ZEISS 72mm Carl ZEISS T* Circular Polarizer Filter

BH #ZEPOLF72 • MFR #1856-338
ZEISS 72mm Carl ZEISS T* Circular Polarizer Filter
Key Features
  • Helps to Eliminate Reflections and Glare
  • Reduces Haze and Blue Cast in Landscapes
  • Greater Color and Tonal Saturation
  • T* Anti-Reflective Coating
The 72mm Carl ZEISS T* Circular Polarizer Filter from ZEISS helps to reduce reflections and glare by filtering out light that has become polarized due to reflection from a non-metallic surface. A polarizer is able to absorb much of this polarized light and, in turn, increase the saturation of skies and foliage, cut through distant haze, and minimize reflections in glass and on water.
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ZEISS 1856-338 Overview

The 72mm Carl ZEISS T* Circular Polarizer Filter from ZEISS helps to reduce reflections and glare by filtering out light that has become polarized due to reflection from a non-metallic surface. A polarizer is able to absorb much of this polarized light and, in turn, increase the saturation of skies and foliage, cut through distant haze, and minimize reflections in glass and on water.

A circular polarizer differs from a linear polarizer in that it integrates a quarter wave plane within a linear polarizing filter. The addition of this helps to circularly polarize reflected light, which enables your camera's autofocus and auto-exposure mechanisms to function properly.

The T* anti-reflective coating helps to reduce reflections on the filter's surface and promote a better light transmission for high quality imagery. The filter ring is designed with a slim profile to allow its use on wide angle lenses, but front filter threads are still available for the use of additional filters.

Helps to reduce reflections and glare by filtering out light that has become polarized due to reflection from a non-metallic surface.
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.
T* anti-reflective helps to reduce surface reflections in order to produce greater light transmission for a higher quality image.

ZEISS 1856-338 Specs

Filter TypeCircular Polarizer
Filter Factor3x (1.6-Stop)
Circular Size72 mm Filter Thread
RotatingYes
Front Accessory Thread / Bayonet72 mm
CoatingsMulti-Coating
Filter MaterialGlass
Ring MaterialAluminum
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.26 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.5 x 4.4 x 0.85"
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question

I have a Sony mirrorless camera. Will my lens cap fit over this polarizer?
Asked by: Elizabeth S.
The ZEISS Polarizing Filter does not increase the overall diameter of the lens. Therefore, the lens shade can be fitted without interference and the lens cap will attach to the front of the filter.
Answered by: ZEISS Zeiss Expert
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Will this fit on the 16-70 f/4 Zeiss lens for the sony A6300?
Asked by: Anonymous
This kind of circular polarizer can be used on your 16-70 Zeiss/Sony lens, however it has to be the right size diameter for this particular lens. Sony specifications for this lens is 55mm. A 72mm will not fit as it will be too large of a diameter. Whatever kind/brand/type of filter you may want to use, just make sure it is a 55mm to fit this lens.
Answered by: Gregg G.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Is this filter slim enough to not vignette on the Sony FE1635z?
Asked by: Jeff G.
I am not familiar with Sony cameras at all. I'm afraid I'm not qualified to advise you.- NC
Answered by: Nelson C.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Are there any pros and cons between this Zeiss CP and a B+W Kaesemann CP?
Asked by: Jack Z.
I second the last reviewer. I have purchased and used both. Despite having a brass ring, the B+W has stuck to my lens thread. I even have a 72mm C-Pol filter by B+W with out of round adjustment ring. The worst part is that the polarizing film even has specks of dust trapped on the underside and mildly lifted at a small part of the edge (which I wasnt expecting for a Kaesmann). And there is even a part where the polarizing film was not even timed to meet the metal ring, leaving a micro gap prone to light leakage. Very disappointing for a B+W filter, given the price point. Otherwise, the optical quality was great. I have had mostly good luck with B+W filters except for this 72mm C-Pol and another 6-point star filter. Probably a QC issues at Schneider. The Zeiss is something else. The quality and craftsmanship are in a different league. The first thing you will notice when you open the package is the quality of the packaging. The filter comes out dust-free, a strong indication of a high-end facility from where it is produced. Dont be fooled by the aluminum ring. It easily tops all B+W filters I have ever used in terms of ease of attachment and removal. The machining of the threading is so precise it prevents any sticking at all. I have had zero issues in this regard. Optically, it is definitely no worse than B+W. but I dont know if it is better. QC is top notch just like any Zeiss products. Dont be discouraged by the fact that the Zeiss filter is made in Japan. Japanese are equally proud of their craftsmanship as their German counterparts. The extra cost is definitely worth the quality. All my future filters will be Zeiss.
Answered by: Raymond L.
Date published: 2020-01-23
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