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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 8 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (6)
  • Reliable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape photography (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    5.0

    Spectacular results

    By Scott

    from Saint George, UT

    About Me Professional

    Verified Buyer

    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

      Verified Buyer

      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

        Verified Buyer

        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

          Verified Buyer

          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

            About Me Hobbyist

            Verified Buyer

            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

                Verified Buyer

                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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