Polarizer filters give you several key creative features.
They evenly increase color saturation of all colors (except black and white), creating deep, rich scenics.
They add contrast for dramatic skies and ariel shots.
They eliminate the whitish glare from highly reflected surfaces like glass and water.
Polarizers are two part lenses that rotate, allowing you to select the degree of additional saturation, contrast and glare reduction desired.
Tiffen polarizers are offered in standard and warm versions. Warm polarizers add Tiffen's exclusive 812 warming filter, giving portraits and scenics a warm and muted feel while retaining rich coloration.
Polarizes come in two types:
Circular -- for all types of cameras: required for beam splitting metering systems commonly found in auto-focus SLR's and in most curretn TTL Slr's.
Linear -- for older metering systems.
Tiffen polarizers are available in the follow variations:
Warm Circular -- polarizer plus 812 warming filter.
Wide Angle Circular -- a thin filter designed to avoid vignetting at the edges from larger wide angle lenses.
The Tiffen 77 Circular Polarizer is commonly used for Color correction, Image manipulation, Lens protection, UV protection and more.The Tiffen 77 Circular Polarizer is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Tiffen 77 Circular Polarizer is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Tiffen 77 Circular Polarizer: Clear optics, Consistent effect, Easily mounted, Easy to use, Firm mount and Strong construction
Most Liked Positive Review
Very nice filter. I also have a Cokin filter system, with these adapter with the slide in polarizer.. While nice, it is a pain in the rear to have "on the ready" in your bag.. This screw on circular polarizer does not have this issue. It stays out of the way. The only problem is I sometimes forget I have it on! :)
Most Liked Negative Review
Pays to invest in a hi-quality polarizer
The Tiffen filter has decent glass, at a decent price. But they skimped on the mechanics, the threads are very coarse, and once put on the lens can't be removed without a filter wrench. Pretty disastrous. I returned the Tiffen and bought a Nikon polarizer (and a filter wrench) For a 77mm size, the price was a lot, but worth it. I will use the Nikon filter for the next decade, and be glad i spent the extra money.
Reviewed by 37 customers
Works good. Threads are a little sloppy on my Tamron 70 - 200, but once installed there are no problems.
I use this on my Canon Rebel and it is a must have for people that do landscape photography, it really brings out the blue in the sky.
Great CPL for eliminating reflections and bringing out the blue in sky and water. There were several reviews citing difficulty in removing the filter. However, a very very thin coat of Vaseline on the lens thread eliminates the problem, just do it before you screw it on. No downside to this filter that I can find.
Bought this to brighten up my Canon 6D photos. The filter is not light and little difficult to screw on to the lens. But once it sits there, that's it. Would surely recommend...
I bought this used and same as new to me, thank you!
Does everything I wanted and expected. Works great.
very pleased with product. like the marker on the outside of lens to spot position and degree of application
I should have put this filter way earlier ! I realize the difference in the images before and after. It's not making miracles, but certainly makes the difference.
For the price it can't be beat. I would be very careful mounting though, there have been a couple times where it REALLY did not want to come back off. The coating (if it has any) is pretty weak so you have to watch for flare. Other than that, the filter works like it should, the rotation isn't too tight, and image quality doesn't appear to suffer. Happy with my purchase. Used with Canon 24-105mm and 10-22mm.
I purchased this filter for my 10-22mm wide angle Canon Lens. I did not notice any vignetting when shot at 10mm wide. The only cons I could find with the filter is that its threads are very fine and you need to be careful when screwing it onto the end of the lens, because I do believe you could accidentally cross thread the filter. You also need to be mindful when shooting with this filter because it does change the color of things such as the sky. You probably wont be able to walk around all day without adjusting the effect of the filter. I usually adjust it so the color of the sky is uniform and one part is not any bluer than the other. The last con would be because it is a ultra-wide angle filter it does not have threads for a lens cap on the front of itself, thus you will not be able to attach a lens cap to the end of the lens without taking off the filter. That is the catch, having a filter that creates no vignetting versus a non-slim filter which would create vignetting on a wide-angle lens. Apart from those three cons I love this filter although it is somewhat expensive it is worth every penny. It enhances the color of the sky and does a excellent job of reducing flare coming off of water and glass. If you are looking to shoot during the day, around buildings and maybe even at a place like a beach this filter will make your pictures look even better. All you have to do is remember to adjust the effect of the filter by twisting the end of it. I do use this filter with a lens hood as well. I would recommend this filter not only because of its great picture quality and construction but because it is a Tiffen filter and you know you are buying a quality product when you buy Tiffen filters.