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Heliopan 105mm Slim Circular Polarizer SH-PMC Filter

B&H # HECPMCS105 Mfr # 710540
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Product Highlights
  • Minimize Reflections and Glare
  • Reduces Haze and Blue Cast in Landscapes
  • Enhances Color and Tonal Saturation
  • SH-PMC 16-Layer Multi-Coating
  • Slim Profile Brass Filter Ring
  • High Quality Schott Glass

The Heliopan 105mm Slim Circular Polarizer SH-PMC Filter helps to reduce reflections and glare by filtering out light that has become polarized due to reflection from a non-metallic surface. This results in a noticeable increase in the saturation of skies and foliage, as well as clearer imagery when photographing in hazy conditions. A circular polarizer differs from a linear polarizer in that it supports full use of a camera's autofocus and auto exposure functions.

The filter is constructed using high quality Schott glass, which maintains optical clarity and contrast to help render scenes with greater fidelity and resolution. The SH-PMC multi-coating provides a total of 16 coatings, 8 per side, for significant reflection reduction (below 0.2%) as well as dust and moisture repellence for easier cleaning.

This filter features a brass mounting ring that is demarcated with calibration dots to help with finding consistent rotational positioning when TTL viewing is not possible. The ring also features a slim mount design, measuring 5mm-thick, that helps to prevent vignetting when used on wide-angle lenses. It does not feature front threads for mounting additional filters or lens caps.

Reduce reflections and glare by filtering out light that has become polarized due to reflection from a non-metallic surface.
Arrange and filter directionally polarized light perpendicularly to the reflected light allowing for the absorption of much of the light.
Lessens haze in distant landscapes and provides more saturated, vivid colors.
Strongest effect when used at a 90° from the sun.
SH-PMC multi-coating offers both protection to the glass and helps to maintain light transmission and image quality.
Constructed from Schott glass for high optical clarity.
Thin-profile filter ring reduces likelihood of vignetting when used with wide-angle lenses.
Type Circular polarizer
Size 105 mm (0.2" / 5 mm thick)
Filter Factor About 2.5 (1.3 stops)
Multi-Coated Yes; SH-PMC 16-layer multi-coating
Rotating Yes
Effect Reduce/eliminate reflections and haze and improve color and tonal saturation
Construction Schott glass and brass filter ring
Front Filter Thread Size N/A
Front Lens Cap Size N/A
Heliopan 105mm Slim Circular Polarizer SH-PMC Filter
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    Heliopan105mm Slim Circular Polarizer SH-PMC Filter
     
    3.5

    (based on 6 reviews)

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        5.0

        awesome

        By luca

        from los angeles

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Great Picture Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about Heliopan 105mm Slim Circular Polarizer SH-PMC Filter:

          best product on the market

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          3.0

          Well made, but....

          By Serottaboy

          from Austin, Tx

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easily Mounted
          • Firm Mount
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Heliopan 105mm Slim Circular Polarizer SH-PMC Filter:

              I bought a Heliopan UV filter for my 400mm and was really impressed vs Rodenstock. The images were unreal sharp and crisp. So I was expecting the same from the circ polarizer. It is nice and slim, rotated smoothly like a Zeiss lens. But...the coating gave me fits. I could not get fingerprints, moisture from my breath, or anything off of it. I just couldn't get it evenly remotely clean without swirls, oil, tiny droplets off of it- and way to high maintenance. It was like a magnet for stuff. I returned it and ordered a B&W Extra wide 105mm Circ Polarizer and Zeiss and Singh Ray lens cleaners.. We will see...

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              5.0

              Best 105mm Circ Pol

              By UMCPastorBill

              from Andover, MN

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Clear Optics
              • Easy To Use
              • Firm Mount
              • Slim and multicoating
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Heliopan 105mm Slim Circular Polarizer SH-PMC Filter:

                  This seems so much better than the B+H 105mm Kaeseman I tried, which was thick, heavy, and impossibly stiff to rotate. Unlike some other reviewers, I have no problem turning my Heliopan. It's much slimmer and lighter than the B+W I tried. I'm going to mount this on the front of my Foundation Filter system. Multicoating is a big plus. Just buy this one if you're looking for a 105mm circ pol. I have only one minor complaint- The filter ships in a flimsy leatherette pouch. I'm going to ditch the pouch and buy one of the B+H plastic filter cases.

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                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Good optics, jagged rotation

                  By pkal

                  from Athens, Greece

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Optics
                  • Firm Mount
                  • Multi-Coated SH-PMC
                  • No Color Cast
                  • Numbered ring
                  • Top quality leather pouch

                  Cons

                  • Jagged rotation

                  Best Uses

                  • Image Manipulation

                  Comments about Heliopan 105mm Slim Circular Polarizer SH-PMC Filter:

                  The Multi-Coating SH-PMC works as promised, good quality optics with no color cast, the construction of the rotational ring though is a bit of a letdown, not that smooth for that price tag. Screwed on a 105mm Front Polariser Ring of a Lee Filter Holder system I get color cast free pics with great IQ, but rotating the polarizer to the right polarizing angle needs some agile fingers and patience if you have a 4x6" grad ND filter on the slot behind it! Also, as all slim screw on filters, this CPL filter is a 5mm THIN filter, meaning there's no front threading to screw on an additional filter; for that you need a regular sized filter.
                  If you want a smooth rotating CPL get a B+W Kaeseman, if you want a SLIM (no vignetting on wide angle lens/full frame DSLR) CPL with great IQ and easy cleaning multi-coated glass get this one.
                  On a side note, the leather protective pouch it comes with is kinda big for a 105mm round filter, 6x6.5" !! Good quality though, velcro "envelope" type.

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                  (5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  it's way overpriced!!!

                  By David

                  from Canada

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                        Comments about Heliopan 105mm Slim Circular Polarizer SH-PMC Filter:

                        It's not smooth at all! When you mount it on Lee holder with 1 Lee GND filter, you'll have hard time to adjust this CPL. So often, you will have several finger prints on it.

                        It's OK to be thin and overpriced, but dont' make it rotate smoothly? It looks like I am not the only one has this issue.

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                        3.0

                        Not smooth when rotating. Over priced.

                        By Hobbyman

                        from Los Angeles, CA

                        Verified Buyer

                        Comments about Heliopan 105mm Slim Circular Polarizer SH-PMC Filter:

                        It is about 5mm thick. Because it is so thin, it is hard to put fingers on it. When you rotate it the tension is not smooth.

                        Considering the price, if I can buy it again, I would buy a regular B+W one which is cheaper also.

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