Tiffen UV Filter Glass Rattle

Started Feb 2, 2008 | Discussions
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Charlie Grosvenor Junior Member • Posts: 38
Tiffen UV Filter Glass Rattle

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

Thanks

like a user Contributing Member • Posts: 986
Re: Tiffen UV Filter Glass Rattle

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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Idomeneus Regular Member • Posts: 339
Re: Tiffen UV Filter Glass Rattle

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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Combat By Design Regular Member • Posts: 285
Re: Tiffen UV Filter Glass Rattle

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.
Thanks!
-K

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Ian Regular Member • Posts: 487
Re: Tiffen UV Filter Glass Rattle

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

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