The Letus35 138mm Circular Polarizer Filter helps to reduce reflections and glare by filtering out light that has become polarized due to reflection from a non-metallic surface. The light from the sun naturally becomes partially polarized due to reflecting off electrons in air molecules, causing the light to scatter into what appears as haze. A polarizing filter arranges, and filters, this directionally polarized light perpendicularly to the reflected light, allowing for the absorption of much of this light. This results in a noticeable reduction of glare and reflections from non-metallic surfaces and an increase in the saturation of skies and foliage.
A circular polarizer only differs from a linear polarizer in that it contains a quarter wave plane in addition to the linear polarizing filter. The addition of this quarter wave plane is to circularly polarize the linearly polarized light for the use of auto focus and exposure functions. Due to how the light is broken down and filtered with a linear polarizer, auto focus and exposure accuracy become skewed during use. When the light becomes circularly polarized, it permits the use of these functions.
This filter measures 138mm in diameter and features a threadless design for use in filter trays such as those in matte boxes. Around the filter ring are index markings which allow for repeatable configurations without having to look through the lens. Letus filters are made from high grade German optical glass for superb image quality and clarity.
|Filter Factor||About 2.5 (1.3 stops)|
|Effect||Eliminates reflections and haze and improves color and tonal saturation|
|Construction||German optical glass|
|Front Filter Thread Size||Not applicable|
|Front Lens Cap Size||Not applicable|