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About Tiffen 86 Circular Polarizer

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:

Standard Linear.

Standard Circular.

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 86 Circular Polarizer is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast among others.The Tiffen 86 Circular Polarizer is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Tiffen 86 Circular Polarizer: Clear optics and Firm mount

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Clear optics (4),Firm mount (4),Easy to use (3),Strong construction (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (4)

Tiffen 86 Circular Polarizer Features

  • Ideal general use outdoor color filter.
  • Gives the same deep contrast and glare reducing properties to black and white photography.
  • Combines with Red filters for incredibly dramatic black and white landcsapes.
  • Can be rotated to achieve desired effect.

Tiffen 86 Circular Polarizer Reviews

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(based on 6 reviews)


of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review


All I expected with my Sigma 50-500

Use one with my Nikor 18-200 so wanted one with my new Sigma 50-500. Very satisfied with enhanced results.


Most Liked Negative Review


Won't fit Tamron 200-500mm lens with hoo

This filter will not allow the use of the lens hood on the Tamron 200-500 mm lens

Reviewed by 6 customers




from arlington heights,Illinois  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Right out of the package I noticed this was a big impressive filter. Now I see the price justification.I got this for my Sigma 150-500 telephoto Zoom, which is a very large and heavy lens.This filter is also a solid piece to match the lens. It functions as it should, reducing or eliminating reflections on water, etc. And increasing contrast.It has a little 1/2 in. rod to assist in rotation that also can be removed in order to use a hood. Comes with a nice pouch. Very well made.


What I was looking for


from Winston-Salem, NC  -  Photo Enthusiast

I use this filter on a large telephoto lens. The polarizing filter works great however it is a little heavy compared to my other filters.


Won't fit Tamron 200-500mm lens with hoo


from South Dakota  -  Semi-pro Photographer

This filter will not allow the use of the lens hood on the Tamron 200-500 mm lens


Tiffen 86mm Circular Polarizer Glass Fil


from Tempe, AZ  -  Photo Enthusiast

I especially like the tab that comes with this filter. It makes turning the ring much easier. It has to be removed when the shade is used, but normally I do not use the shade. The protective case that comes with it is also great.


I would buy this product again


from Baltimore,Md.  -  Photo Enthusiast

Use around water or bright sunny days

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


All I expected with my Sigma 50-500


from Oakton, VA  -  Photo Enthusiast

Use one with my Nikor 18-200 so wanted one with my new Sigma 50-500. Very satisfied with enhanced results.


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Shopper  I need a Tiffen 86mm professional circular polarizing filter with coarse threads. Does this filter have coarse threads?
ROBERT B  I would have to say no it has the standard threads and fits my Tamron 200-500 as well as the Sigma 50-500 with 95 to 86 mm step down ring and there is nothing unusual about the thread pattern.
jimmy n  is this a 86ccp filter?
GARY L  86C polarizer is a circular filter. The early filters used to be linear filters. Digital preferred lenses will be "C" lenses or just 86mm. The 86ccp is new to me.
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