Rosco Polarizing #7300 Filter - 17x20"

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Rosco Polarizing #7300 Filter - 17x20" Sheet

B&H # RO7300S Mfr # 101073001720
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This Rosco #7300 neutralizing linear polarizing film is used in front of lights to reduce the glare caused by smooth surfaces such as glass, water, paper and certain metallic objects.

This sheet is especially effective when used in conjunction with a polarizing filter at the lens (cross polarization). It should be placed at a slight distance from hot lights.

Size 17 x 20" (47 x 51 cm) Sheet

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RoscoPolarizing #7300 Filter - 17x20"
 
4.4

(based on 28 reviews)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (11)
  • Good color value (9)
  • Long-lasting (4)

Cons

  • Flimsy (4)

Best Uses

  • Indoors (10)
  • General purpose (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (13), Semi-pro photographer (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (14)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best value polarising filter

This will do the job for you. I have used Rosco polarizers for over 20 years and am happy with their neutral colour and effectiveness when used with a cross-polarised lens filter to eliminate...Read complete review

This will do the job for you. I have used Rosco polarizers for over 20 years and am happy with their neutral colour and effectiveness when used with a cross-polarised lens filter to eliminate reflections from repro work. Though thin and flimsy, they can be made consistent and fairly durable provided you sandwich them between sheets of perspex. Cut square to the diameter of my flash scoops (reflectors), I clip the 'sandwiches' on to the edges of the scoops with ordinary large-size office 'bulldog' clips. Far cheaper than buying Kaiser, but maybe Samigon ready-mounted would be cheaper in the long run.

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Works, but don't get it hot

I have been using these with tota tights (750W) and tota filter clips. What is really frustrating with these filters is that they come rolled, and insist on re-rolling themselves at all...Read complete review

I have been using these with tota tights (750W) and tota filter clips. What is really frustrating with these filters is that they come rolled, and insist on re-rolling themselves at all times. This makes mounting difficult. I also had a problem after a few uses that they became warped due to the heat from the lights, making it nearly impossible to keep the polarization aligned properly.

Next time I'm going for a thicker, made-flat filter that is better at handling heat from the lights. Might work better with a lower power bulb, but they still have issues.

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5.0

Nice Size

By Mr. Bill

from Milwaukee WI

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Pros

  • Durable
  • Good Color Value
  • Good size
  • Long-Lasting

Cons

  • Need To Build A Frame

Best Uses

  • Copy work

Comments about Rosco Polarizing #7300 Filter - 17x20":

Large enough to keep some space between lights and Polarizer. You will need to build a frame or some other mounting for it.

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4.0

Quality & Price

By Mike

from Providence, RI

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • General Use
    • Indoors

    Comments about Rosco Polarizing #7300 Filter - 17x20":

    Rosco products are quality, and B&H price was fair. What more can you ask.

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    5.0

    Does exactly what it say's it will...

    By AaronG

    from New York

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          Comments about Rosco Polarizing #7300 Filter - 17x20":

          I use this in conjunction with a polarizer on the camera lens to reduce reflections on shiny objects. It does exactly what it's supposed to.

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          4.0

          When you need it, you need it

          By Art Photography

          from Catonsville, MD

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Product Photography Aid

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors

            Comments about Rosco Polarizing #7300 Filter - 17x20":

            Expensive, but effective, in conjunction with a polarizing lens filter. Occasionally it would create a very weird purple sheen on the product's reflective surfaces.

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            5.0

            Effective glare control

            By Andrew Gillis

            from Ithaca, NY

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                  Comments about Rosco Polarizing #7300 Filter - 17x20":

                  An essential tool for photographing oil paintings. It would be nice if it didn't curl up as much, but this isn't an insurmountable problem.

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                  4.0

                  Good product - handle with care.

                  By Steve in the Sticks

                  from PA

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                  Pros

                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Rosco Polarizing #7300 Filter - 17x20":

                      Bought two of these semi-expensive beasts to shoot paintings in a very tight space to minimize glare and reflections (using cross-polarization - look up on Web for more info on CP). Clipped the sheets (gels) to thin boom poles (with four large binder clips-2 on the top attached to pole, two on bottom as weights) and let them hang freely in front of reflectors with 85 watt CFL lamps (positioned about two inches behind the hanging gel sheets). Worked perfectly for cross-polarization photography of large paintings. As others have mentioned I did not observe any color shifts of the light caused by the gels. The CFL lamps remained cool enough not to melt or ruin the gels (older hot lamps would have melted the gels). Be patient with the gels - handle them slowly and with care to avoid creasing and scratching them (not easy when you are under the gun for time - but at nearly $50 a sheet you'll undersatnd). When shooting is done roll the gels up with the protective tissue paper that they come with and store the roll in the clear thin tube that they came in. Place the tube into thicker poster tube for extra protection during transporation & storage (which as any photographer knows can be plenty rough and tumble).

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                      5.0

                      Just what I wanted.

                      By Debbie

                      from Phoenix, AZ

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                            Comments about Rosco Polarizing #7300 Filter - 17x20":

                            This came recommend by a profesional photographer and it was just what I wanted.

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                            5.0

                            clean and made well

                            By LeePix

                            from Petaluma, California

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                            Comments about Rosco Polarizing #7300 Filter - 17x20":

                            A must for glare removal!

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                            5.0

                            Exactly what I expected

                            By Barrie

                            from Brisbane Australia

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                                  Comments about Rosco Polarizing #7300 Filter - 17x20":

                                  Exactly what I expected...I cut the sheet in two and use in front of electronic flash heads, coupled with the B+W lens linear polarizer.
                                  Only problem was with the packaging..........box with airbags was perfect, but somehow the plastic tube containing the gel was squashed at one end.....took two days under weights to flatten out the sheet.
                                  regards,
                                  Barrie Finlayson

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                                  4.0

                                  Rosco leads the (filter) pack

                                  By Anthony L

                                  from North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

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                                  Pros

                                  • Adaptable to any format
                                  • Durable
                                  • Good Color Value
                                  • Long-Lasting

                                  Cons

                                  • Hard to flatten out

                                  Best Uses

                                  • General Use
                                  • Indoors
                                  • Reproduce artunder glass

                                  Comments about Rosco Polarizing #7300 Filter - 17x20":

                                  Double-polarising a subject is tricky as well as technically challenging if you don't know what you are doing. Rosco makes it simple with sheet filters which are neutral colour, consistent in density and in convenient sheet sizes. Whether using continuous lights, studio flash or monos, the filters can be cut to fit any format or mask. The one unavoidable drawback is flattening the tightly-wound sheet when it arrives!

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                                  5.0

                                  Works as advertised

                                  By NOLA Documentarian

                                  from New Orleans

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                                  Pros

                                  • Attach Securely
                                  • Durable
                                  • Good Color Value

                                  Cons

                                  • Hard to uncurl

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Indoors

                                  Comments about Rosco Polarizing #7300 Filter - 17x20":

                                  Used this on some lamps to reduce glare while filming some photographs and it came out great.

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                                  4.0

                                  Works as it should

                                  By Hugowolf

                                  from Virginia

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Comments about Rosco Polarizing #7300 Filter - 17x20":

                                  Odd size, but works as you would expect polarizer to work. I use this for cross polarization – aligned gels on monolights and a circular polarizer on the lens.

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                                  4.0

                                  Works great for Cross Polarization

                                  By Dal

                                  from Portland, Oregon

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                                      • Indoors

                                      Comments about Rosco Polarizing #7300 Filter - 17x20":

                                      Got the #7300 sheet [...] then unrolled the filter. I cut two pieces off and taped them over the two lights I have on my copy stand, being sure to keep them in the same alignment. Then I used a rotating polarizing filter on my camera, and turned it until the background of the copy stand went darkest. (turning it around and around you can see it change.) I placed a picture on the copy stand, and reflections were virtually gone.The cross polarization technique is working great to shoot images of old photos which are printed on textured paper; scanning them doesn't work as well.

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                                      4.0

                                      Best value polarising filter

                                      By Sinarau

                                      from Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Reviewer

                                      Pros

                                      • Cheap
                                      • Good Color Value
                                      • Long-Lasting

                                      Cons

                                      • Affected by heat
                                      • Flimsy
                                      • Requires added support
                                      • Wrinkles in heat

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Rosco Polarizing #7300 Filter - 17x20":

                                        This will do the job for you. I have used Rosco polarizers for over 20 years and am happy with their neutral colour and effectiveness when used with a cross-polarised lens filter to eliminate reflections from repro work. Though thin and flimsy, they can be made consistent and fairly durable provided you sandwich them between sheets of perspex. Cut square to the diameter of my flash scoops (reflectors), I clip the 'sandwiches' on to the edges of the scoops with ordinary large-size office 'bulldog' clips. Far cheaper than buying Kaiser, but maybe Samigon ready-mounted would be cheaper in the long run.

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                                        • No

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                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        [...]

                                        By wombat

                                        from Warkworth, New Zealand

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Well packaged

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • General Use
                                          • Photograph oil paintings

                                          Comments about Rosco Polarizing #7300 Filter - 17x20":

                                          [...] It was easy to order and pay for + I found it about a third of the price if I was to buy local. It solved my problem combined with a lens polarising filter to photograph high end oil paintings on canvas.

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                                          4.0

                                          Does the job

                                          By Bigs

                                          from Colorado

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                                                Comments about Rosco Polarizing #7300 Filter - 17x20":

                                                A bit expensive but does the job

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                                                5.0

                                                Great for photographing artworks

                                                By Vanessa

                                                from Canada

                                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Good Color Value

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Indoors
                                                  • Shooting artwork

                                                  Comments about Rosco Polarizing #7300 Filter - 17x20":

                                                  I needed polarizing gels to polarize my light source to shoot some artwork. I shopped around and importing this from B&H was far less expensive than buying anything in Canada. I'm always been pleased with my Rosco gel products so I didn't have to worry about quality, and it works just as I wanted it to.

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                                                  4.0

                                                  Thin Polarizing film sheet

                                                  By physics teacher

                                                  from Massachusetts

                                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                                                  Pros

                                                  • Good Color Value
                                                  • Powerful

                                                  Cons

                                                  • Flimsy

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Special Events

                                                  Comments about Rosco Polarizing #7300 Filter - 17x20":

                                                  I got a sheet of this material to use for science projects in my physics class. It is very flexible and has a nice gray tint, rather than the common brown tint of polarizing filters. It is quite thin so it makes a better overlay than a free-standing structural material.

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                                                  3.0

                                                  Seems to work

                                                  By AZ Bill

                                                  from Prescott, AZ

                                                  About Me Casual Photographer

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Durable

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Indoors

                                                    Comments about Rosco Polarizing #7300 Filter - 17x20":

                                                    I use this to reduce glare when taking photos of my original oil paintings. It works as advertised. It seems fairly durable but is tightly rolled making it kind of hard to work with. You'll need some type of frame and clips to secure it in front of your lighting. Scratches easily but this doesn't seem to show up in the photos I've taken thus far.

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                                                    5.0

                                                    good

                                                    By photographer

                                                    from new york

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                                                    Pros

                                                    • Durable

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                        Comments about Rosco Polarizing #7300 Filter - 17x20":

                                                        Pretty simple stuff, hard to mess this up.

                                                        The shipping tough was extremely wasteful. A big box was used for what required only a small tube.

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