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Tiffen 46mm Linear Polarizer Filter

BH #TIP46 • MFR #46POL
Tiffen 46mm Linear Polarizer Filter
Key Features
  • Helps to Eliminate Reflections and Glare
  • Reduces Haze and Blue Cast in Landscapes
  • Greater Color and Tonal Saturation
  • ColorCore Technology
The Tiffen 46mm Linear Polarizer Filter helps to reduce reflections and glare by filtering out light that has become polarized due to reflection from a non-metallic surface. The light from the sun naturally becomes partially polarized due to reflecting off electrons in air molecules, causing the light to scatter into what appears as haze. A polarizing filter arranges, and filters, this directionally polarized light perpendicularly to the reflected light, allowing for the absorption of much of this light. This results in a noticeable reduction of glare and reflections from non-metallic surfaces and an increase in the saturation of skies and foliage.
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Tiffen Linear Polarizer Overview

The Tiffen 46mm Linear Polarizer Filter helps to reduce reflections and glare by filtering out light that has become polarized due to reflection from a non-metallic surface. The light from the sun naturally becomes partially polarized due to reflecting off electrons in air molecules, causing the light to scatter into what appears as haze. A polarizing filter arranges, and filters, this directionally polarized light perpendicularly to the reflected light, allowing for the absorption of much of this light. This results in a noticeable reduction of glare and reflections from non-metallic surfaces and an increase in the saturation of skies and foliage.

A linear polarizer only differs from a circular polarizer in that it does not contain a quarter wave plane that enables use of auto focus and exposure features. Linear polarizers are best suited for use with manual cameras, such as view cameras, that are not dependent on internal mechanisms to determine focus or metering settings.

Tiffen filters are made using ColorCore technology, a process that involves laminating the filter substrate between 2 pieces of optical glass, grinding flat to a tolerance of 10,000th of an inch, and then mounting to precision metal rings.

Helps to reduce reflections and glare by filtering out light that has become polarized due to reflection from a non-metallic surface.
Polarizing filters arrange, and filter, directionally polarized light perpendicularly to the reflected light, allowing for the absorption of much of the light.
Clears up haze in distant landscapes and provides more saturated, vivid colors.
Strongest effect when used at a 90° angle from the sun.
Constructed using Tiffen's ColorCore technology.
UPC: 049383023503

Tiffen Linear Polarizer Specs

Filter Type
Linear Polarizer
Exposure Reduction
1.3-Stop
Size
46 mm Rear Filter Thread 
Rotating
Yes
Front Accessory Thread / Bayonet
46 mm
Filter Material
Glass
Ring Material
Aluminum
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.11 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
3.45 x 2.95 x 0.5"

Tiffen Linear Polarizer Reviews

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Since you are out of stock on the Tiffen 49mm ...

Since you are out of stock on the Tiffen 49mm Cir. Pol., can I use a linear polarizer instead on a mirrorless camera? My recollection is that Cir. Polarizer was developed to compensate for the effect of the mirror on light measurement in the camera, and if so, then shouldn’t be necessary for mirrorless camera.
Asked by: KTinUT
Yes, a linear polarizer will have no effect on metering or autofocus (PDAF or CAF) in a mirrorless camera, which historically would cause metering and autofocus issues in cameras with mirrors or single-translucent lenses (SLTs).
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2024-03-14

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Hello,What is the difference between this product and the Tiffen 82mm Circular Polarizing Filter?Thank you,Nansen
Asked by: Anonymous
A linear polarizer only differs from a circular polarizer in that it does not contain a quarter wave plane that enables use of auto focus and exposure features. It is generally advised to not use linear polarizers with digital cameras, as digital SLRs are dependent on internal mechanisms to determine focus or metering.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2023-08-28

Will a linear polarizer affect the AF system of ...

Will a linear polarizer affect the AF system of my Sony a7iii?
Asked by: Tarik
We recommend a Circular Polarizing filter for autofocus cameras
Answered by: Tiffen Technical Support
Date published: 2018-12-27

Will this work with the Wooden Camera Zip Box Pro ...

Will this work with the Wooden Camera Zip Box Pro 4.5in Round Filter Stage?
Asked by: CHIH-CHIANG
Yes.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-08-20

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Whats the difference between linear and circular polarizers? Im using a matte box with a rotatable 4x4 filter tray. Thanks.
Asked by: Paul
Both a linear polarizer and circular polarizer will give you similar results although a circular polarizer should be used on cameras with beam splitting metering systems commonly found on auto focus SLR's/DSLR's.
Answered by: Tiffen Support Tiffen Expert
Date published: 2018-08-27

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What range of sizes can this filter fit?
Asked by: Anonymous
77mm size
Answered by: chin-lung c.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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So I was just curious does this come with any sort of case?
Asked by: Casey R.
This filter comes in a hard plastic case.
Answered by: Tiffen Support Tiffen Expert
Date published: 2018-08-27
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