Nikon 72mm Circular Polarizer II Filter

Nikon 72mm Circular Polarizer II Filter

Nikon 72mm Circular Polarizer II Filter

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  • Multi-Coated
  • Slimmer Than Original Design
  • Front/Rear Threads Same Size
  • Makes a Blue Sky Bluer
  • Enhances Cloud Formations
  • Eliminates Reflections in Glass, Water
  • Rotating Front Ring
  • Black Filter Ring
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The 72mm Circular Polarizer II Filter from Nikon is an upgraded version of the original Nikon Circular Polarizer. This filter is now slimmer in design, leaving the front and rear threads the same size as opposed to the original version that featured a larger front thread. The filter is now multi-coated which is a benefit in that it minimizes any flare and glare that reaches the sensor or film plane of your camera. This means more saturation and clearer images that are more crisp and contrasty.

The front ring rotates with the polarization visible in the viewfinder or on your LCD screen. When shooting on a bright day, this means you can control the "blueness" of the sky as well as having control of how distinct you want the cloud formations. For the outdoor shooter, this filter is a must since it is the only way to make a blue sky bluer. In addition, when shooting into water or glass, you can minimize or eliminate the reflections often associated with landscape or scenic photography. Therefore, if you're shooting a store window or inside a museum into a showcase, glass obstructions will no longer be a problem. A polarizer tends to have its maximum effect when used at right angle to the sun. A polarizing filter, along with a UV filter should be a part of everyone's gear.

Note: Circular polarizers are specifically designed for use with auto-focus SLR cameras (They will also work on manual systems without problems)

This version of the filter is now slimmer than the original version that had a larger front thread. Presently, both front and rear threads are the same size
The glass is now multi-coated minimizing flare and glare on the sensor or film plane
Effective with cameras that use beam splitters in the path of the TTL light meter and with AF cameras
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
UPC: 018208022571
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Nikon 72mm Circular Polarizer II Filter
  • Plastic Storage Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description
    Filter Type Circular Polarizer
    Filter Factor 2.3 - 2.8 (1.2 - 1.5 Stop)
    Shape Circle
    Circular Size 72 mm
    Rotating Yes
    Front Accessory Thread / Bayonet 72 mm
    Filter Material Glass
    Coatings Multi-Coating
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.16 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.0 x 4.0 x 0.75"
    72mm Circular Polarizer II Filter is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 77.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Filter Was a little hesitant when the sales guy at B&H suggested it because it's pricey but he really knew what he was talking about. It's an awesome filter with great clarity, compact and rotates great. Never worried that I was loosening the filter ring when rotating it, unlike other CPs I've had. I've had CP filters from other brands like Tiffen & Hoya but this is the best by far. Just came back from 2 weeks in Hawaii where I shot a lot of water, sky and other landscapes - results were great. Cut glare and really gave the pictures that extra punch they needed at times.
    Date published: 2008-06-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hard Desert Light NO More Landscape and Nature Photography in the Mojave Desert. Very useful for keeping the sky from whiting out. Cutting the glare off rocks and water. It's a dark filter and works great when using a tripod. ISO settings jump up to the 1600 when the camera is hand held to keep from burling the image. This causes a bit of noise to show up in the image. Not a problem when using a tripod and it enriches color to most everything. Wonderful for bright hard light. The only thing keeping back the 5 Stars is the darking (vignetting) of the corners of a image. But then again its a circular polarizer and is expected. Hasn't been not a problem in the final print. It's thin which reduces the vignetting effect which shows up only in the vista images. If it gets damage I'll buy another one.
    Date published: 2008-06-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very thin, works well Very thin works great for wide angle lenses. The new style (which is not oversized like the previous model)is far less bulky and easier to carry. Glass quality is great. Rotating ring moves easily so there is less chance of unscrewing filter in case you rotate in the counter-clockwise direction.
    Date published: 2008-05-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent polarizer I use the product on my D200 with 18-200 mm lens. The advantge over the old oversize Nikon polarizers is that it works with standard hood. However with the hood rotation of the element is somewhat awkward due to tight clearance and smaller gripping surface than older Nikon polarizers. There is sometimes a bit of vignetting at 18 mm when used with the an additional lens protection filter. Very good polarization effect however.
    Date published: 2008-04-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Ultimate Landscape Filter I recently went on my first excursion just for the purpose of practicing landscape exposures. Of the five filters I took along, this 72mm Polarizer was the only one that truly captured the actual colors of a Wyoming sunrise touching a cliff, the side of a butte, of ancient layers of varied sediment, and the beauty of dawn first revealing the subtle color differences in the layers. Even when forced to shoot in broad daylight, this filter managed colors well, although one had to pay close attention to camera settings. I wouldn't shoot macro flowers with it, but for landscapes I can't imagine a better choice.
    Date published: 2016-10-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from You Can Never Go Wrong with Quality I use this filter on my Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VRII Zoom Lens. The frame is made of metal, and the lens of high quality glass. I am a Conservation Police Officer and work on and around water everyday. Therefore I require a good quality polarizing filter on my lens for my photos, and the Circular Polarizer Glass Filter II by Nikon is the best quality I have found and it works best on my Nikkor lens.
    Date published: 2011-07-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Slim design, yet fat on quality I bought this slim line polarizer for my D80's 18-200mm lens and have had great success and no vignetting when shooting wide. The metering is successful too, where I had problems with a cheapy filter. The online ordering and shipping (to a PO BOX no less) was so smooth and I appreciate that very much. Thanks, B&H.
    Date published: 2008-06-17
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Be very careful Just finished talking with TS at Nikon. If a drop of rain water stays on the filter for more than 60 seconds--the water will lift the coating and the filter will be ruined. Interesting property for a filter that is to be used outdoors where one can be caught in a shower at any time.
    Date published: 2011-04-25
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