Tiffen Digital HT Ultra Clear filter review: high performance and protection?

Protect your lens without affecting image quality with this High Transmission, multi-coated filter, surpassing even military specifications

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Tiffen Digital HT Ultra Clear filter review
(Image: © Kim Bunermann/ Future)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The Tiffen Digital HT Ultra Clear filter is a reliable and high-quality accessory that provides excellent results without compromising image quality or detail. Due to its superior Water White Glass, it can be easily combined with other filters. Its durability, scratch resistance, and ease of cleaning make it an ideal choice for professional photographers and amateurs alike.


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    No compromising on image quality

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    Pairs with other filters

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    Protects your lens


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    Not the cheapest

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Clear filters are a valuable tool for photographers working in harsh environments and are a wise addition to any photographer's kit. Positioned in front of the lens, they provide an extra layer of protection against dust, fingerprints, and other elements that could potentially damage an expensive lens and leave it scratch-free. 

Moisture in particular is one of the biggest threats to lenses and can be difficult to stop once it permeates the lens. Moisture infiltrate the lens not only in rainy conditions but also when transitioning from cold to warm environments.

Tiffen's UV Protector filter

Are you a beginner in photography or searching for a budget-friendly solution? Tiffen's UV Protector filter is an excellent alternative to the Digital HT Ultra Clear filter. It effectively reduces the impact of UV light and provides reliable protection for your lens - but without any multi-coated surfaces or a hefty price tag.

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Kim Bunermann
Technique Editor

Kim is the Technique Editor of Digital Photographer Magazine. She specializes in architecture, still life and product photography and has a Master's degree in Photography and Media with a distinction from the FH Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences in Germany. While studying, Kim came to the UK for an exchange term at the London College of Communication. She settled in the UK and began her career path by joining Future. Kim focuses on tutorials and creative techniques, and particularly enjoys interviewing inspiring photographers who concentrate on a range of fascinating subjects including women in photography, the climate crisis; the planet, its precious creatures and the environment.