These filters absorb Ultra Violet (UV) light. Film is more sensitive to Ultra Violet light than our eyes. This often shows up as a haze or a bluish cast, especially when shot from high altitudes and from long distances, particularly over water.
UV filters also help protect your lens from dust, moisture, fingerprints, scratches and damage from cleaning.
Since they absorb no normal light and have no effect on color or contrast, they can be kept on your lens at all times.
Tiffen Ultra Violet filters are available in a variety of absorbtion levels and sizes.
UV filter ---------- Standard UV. Most popular protection filter.
UV MC -------------- Multi coated for extra flare protection.
UV Warm ------------ Combines UV with Tiffen's '812' warming filter.
Haze 1 ------------- Absorbs 75% of UV light.
Haze 2 --------------Absorbs 100% of UV light.
Haze 15--------------Absorbs 81% of UV light.
Haze 16--------------Absorbs 86.5% of UV light
Haze 17 ------------ Absorbs almost all UV light.
UV Wide Angle Thin - UV filter for use with wide angle lenses.
Most Liked Positive Review
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Set it and forget it. The filter is a sturdy UV I use to protect the lens. Thats it. I'm not one of those obsessive compulsive photo tech nerds who analyze the UV coming through into my pictures. My photos still look great, the lens is protected, the filter is easy to clean. End of story. If you want a cheap filter that does the job buy this one. If you want to keep up with the Jones's then buy a B+W.
Most Liked Negative Review
Keep away from the Tiffen 77mm UV filter
I've bought this for my new EF 24-105mm f/4L IS lens. This was the first time I's buying a filter. I also bought other two Tiffen UV filters: a 52mm for EF 50mm f/1.8, and a 58mm for EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 and Sigma 70-300 APO DG Macro f/4-5.6. While the other two are quite acceptable, the 77mm is bad. Most probably, I'll not use it at all. When the filter is fully fitted, it touches the front element of the lens. Other than that, I often shoot indoors. Any light sources, or light reflections...View full Review
I've bought this for my new EF 24-105mm f/4L IS lens. This was the first time I's buying a filter. I also bought other two Tiffen UV filters: a 52mm for EF 50mm f/1.8, and a 58mm for EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 and Sigma 70-300 APO DG Macro f/4-5.6. While the other two are quite acceptable, the 77mm is bad. Most probably, I'll not use it at all. When the filter is fully fitted, it touches the front element of the lens. Other than that, I often shoot indoors. Any light sources, or light reflections in the exposure are creating weird halos... The moon for example is surrounded with a big and bright halo. Unscrewing it a little until the filter is not touching the lens didn't help preventing the halos. I'm not using a protective filter now for the 24-105 at all. I'll consider buying a Hoya or B&W later.
Reviewed by 90 customers
Tiffen and Adorama. Don't really need to say more. Perfect quality, threads on with no effort. Adorama is almost like magic! Click the order button and the package is at the door! Don't think twice...just order it!
To protect my camera lens. It fits on my Canon camera firmly.
This is an inexpensive lens-protection filter. When in dusty and dirty areas, as my photography often takes me, a UV filter is a must. This inexpensive option is designed well, and feels like some filters many times the price.
replaced a broken one the cheapest insurance ive ever bought
I bought this filter for my new EF 24-105mm L Canon lens primarily to protect the lens. It fits well and the Canon cap still mounts to it. What more can you ask for.
Protects my lens like Kevin Costner in Bodyguard.
This is a great product and everyone should put this on all their lenses. It protects the glass on the lens from scratches, dust, and breakage.
This is a tight filter with clean glass that protects my lens from scratches. Not B-W glass, but neither is the price.
Bought used and looks new! Thank you!
I always use a filter on all my lenses. Tiffen is a name brand. You can always count on them.