FotodioX WonderPana 145 Core Unit Kit for Canon TS-E 17mm Lens with 145mm Circular Polarizer Filter

FotodioX WonderPana 145 Core Unit Kit for Canon TS-E 17mm Lens with 145mm Circular Polarizer Filter

FotodioX WonderPana 145 Core Unit Kit for Canon TS-E 17mm Lens with 145mm Circular Polarizer Filter

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FotodioX WonderPana 145 Core Unit Kit for Canon TS-E 17mm Lens with 145mm Circular Polarizer Filter

FotodioX WonderPana 145 Core Unit Kit for Canon TS-E 17mm Lens with 145mm Circular Polarizer Filter

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  • For Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L
  • WonderPana 145 Core Unit
  • 145mm Circular Polarizer Filter
  • 1.25 to 8x Filter Factor, +0.3 to 3 Stop
  • Helps to Eliminate Reflections and Glare
  • 145mm Center-Pinch Snap-On Lens Cap
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FotodioX WP145 overview

  • 1Description

This WonderPana 145 Core Unit Kit from FotodioX includes a WonderPana 145 Core Unit designed to specifically fit the Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L lens, as well as a separately available WonderPana 6.6" Holder Bracket. Those items can be combined to allow for the convenient use of two 2.5 to 4.0mm-thick filters measuring 6.6" wide, or one 2.5 to 4.0mm-thick filter measuring 6.6" wide, along with one FotodioX 145mm round filter behind it. A compatible 145mm circular polarizer filter and a 145mm inner-pinch lens cap for 145mm FotodioX round filters are also provided.

The included WonderPana 145 Core Unit consists of a bayonet front filter ring. Use of a WonderPana 6.6" Holder Bracket is easily accomplished by separately attaching its two assembly pieces to opposite sides of this WonderPana Core Unit using that holder bracket's six included brass short-screws. Pre-tapped threaded inserts along the edge of this Core Unit accommodate those screws and ensure that the two assembly pieces are positioned parallel to each other and can hold a 6.6"-wide filter between them. A combined WonderPana Core Unit and WonderPana 6.6" Holder Bracket can then be attached to a Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L lens.

After being fitted onto a Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L lens, the eight pre-tapped threaded inserts all around the edge of the WonderPana 145 Core Unit allow a WonderPana 6.6" Holder Bracket to be installed in 45° increments so that rectangular filters placed within it can be angled to the best approximate position relative to the subject in front of the camera. This helps to benefit the use of graduated neutral density and other filters that are enhanced by varied positioning.

This FotodioX WonderPana 145 Core Unit features an aluminum-alloy construction and includes front filter threads, which allow a FotodioX 145mm round filter to be used along with a separately available WonderPana 6.6" Holder Bracket. If a 145mm round filter is used on the attached WonderPana 145 Core Unit, the rectangular filter slot closest to the rear of the holder bracket becomes unavailable.

  • 145mm Circular Polarizer Filter

    The FotodioX 145mm Circular Polarizer Filter is compatible with the FotodioX WonderPana 145, FreeArc, and Absolute filter holder systems. It helps to reduce reflections as well as 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.

    The FotodioX 145mm Circular Polarizer Filter is constructed from optical glass for clarity as well as color fidelity and features lightweight, aluminum-alloy filter rings. A rear filter ring connects to a compatible filter holder while four brass knobs along the side of the front filter ring allow the filter glass to be easily rotated. This provides the ability to achieve the desired degree of polarization even if another filter is placed in front of the FotodioX 145mm 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.
    Polarizing filters arrange, and filter, directionally polarized light perpendicularly to the reflected light, allowing for the absorption of much of the light.
    Clears up haze in distant landscapes and provides more saturated, vivid colors.
    Strongest effect when used at a 90° angle from the sun.
    Circular polarizers are ideal for use with digital cameras and autofocus lenses where a linear polarizer will often disrupt auto exposure and focus features.
    1.25 to 8x filter factor reduces exposure by 0.3 to 3 stops.
    Constructed from optical glass for clarity.
    Lightweight, aluminum-alloy filter rings along with four brass side knobs allow the filter glass to be easily rotated. The desired effect can be easily achieved even if another filter is placed directly in front.
    Filter pouch included for storage and transport.
    UPC: 847372009794
  • 145mm Center-Pinch Snap-On Lens Cap for Select WonderPana Systems and Filters

    The 145mm Center-Pinch Snap-On Lens Cap for Select WonderPana Systems and Filters from FotodioX is a 145mm front lens cap with a squeeze, spring, and snap-on mechanism. It is easy to install as well as remove, and can attach to a WonderPana 145, FreeArc, or Absolute filter holder system in order to protect the front element of a lens that any one of those systems are mounted on. Additionally, this lens cap can be used to protect a non-ultra slim FotodioX WonderPana 145 filter that is mounted on a FotodioX WonderPana 145, FreeArc, or Absolute filter holder system and has no other filters placed in front of it.

    Lens caps protect your lens or filter from scratches, fingerprints, and the elements when the lens or filter is not in use. It's always good to have a spare in your camera bag, too.

    UPC: 847372009749
In the Box
Bundle Items
  • Filter Pouch
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty

Also Includes

  • WonderPana 145 Core Unit for Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L Lens
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • 145mm Circular Polarizer Filter
    Filter Type Circular Polarizer
    Filter Factor 1.25 - 8 (0.3 - 3 Stop)
    Shape Circle
    Circular Size 145 mm
    Front Accessory Thread / Bayonet 145 mm
    Filter Material Glass
    Coatings None
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.1 x 8.5 x 2.5"
  • 145mm Center-Pinch Snap-On Lens Cap for Select WonderPana Systems and Filters
    Type Front
    Size 145 mm
    Attachment Method Snap-On
    Material Plastic
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.0 x 5.7 x 0.3"

FotodioX WP145 reviews

WonderPana 145 Core Unit Kit for Canon TS-E 17mm Lens with 145mm Circular Polarizer Filter is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great, bag needs to be bigger The mount works great for the 17mm TS-E, and the polarizer doesn't seem to effect the color (haven't checked it with a x-rite color checker yet). As another reviewer mentioned, the tiny brass (?) knobs can come unscrewed and fall out (so I just torqued them tightly right when I opened the box so I wouldn't loose any). It comes with the mount and cap in one red pouch, and the filter in another pouch. The mount and cap are just thick enough to be a bit of a hassle to put back into the pouch, and it's not possible to put all of the items into a single pouch while assembled. Otherwise it works great!
Date published: 2018-02-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Gets the job done, hilarious, impressive build quality For years, I've longed for a polarizing filter for my Canon TS-E 17mm. This comically large filter & bracket does the trick! Finally I am able to attach a filter to the front of this beast of a lens and no longer do I have to try to hold a 82mm polarizer in front of the lens and then composite the sections together. I will never understand why Canon didn't make this exact thing themselves, I am particularly impressed with the Core that attaches to the bayonet mount on the TS-E 17 like it was machined in the same factory the lens came from, complete with an extremely satisfying locking pin. The filter itself includes 4 brass nubs that help rotate the filter, however, 2 of them broke sometime before I pulled the unit out of the box and the last two broke within 2 weeks of extremely gentle (architectural photography) professional use. Honestly 3.5 stars based on the build quality/design of the filter itself. The Core Unit should also come with a back cap, as it doesn't really fit in the provided pouch. However, I know about every professional photographer with a TS-E 17 has been longing for a way attach filters to that beast of a lens, and this does the job, albeit difficult to care for so much exposed glass! Oh, and one more thing, you and your assistants will get a chuckle out of this every time you use it. It does not get old how ridiculous it looks. It is downright comical how large this filter is (145mm is not roughly twice as large as a 77mm filter but 3.5x as large by surface area)...It's HUGE! However, it is not ridiculous finally being able to cut reflections off surfaces with my TS-E 17mm.
Date published: 2017-11-19
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