Why Do I Need Polarizing Camera Lens Filters?

Ask any professional photographer what his or her most essential piece of photography equipment is besides a good tripod and he or she will most likely say a polarizing filter for the camera’s lens. Although the way polarizers are constructed makes them one of the more expensive filters available for a camera, the investment is well worth the cost. Both linear and circular polarizers filter the light that enters the camera, producing significant effects on light reflection, colors, and exposure. Although some side benefits can be realized that are secondary to the polarization of light, photographers should learn when not to make use of polarizing filters. Choosing and purchasing a polarizing filter is a critical step that can be conducted at any specialty camera store, online camera store, or online auction and storefront websites like eBay. Wherever they are purchased, polarizing filters for camera lenses are one of the essential add-ons for cameras that can take the quality of images from average to extraordinary.
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10 Essential Camera Lens Filters to Add to Your Collection

Camera lens filters are a key part of any serious photographer’s camera bag, as they have noticeable effects on images. While casual photographers may think that physical filters are not needed in this age of digital image altering programs like Photoshop, physical filters provide a level of control and high-quality images that digital modifications simply cannot match. read more

Canon 52mm Drop-In Circular Polarizer Filter (PL-C 52) Review

The circular polarizer filter is, by far, my favorite filter type.
These filters are most commonly threaded onto the end of a lens.
Because Canon’s big white lenses have a huge front objective lens size, these threaded filters are not practical.
Therefore, Canon provides a different type of circular polarizer filter option, the Canon 52mm Drop-In Circular Polarizer Filter. read more

What Is the Purpose of a Camera Lens Filter?

Camera lens filters are an important piece of gear for any amateur or professional photographer. There are many different kinds of filters available to produce a variety of different effects that can’t be achieved through photo editing. When it comes to shopping for camera lens filters, the choices available can be overwhelming. To help determine which filters work best, photographers need to learn what camera lens filters do, and how they work. Then they’ll need to evaluate the kind of photography they do, and which lens filters will help them achieve the effects they’re looking to create. Photographers will also need to understand the drawbacks and limitations of camera lens filters. read more

What Are Some Common Problems With Camera Lens Filters?

Though lens filters can increase the appearance of the photograph, they can also be problematic. This guide will inform the buyer on what a filter is, what problems can be associated with them, how buying quality glass filters can take away from the problems, and how to correctly clean one’s lens filters. Understanding the common problems with camera lens filters can help the photographer buy quality filters thus improving picture quality. read more

10 Stop Neutral Density Filter Review

Neutral density filters reduce the amount of light reaching the camera’s imaging sensor.
The light reduction is even across the visible spectrum (or it should be).
With less light reaching the imaging sensor, a longer exposure or a wider aperture can be used.
The wider aperture can be used to avoid the effects of diffraction or to achieve a shallow depth of field under even full sunlight. read more