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Heliopan 82mm Circular Polarizer Multi-Coated (SH-PMC) Filter

B&H # HECPMC82 Mfr # 708246
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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

This is the Heliopan 82mm Circular Polarizing Multi-Coated (SH-PMC) 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.

SH-PMC is Heliopan's 16 layer multi-coating for their filters.

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 82mm
Grade Not Applicable
Filter Factor Between 2.3 and 2.8 (approx. +1.3 stops)
Multi-Coated Yes, 16 Layer Multi-Coated
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 82mm
Front Lens Cap Size 82mm
Heliopan 82mm Circular Polarizer Multi-Coated (SH-PMC) Filter
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty Against Manufacturer's Defects
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    Heliopan82mm Circular Polarizer Multi-Coated (SH-PMC) Filter
     
    4.8

    (based on 8 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Clear optics (6)
    • Strong construction (6)
    • Firm mount (5)
    • Consistent effect (4)
    • Easily mounted (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Color correction (3)
      • Image manipulation (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
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      4.0

      Highest Quality There Is

      By mdjak

      from westchester county, ny

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Image Manipulation

        Comments about Heliopan 82mm Circular Polarizer Multi-Coated (SH-PMC) Filter:

        I own B&W filters, Singh Ray filters, Lee and on and on. This is my first Heliopan. Not easy to push the order button on a circular polarizer for over $ when perfectly good and functional ones are available for much less. However, the build quality, the glass quality, the numbers on the edge of the filter enabling repeatable settings make this filter well worth it.So why didn't I give it 5 stars? One reason only. The case it comes in leaves a bit to be desired and forces you to buy a filter case. For the money, it should be better than a plastic case with a less than pristine backing material.

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        5.0

        Great filter

        By Constantinoff Demetrius

        from ROMANIA, Campina

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Artwork
          • Color Correction

          Comments about Heliopan 82mm Circular Polarizer Multi-Coated (SH-PMC) Filter:

          This filter is perfect for a sunny day to eliminate reflections.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Must have for landscapes

          By Golf Zero

          from Macon, GA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Improves Picture Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Shooting Outdoors

            Comments about Heliopan 82mm Circular Polarizer Multi-Coated (SH-PMC) Filter:

            Filter is a bit pricy, cliché as it sounds, you get what you pay for -- good glass, should last for many years --

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            4.0

            Expensive, but worth it.

            By Egare'

            from Milford, CT

            About Me Always looking to improve, Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Durable
            • Excellent construction
            • Great picture quality

            Cons

            • expensive
            • Tough to grip

            Best Uses

            • Adding contrast
            • Landscape shots

            Comments about Heliopan 82mm Circular Polarizer Multi-Coated (SH-PMC) Filter:

            Got the Heliopan for my Zeiss 21mm lens. I've tried numerous manufacturer's polarizers over the years and as lens glass got better, the filter had to follow-suit. This one is top notch. Great polarization granularity, excellent glass quality and weel built mechanically. I would have given it another star except that the construction is a little too tight, and the ring-edge is tough to grip, making adjustments with the lens hood on problematic. Heliopan, a little more edge please!

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            5.0

            When the construction is ART!

            By Ciancia

            from Melbourne Australia

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Color Correction
              • Image Manipulation

              Comments about Heliopan 82mm Circular Polarizer Multi-Coated (SH-PMC) Filter:

              Best Polarized

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              5.0

              Excellent filter

              By Frank

              from St George, Ut

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Artwork
                • Color Correction

                Comments about Heliopan 82mm Circular Polarizer Multi-Coated (SH-PMC) Filter:

                Precision construction. Made outstanding improvements in my landscape photagraphy.

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                5.0

                very well constructed

                By Stan

                from New York, NY

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Image Manipulation

                  Comments about Heliopan 82mm Circular Polarizer Multi-Coated (SH-PMC) Filter:

                  I use this for getting deep blue skies and nice white clouds..also does a great job removing glare from water!

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                  5.0

                  Great filter for great lens

                  By Vlad

                  from Northern NJ

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Optics
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Firm Mount
                  • No color casts
                  • No vignetting at UWA
                  • Scale on the rim
                  • Strong Construction
                  • Top notch coating
                  • Very smooth rotation

                  Cons

                  • Expensive

                  Best Uses

                  • Deepen skies
                  • Reduce Reflections

                  Comments about Heliopan 82mm Circular Polarizer Multi-Coated (SH-PMC) Filter:

                  As everything Heliopan, this is piece of art. Very smooth rotation, brass construction with precise threads, rotation scale on a rim, optically perfect glass, and top notch coating. I use it with EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM on top of Canon 5D Mark II, and it shows no vignetting even at 16mm at f/2.8 if focusing distance is more than 2 feet (there is some vignetting in corners at 16mm when you focus at something located closer than 2 feet though, and if this is important for you, then you should look at slim or wide-angle filter instead).

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