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Cokin P164 Circular Polarizer Glass Filter

B&H # COP164 Mfr # CP164
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Product Highlights
  • Makes a Blue Sky Bluer
  • Makes Clouds Stand Out
  • Eliminates Reflections in Glass, Water
  • Rotates Within the Optional Holder

This is the P164 Circular Polarizer Glass Filter from Cokin. It fits in the optional Cokin P Holder. Light rays which are reflected become polarized. Polarizing filters are used to select which light rays enter your camera lens. A polarizer helps make a blue sky bluer as well as making clouds stand out. It 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.

Note! Circular polarizers are specifically designed for use with auto-focus SLR cameras (They will also work on manual systems without problems)

Type Circular polarizing filter
Size Cokin P
Grade Not Applicable
Filter Factor Between 2.3 and 2.8 (approx. +1.3 stops)
Multi-Coated No
Rotating Rotates within the holder
Effect Removes reflections and increases color saturation without affecting the overall color balance
Application Nature, Travel, Outdoor photography
Color Temperature No Change
Construction Glass
Front Filter Thread Size Not Applicable
Front Lens Cap Size Not Applicable

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CokinP164 Circular Polarizer Glass Filter
 
4.5

(based on 50 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (21)
  • Strong construction (19)
  • Clear optics (17)
  • Easily mounted (16)
  • Firm mount (13)

Cons

  • Cross-threads easily (3)
  • Doesn't fasten well (3)

Best Uses

  • Image manipulation (15)
  • Color correction (13)
  • Shooting outdoors (7)
  • Artwork (5)
  • Landscape photography (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (13), Photo enthusiast (12), Semi-pro photographer (6), Pro photographer (5), Parent (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (34)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

does its job, and does it well

I bought this polarizer as part of my Cokin system. I already had a Hoya circular polarizer, but it made sense to get something to go with the Cokin system. The advantage of...Read complete review

I bought this polarizer as part of my Cokin system. I already had a Hoya circular polarizer, but it made sense to get something to go with the Cokin system. The advantage of this is that the polarizer is easy to clean (the Hoya and other like it always get a little fogged up inside, in-between the two rotatable filters, and since the two filters cannot be disassembled the gunk cannot be cleaned).

A little difficult to insert and a little stiff to rotate, that's why gave it 4 stars. Overall, I love it and would recommend it to those who already use the Cokin system.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

It's a good concept, but...

This is the second time that I've purchased this item. The first one broke when it slipped out of the holder. I know that I've seen this issue mentioned previously. Not the fault...Read complete review

This is the second time that I've purchased this item. The first one broke when it slipped out of the holder. I know that I've seen this issue mentioned previously. Not the fault of the filter, but of the holder design. I have both the wide-angle and standard "P" units. The wide-angle version just doesn't have a reliable catch to keep the unit in place and should be used with extreme care, if at all.

Which leads to the second area where the product falls short. When I owned the first one, my widest-angle option was 18mm on an APSC sensor (28mm equivalent), and that worked fine as long as the wide-angle adapter was used. Now, I have 16mm available (24mm equivalent), and no matter what I do, there's significant vignetting at the corners of the images at the wide end.

So, at least in the case of the polarizer, the Cokin promise of "one filter for all lenses" just doesn't work with anything wider than a 28mm (if using full frame sensors).

Now I have a rather expensive filter that I can use with two of my lenses, but will have to purchase an even more expensive, low profile, single-purpose polarizer for my current WA and any others that I might purchase in the future.

It's heavy, well-constructed and does the optical job that it's designed to do... as long as you don't exceed its build-in limitations.

I would recommend the product as long as the individual understands the qualifiers stated above. It's not quite the solution that it's marketed as.

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5.0

Nice Polarizer Filter

By Gene

from Conway, SC

About Me Semi-Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape Photography
    • Traveling

    Comments about Cokin P164 Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

    Wanted to have a polarizer filter to fit my Cokin system holder. This does a nice job & works fairly well. I had other polarizers to fit various lens sizes but with this, I can use it on every lens I have.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    A polarizer for the masses.

    By Barry the Photographer

    from Auburn, CA

    About Me Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Flexibility

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use
      • Landscape Photography
      • Traveling

      Comments about Cokin P164 Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

      I really like the Cokin polarizer as I don't have to buy three different filters for my three lenses.

      I've had one for 7 years and got a scratch and I ordered a new one.

      It has always worked well for me.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      I would buy this product again and again

      By k,ho

      from nyc

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Cokin P164 Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

      cost little more but amazing useful for any size of lens not over 86mm,it'll made nice action of water look or color adjustment

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      5.0

      Good product

      By Fabio

      from Orlando Fl

      About Me Parent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Improves Picture Quality

      Cons

      • Bulky Design

      Best Uses

      • Shooting Outdoors

      Comments about Cokin P164 Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

      I am still learning to use the polirizer, but the produc was in good condition.

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      4.0

      Great Filter for the Money

      By Jakub

      from Clarks Summit, PA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Optics
      • Consistent Effect
      • Easily Mounted
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Cloudy Sky
        • Flat Water

        Comments about Cokin P164 Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

        I have lenses in 5 different filter sizes. Cokin P164 with the P-series holder is an economical and practical solution to my PL and ND (including graduated ND!) filter needs. Polarization is not as strong as with the more expensive PL filters but I am satisfied. Good value.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
        • Similar:
        • HOYA CPL, Tiffen CPL

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        5.0

        Works as advertised

        By Dimitri

        from Washington DC

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Optics
        • Consistent Effect
        • Easily Mounted
        • Firm Mount

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Cokin P164 Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

            Solid construction and, unlike other reviewers, I found that it fits well both the standard and the slim Cokin filter holds.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Good

            By Ynadaf

            from India

            About Me Photography Student

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Optics
            • Consistent Effect
            • Easily Mounted
            • Firm Mount
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Doesn't Fasten Well
            • Hurts

            Best Uses

            • Artwork
            • Color Correction
            • Image Manipulation

            Comments about Cokin P164 Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

            Really solid build ring does work gr8 But it just hurts on the finger when try to turn it.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            It's a good concept, but...

            By NWWanderer

            from Astoria, OR

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Pros

            • Clear Optics
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Doesn't Fasten Well

            Best Uses

            • Color Correction
            • Reflection control
            • Saturating skies

            Comments about Cokin P164 Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

            This is the second time that I've purchased this item. The first one broke when it slipped out of the holder. I know that I've seen this issue mentioned previously. Not the fault of the filter, but of the holder design. I have both the wide-angle and standard "P" units. The wide-angle version just doesn't have a reliable catch to keep the unit in place and should be used with extreme care, if at all.

            Which leads to the second area where the product falls short. When I owned the first one, my widest-angle option was 18mm on an APSC sensor (28mm equivalent), and that worked fine as long as the wide-angle adapter was used. Now, I have 16mm available (24mm equivalent), and no matter what I do, there's significant vignetting at the corners of the images at the wide end.

            So, at least in the case of the polarizer, the Cokin promise of "one filter for all lenses" just doesn't work with anything wider than a 28mm (if using full frame sensors).

            Now I have a rather expensive filter that I can use with two of my lenses, but will have to purchase an even more expensive, low profile, single-purpose polarizer for my current WA and any others that I might purchase in the future.

            It's heavy, well-constructed and does the optical job that it's designed to do... as long as you don't exceed its build-in limitations.

            I would recommend the product as long as the individual understands the qualifiers stated above. It's not quite the solution that it's marketed as.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Share this review

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great Filter

            By VT Photographer

            from Vermont

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Optics
            • Easily Mounted
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Cokin P164 Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

                Nice filter, easy to use. Fits into the holder nicely and is easy to turn.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                P164 Circular Polarizer

                By Lynn

                from Indiana

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Optics
                • Easily Mounted
                • Firm Mount
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Color Correction
                  • Image Manipulation
                  • UV Protection

                  Comments about Cokin P164 Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

                  Awesome for color saturation. Nice quality item

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great product

                  By John W

                  from Clinton Township, MI

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Effect
                  • Easily Mounted
                  • Firm Mount
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Image Manipulation

                    Comments about Cokin P164 Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

                    This is my second time purchasing this, I recently broke my previous filter when it fell out of the holder. This works great, and I like the Cokin P filter holder. Very easy to use and it works like it should.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    p164 Circular Polarizer glass Filter

                    By rene58

                    from mount Gambier south Australia

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Optics
                    • Consistent Effect
                    • Easily Mounted
                    • Firm Mount
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                    • Cross-Threads Easily

                    Best Uses

                    • Artwork
                    • Color Correction
                    • Image Manipulation
                    • Lens Protection
                    • UV Protection

                    Comments about Cokin P164 Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

                    I have juse the p164 so far it work great.
                    for starters at dslr it is a very good cpl.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    great item

                    By willie

                    from Delaware

                    About Me Parent, Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Improves Picture Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Shooting Outdoors

                      Comments about Cokin P164 Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

                      I consider my self a skilled photo enthusiast that loves to take photos of practically anything. I bought this polarizer to deal with the harsh light of the sun when in the southern part of the US. I used it last weekend to shoot a family reunion and have to say this polarizer is awsome, looking at the photos, the blues are very vibrant and the whites are very crisp.
                      I would definitely purchase others ofthis quality in the future.
                      At this time I have not used it for a long period of time to give negative feed back on this product.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Good as Expected

                      By merkuri2

                      from L.A.

                      About Me Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Improves Picture Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Shooting Outdoors

                        Comments about Cokin P164 Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

                        This CPL is a very good product and works just fine in the Cokin system. Even when stacked with a ND filter or other it works just fine although other seem to have a bit of difficulty. Clear, crisp quality of glass. Thx.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Cokin P164 Circular Polarizer

                        By Ed Car

                        from Huntington Beach, CA

                        About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Improves Picture Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Shooting Outdoors

                          Comments about Cokin P164 Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

                          Using for my "P" Series. I have no complaints about the rotation edges "being too sharp." Easy to rotate, and great quality of build and image production. I think it's perfect!

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          3.0

                          I would buy this product again

                          By matt5655

                          from New York

                          About Me Parent

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Shooting Outdoors

                            Comments about Cokin P164 Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

                            I can use this filter with any lens I have that takes the P series filter holder.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            nmuller

                            By nmuller

                            from Buffalo, NY

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact Design
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Improves Picture Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Shooting Outdoors

                              Comments about Cokin P164 Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

                              Easy to use
                              Works great

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              4.0

                              Works as expected

                              By Gary

                              from Austin, Tx

                              About Me Amateur

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Shooting Outdoors

                                  Comments about Cokin P164 Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

                                  The cokin circular polarizer worked as expected with the filter holder. The filter was a bit difficult to rotate in the holder, and the teeth around the edge of the filter could be a bit sharp on the finger tips.

                                  The polarization seemed to be slightly less pronounced than some other circular polarizing filters I have used. But it still had a noticeable affect on blue skies and clouds and reflections on water.

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                                  • No

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                                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Review from hobbyist

                                  By Aum

                                  from Houston, TX

                                  About Me Hobbyist

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact Design
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Cokin P164 Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

                                      One fits all. Cheap and chick for me as a enthusiastic photograher.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Very nice!!

                                      By Shawn

                                      from seattle

                                      About Me Casual user

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Cokin P164 Circular Polarizer Glass Filter:

                                          Def worth the money.

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                                          • No

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