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Canon PL-C 52WII 52mm Drop-In Circular Polarizing Filter

BH #CACPDI52Q • MFR #4774B001
Canon PL-C 52WII 52mm Drop-In Circular Polarizing Filter
Key Features
  • For Select Canon Super Telephoto Lenses
  • Drop-In Filter, Outer Ring for Rotation
  • Minimize Reflections and Glare
  • Reduces Haze and Blue Cast in Landscapes
The PL-C 52WII 52mm Drop-In Circular Polarizing Filter from Canon is designed for use with select super telephoto lenses that accept rear-mounted 52mm drop-in filters. The filter is rotated from a ring on the outside of the filter mount. You do not have to remove the filter to use it. The glass is secured within a strong metal frame that slips in and out of the rear mount with ease. The degree of polarization can be seen through the viewfinder of your camera as you rotate the filter.
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Canon PL-C Overview

The PL-C 52WII 52mm Drop-In Circular Polarizing Filter from Canon is designed for use with select super telephoto lenses that accept rear-mounted 52mm drop-in filters. The filter is rotated from a ring on the outside of the filter mount. You do not have to remove the filter to use it. The glass is secured within a strong metal frame that slips in and out of the rear mount with ease. The degree of polarization can be seen through the viewfinder of your camera as you rotate the filter.

Circular polarizers help to reduce reflections and glare by filtering out light that has become polarized due to reflection from a non-metallic surface. This results in a noticeable increase in the saturation of skies and foliage, as well as clearer imagery when photographing in hazy conditions.

Designed specifically for use with the following Canon lenses, which accept a 52mm drop-in filter:
  • EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM
  • EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
  • EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM
  • EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM
  • EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM
Reduce reflections and glare by filtering out light that has become polarized due to reflection from a non-metallic surface.
Arrange and filter directionally polarized light perpendicularly to the reflected light allowing for the absorption of much of the light.
Lessens haze in distant landscapes and provides more saturated, vivid colors.
Strongest effect when used at a 90° from the sun.
Filter's design permits rotating via the outside of the drop-in mount.
UPC: 013803128024

Canon PL-C Specs

Filter TypeCircular Polarizer
Filter Factor2.5x (1.3-Stop)
Circular Size52 mm Drop-In
RotatingYes
Front Accessory Thread / BayonetUnthreaded
Filter MaterialGlass
Ring MaterialAluminum
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.275 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)3.95 x 3.95 x 1.4"

Canon PL-C Reviews

Essential for these Summer Games

By Leonard
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-23

Saving PP time later as those highlights are gone when this filter is used. Just have the original to swap back in for night games.

works well does what i wanted

By Bruce
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2017-06-20

control wheel is hard to get at when adjusting light. It is small does not protrude high enough to get a finger on. hides under the flash mount protrusion on front of on the camera. Poorly designed.

Great product that makes an outstanding lens even better.

By TLH
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-02-27

Very pleased with this purchase. Makes shooting over water or in the sky a manageable process. Slips in very quickly and retains image quality. Excellent item.

Canon Quality

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-06-30

It's easy to use and I have no complaints. You get what you pay for. Feels tuff and durable. Step up or shut up.

Works as expected!

By Alex
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-10-27

A polarizer on the REAR of a lens is MUCH easier to adjust than the front. The quality seems to be great. I haven't noticed any kind of IQ loss using this. There's about a 1 and 1/3 stop loss of light, as is to be expected using a polarizer, but if you've chosen the right time to use it, it's about as seamless as an experience as it can be.

Functional but I wont use it often

By Robert
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2019-03-19

I like the idea of having a circular polarizer filter on my 500mm but when photographing animals I just could not be bothered with it as things happen way too fast.

5

By Mike
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-08-06

I have tried the drop-in polarizing filter with on a 300mm; 2.8. Works as advertised and the ridged adjustment wheel is easy to use. Keeping a clean/ safe storage place for the filter is important to protect optical quality. Takes only seconds to swap the filters.

Modestly Innovative But Expensive

By Joe Bill
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2018-05-17

A bit expensive but still a useful product application for the Canon telephoto lenses. �Polarizing filters can’t be counted upon to reduce glare without adjustment to address the source of the glare. �In all of the non-telephoto lenses the objective lens is accessible, so a simple polarizing filter mounting that allows the filter be spun around to block the glare is sufficient. �But in the telephoto lenses it is not possible to reach the polarizing filter to make the required adjustment without removing the filter element entirely, making an adjustment blind, reinstalling the filter, and then rechecking the adjustment. �This filter attachment allows the filter to be adjusted while in place via a simple gear inside the lens cowling and an adjustment wheel accessible outside the cowling. �A handy device that removes the tedium of making the necessary adjustments to the polarizing filter.

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If 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.
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Does this come with a pouch to protect it?
Asked by: Anonymous
This filter does not come with its own pouch. If you need a filter pouch, check out the Ruggard Four Pocket Filter Holder: http://bhpho.to/1jtnj0K
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2020-11-28

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Can it be used with Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II lens? The overview of this product says it was developed for 300 f/2.8 and 400 f/2.8 lenses.
Asked by: Anonymous
I believe that the answer by Manzell L in September 2014 is incorrect as the description now says that the 500mm f4 IS II is supported and this is the PL recommended on page 18 of the 500mm f4 IS II manual. ef500-600f4lisiiusm-im2-eng.pdf
Answered by: Mary
Date published: 2019-10-10

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Does this come complete with the filter holder or do I need to buy a holder separately.
Asked by: Anonymous
This drop-in circular polarizer will come with a filter holder. You do not need to buy another one, unless you have other 52mm filters that you would like to use, and would like to be able to switch them out as quickly as possible.
Answered by: Chris L.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Polarizer filters can vary quite much in quality. Does anyone know who makes the glass in the filter ? Is it Canon ? The convenience of being able to change the polarizing effect by turning a wheel is very nice as opposed to taking the filter out and rotating the metal ring on a metal and glass filter and then putting it back in the lens. That would be very tiring to try to get the polarizing effect you want. It looks to me that you can't change out the glass in the filter if you wanted to and that is the only point that I do not like about this filter.
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This filter is made by Canon themselves for a variety of their fixed focal super telephoto lenses. The optical quality of this filter is every bit as good as the lenses it is designed for use in. Canon knows their customers and the types of shooters that buy these lenses and the quality they demand, and this filter adheres to their strict quality control and delivers what youd expect of it.
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Date published: 2021-09-10

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What is the major differences between the PL-C 52 and the PL-C 52Wll?
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That is correct. The PL-C 52WII is the correct drop in filter for both the 300mm f/2.8 L II and the 400mm f/2.8 L Il.
Answered by: Stephen
Date published: 2021-11-08
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