Skylight filters are Ultra Violet protection plus. Like Ultra Violet (UV) filters, they absorb almost half of UV light, but they also have a very slight pink tint.
When shooting outdoors in open shade or on overcast days, the 'Sky' filter adds warmth and reduces excess blue giving better color rendition.
It is the mildest of warming filters and absorbs only 1/10th of an f-stop of light, therefore requiring no exposure compensation.
Tiffen skylight filters are available in most sizes in standard, mutli-coated for extra flare protection, and thin glass wide angle mount for larger wide angle lenses.
Note! Tiffen wide-angle filters have low profile rings to prevent vignetting which can occur when using standard filters on ultra wide angle lenses. They do not have a front thread, and can not accept standard snap on lens caps.
The Tiffen 77 Skylight is commonly used for Lens protection and more.The Tiffen 77 Skylight is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Tiffen 77 Skylight: Clear optics, Easy to use and Strong construction
Most Liked Positive Review
thin rim for wa
thin rim for wide angle
Most Liked Negative Review
Good quality, but lens cap does not fit
The Sigma lens cap does not fit on the filter. This is a major fault.
Reviewed by 14 customers
I use this to protect the front element of my lens. it does fine optically there are really no drawbacks at all.
Purchased as replacement for scratched filter. Straight out of the box, I knew I had a superior product.
Used primarily to protect my lens and does just that. Nothing fancy or to write home about, but very cheap lens protection.
thin rim for wide angle
The one downside of ultra-wide angle lenses is the size, and resulant cost, of filters. The Tiffen Thin Glass 77mm is a great deal on basic protection for my Tokina 11-16mm zoom.
Filter will be used to protect front element of lens
You need to get a slip on cap to protect it & then your good.
I would give this filter 4 stars because of a absence of filter tread. Any way ,today I have discovered that My Dot Line 77mm WHITE BALANCE LENSCAP purchased recently is a perfect cover for the occasion. I had no idea that it was 2 pieces white balance cap and the top part is very tight fit for this gem. No vignetting on my Tokina 11-16 2.8.Its a thin filter of course. I was considering returning it before that. A keeper with this price.I would like to include some pictures of using the filter,but they are only to available for review and I'm just trying to help a good product.In this combination is a winner.
good for protecting the lens and shows no side effects in pictures