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

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

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

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Product Highlights

  • For Select Canon Super Telephoto Lenses
  • Drop-In Filter, Outer Ring for Rotation
  • Minimize Reflections and Glare
  • Reduces Haze and Blue Cast in Landscapes
  • Enhances Color and Tonal Saturation
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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
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Canon PL-C 52WII 52mm Drop-In Circular Polarizing Filter
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Canon 4774B001 specs

    Filter Type Circular Polarizer
    Filter Factor 2.5 (1.3 Stop)
    Shape Circle
    Circular Size 52 mm
    Rotating Yes
    Front Accessory Thread / Bayonet Unthreaded
    Filter Material Glass
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.3 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.8 x 3.8 x 1.4"

    Canon 4774B001 reviews

    PL-C 52WII 52mm Drop-In Circular Polarizing Filter is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 35.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Drop in, tune out glare I got one of these in a recently purchased 600f/4L IS. The loss of light in a f/4 lens is significant in my opinion. I had to use much higher than I'd like ISO for my taste in sunny conditions to get fast shutter speeds. Resulting in softer detail on birds and such. Not what I expected. I also find the over saturation of blues to be less realistic than I want to deal with. Focus with a 1.4x extender is slower than it should be as well due to the loss of light. I put a stock clear filter in it's place. Nice construction, easy to use, but I don't think I'll be using it much on the 600. I might use it on my 300f/2.8 though. If you need a CPL and can work with the loss of light, this is a good product.
    Date published: 2013-11-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent! This is a drop in filter made for specific Canon super telephoto lenses. The quality is excellent. The rotation of the filter is easy. This filter is a must for bird photography. Nice blue sky and easier to see through the water. This filter help toning down reflections. Some could argue that the price is high, but this what you need to maintain the high quality of picture that these super telephoto lenses can achieve. With these big lenses, it is not possible to get filters big enough to fit on the far end of the optics.
    Date published: 2015-10-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Drop-In Polarizer for New 200-400 Zoom I just bought the New Canon 200-400 1.4X Zoom lens and during a recent shoot I noticed a lot of glare off the windows and hoods of the race cars I was shooting. (Not due to the lens) I purchased the Drop-In Circular Polarizer and it worked great! You simply remove the factory carrier with the clear filter installed and drop in the polarizer. There is a small wheel on the top which is easy to locate and rotate the filter reducing the amount of reflected glare. It's not cheap but works well.
    Date published: 2013-07-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well done, easy to use This is an easy-to-use polarizer that comes in a nice, solid case. For bird photography it helps get the glare off the water and for birds in trees it helps get some of the sheen off the leaves, increasing the depth of color. Like all polarizers it takes away light, so it's more useful in brighter light. It snaps in and out reasonably easy - not effortless - but good. If Canon had put round bevels on some of the edges it might self-align better when installing but that would be extra credit. I particularly like the arrow on top showing which way faces front. I wish the default filter that comes with the 500mm f/4 II also had this arrow. I'll probably draw one on. If you shoot birds on water this filter is an absolute must.
    Date published: 2013-05-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't believe I only now got this! Do sports photographers need this? If you photograph cars, or sport involving water, heck yes! makes a total difference. Landscape guys will tell you bluer skies and clear water, but the real benefit for sports photographers is you can expose the athletes better; the glare is cancelled out of the photo making it soooo much more pleasing... wish i got this sooner.
    Date published: 2015-04-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Must-Have accessory This filter was specifically made for the filter holder in your Canon 300mm or 400mm f/2.8 lens. The quality is superb. It makes switching between a polarizer and a UV filter a snap. You use your right index finger to turn a small wheel at the top right of the filter to adjust the amount of polarization. If you've used the old style filter holder for these lenses you have experienced taking the filter out, turning it until you achieve the polarization and then try to slip the holder back into the lens without moving it. Good luck with that! With the new 52mm Drop-in Circular Polarizing Filter you set it on the fly and never have to pull the filter holder out of the lens. I'm glad I bought it. It's a real time-saver and the resulting photos are remarkable.
    Date published: 2012-12-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Drop-in Filter and easy external wheel adjustment. Wish I had purchased the Drop-in Circular Polarizer filter when I purchased my Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM Lens. You can drop in the lens in seconds and adjust with a knurled thumbwheel on the outside. I had one attempt to shoot a rare bird and it beautifully captured the image and eliminated reflections.
    Date published: 2015-04-27
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hobson Choice as a Circular Polarizer I use on a 300L, its neat and handy and its the only way you can use a circular polariser on a large tele. For 300 you get to use on travel and landscape shots, so this filter is useful. On 400 and up I doubt you will use it for landscape shots anymore and more on wildlife in which I think won't be necessary anymore. I'm not sure of Canon filters but with the same price I can get a much better filter brand at the same size. Of course the mount is an issue and how you control the polarisation is another. Overall I think its too pricy.
    Date published: 2013-01-13
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