In general, light reflected from water, glass, or other shiny materials is polarized and adversely affects image definition. Circular polarizing filters reduce or eliminate unwanted reflections and increase the overall contrast of subjects in low-contrast situations
Usually, light from the sky is polarized due to reflections and dispersions in the air. Circular polarizing filters cut these reflections, making the sky blueror intensifying colors.
The Nikon CPL1L is commonly used for Color correction, Image manipulation, Lens protection, UV protection and more.The Nikon CPL1L is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual photographer, Photo enthusiast, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Nikon CPL1L is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Nikon CPL1L: Clear optics, Consistent effect, Easily mounted, Firm mount and Strong construction
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Works exactly as it should
I am using this filter on a Nikon D50 with the kit lenses, 18-55 and 55-200 and a 50mm 1.8. Happily the same filter fits all three. Have used it only a few days and have yet to really stress it with shots into sun over water or snow. I will follow-up on those aspects after such use and some examples of the filter in action. At first, its fine construction made it seem fragile, but that feeling has not persisted. It is well made, rotates smoothly and holds its setting with camera movement. E...View full Review
I am using this filter on a Nikon D50 with the kit lenses, 18-55 and 55-200 and a 50mm 1.8. Happily the same filter fits all three. Have used it only a few days and have yet to really stress it with shots into sun over water or snow. I will follow-up on those aspects after such use and some examples of the filter in action. At first, its fine construction made it seem fragile, but that feeling has not persisted. It is well made, rotates smoothly and holds its setting with camera movement. Easy to "fine tune" the effect both for glare and enhancing color. Will have to accumulate many shots to know whether to change the camera's color management settings, but so far on the computer screen, they seem to work well at default. Also have not attempted to manipulate any shots with PS Elements but forsee no problems there. I consider this filter to be an essential addition to my equipment, a good value and look forward to many happy uses.
Reviewed by 23 customers
Like any other polarizing filter, creates fantastic on water surfaces and glass and shades of the canopy effects. Also used creatively in various other situations and themes of landscapes with high contrast, always with amazing results when used with technique and knowledge. There are very cheap polarizing filters, but lose in quality what a Nikon becomes unacceptable.
Great filter. I like that lens cap now fits filter. Old Nikon Polarizer was bigger than lens cap. Only down side case is a piece of junk plastic
I have used this product just a few times. It made sense to get this for living in Arizona where the sun usually shines it would help achieve results unavailable in post processing. I use it on my 18-55mm lens and my 35mm f/1.8. Works well on both! You pay a bit more for this filter as compared to others but the Nikon quality makes it a real value.
Polarizing filters are kept on all my glass,to saturate colors ,remove unwanted reflections and increase shutter times for waterfalls etc,they also protect the front element. The price is mid range,the quality is on par with the top priced filters
Works as advertised
Use this lens primarily on a 85mm macro but also on an 18-55 kit lens. I am very satisfied with the results.
It does a great job at cutting the glare from snow and water. I originally got a Hoya Polarizer, but depending on how it was rotated it changed the color to a pale yellow. This filter is great. No color distortion other than the darkening that you would expect, your whites still stay white.
Good quality optics, good price, very sturdy threading and construction.
Works as expected. Optimum Nikon optics.