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Tiffen 55mm Circular Polarizing Filter

BH #TICP55 • MFR #55CP
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Tiffen 55mm Circular Polarizing Filter
Key Features
  • Makes a Blue Sky Bluer
  • Enhances Clouds
  • Eliminates Reflections
  • High Quality ColorCore Glass
Tiffen 55mm 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.

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Tiffen 55CP Overview

Tiffen 55mm 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: 049383030358

Tiffen 55CP Specs

Filter TypeCircular Polarizer
Filter Factor2.3x (1.2-Stop) to 2.8x (1.5-Stop)
Circular Size55 mm Filter Thread
RotatingYes
Front Accessory Thread / Bayonet55 mm
CoatingsNone
Filter Thickness0.2" / 5 mm
Filter MaterialGlass
Ring MaterialAluminum
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.4 x 3.75 x 3.15"

Tiffen 55CP Reviews

Good filter

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-26

It's been years since I'd used polarizing filters for film cameras, and this circular polarizing filter works very well with the digital I've had for a while..

Perfect shipping and product.

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-19

Perfect shipping and product.

The beach becomes stunning

By Darryl
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-20

The ocean is a flawless blue when I put this filter on. It is a MUST for beach photography or taking pictures through a window.

works ok.

By John
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-08

Cheap and works OK.

Good Buy

By Dominique
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-10-01

The filter came packaged and the unboxing was exciting. After I installed it, I started shooting with it right away.

Great filter!

By Jeffrey
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-25

Always good to have a good quality circular polarizing filter for each of your lenses, and if you are looking for one that is good quality but won't break the bank, this is a great choice!

Clear Lakes

By Jose Romulo
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-23

Perfect polarizer even being too cheap

Filter

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-09

Fit perfectly. Great item.

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question

Can I use this filter on Sony HX300? Is it threaded?
Asked by: Norm R.
Assume you mean Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX300 Digital Camera You camera has a Filter Thread55mm and will readily accept a 55mm filter. The filter is threaded.For shots with glare or blue sky, I will rotate the filter until sky darkens or until the glare disappears. I.e., reflections from surface of water, a storefront window, or other shiny/reflective surface. During autofocus my lens barrel rotates, so the filter must be adjusted manually only after focus is complete. Also, many times I ignore the filter.However, It is left on the lens at all times. Since filters can be stacked , another 55mm filter can be threaded onto the polarizer, if needed. I choose to locate the polarized lens last, with any other filters prior to the polarizer.
Answered by: Daryl H.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Will this fit tiffen 49 to 55 step ring?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes it would. The second number in step-up ring designations always comment on the filter size, the first number is always regarding the lens' thread size.
Answered by: Yos O.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

Will this fit the Panasonic DMC-FZ70K lens?Will all the 55mm filters fit?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, the Tiffen filter will fit the FZ70K and the camera will take all of the 55mm screw in filters.
Answered by: Matthew C.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

Can I use this filter on a Canon 60mm macro lens with an MR-14EX ring flash? If so, what size do I need. Thanks!
Asked by: Matthew W.
Size aside (wont you need a 60mm filter for a 60 mm lens?), using a polarizer with a ring flash might produce unusual results: some of the light from the ring will get cut out through polarization and some will not. Other things to watch out for: if the filter goes on first and then ring flash screws on after, it might sit too far out and the edge of the ring may be visible in the frame (depending on the type of macro lens elements)
Answered by: STEVEN B.
Date published: 2018-08-27

Will this fit a Nikon d3200 18-55mm lens

Will this fit a Nikon d3200 18-55mm lens
Asked by: Austin
Nikon D3200 was bundle with the Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II Lens which has a 52mm filter thread size. You will need Tiffen 52mm Circular Polarizing Filter instead of the Tiffen 55mm Circular Polarizing Filter.
Answered by: llinelva
Date published: 2021-07-20

question

Does this polarizer have threads on the front (making it possible to use stack caps)? If so, is the front diameter also 55mm? Thanks!
Asked by: Terry
Hi Terry,Yes, the TiFFEN 55mm Circular Polarizer has 55mm inside threads in the front which allows the use of stack caps.William H.
Answered by: William H.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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