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Schneider 138mm Combination 81EF/Linear Polarizing Water White Glass Filter

B&H # SC81EFP138 Mfr # 68-028138
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Schneider 138mm Combination 81EF/Linear Polarizing Glass Filter

81EF Filter
Sometimes a Director of Photography may prefer to use an 81EF rather than an 85. When used alone in daylight, this filter under-corrects tungsten balanced film and provides a cool or bluish look. However, if an 81EF is used with tungsten balanced film in tungsten light, it results in a warm look.

It's Autumn. The clouds are low hanging and the sky is "patchy blue". You've gone for a ride upstate to the mountains and the light in open shade is bluish. A photo taken of your girlfriend with daylight balanced film leaning against the side of a barn will yield bluish tones that she might not find particularly flattering.

An 81EF filter (the strongest in the 81 series) will more than replace the yellow missing from the image and place all skin tones on a distinctly "warmish" level. You might even consider using an 81EF at the beach to make a hot scene even "hotter". The 81 series allows you to choose how much warmth you wish to replace in the image.

Linear Polarizing filter 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.

Note! Linear polarizers are used with most video and manual focus photo cameras. They are not recommended for auto-focus SLR cameras. Circular polarizers are specifically designed for use with auto-focus SLR cameras (They will also work on manual systems and video cameras without problems).

Linear Polarizing Filter
This filter eliminates ultraviolet rays to remove haze from outdoor shots as well as polarizing the light to remove reflections, and increase color saturation
81EF Filter
Strong warming filter
High-Quality Construction
Schneider solid color filters feature crystal clear, water-white optical glass, protected against edge-chipping and delamination by Schneider's unique Edge Seal, which also significantly reduces edge reflections and flare

Schneider Quality Control

Schneider filters are ground and polished to a precise flatness and plane parallelism
Because all Schneider filters are designed and manufactured with the highest possible degree of consistency, you can swap like filters mid-shoot with no discernible variation in color or effect
Type Combination Color Conversion 81EF/Linear Polarizer
Size 138mm
Grade Not applicable
Filter Factor
  • Linear Polarizing filter = Between 2.3 and 2.8 (approx. +1.3 stops)
  • 81EF = +2/3 (approx)
  • Multi-Coated Yes
    Rotating No
    Effect Removes reflections and increases color saturation without affecting the overall color balance; To add warmth to the image
    Application Nature, travel, outdoor photography
    Color Temperature Not specified
    Construction Water White Schott Glass
    Front Filter Thread Size Not applicable
    Front Lens Cap Size Not applicable
    Schneider 138mm Combination 81EF/Linear Polarizing Water White Glass Filter
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