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Heliopan 77mm Circular Polarizer Filter

B&H # HECP77 MFR # 707741
Heliopan 77mm Circular Polarizer  Filter

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Product Highlights

  • Makes a Blue Sky Bluer
  • Enhances Clouds
  • Eliminates Reflections
  • Rugged Black Brass Filter Ring
  • Index Marks on Filter Ring
  • High-Quality Schott Glass
  • Lifetime Warranty
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This is the Heliopan 77mm Circular Polarizing Filter. 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.

One of the "wow" factors of this filter are the index markings on the edge of the filter ring. This allows you to hold the filter up to your eye, choose a point that you like for polarization, replace the filter on the camera and simply rotate the ring to the chosen mark.

If you're out walking on a lovely day - in the mountains or at the beach - and you want to get a fabulous shot of a cloud-filled sky or make the water seem more saturated, then a polarizer is the way to go. This filter is the best way to make the clouds stand out, increase or decrease the saturation of the ocean or increase or decrease the reflection off the water. You can also use this filter when shooting into glass or windows since it will, again, either increase or decrease reflections.

If you're shooting black and white and want to simulate a threatening storm, try throwing on a #25 Red filter. The vista will take on the appearance of an imminent, ominous storm. 

Along with a UV or Skylight Filter, a polarizing filter should be a part of everyone's gear bag. It can turn a run-of-the-mill image into a stunning, creative photo by increasing color saturation.  

Heliopan has been a leader in the filter industry since 1949. They are known for their high quality and production standards. Their slim mounts facilitate using them with wider angle lenses. Heliopan offers most of their filters with either their standard hard coating or with their industry leading SH-PMC 16 layer multi-coating that transmits over 99.5% of the light striking it on to the image plane for the lowest flare and greatest color saturation.

The reputation of Schott glass is world renowned. The high production standards combined with a sturdy brass filter ring make this filter hard to beat. It has a "heft" that is impressive. It may feel heavier but the benefit is in the construction and results. Not only is the glass exceptional but so is the seal between the ring and glass. Schott Glass used in the manufacture of this filter is legendary and synonymous with the highest standards of filter production.

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

Fully calibrated to indicate the axis of polarization and the convenient markings make the filters very easy to use on non reflex and non ground glass focusing cameras
With the calibrations all that is necessary is to hold the filter up to the eye and rotate it until the desired effect is seen; note the position of any number on the rim, mount the filter on the lens and rotate the mount until the selected number is in the same position as when the filter was held to the eye
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
Made of black anodized brass stock and have so little rim in front of the lens (5.4 mm) that they will not vignette with lenses as short as 21 mm
Heliopan filters are "dyed in the mass" and ground, polished and coated to the highest standards of the German optical industry
All Heliopan screw-in type and series size filters are mounted in precision black anodized brass rings to eliminate binding or cross threading and to ensure optimal alignment
Type Circular Polarizer
Size 77mm
Grade Not Applicable
Filter Factor Between 2.3 and 2.8 (approx. +1.3 stops)
Multi-Coated Not Applicable
Rotating Yes
Effect Removes reflections and increases color saturation without affecting the overall color balance
Application Nature, travel, outdoor photography
Color Temperature Not Specified by Manufacturer
Construction Schott Glass
Front Filter Thread Size 77mm
Front Lens Cap Size 77mm
Heliopan 77mm Circular Polarizer Filter
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty Against Manufacturer's Defects
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    5.0

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    Pros

    • Clear optics (4)
    • Firm mount (3)
    • Strong construction (3)

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        5.0

        Excellent optics

        By Mzungu

        from San Francisco Bay Area

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        Pros

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

        Cons

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            Comments about Heliopan 77mm Circular Polarizer Filter:

            Excellent clear Schott glass. Polarizer easy to operate. Brass construction ensures no- sticking. Uniform polarizing effects.

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            5.0

            This is a very good filter

            By Ron

            from Norway

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            Comments about Heliopan 77mm Circular Polarizer Filter:

            Top product

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            5.0

            as expected

            By larry

            from winston-salem

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            Pros

            • Clear Optics
            • Easy To Use
            • Firm Mount

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                Comments about Heliopan 77mm Circular Polarizer Filter:

                does what i expected

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                5.0

                Solid build with solid optics

                By Scott

                from Charlotte NC

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                Pros

                • Clear Optics
                • Index Marks
                • Strong Construction

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                    Comments about Heliopan 77mm Circular Polarizer Filter:

                    I had Hoya and Tiffen before this filter, both had the glass become loose in the mount after a few years; This brass mount is so far much more solid

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                    5.0

                    I would buy this product again

                    By PicturePerson

                    from Cincinnati Ohio

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                    Pros

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

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                      Comments about Heliopan 77mm Circular Polarizer Filter:

                      This is the perfect polarizing filter--precision glass--high quality. Can't go wrong with Heliopan.

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