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Nikon 72mm Circular Polarizer II Filter

B&H # NICP72 Mfr # 2257
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You Pay: $119.00
Product Highlights
  • Multi-Coated
  • Slimmer Design Than Original Design
  • Front/Rear Threads Same Size
  • Makes a Blue Sky Bluer
  • Enhances Cloud Formations
  • Eliminates Reflections in Glass, Water
  • Rotating Front Ring
  • Black Filter Ring

The 72mm Circular Polarizer II Filter from Nikon is an upgraded version of the original Nikon Circular Polarizer. This filter is now slimmer in design leaving the front and rear threads the same size as opposed to the original version that featured a larger front thread. The filter is now multi-coated which is a benefit in that it minimizes any flare and glare that reaches the sensor or film plane of your camera. This means more saturation and clearer images that are more crisp and contrasty.

The front ring rotates with the polarization visible in the viewfinder or on your LCD screen. When shooting on a bright day, this means you can control the "blueness" of the sky as well as having control of how distinct you want the cloud formations. For the outdoor shooter, this filter is a must since it is the only way to make a blue sky bluer. In addition, when shooting into water or glass, you can minimize or eliminate the reflections often associated with landscape or scenic photography. Therefore, if you're shooting a store window or inside a museum into a showcase, glass obstructions will no longer be a problem. A polarizer tends to have its maximum effect when used at right angle to the sun. A polarizing filter, along with a UV filter should be a part of everyone's gear.

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

This version of the filter is now slimmer than the original version that had a larger front thread. Presently, both front and rear threads are the same size
The glass is now multi-coated minimizing flare and glare on the sensor or film plane
Effective with cameras that use beam splitters in the path of the TTL light meter and with AF cameras
This filter eliminates ultraviolet rays from outdoor shots as well as polarizing the light to remove reflections, and increase color saturation, without affecting the overall color balance
Type Circular Polarizing II Filter
Size 72mm
Grade Not Applicable
Filter Factor Between 2.3 and 2.8 (approx. +1.3 stops)
Multi-Coated Yes
Rotating Yes
Effect Removes reflections and increases color saturation without affecting the overall color balance
Application Nature, travel, outdoor photography
Color Temperature Not Applicable
Construction Glass
Front Filter Thread Size 72mm
Front Lens Cap Size 72mm
Nikon 72mm Circular Polarizer II Filter
  • Plastic Storage Case
  • One-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Nikon72mm Circular Polarizer II Filter
     
    4.8

    (based on 66 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (55)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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      (1)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Clear optics (47)
    • Strong construction (46)
    • Firm mount (43)
    • Consistent effect (23)
    • Easy to use (21)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Color correction (32)
      • Lens protection (16)
      • Image manipulation (14)
      • UV protection (10)
      • Filter protection (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (26), Semi-pro photographer (12), Casual photographer (11), Enthusiast (10), Professional (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (32)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Good Product

      I use this filter on a 18-200 mm Nikon lens. It is easy to mount and dismount, is very effective in filtering glare from subjects such as water and plants. I've had...Read complete review

      I use this filter on a 18-200 mm Nikon lens. It is easy to mount and dismount, is very effective in filtering glare from subjects such as water and plants. I've had no problems with this filter.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Be very careful

      Just finished talking with TS at Nikon. If a drop of rain water stays on the filter for more than 60 seconds--the water will lift the coating and the filter will be...Read complete review

      Just finished talking with TS at Nikon. If a drop of rain water stays on the filter for more than 60 seconds--the water will lift the coating and the filter will be ruined. Interesting property for a filter that is to be used outdoors where one can be caught in a shower at any time.

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      5.0

      perfect

      By RA

      from Olive Branch MS

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Effect
      • Easily Mounted

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Color Correction

        Comments about Nikon 72mm Circular Polarizer II Filter:

        Blue Sky, see through water, no glare on glass. Great filter. Works well.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Outstanding piece of glass

        By Bri Guy

        from Helena, MT

        About Me Photography Student

        Pros

        • Easily Mounted
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape Photography

          Comments about Nikon 72mm Circular Polarizer II Filter:

          I use this filter for shooting long exposures of flowing water and can't say enough good things about it. It cuts the glare off of wet surfaces, and enhances contrast and color saturation. I give it my highest recommendation.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Essential for photography

          By Denis

          from Montréal, Canada

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easily Mounted
          • Firm Mount
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Color Correction

            Comments about Nikon 72mm Circular Polarizer II Filter:

            Slim, easy to use

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            5.0

            Simple but important enabler

            By Alice

            from Maui-Hawaii

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Artwork
              • Eliminates reflections
              • Sharp Images

              Comments about Nikon 72mm Circular Polarizer II Filter:

              I use it for two things: 1) outdoor photos to sharpen clouds and oceanic wave details; and 2) to allow me to make documentary copies of paintings in frames and under glass - without refections.It is surprising how many really good amateur-semi-professional photographers do not know what polorizer filters can do for them.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Amazing quality

              By JCNAME

              from Mexico

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Image Manipulation

                Comments about Nikon 72mm Circular Polarizer II Filter:

                I use this product for architecture an nature photography and had excellent results from the very first time I used it, excellent built quality and really easy to use..

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                • No

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                5.0

                Excellent buy. Outstanding results.

                By Snookie

                from Danville, Ca.

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Optics
                • Consistent Effect
                • Easily Mounted

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Color Correction
                  • Color Saturation
                  • Gradient Creation
                  • Image Manipulation

                  Comments about Nikon 72mm Circular Polarizer II Filter:

                  Used this filter now for 2 weeks on my Nikkor AF-S ED 18-200mm with great results. I take a lot of landscapes along the California coast where harsh reflections can be present. This filter significantly helps in reducing these, plus adding depth in color saturation. I found that, in experimenting with other cheaper brands, I did not get the results I do now with this filter. You get what you pay for, especially in coating and construction quality. This filter is well worth the price and will give optimal results. Not good to go cheap with a great lens on your SLR.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great Product

                  By aaitchs

                  from New York City

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Color Correction

                    Comments about Nikon 72mm Circular Polarizer II Filter:

                    Essential for landscape and travel photography

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    speedy delivery

                    By TT

                    from Canada

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Nikon 72mm Circular Polarizer II Filter:

                        Nikon product is always good.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Works great.

                        By SailorRN

                        from Marina Del Rey, CA

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Nikon 72mm Circular Polarizer II Filter:

                              I like that it adjusts to where you want it. The filter gives a bluer sky and more detailed clouds for outdoor photography.

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              Consistent quality

                              By AlexPotiomkin

                              from Mexico.

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Clear Optics
                              • Consistent Effect
                              • Easily Mounted

                              Cons

                              • Chromatic aberration

                              Best Uses

                              • Color Correction
                              • Image Manipulation

                              Comments about Nikon 72mm Circular Polarizer II Filter:

                              I am a Canon user but use Nikon filter polarizers because they are SLIM, simple, and well built.

                              As for the image quality is very good. I guess it could be better, but I haven't used another brand.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Always on.....

                              By Alex

                              from DC

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easily Mounted

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Nikon 72mm Circular Polarizer II Filter:

                                  The Nikon Circular Polarizer is well worth the investment. I take mostly landscape and nature photography and I always have this on my lens.

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                                  5.0

                                  Nikon quality

                                  By PHOTO BUG

                                  from CHICAGO,IL.

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easily Mounted
                                  • Firm Mount
                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Color Correction

                                    Comments about Nikon 72mm Circular Polarizer II Filter:

                                    For water or window scenes.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    GOOD QUALITY FILTER

                                    By MUGGSY

                                    from NORTH DAKOTA

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easily Mounted
                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                    • None

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Lens Protection
                                    • UV Protection

                                    Comments about Nikon 72mm Circular Polarizer II Filter:

                                    HAVE THESE ON ALL MY LENSES NO COMPLAINTS

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Fine polarized filter

                                    By ski

                                    from Oriental, NC

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Artwork
                                      • Color Correction
                                      • Image Manipulation

                                      Comments about Nikon 72mm Circular Polarizer II Filter:

                                      Fine product, reduces glare and reflection, and enhances color creating pleasant effect. I bought this filter in B&H and used on vacation trip in Utah and Arizona. Deeply blue sky contrasts strongly with red mountains and green vegetation.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Excellent product

                                      By Nancy

                                      from Ft Myers, Fl

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Nikon 72mm Circular Polarizer II Filter:

                                          I am very satisfied with my new filter. I was replacing a different brand I had for several years. This one is much thinner and is very easy to turn to the precise amount of light wanted.

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                                          • No

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                                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Good Product

                                          By Wally

                                          from Oak Harbor, WA

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

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

                                          Cons

                                          • None

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Nikon 72mm Circular Polarizer II Filter:

                                            I use this filter on a 18-200 mm Nikon lens. It is easy to mount and dismount, is very effective in filtering glare from subjects such as water and plants. I've had no problems with this filter.

                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            Nikon

                                            By freseve

                                            from Honduras

                                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                            See all my reviews

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Nikon 72mm Circular Polarizer II Filter:

                                                  Everything I expected from Nikon.

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                                                  • No

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                                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                   
                                                  5.0

                                                  Nikon Polarizer

                                                  By mk

                                                  from Carbondale, Colorado

                                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

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

                                                  Cons

                                                  • Be careful threading

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Image Manipulation

                                                  Comments about Nikon 72mm Circular Polarizer II Filter:

                                                  shot great photos of fall foliage @ Maroon Bells in Aspen, Colorado....Fantastic

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                                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                   
                                                  5.0

                                                  Slim Nikon Polarizer

                                                  By Joanna

                                                  from Fort Worth,Texas

                                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

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

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Buildings
                                                    • Flowers
                                                    • Landscapes
                                                    • Reflections

                                                    Comments about Nikon 72mm Circular Polarizer II Filter:

                                                    Wonderful filter, easy to adjust and good polarization to image. There is no vignetting even at 12mm. I have three of these same filters for my 67,72 and 77mm Nikon Lens. I would recommend these filters to any photographer.

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                                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                     
                                                    5.0

                                                    Filter works as expected.

                                                    By ClicAway

                                                    from Overland Park, KS

                                                    About Me Casual Photographer

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

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

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Lens Protection

                                                      Comments about Nikon 72mm Circular Polarizer II Filter:

                                                      I used this lens during the non-cloudy days at Niagara Falls and the photos are beautiful.

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