Sony Drop-In Circular Polarizing Filter for Sony FE 400mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens

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Sony Drop-In Circular Polarizing Filter for Sony FE 400mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens
Key Features
  • Drop-In Circular Polarizer Filter
  • Fits Sony FE 400mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens
  • Helps to Eliminate Reflections and Glare
  • Reduces Haze in Landscapes
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This Sony Drop-In Circular Polarizing Filter helps to reduce reflections and glare by filtering out light that has become polarized due to reflection from a non-metallic surface. It is made specifically to fit within the accessory filter slot of the Sony FE 400mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens, whose front diameter is too large to accommodate a screw-on filter. With that lens, the effect of this filter occurs behind the main glass elements instead of in front of them.
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Sony VFDCPL1 Overview

This Sony Drop-In Circular Polarizing Filter helps to reduce reflections and glare by filtering out light that has become polarized due to reflection from a non-metallic surface. It is made specifically to fit within the accessory filter slot of the Sony FE 400mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens, whose front diameter is too large to accommodate a screw-on filter. With that lens, the effect of this filter occurs behind the main glass elements instead of in front of them.

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 optical glass for clarity and includes an integrated locking mechanism to secure it within the compatible lens, as well as an external dial to allow rotation of the filter glass for control of the polarization effect.

Compatible with Sony FE 400mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens
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 perpendicular 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
Constructed from optical glass for clarity
Plastic filter case for storage and transport
UPC: 027242913998

Sony VFDCPL1 Specs

Filter TypeCircular Polarizer
RotatingYes
Filter MaterialGlass
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.05 x 4.9 x 2.05"
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There is no variable nd filter that works the ...

There is no variable nd filter that works the same way for this lens ?
Asked by: ar
A polarizing filter must be turned and this expensive support does that. A ND filter does not need to be turned. Therefore the clear filter that comes already in the lens can be replaced by any 40.5mm filter into the non-turning drop-in frame that comes in the lens. Just purchase a 40.5mm ND filter, screw out the clear filter and screw in the ND filter then drop the frame back into the lens. Standard 40.5mm diameter screw thread.
Answered by: Peter
Date published: 2020-12-03

Is it compatible with Sony E mount lens 100-400mm

Is it compatible with Sony E mount lens 100-400mm
Asked by: Sam
No, the 100-400mm does not use a rear drop in filter.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-11-09

does this filter come with any type of storage ...

does this filter come with any type of storage case?
Asked by: arthur
It comes in a round, plastic case that just fits into the provided slot in the packing of the case of the FE 400 F28 lens. It works and is unique but it is grossly overpriced.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-07-12

Does the circular polarizer for the FE400 also ...

Does the circular polarizer for the FE400 also fit the FE600?
Asked by: Ron
Yes, this filter and its holder will work in the FE 600mm and all Sony telephotos with drop-in filters.
Answered by: Dennis A
Date published: 2019-11-21
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