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Tiffen 86M (Medium Thread) Polarizer Glass Filter

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Tiffen 86M (Medium Thread) Polarizer Glass Filter
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Tiffen Linear Polarizer Overview

Linear Polarizer - 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.

NOTE: Linear polarizers are used with most video and manual focus photo cameras. They are not recommended for auto-focus SLR cameras.

This filter eliminates ultraviolet rays to remove haze from outdoor shots as well as polarizing the light to remove reflections, and increase color saturation, without affecting the overall color balance
UPC: 049383149319

Tiffen Linear Polarizer Specs

Filter Type
Linear Polarizer
Filter Factor
2.3x (1.2-Stop) to 2.8x (1.5-Stop)
86 mm Rear Filter Thread 
Front Accessory Thread / Bayonet
86 mm
Filter Material
Ring Material
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.4 lb

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


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?
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-08-20


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


What range of sizes can this filter fit?
Asked by: Anonymous
This is a 77mm filter. It will fit any lens with a 77mm filter thread on the front of the lens. Tiffen does make this and many other filters in other sizes as well. Just do a search at B&G for Tiffen Filter . You'll see many types of filters in many sizes. I srongly recommend Tiffen filters -- the price is reasonable, yet the quality is very high.
Answered by: Roberta M.
Date published: 2018-08-27


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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