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Century Precision Optics 4 x 4" Circular Polarizing Filter

B&H # CEPF44 MFR # 70-C40131
Century Precision Optics 4 x 4" Circular Polarizing Filter

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  • Makes a Blue Sky Bluer
  • Enhances Clouds
  • Eliminates Reflections
  • High Quality Schott Glass

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The Century 4 x 4" Circular Polarizer reduces glare and unwanted reflections, saturates colors, deepens blue skies, improves contrast, and penetrates haze. Polarizers are commonly used to control glare on water and to allow the camera to see below the surface. They are also used to reduce glare on car bumpers and to control reflections on plate-glass windows.

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 without problems)

This filter eliminates ultraviolet rays from outdoor shots as well as polarizing the light to remove reflections, and increase color saturation, without affecting the overall color balance
Can dramatically enhance a blue sky and make the clouds more prominent
Used best at right angle to the sun
Effective with cameras that use beam splitters in the path of the TTL light meter and with AF cameras
Type Circular Polarizer
Size 4 x 4" (100 x 100mm, 4mm thick)
Grade Not Applicable
Filter Factor Between 2.3 and 2.8 (approx. +1.3 stops) (approx)
Multi-Coated No
Rotating No
Effect Removes reflections and increases color saturation without affecting the overall color balance
Application Nature, travel, outdoor photography
Color Temperature Not Applicable
Construction Schott Glass
Front Filter Thread Size Not Applicable
Front Lens Cap Size Not Applicable
Century Precision Optics 4 x 4" Circular Polarizing Filter
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