“The filter every autofocus camera user NEEDS!” If you have an autofocus camera and shoot photos outdoors, this filter needs to be attached to the end of your lens. (If you have a manual focus camera you need a linear polarizer) The polarizer darkens blue skies (if the sky is light blue, you get deep, rich blue) and eleminates glare and reflection in glass and water.
With this filter, you can take a photo of someone standing in front of a window and not have the glare or reflection of the window shooting back into the lens. It also helps you shoot indoors at an aquarium (you can take crystal-clear photos of the killer whales and dolphins without glare from the glass).
This filter can’t take the photos for you, but it can make your photos look much more professional. The only thing to be careful of is the fact that the polarizer makes the image a little darker, so if you are shooting in dark light, you need a flash or a slower shutter speed.
Tiffen 62mm Circular Polarizer – Polarizers provide color and contrast enhancement. Reflected light often shows up as a whitish glare that washes out color in an image. A polarizer corrects this problem producing deep, dramatically blue skies. It also removes glare from non-metallic surfaces, such as windows and water. Color saturation in general, especially outdoors, can be improved significantly.
A circular polarizer has the same effect as a polarizer and is used on cameras with beam- splitting metering systems commonly found on autofocus SLRs.
Complete POS and no customer service from Tiffen to boot!
The outer circular part of the filter spun free and from my experience with other polarizers was extremely loose. I sent it back to Photoland NY and they shipped another one. Unfortunately, it was the same quality. I contacted Tiffen, but they wouldn’t answer my question regarding the “looseness” of the outer circular part of the filter being part of the design or a bad batch of filters. I returned it and bought the HOYA. Much better quality, turns with some friction and doesn’t feel as though it’s ready to fall off in your hand. Also, the Hoya is a few dollars less. Kudos to Photoland NY for the multiple shipping of these filters and sticking with me until I was satisfied….
Not the greatest thing out there, but works.
The things that worked for me were:
In both these cases, the filter made a difference, (i couldn’t call it remarkable).
Overall I would rate this filter a two and half out of five….
Received a defective filter