sony E-mount 16-50mm ...

    Will this filter fit for Sony E-mount 16-50mm Lens?
    Asked by: Veronica
    You chose well for indeed it will fit the Sony E-mount 16-50mm lens.
    Answered by: Dennis A
    Date published: 2018-12-12


    Will this fit a Nikon 30-110mm lens for a J1?
    Asked by: Keith S.
    This filter will fit any lens with a 40.5 mm filter thread. Please refer to the specifications for your lens.
    Answered by: Tiffen Support Tiffen Expert
    Date published: 2018-08-26


    What is covered by this warranty? What is NOT covered?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    According to Tiffen's site, their warranty covers defects in material and workmanship under normal conditions of use.
    Answered by: Christina S.
    Date published: 2018-08-26


    does this rotate independently of the lens?
    Asked by: Vernon A.
    I'm sorry but I don't have tiffen polarizers. I only use KSM C-POK MRC nano (XS-Pro) for quality reasons. Mine does rotate independently!
    Answered by: STACEY M.
    Date published: 2018-08-26


    Will this fit a Nikon 30-110 mm Lens for a j1?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    According to the NikonUSA site, yes. It says it is a 40.5mm screw on, which is what this is. As someone else said, it is just a matter of looking at the specs. A 40.5 screw on is a standard when it comes to cameras.
    Answered by: Eric M.
    Date published: 2018-08-26
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