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Cokin P160 Top/Linear Polarizer Glass Filter

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Light rays which are reflected become polarized. Polarizing filters are used to select which light rays enter your camera lens. They can remove unwanted reflections from non-metallic surfaces such as water or glass and also saturate colors providing better contrast. The effect can be seen through the viewfinder and changed by rotating the filter. The filter factor varies according to how the filter is rotated and its orientation to the sun. Filter factor is between 2.3 and 2.8 (approx. +1.3 stops).

Linear polarizers are used with most manual focus cameras and are not recommended for auto-focus cameras.

This filter is specific to Cokin's "P" Series filter holder and rotates within the holder.

PLEASE NOTE: All auto-focus and certain manual focus cameras require circular polarizers. Consult your instruction manual.

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CokinP160 Top/Linear Polarizer Glass Filter
 
4.8

(based on 9 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Reliable (4)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape photography (3)
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    5.0

    Cokin Polarizers

    By PackSaddle Jack

    from Boerne, Texas

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Relatively Inexpensive
    • Reliable
    • simple

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Macro Photography
      • Studio

      Comments about Cokin P160 Top/Linear Polarizer Glass Filter:

      I purchased a pair of these linear polarizers which provides a clue to the end use. For my regular photography, the camera and lens strongly prefer circular polarization for focus and metering. Those auto settings will be switched off, thus providing work for the old Gossen meter and the spot meter.The experiment will attach one polarizer to the lens with the appropriate Cokin fittings. The second polarizer will be mounted a short distance away with the help of a high school style ring stand, ring, and three-finger clamps. The subject will be mounted in between the polarizers. An ancient slide projector will provide transmitted illumination. This, rather than studio spotlights, for it's easy to make masks of various materials and shapes; bits of tablet cardboard with diamond or heart perforations, for instance.Then, by rotating the lens mounted polarizer, the colors of stress points in the subject can be "easily" produced. With today's digital cameras, if your exposure is wrong, just correct it: not a problem!This is a standard laboratory procedure for several different scientific investigations. But not for me! What can I get out of it? Can fiddling with this or bothering with that produce an interesting image? Professionals have to produce satisfaction for their clients on schedules not theirs, but the ol' retirees can do pretty much what they please.If any of this stuff works, I may even post a few results. Hold your breath!

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      5.0

      Spectacular results

      By Scott

      from Saint George, UT

      About Me Professional

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      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Effective
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape Photography
        • Macro Photography
        • Traveling

        Comments about Cokin P160 Top/Linear Polarizer Glass Filter:

        I live in southwestern Utah - home to some of the most incredible landscapes in the world. Without this filter I was unable to capture the beauty of this region. I try to avoid monkeying with my photos very much after they come out of the camera. This filter helps me to capture what I see with my eyes. I have used polarizing filter before but never this brand. I can find nothing wrong with it except maybe that it take a bit longer to attach it to the lens. I'm rarely in a hurry, so that is not a big deal.

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        5.0

        It works well

        By David

        from New Brunswick, NJ

        About Me Semi-Professional

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        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape Photography
          • Portraits
          • Studio
          • Traveling

          Comments about Cokin P160 Top/Linear Polarizer Glass Filter:

          Works well, and works with the P-system.

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          5.0

          a must have for all photographers

          By no nickname

          from Galloway, Ohio

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape Photography

            Comments about Cokin P160 Top/Linear Polarizer Glass Filter:

            turns those ordinary outdoor photos into something special

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            4.0

            Good value

            By Luigi

            from Rome, Italy

            About Me Professional Artist

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            Pros

            • Highly Compatible
            • Improves Performance

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Independent Films

              Comments about Cokin P160 Top/Linear Polarizer Glass Filter:

              I use it on my canon 550d for pictures and movie. I like Cokin P system modularity and this is a good add to my others filters.

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              5.0

              good filters, do the job well

              By marc

              from san diego, CA

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Improves Performance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Cokin P160 Top/Linear Polarizer Glass Filter:

                  using two of these, with the filter holder to create my own variable ND filter

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                  5.0

                  Good Filter

                  By DVD

                  from Georgia

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Cokin P160 Top/Linear Polarizer Glass Filter:

                      I've only used this filter with one roll of film but so far I like the results.

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                      4.0

                      Try a linear polarizer first

                      By SFC

                      from Ashland, OR

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Optics
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Firm Mount
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                      • Wish it were multi-coated

                      Best Uses

                      • Foliage sky reflections

                      Comments about Cokin P160 Top/Linear Polarizer Glass Filter:

                      I decided to try this linear polarizer first, especially since it will be used mostly with older film cameras. Actually, it worked perfectly with my Pentax k20d, and I'm glad I didn't pay twice as much for the circular polarizer. I could see little difference between this polarizer and my MUCH more expensive Rodenstock circular (lists for over $200). Actually, the Cokin obtained a slightly darker sky. I can't comment yet on flare issues, but one shouldn't be pointing a polarizer anywhere near the sun anyway......
                      Tricky to slide all the way into the holder at first, but rotates freely once it's in. If you use two other filters on the P holder, the next one may contact the polarizer.
                      Apparently not coated, so I gave it 4 stars.

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                      5.0

                      It rotates and polarizes

                      By Joey

                      from Chapel Hill, NC

                      About Me Semi-Professional

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Improves Product Function

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Cokin P160 Top/Linear Polarizer Glass Filter:

                          I like the p-series filters since they're cost-effective. This polarizer lets me intensify the blue color of the sky and to selectively cut out reflections from car windows. You have to get into more extreme lighting than I've encountered to get this thing to contribute to lens flare.

                          I'm sure there are better polarizers out there, but this one gets the job done without making anything else harder. For the money, it's hard to beat.

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