- The HOYA (Iinear) Polarizer filter increases the contrast and saturation in blue skies and white clouds.
- It also reduces reflections from non-metallic surfaces such as glass or water.
- These filters do not affect the overall color balance of a shot.
Light rays which are reflected by any surface become polarized and polarizing filters are used to select which light rays enter your camera lens. They allow you to remove unwanted reflections from non-metallic surfaces such as water, glass etc. They also enable colors to become more saturated and appear clearer, with better contrast. This effect is often used to increase the contrast and saturation in blue skies and white clouds. HOYA's polarizing filters do not affect the overall color balance of a shot.
How to select the correct Polarizing filter: PL (Linear Polarizing) and PL-CIR (Circular Polarizing) filters have nearly identical effects, but it is important that you choose the correct version for your camera. Many of today's cameras use semi-silvered mirrors or prisms to split the light entering the viewfinder in order to calculate exposure and focusing distance. PL (Linear Polarizing) filters can sometimes interact with these items to give unpredictable exposure or focusing. So we recommend that you choose a PL-CIR filter unless you have a manual focus camera that has no beam splitter.
Linear polarizers are more effective in studio lighting situations were a polarizing gel has been placed over the main light source in order to remove reflections from a non-metalic surface such as water or glass.
Filter Factor: 1 2/3 - 2 stops Glass Type: Hoya Optical Number of Multi-Coatings: 0 Hardened Top Layer: No Anti-Static: No Frame Construction: Standard Profile / Aluminum Front Filter Threads: Yes