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Think of a Polarizer filter as Sunglasses for your camera.
What does a Circular Polarizing filter do? What’s the difference between a circular and linear polarizer? Along with UV and ND filters, Polarizer filters are among the essential Digital SLR camera filters every photographer should have this filter guide will explain it all. Polarizing filters provide color and contrast enhancement. Reflected light often shows up as whitish glare that washes out color in an image.
A Polarizer filter corrects this problem producing deep, dramatically blue skies. It also removes glare from non-metallic surfaces, such as windows and water. Color saturation in general, especially outdoors, can be improved significantly by using polarizer filters.
Point your index finger at the sun. With your thumb extended at a right angle (90°), rotate it around the axis of the index finger. It will point out the band of deepest blue from horizon to horizon.
I was torn about ordering the neutral or warming version of this product. I am very happy with this choice. The warming color adds a lot to shots of blue skies and water. Quality of workmanship is great!
They do just barely polarize, you can see it with your ***** eye, but through camera it is impossible to see. They flare pretty bad and are very slightly hazy. I am using them to protect lenses from sandstorms in Burning Man so they will work, but other than protectors these are going to reduce image quality perceptibly on any nice lens.
just what I needed at a good price
I've only lightly tested it, but unscientific tests (holding it up to my eye while turning it..) has me doubting its polarizer'ness. It's a very thin piece of glass, so I think if it does work it'll be very minimal - same with the warming. I originally bought it for a film slr, with a waist level viewfinder (i prefer warm images). Yesterday after putting it on a more standard slr and rotating it, I think it's more functional than my unscientific tests lead me to believe. Regardless, it's near 15$ at the time, so worst case it'll be just as handy as the uv filter for protection. If you're looking for a pronounced polarizer effect, I'd go with the non-night version, or a different brand. edit - I've had it for some time now. Still same thoughts, very light effect. Definitely more useful for film than digital, as skin tones take on a slight pinkish color sometimes.