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Nikon 52mm Circular Polarizer (C-PL3L) Glass Filter - Drop-In

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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).

This is a drop-in circular polarizing filter for the Nikon 200mm f/2.0G AF-S VR lens. This filter is externally rotatable.

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

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Nikon52mm Circular Polarizer (C-PL3L) Glass Filter - Drop-In
 
4.6

(based on 8 reviews)

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  • Easy to use (7)
  • Firm mount (3)
  • Strong construction (3)

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      4.0

      Superb Quality

      By Tundracamper

      from Southeast, US

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Improves Picture Quality

      Cons

      • Large case

      Best Uses

      • Shooting Outdoors

      Comments about Nikon 52mm Circular Polarizer (C-PL3L) Glass Filter - Drop-In:

      Not many (any) other options. But, this is a very high quality piece of glass. My ONLY beef is with the case. It is huge. Luckily, I had an old 77 mm Nikon filter case sitting around. Wrapped the 52mm filter in some microfiber cloth and put it in that case. The big plastic case that comes with the filter is far too large to put in a camera bag, particularly the one that comes with the 200mm.

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      5.0

      Should buy this earlier.

      By Tommy

      from Norway

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Improves Picture Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Shooting Outdoors

        Comments about Nikon 52mm Circular Polarizer (C-PL3L) Glass Filter - Drop-In:

        Excellent for naturepictures, can not be witout this product.

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        5.0

        'the' CPL for the 200/f2!

        By Prabu

        from Norway

        About Me Professional Artist, Serious amateur

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Use
        • Highly Compatible
        • Improves Performance
        • Lightweight
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All

          Comments about Nikon 52mm Circular Polarizer (C-PL3L) Glass Filter - Drop-In:

          The lens ships with the clear drop-in and this is the only CPL that can be used with the 200/f2.

          It does its job perfectly, has a wheel to rotate the CPL inside the drop-in housing.

          But yes, remember that it is on all the time - you cannot simply grab the lens and shoot away your fleeting moment without remembering it is on and cutting away a lot of light!

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          4.0

          must have item

          By UdoinDesert

          from Jeddah, KSA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Expensive
          • Optional

          Best Uses

          • Color Correction
          • Image Manipulation
          • UV Protection

          Comments about Nikon 52mm Circular Polarizer (C-PL3L) Glass Filter - Drop-In:

          That's the ploarizer to be used in the Nikkor 200mm f/2 VR lens. A real polarizer still can't be replaced by post processing plug-in software. It is solidly built, no real flaw can be found and it would deserve 5 stars. But the drawer's design (gears) should already be part of the lens itself. Sigma has shown this in their 300mm f/2.8 tele lens, which allows the usage of commonly available standard round filters including polarizer filters.

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          5.0

          Expensive, Top of the line product.

          By Walt

          from Eugene,Oregon

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Nikon 52mm Circular Polarizer (C-PL3L) Glass Filter - Drop-In:

              I purchased this filter for the 200mm F/.2.
              I'll be traveling to the Caribbean and you know how hot the light is there .
              Since the 200 is my prime lens, I needed to be able to rotate the polarizer.
              This is the only option, and obvious by the price and quality of the nikon optics, I wanted the best on my best lens.
              Dig in and buy it, It's not much when you take into consideration how much you paid for your lens.

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              5.0

              Nikon quality

              By Doug W

              from Castle Rock, CO

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Great Picture Quality
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Nikon 52mm Circular Polarizer (C-PL3L) Glass Filter - Drop-In:

                I own a similar product for the 200-400 VR f/4. Easily swapped out with the standard filter, gives you the ability to have a circ. polarizer. Nikon quality through and through.

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                5.0

                Works Great

                By tominthailand

                from Thailand

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Firm Mount

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Nikon 52mm Circular Polarizer (C-PL3L) Glass Filter - Drop-In:

                    With telephoto lenses a polarizer is essential to remove glare and darken sky backgrounds. for the 200 f/2 it offers even greater subject separation by heightening contrasts this way.

                    I've found this specialized polarizer to be very effective. It's color neutral and offer a fine degree of polarization. It does dim images by two stops compared to newer polarizers this offer only 1.5 stops of light loss. You can't choose to use another polarizer due to the specialized purpose of this one.

                    But it does the job superbly and is a great accesory for the Nikkor lens.

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                    4.0

                    Good for outdoor sports shots.

                    By Gulf Coast Shooter

                    from Houston

                    About Me Professional

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                    Pros

                    • Clear Optics
                    • Firm Mount
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Outdoors

                      Comments about Nikon 52mm Circular Polarizer (C-PL3L) Glass Filter - Drop-In:

                      I use this polarizer to remove summer haze from my outdoor sports portraits. Rugged construction, fits snugly. You rotate the element with a thumbwheel once it's in the unit. Does a good job of keeping out dust, but it does introduce an opening in the lens that you should protect from the elements. Provides an easier way to adjust a polarizer than one on the end of the lens.

                      There are a number of 52mm polarizing filters made by Nikon, and a number of lenses that specify that size. There are even multiple Nikon lenses that specify 52mm *drop-in* filters.

                      Pricey, no known alternatives, but it will improve your daytime shots.

                      Take note that this model only works with the AF-S VR NIKKOR 200mm f/2G IF-ED, and further this polarizer is the only one that will work with this lens. If you are intending to purchase the 52mm drop-in filter for say the 200-400 lens, you need a different model.

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