Tiffen UV Filter Glass Rattle

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Charlie Grosvenor
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Tiffen UV Filter Glass Rattle
Feb 2, 2008

I have just purchased a tiffen UV filter, if you shake the glass rattles. Is this normal? I've never had another filter do this

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Re: Tiffen UV Filter Glass Rattle
In reply to Charlie Grosvenor, Feb 2, 2008

I can t help much as I ve only just bought my first one and that was in ignorance, I ve only ever seen the name when used as big square filters in a matte box but it was what I was offered and as we don t have 'em in the UK and I assumed as the store was OK they wouldn t sell me
I was desperate to cover the front of my 24-70 .

Anyway mine doesn t rattle . Yours shouldn t either it, would drive me crazy....

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Re: Tiffen UV Filter Glass Rattle
In reply to Charlie Grosvenor, Feb 2, 2008

I've had that happen, and I am not aware of any problem related to it. However, if it bothers you, look at the front of your filter and notice a ring that screws into the threads in the front inside of the filter collar. These are the same threads you would use to stack another filter in front of the one you have. On my Tiffen filters there are two opposing notches on this ring which you can use to obtain purchase on the ring in order to tighten it down against the glass element. That should stop the rattling.

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Re: Tiffen UV Filter Glass Rattle
In reply to Idomeneus, Jul 21, 2013

Idomeneus wrote:

I've had that happen, and I am not aware of any problem related to it. However, if it bothers you, look at the front of your filter and notice a ring that screws into the threads in the front inside of the filter collar. These are the same threads you would use to stack another filter in front of the one you have. On my Tiffen filters there are two opposing notches on this ring which you can use to obtain purchase on the ring in order to tighten it down against the glass element. That should stop the rattling.

Glad I found this five year old thread... the same thing happened to my Bower filter today, and I wasn't happy haha. Now it's fixed.
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Re: Tiffen UV Filter Glass Rattle
In reply to Charlie Grosvenor, Aug 8, 2013

Have you tried tightening the ring holding the filter in..?

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