General Brand 55mm Circular Polarizing Filter

General Brand 55mm Circular Polarizing Filter

General Brand 55mm Circular Polarizing Filter

B&H # GBCP55 MFR # 55CP
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  • Makes a Blue Sky Bluer
  • Enhances Clouds
  • Eliminates Reflections
  • High Quality ColorCore Glass
  • Black Aluminum Filter Ring
  • Made in the USA
  • 10-Year Warranty
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Tiffen 55mm Circular Polarizer Filters - Light rays which are reflected become polarized. Polarizing filters are used to select which light rays enter your camera lens. They can remove unwanted reflections from non-metallic surfaces such as water or glass and also saturate colors providing better contrast. The effect can be seen through the viewfinder and changed by rotating the filter. The filter factor varies according to how the filter is rotated and its orientation to the sun.

If you're out walking on a lovely day - in the mountains or at the beach - and you want to get a fabulous shot of a cloud-filled sky or make the water seem more saturated, then a polarizer is the way to go. This filter is the best way to make the clouds stand out, increase or decrease the saturation of the ocean or increase or decrease the reflection off the water. You can also use this filter when shooting into glass or windows since it will, again, either increase or decrease reflections.

If you're shooting black and white and want to simulate a threatening storm, try throwing on a #25 Red filter. The vista will take on the appearance of an imminent, ominous storm. 

Along with a UV or Skylight Filter, a polarizing filter should be a part of everyone's gear bag. It can turn a run-of-the-mill image into a stunning, creative photo by increasing color saturation.  

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

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
Can dramatically enhance a blue sky and make the clouds more prominent
Used best at right angle to the sun
Effective with cameras that use beam splitters in the path of the TTL light meter and with AF cameras
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General Brand 55mm Circular Polarizing Filter
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    General Brand 55CP specs

    Filter Type Circular Polarizer
    Filter Factor 2.3 - 2.8 (1.2 - 1.5 Stop)
    Shape Circle
    Circular Size 55 mm
    Rotating Yes
    Front Accessory Thread / Bayonet 55 mm
    Filter Thickness 0.2" / 5 mm
    Filter Material Glass
    Coatings None
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.1 lb

    General Brand 55CP reviews

    55mm Circular Polarizing Filter is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 14.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from use with gopro does the job with a hero3+ and srp blurfix3+nice effect for getting blue skies on the beach. i coated this filter and my gopro housing with rainx to keep the water drops off
    Date published: 2014-06-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Which filter to buy next I had never used a polarizer filter before I bought Tiffen's. I had my hopes up for a Hoyal filter. B & H were temporarly out of stock. Clicked the see like items and Tiffen popped up. I said half the price its worth a try. The reviews I received from my friends on how my pictures have gotten better is all I needed. I am now shopping for my next Tiffen filter. I highly recommend this filter.
    Date published: 2012-09-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from use with gopro use with gopro hero3+ and srp blurfix3+. great effect on the beach to get blue skies and block reflections on the water. i coated my filters and gopro lens with rainx to keep the water drops off. vignetting on photos and timelapse. no vignetting on videos.
    Date published: 2014-06-01
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Terrible quality - I should have known better! Whilst the optics are good, the ring is very sloppy with high and low spots, but it's the sloppy tolerences that make it a loser, it's also a much bigger filter than thew B&H image suggests. It overall feels terrible and if I were not on the other side of the world, I would send it back. Will stick to the Hoya's from now on, can't quite understand why these are rated so highly, it's no better than a lot of the Chinese made junk.
    Date published: 2015-12-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good buy Works great on my Gopro Hero3. As advertized and affordable. Limits overexposure and makes the colors pop.
    Date published: 2013-04-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Polarizing Filters are Fun and Useful! I use polarizing filters for outdoor photography to accentuate clouds and sky color. I also use them for archival photography at a small museum, to take pictures of objects on shelves to reduce reflection in the glass. I bought three different size polarizing filters, 52 mm, 55 mm, and 67 mm, for three different cameras, so my review is the same for all three filters. Also, I have always been satisfied with the quality of Tiffen filters.
    Date published: 2014-07-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for my use! As an accomplished amateur photogapher, I've used polarizing filters before. The Tiffen 55mm circular polarizing filter I recently purchased from B&H was perfect for my needs. From the online ordering through delivery, it was one of easiest transactions I've had. The added benefit of a quality product fulfilled my expectations.Living in the birding capital (Rio Grande Valley TX), this lens is a handy addition to quality photography.
    Date published: 2015-07-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great polarizer! Great price! Polarizer works just as it's supposed to. Easy and turns well on the lens. Only con is that it's sometimes hard to remove, and if you turn it in a counter-clockwise direction, it can sometimes loosen. I haven't had mine fall off, and hope it never does! 4 stars, due to this issue.
    Date published: 2012-08-29
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