Lens filters open up a new window to photographers, allowing them to add effects to the photo in-camera. There are many types of filters on the market, such as UV filters, Polarizer filters, ND filters, and even colored filters. This review is on the Circular Polarizing Filter, a very common filter among photographers.These filters are commonly used to remove haze as well as reflections from photos. Meaning, you can shoot a photo through a glass window and not have to worry about reflections. These filters can also increase saturation, providing more vibrant colors.
This review is on the Gobe 77mm Schott 16 Layer CPL Filter. The filter came packed in a nice frosted hard plastic case, and included a soft microfiber cleaning cloth. The build quality of the filter seems very solid, comparable to filters much more expensive. The filter is made with German Schott B270 Glass, and thanks to it’s 16 layer coating it is not as prone to lens flares.
The frame of the filter is made of maglanium, and is very durable. Being that this is a circular polarizer, it is able to be turned to the desired position using the outer ring. Turning the filter is extremely smooth and it provides great results. The inner ring of the filter is the part that mounts to the cameras lens, and in my case is a 77mm thread. There is a metal grip on the inner ring which makes it easy to install and remove from my lens.
Below is a sample image I took, which shows the more evenly improved contrast the filter provided, as well as it’s ability to remove the reflections from the sun. I can post more pictures using the filter in the future if requested. Overall I am satisfied with the filter, it doesn’t add too much contrast like some other filters, but just the right amount for my liking.
I received this lens filter at a discounted rate in exchange for my honest review, and these are my unbiased thoughts on the product.
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