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(based on 36 ratings)
Brand: Nikon
Located in: Filters, Protective / UV & Skylight
Nikon 77mm Neutral Clear Filter
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Avg. Customer Rating:
 
4.9 stars
(based on 36 reviews)
97% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Pros:
Clear optics(36), Consistent effect(21), Easily mounted(19), Easy to use(3), Firm mount(29)
Best Uses:
Lens protection(35), UV protection(6)
Describe Yourself:
Enthusiast(6), Photo enthusiast(13), Pro photographer(4), Semi-pro photographer(10)
Was this a gift?:
No(6)
 
Protects Expensive Glass
By jaselVerified Purchaser from Coopersburg, PA on 3/13/2011
Pros:
Clear Optics, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Lens Protection
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 77mm Neutral Clear Filter:

When you have $1000-$2000 of glass mounted on your camera and the front element is very exposed do you want to risk a scratch or something that could easily devalue your lens, like frequent cleaning? And if you spent a good chunk of change for the quality of a good lens, does putting a cheap filter on the front make sense? If it did I could just carry a roll of Saran Wrap around and make a new filter every time I took a few shots. On the flip side, do you want to buy a filter that costs as much as another lens?Nikon Neutral Clear Filter serves one purpose, lens protection (unless you're smearing Vasoline on it for some effect). At the cost of about [$] for a 77mm filter, this fits nicely in the equation. It has the Nikon name and reputation, and they're not going to ruin it by making a filter that turns a quality lens into econo-glass.I find cheaper filters a waste, and more expensive ones unnecessary if you have to take as good care of it as the front element of a good lens. Yes, you're going to take care of it, even if it's [$]. But if tragedy does strike, you have an insurance policy covering your lens that isn't taking a noticeable amount of quality away from your lens. I say noticeable, because no matter how good the filter is you mount on your lens, something is taken away, simply due to the science of glass.

 
what can I say its Nikon Optics!
By seemesparkle photographyVerified Purchaser from Brandon, Ms on 3/7/2011
Pros:
Clear Optics, Consistent Effect, Easily Mounted, Firm Mount, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Artwork, Lens Protection, UV Protection
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 77mm Neutral Clear Filter:

no way is there a better product for a Nikon lens than to use a nikon filter. for the money, you cant go wrong and Nikon filters are thin which solves some of the problems that other brands can cause! optical perfecton!

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Perfect
By GPVerified Purchaser from Atlanta, GA on 3/6/2011
Pros:
Clear Optics, Consistent Effect, Easily Mounted, Firm Mount, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Lens Protection, UV Protection
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 77mm Neutral Clear Filter:

Nikon quality!

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Protect your lens
By jim the walkerVerified Purchaser from Oxford, OH on 1/12/2011
Pros:
Clear Optics, Consistent Effect, Easily Mounted, Firm Mount, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Lens Protection
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 77mm Neutral Clear Filter:

Great filter; I have it mounted on my Tamron 10-24mm. Have had some fairly heavy use in snow and sand with little wear.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
This Is An Excellent Nikon Filter
By BRJRVerified Purchaser from USA on 11/8/2010
Pros:
Clear Optics, Consistent Effect, Easily Mounted, Firm Mount, Strong Construction
Cons:
None
Best Uses:
Lens Protection
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Was this a gift?:
No
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 77mm Neutral Clear Filter:

I purchased this filter as a "protective filter", for use on my Nikkor 28-300mm VR lens, at the same time I purchased my Nikkor 28-300mm VR lens from Adorama. This filter has not left my lens since, as I haven't had a need to remove it ---- and, frankly this is the reason I have always purchased this type of Nikon filter for my Nikkor lenses, in the first place.

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great Product
By GregVerified Purchaser from Philadelphia, PA on 11/7/2010
Pros:
Clear Optics, Consistent Effect, Easily Mounted, Firm Mount, Strong Construction
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Was this a gift?:
No

Comments about Nikon Nikon 77mm Neutral Clear Filter:

I have a Nikon Clear filter on my 85 f1.4G, 70-200 VR II and 24-70 f2.8. Great protection for expensive glass.

 
Does the trick
By JPSMVerified Purchaser from Maui, Hawaii on 6/21/2010
Pros:
Clear Optics, Easily Mounted
Best Uses:
Lens Protection
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer

Comments about Nikon Nikon 77mm Neutral Clear Filter:

much better to ruin a filter over time that your lens, quality & clarity are great ... when on sale its bonus time.

[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great Protection for Lenses...
By RoyVerified Purchaser from Connecticut on 5/9/2010
Pros:
Clear Optics, Consistent Effect, Easily Mounted, Firm Mount, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Lens Protection
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 77mm Neutral Clear Filter:

I just purchased the new Nikon 70-200 2.8 VR II lens and thought it would be wise to invest a small fraction of the cost of that lens for some added protection. As far as I can tell, this clear filter hasn't affected the performance of the lens.

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Well worth the investment!
By SharVerified Purchaser from Brawley, CA on 5/9/2010
Pros:
Clear Optics, Consistent Effect, Easily Mounted, Firm Mount
Best Uses:
Lens Protection
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 77mm Neutral Clear Filter:

I researched the pros and cons of using a filter, and I just invested a lot of money on the 17-55mm so this was a small bit of insurance to keep the lense protected! I live in the desert and it is dusty and tons of insects so I love this protection! I forget it's there and it doesn't interfear with the lens hood. Original lens cap fits easily onto it!

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
very good product .
By Hama ,Verified Reviewer from Pa . on 4/17/2010
Pros:
Clear Optics, Easily Mounted, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Lens Protection
Describe Yourself:
Pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 77mm Neutral Clear Filter:

I use this for:
Nikon 24 mm 1.4
nikon 24 - 70 mm 2.8
nikon 70 - 200 mm 2.8 .

thank you Adorama .

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great Clear optics. Will save lens.
By D.G.Verified Purchaser from Dallas, Tx. on 2/21/2010
Pros:
Clear Optics, Consistent Effect, Easily Mounted, Firm Mount, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Lens Protection
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 77mm Neutral Clear Filter:

Bought to save lens.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Emperor's new clothes?
By JackrackVerified Purchaser from Annapolis MD on 2/21/2010
Pros:
Clear Optics
Best Uses:
Lens Protection
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 77mm Neutral Clear Filter:

I placed this clear "filter" on my new AFS NIKKOR 24-70mm 1:2.8G ED lens in hopes that it might provide some degree of protection should misfortune come calling. A sort of insurance policy if you will. I have no idea what protection this slim piece of glass might actually afford but reason that some is better than none. The optics are perfect (that is - no distortion) so the only downside is the cost. So the question becomes: Is it sensable to place a moderately expensive piece of glass on a terribly expensive set of glasses in hopes that one will protect the other? I have no facts supporting either side of the question. Yet my answer is yes. As uncertain as it seems, I think that it is the right thing to do.

 
Very clear !!!
By als0yhpVerified Purchaser from Miami, Florida on 11/2/2009
Pros:
Clear Optics, Consistent Effect, Easily Mounted, Firm Mount, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Lens Protection
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 77mm Neutral Clear Filter:

So clear you will not notice that it is in front of the lens.

 
It's like nothing at all
By JackaroooVerified Purchaser from Annapolis, MD on 10/20/2009
Pros:
Clear Optics, Consistent Effect, Easily Mounted, Firm Mount, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Lens Protection
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 77mm Neutral Clear Filter:

I use this expensive filter to protect my even more expensive lenses.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Works as intended and advertised
By Marin ShutterbugVerified Purchaser from San Rafael on 7/22/2009
Pros:
Clear Optics, Consistent Effect, Easily Mounted, Firm Mount
Best Uses:
Lens Protection
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 77mm Neutral Clear Filter:

Purchased to protect higher end lenses from scratching, as I am rough on my equipment. The NC works as advertised - very rarely will it show/reveal flaring caused by the extra layer of glass. They are expensive lens covers, but they are protecting an even more expensive lens!

[1 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Really good high quality
By NikonianFanVerified Purchaser from Pembroke pines, FL on 7/8/2009
Pros:
Clear Optics, Consistent Effect, Easily Mounted, Firm Mount, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Lens Protection, UV Protection
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 77mm Neutral Clear Filter:

If you have a verey expensive glass use high quality with it. I use this on my Nikon 70-200 VR and fit perfect.

[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Typical Nikon quality
By PhotoGeorgeVerified Purchaser from Groveland, FL on 6/18/2009
Pros:
Clear Optics, Consistent Effect, Easily Mounted, Firm Mount, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Lens Protection
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 77mm Neutral Clear Filter:

There has been an ongoing debate about whether clear filters, such as these, can cause degradation in picture quality. I have used Nikon filters on all of my Nikkor lenses for years. I recently purchased two of these filters to protect my Nikkor 24-70mm and 70-200mm F2.8 lenses. These filters help protect my considerable investment. The filters work great and I have yet to notice any degradation in picture quality. In cases where potential picture degradation is a concern, the filter can be easily removed for the shoot.

[0 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Nice and Clear
By MokVerified Purchaser from Hampton, VA on 6/14/2009
Pros:
Clear Optics, Easily Mounted, Firm Mount, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Lens Protection
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 77mm Neutral Clear Filter:

As long as it protects the front of my 24-70 2.8, I'm happy. I use nothing but Nikon Filters to protect all my glass.

[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Crystal Clear
By BudwardVerified Purchaser from Trempealeau, WI on 6/13/2009
Pros:
Clear Optics, Strong Construction
Cons:
Expensive
Best Uses:
Lens Protection
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 77mm Neutral Clear Filter:

Awesome! This filter adds nothing to the photograph, but that's the point isn't it? It's expensive but worth it to protect my 70-200 lens.

 
Dependable protection
By P.HVerified Purchaser from Allenton, WI. on 5/30/2009
Pros:
Clear Optics, Easily Mounted, Firm Mount, Strong Construction
Cons:
None
Best Uses:
Lens Protection
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 77mm Neutral Clear Filter:

Works great this is my second one that I have purchased, I keep it on my lenses at all times.

 
wonderful
By KIHVerified Purchaser from New York, NY on 5/4/2009
Pros:
Clear Optics, Consistent Effect, Easily Mounted
Best Uses:
Lens Protection, UV Protection
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 77mm Neutral Clear Filter:

No need to repeat what have been already said. Wonderful. Worth the price.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Smart Lens Protection
By Marin Photo for FunVerified Purchaser from San Rafael, Ca on 5/4/2009
Pros:
Clear Optics, Consistent Effect, Easily Mounted, Firm Mount, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Lens Protection
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 77mm Neutral Clear Filter:

A smart and nominal investment to protect higher end lenses, like 70-200's, 300 f/4's, etc. On a recent trp to Yosemite only one shot had minor flaring and that was under extreme conditions of shooting a stream near sunset (last light). I took several test shots under different conditions throughout the trip with and without the NC looking for any color loss or loss of sharpness ---> none!!

 
Nice and Clear
By GivtuVerified Purchaser from Cypress, TExas on 1/22/2009
Pros:
Clear Optics, Easy To Use, Firm Mount, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Lens Protection
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 77mm Neutral Clear Filter:

Optically non-existent, which is all you want this to be. Keeps the dust and fingers away from the lens like any other filter. Expensive, but does the job.

 
As good as the lens
By RobertVerified Purchaser from Brandon, MS on 1/21/2009
Pros:
Clear Optics, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Lens Protection
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 77mm Neutral Clear Filter:

I bought this filter to protect my newly purchased Nikon 24-70 f/2.8 lens. After spending that much money on a lens, why would I use anything other than a Nikon product and risk degrading the performance of one of the sharpest lens that I have ever used. As for the filter itself, everything about it spells quality. It screwed onto the lens very smoothly. I have used other filters that actually vibrated and you were screwing them on due to the loose tolerances of the threads. Once on, there is no vignett at 24 mm. There are other filters as good, but why bother looking.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Beautifully Clear
By chriscrowley @ istock or shutterstockVerified Purchaser from Colorado on 1/14/2009
Pros:
Clear Optics, Easy To Use, Firm Mount, Strong Construction
Cons:
None
Best Uses:
Lens Protection
Describe Yourself:
Semi-pro Photographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 77mm Neutral Clear Filter:

Put this filter on a white sheet of paper next to any other filter... you can literally SEE that it is color neutral. Purchased mainly to protect the lens... I'll do color correction with a separate filter if needed.

 
Worth the extra few bucks
By SteveVerified Purchaser from Alexandria, VA on 12/29/2008
Pros:
Clear Optics, Easy To Use, Firm Mount, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Lens Protection
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 77mm Neutral Clear Filter:

Nikon makes the best lenses and they don't seem to skimp on their filters either. Based on other reviews, I decided to buy this filter to replace the $10 filter I purchased the day I bought the lens. I can see and feel the difference. Precisely milled threads, crystal clear glass and Nikon's reputation all add up to a solid product to protect my $1600 70-200 F2.8. I'm so happy with the Nikon filter that I'm replacing the cheap filters on my other two lenses.

 
Good Insurance
By P.HVerified Reviewer from Allenton, WI on 12/24/2008
Pros:
Clear Optics, Consistent Effect, Firm Mount, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Lens Protection
Describe Yourself:
Photo Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 77mm Neutral Clear Filter:

Excellent insurance against scratches dirt dust & smudges from getting on your valuable lenses. I would much rather have to clean this filter than cleaning the lens and risking micro scratches on the lens. I also like the fact that it has a good size rim to it so I can keep my filter on the lens at all times (THE LENS CAP FITS REAL NICELY ON THE RIM OF THIS FILTER.)

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Quality Protection for Expensive Lens
By TCKVerified Purchaser from Boston, MA on 9/25/2008
Pros:
Clear Optics, Consistent Effect, Firm Mount, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Lens Protection
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 77mm Neutral Clear Filter:

No appreciable increase in ghosting or flair and I could not discern any decrease in image quality when using this protective filter. High quality comes at a price but relative to the cost of the lenses --they are worth it for me.

 
Fantastic Neutral Nikon Filter
By BernardVerified Purchaser from Paris, France on 7/23/2008
Pros:
Clear Optics, Consistent Effect, Firm Mount, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Lens Protection
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 77mm Neutral Clear Filter:

AMAZING NEUTRAL FILTER: SIMPLY INVISIBLE !

 
is what it is
By kenVerified Purchaser from philadelphia, pa on 5/8/2008
Pros:
Clear Optics, Consistent Effect, Firm Mount, Strong Construction
Cons:
A little pricey
Best Uses:
Lens Protection, UV Protection
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 77mm Neutral Clear Filter:

bought this to protect my investment. like you've heard before, why pay for the great optics of a nikon lens only to put a junk filter on it? you get what you pay for. GREAT GREAT GREAT!

 
NIKON Lens must have
By Lee the printerVerified Purchaser from Sparrowbysh, NY on 4/10/2008
Pros:
Clear Optics, Firm Mount, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Lens Protection
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 77mm Neutral Clear Filter:

The only optically "...invisible..." lens protector I've found yet; with a fortune in NIKON lenses, spend a coupla bucks on the best clear lens cover, and it's coated to boot

 
Don't settle for second best.
By swphotosVerified Purchaser from Harleysville, PA on 4/2/2008
Pros:
Clear Optics, Consistent Effect, Firm Mount, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Lens Protection
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 77mm Neutral Clear Filter:

True colors with this filter on. No distortion.

 
Nikon Glass is the best
By Pete ThompsonVerified Purchaser from Rochester, NY on 3/21/2008
Pros:
Clear Optics, Consistent Effect, Firm Mount, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Lens Protection
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 77mm Neutral Clear Filter:

Top quality glass just like their lenses.

 
Quality Glass
By SpinnerVerified Purchaser from Johannesburg South Africa on 1/21/2008
Pros:
Clear Optics, Firm Mount, Strong Construction
Cons:
None
Best Uses:
Lens Protection
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 77mm Neutral Clear Filter:

Fine filter for fine protection

 
Great Protection for Expensive Lens
By KenVerified Purchaser from Manhattan Beach/Honolulu on 10/3/2007
Pros:
Clear Optics, Firm Mount, Good lens protection, Strong Construction
Cons:
A little pricey
Best Uses:
Lens Protection, UV Protection
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 77mm Neutral Clear Filter:

I always put these type of filters on my Nikon lenses. This one protects my 80-400 lens. While the Nikon filters cost more than other brands I've always felt it is worth it (why spend the money to buy a great Nikon lens and put a cheap filter on it).

 
absolute must have
By Jose the photo hobbyistVerified Purchaser from Chatsworth, CA on 10/1/2007
Pros:
Clear Optics, Firm Mount
Cons:
None
Best Uses:
Lens Protection
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Nikon Nikon 77mm Neutral Clear Filter:

It is better to wipe clean this clear optics protector than the front element of a $1500 Nikon lens.

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