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PolarPro 82mm ND64 QuartzLine Solid Neutral Density 1.8 and Circular Polarizer Filter (6-Stop)

BH #POND64PL82 • MFR #82-ND64/PL
PolarPro 82mm ND64 QuartzLine Solid Neutral Density 1.8 and Circular Polarizer Filter (6-Stop)
Key Features
  • 64x Filter Factor, +6 Stops
  • Darkens Entire Image
  • Reduce Shutter Speeds, Widen Apertures
  • Greater Control over Exposure Settings
The 82mm ND64 QuartzLine Solid Neutral Density 1.8 and Circular Polarizer Filter from PolarPro is a filter that combines a solid neutral density effect with a circular polarizer effect. When in use, this filter's 64x filter factor provides a 6-stop exposure reduction. Its 1.8 density creates a darkening of the entire image, allowing you to photograph with a wider aperture or slower shutter speed than normally required. By slowing your exposure time or increasing your aperture, you are able to control depth of field and convey movement more easily.
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PolarPro QuartzLine Overview

The 82mm ND64 QuartzLine Solid Neutral Density 1.8 and Circular Polarizer Filter from PolarPro is a filter that combines a solid neutral density effect with a circular polarizer effect. When in use, this filter's 64x filter factor provides a 6-stop exposure reduction. Its 1.8 density creates a darkening of the entire image, allowing you to photograph with a wider aperture or slower shutter speed than normally required. By slowing your exposure time or increasing your aperture, you are able to control depth of field and convey movement more easily.

Simultaneously, this filter can help 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 is constructed from quartz glass for enhanced durability. To prevent internal ghosting and reflections, 16 layers of anti-reflection coatings offer scratch protection to the filter substrate while promoting clarity and color fidelity. The coatings associated with the PolarPro 82mm ND64 QuartzLine Solid Neutral Density 1.8 and Circular Polarizer Filter also result in an improved beading effect when in contact with water or oil, allowing for more efficient cleaning.

The quartz glass is set within a brass filter ring with side knurlings that can be rotated in order to adjust the intensity of the polarization effect. Together, the brass material and knurlings prevent jamming and provide additional strength, as well as a textured grip when mounting or removing this filter from a lens.

1.8 neutral density filter effect darkens the image, allowing you to photograph with a longer shutter speed or wider aperture than normally required
Providing a 64x filter factor with a 6-stop exposure reduction, this filter allows you to control depth of field and convey movement more easily
Polarizing filter effect arranges and filters directionally polarized light perpendicularly to the reflected light, allowing for the absorption of much of the light
Helps to reduce reflections and glare by filtering out light that has become polarized due to reflection from a non-metallic surface
Clears up haze in distant landscapes and provides more saturated, vivid colors
Strongest polarization effect when used at a 90° angle from the sun
Circular polarizer effect is ideal for use with digital cameras and autofocus lenses, where a linear polarizer will often disrupt auto exposure and focus features
Constructed from quartz glass for enhanced durability
Multi-coated to prevent internal ghosting and reflections while promoting clarity as well as color fidelity
Brass filter ring helps to prevent jamming and provides additional strength
Filter ring can be rotated to adjust the intensity of the polarization effect
82mm front filter threads allow for use with other filters
Side knurlings provide a textured grip when mounting or removing from a lens
Plastic filter case for storage and transport
Microfiber cloth for cleaning and maintenance
UPC: 817465021521

PolarPro QuartzLine Specs

Filter TypeSolid ND with Circular Polarizer
Density1.8 (6-Stop)
Circular Size82 mm Filter Thread
RotatingYes
Front Accessory Thread / Bayonet82 mm
CoatingsMulti-Coating
Filter MaterialGlass
Ring MaterialBrass
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.8 x 5.3 x 1.3"

PolarPro QuartzLine Reviews

Convenient and Well Made

By Robert
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-20

Fancy packaging aside, these seem like they are well made and high quality at a competitive price with other well respected brands. I appreciate the convenient CPL/ND combo because they often have to be stacked. Also like PolarPro's prominent knurling which helps threading filters on and off, but these two in one filters have smaller inner rings that you have to turn which kind of defeat that advantage. Don't notice any color cast, which has been an issue with other brands.

Best product

By Md
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-01

Good for

Nice ND Filter

By Anthony
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-17

I've been using variable ND filters for a while and could never really get out of them what they promised. Even the higher-end filters seemed to underperform. Not so this Polar Pro ND64. Now I'm going to have to get the ND32 and ND16. And yes, it's a bit of a pain to lug multiple filters around and put them on the camera in the middle of a run-and-gun sort of shoot, but it's comforting to know I'm getting what I need now.

Crisp, clear, and and does its job!

By Tyler
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-01-07

I have been searching for a system to help with my landscape and long exposure photography. This filter helps bridge the larger filter systems in a nicely wrapped little bundle. I have tried many 100mm filter systems, my last being the Nisi V5 pro. And that system is great, but the setup time takes forever, and I was left with light leak issues, as with all my other 100mm setups. This filter from PolarPro is great at polarizing the water to where I want it, and helps add that extra pop in color. This filter is a true 6-stop filter. Some filter companies will say it is a 3,6,10 ect, and it ends up being a 4,7.5, and 12 (hypothetical figures, as I have noticed with some companies they are not a true rating) This is the filter for me, and I may want to try out the 10 stop as well, for the extreme long exposure shots I like to get. The polarizing ring is smooth, and you can still see through the viewfinder and adjust according to your needs. I was a little worried about that, but you can do it! This might be the most over-packaged filter I have ever received! Magnetic box, with the filter nestled inside yet another magnetic latching, and aluminum filter case! Sure will keep it safe! Also has a couple of micro fiber cloths too, cause you can never have enough of those! Overall, great filter and I will be purchasing more from PolarPro in the future!

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By Gintautas
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-24

Everything was perfect especially the packadge

Stopped in my tracks

By Christian
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-26

Works awesome with a clean look and the cpl built in is amazing.

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Date published: 2022-08-15

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Does the combo ND/PL also help w/ saturation/contrast as well or just glare reduction?
Asked by: Jonathan
When using the variable circular polarizing section of the PolarPro 82mm ND64 QuartzLine Solid Neutral Density 1.8 and Circular Polarizer Filter, one can increase saturation and contrast in a photo, as well as glare reduction.
Answered by: Lenny
Date published: 2020-04-22
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