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Canon 2188B001 58mm Circular Polarizing Filter

B&H # CACP58Q Mfr # 2188B001
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Product Highlights
  • Makes a Blue Sky BLuer
  • Enhances Clouds
  • Minimizes Reflections
  • Rotating Filter Ring

Canon Circular Polarizer - 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.

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.

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

This filter eliminates ultraviolet rays to remove haze from outdoor shots as well as polarizing the light to remove reflections, and increase color saturation, without affecting the overall color balance
Type Circular Polarizer
Size 58mm
Grade Not Applicable
Filter Factor Between 2.3 and 2.8 (approx. +1.3 stops)
Multi-Coated Not Applicable
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 ColorCore Glass
Front Filter Thread Size 58mm
Front Lens Cap Size 58mm
Canon 2188B001 58mm Circular Polarizing Filter
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    Canon2188B001 58mm Circular Polarizing Filter
     
    4.7

    (based on 16 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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      (11)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Clear optics (6)
    • Easily mounted (6)
    • Easy to use (6)
    • Improves picture quality (5)
    • Compact (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Color correction (5)
      • Shooting outdoors (5)
      • Image manipulation (4)
      • Lens protection (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (13)

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      5.0

      Wonderful Purchase!

      By Alex

      from Los Angeles, CA

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Portraits
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Canon 2188B001 58mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

        I am excited to use the filter to shoot water, the sky, through windows, etc. I noticed the first time I rented a circular polarizing filter that the skin tones, sky, reflections were so vibrant and clear. From then on, I knew I wanted to buy the filter.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Right Filter, Right Price

        By BigSurSuzyQ

        from Carmel, CA

        Comments about Canon 2188B001 58mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

        B &H made the entire process easy- huge product selection, yet easy to navigate and find what you need. Payment and shipping were fast, easy and reliable. My one stop shopping source from now on!

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        5.0

        Powerful simple addition to gear

        By John

        from Lakewood NJ

        About Me Technically Challenged

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Improves Picture Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Panoramic Filming
          • Shooting Outdoors

          Comments about Canon 2188B001 58mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

          Love it - brings out beautiful landscape colors...

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          • No

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          5.0

          Good filter

          By Marvin, the camera man

          from Western MD

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Optics
          • Consistent Effect
          • Easily Mounted

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Color Correction
            • Lens Protection
            • UV Protection

            Comments about Canon 2188B001 58mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

            I take outdoor photos. This helps to emphasize the colors of the sky. It is also a good lens protector.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Polarizing Filter

            By Ed

            from Baton Rouge, LA

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Block Out Glare

            Comments about Canon 2188B001 58mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

            Use on camcorder to block out glare of reflected sunlight

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            • No

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            4.0

            Useful but pricey

            By Photoman

            from Riverside, CA

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Optics
            • Consistent Effect
            • Easily Mounted

            Cons

            • Price

            Best Uses

            • Color enhancement
            • Deepens blue skies
            • Image Manipulation
            • Removes reflections

            Comments about Canon 2188B001 58mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

            This small polarizing filter delivers the same benefits as its larger cousins -- deeper skies, enhanced primary colors and when necessary, a reduction in reflections. It does so with a drawback: price. Why does Canon prices this 58mm polarizer so high? Only Canon knows, but its other polarizing filters are high in price, too. If the price were more reasonable, you'd get more value for your money and I'd give it 5 stars.

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            • No

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            5.0

            everything I expected

            By nunz

            from pittsburgh pa

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Optics
            • Firm Mount

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Color Correction

              Comments about Canon 2188B001 58mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

              great for clouds and landscapes. Also enhances sunrays. Makes colors more vivid and true to life. When I first tried to mount it, I was unsuccessful but a B&H rep walked me through and it was really my fault that I couldn't mount it at first.

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              5.0

              Canon good make

              By Jim the Runner

              from San Jose, CA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Canon 2188B001 58mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                  If you own Canon lenses for your camera, you can not go wrong with their filters.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  My Awesome Filter

                  By Vanessa the photographer

                  from North Attleboro, MA

                  About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Improves Picture Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Close Up Filming
                    • Shooting Outdoors
                    • Upgrade

                    Comments about Canon 2188B001 58mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                    I use this filter when I'm shooting outside in bright light. I use it mostly when I shoot landscapes or portraits. I feel like the filter helps the colors pop, the blues are brighter and the reds are brighter. I like using this filter on my camera, I feel like my images have come out better than ever before because of the polarizing filter!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    4.0

                    Does What It Should, And Is Good At It

                    By Brian

                    from Philadelphia, PA

                    About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact Design
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Improves Picture Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Shooting Outdoors

                      Comments about Canon 2188B001 58mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                      It works extremely well. It really brings out the blue in the sky, and helps with other colors. Also reduces reflections on water and windows, depending on what angle you're shooting at.

                      Easy to use, and attaches easily. It can also darken computer screens and televisions without darkening the surroundings.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Circular Polarizing Filter

                      By [@]

                      from San Francisco, CA

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Improves Picture Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Shooting Outdoors

                        Comments about Canon 2188B001 58mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                        It took a bit getting used to. Works great, but adjusting it can easily adjust the focus ring as well. All in all, a must have to bring your photography to a quality level.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        I would recommend this product to others

                        By berrylicious

                        from Kansas

                        About Me Amateur

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Improves Picture Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Shooting Outdoors

                          Comments about Canon 2188B001 58mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                          I use this product mainly for pictures of the skies & clouds. There is a notable difference in the quality, definition and colors in my pictures when I use this filter. It attached easily to my camera. I highly recommend this filter.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Perfect Pictures

                          By solohvs

                          from Valley Forge, Pennsylvania

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Clear Optics
                          • Easily Mounted
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Canon 2188B001 58mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                              Those picture perfect photos you see with beautiful skylines are NO ACCIDENT. The person behind the lens almost certainly had a filter to cut through the haze and add some contrast.

                              The 58mm Canon filter should be in everyones camera bag and on a sunny day it should stay on all the time.

                              This filter is high quality - the fit and finish is excellent.

                              An easy way to get great looking outdoor photos!

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Must Have

                              By Outdoor Photo Steve

                              from Galesburg, IL.

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easily Mounted
                              • Quality Improvement
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Color Correction
                                • Image Manipulation

                                Comments about Canon 2188B001 58mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                Used outside eachday. Huge quality difference in pic's. Easy to use.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Worth their weight in glass

                                By Augie

                                from Milwaukee, WI

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Clear Optics
                                • Easily Mounted
                                • Firm Mount

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Color Correction
                                  • Image Manipulation
                                  • Lens Protection
                                  • UV Protection

                                  Comments about Canon 2188B001 58mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                  This product will be mainly used indoors. I know I didn't have to spend this much on a polarizing filter but the construction and quality is amazing. Not to mention insurance for my lenses.

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                                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Pro Shots

                                  By Arid Land Photography

                                  from AUSTRALIA and CHICAGO

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Color Correction
                                    • Image Manipulation
                                    • Lens Protection

                                    Comments about Canon 2188B001 58mm Circular Polarizing Filter:

                                    I take landscape photographs and I have so often looked at calendars, postcards and large framed photos and wondered how the photographer got the images to look so good. My images colours just werent as vivid. I thought they must be doing something in photoshop until it was suggested I try a polarizing filter. So I have been using it for a week and I am SO HAPPY. My images finally have the pro look. If you want to have awesome looking images with vivid colour its well worth the money to get a polorizing filter.

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