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  • Item Weight: 399 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 159 g
  • Item model number: filterkit72
  • ASIN: B000CQ5BEW
  • Date first available at 22 July 2008

Product Description

Sakar 72mm 3-Piece Filter Kit Polarizer/UV/FL-D Metal Rim with Leather Case, 15-Year Warranty
* Circular Polarizer lens increases the color saturation, providing deep blue skies on sunny days and greatercloud contrast while reducing reflection and glare from glass, water, and non-metallic objects.
* Haze(UV) filters are wise initial investments. They help protect your valuable investment from dust, moisture and scratches, which can lead to costly repairs. If desired they can be left on the lensat all times for protection. Haze filters provideadditional benefits of correction for Ultraviolet(UV) light which can register on film and videotape as a bluish cast and can obscure distant details. Ultraviolet filters allow you to correct for theUV effect to varying degrees.
* Fluorescent Filters: An FL-D filter is used when you wish to correct for the greenish tone that appears when shooting daylight film under general purpose fluorescentlighting.

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Good set at a good price 24 Nov. 2008
By Tech Ninja - Published on
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I was mostly interested in protecting my wide-angle lens and among the few options available for a 72mm thread this was one of the cheapest so my expectations weren't high about the product or the brand. The polarizer works well and cuts down on reflection quite well, occasionally making the sky so dark blue at maximum angle that it looks space-like.
Slight vignetting is to be expected especially if you're using a wide-angle setting (I use it with my Canon Powershot S3 for an adjusted focal length of 24mm in 35mm eq.).
While mounting another filter like the UV one might add some protection, it creates a bigger vignetting problem. I have found little use for the Fluorescent filter as most digital camera like mine come with either a manual white balance or a preset for artificial lights condition... you can use it for its rosy tint.
Comes with a protective pouch for all three filters.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Great Value for the Money 6 July 2010
By A. Haider - Published on
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The Filters I received had Crystal Optics and Japan Optics printed on them, not Sakar. I was very skeptical about the quality of these since the price is very low compared to 72mm Filters from better known brands.

The build quality is good, with a metal rim they feel solid.

I spent a good amount of time trying to determine if the resolution or sharpness is affected due to the use of the CPL or UV Filter. The equipment in use was Sony Alpha 550 DSLR with Sigma 18-250 Lens. I can not tell the difference in sharpness and resolution between photos with or without the filters. This is after quite a bit of pixel peeping.

Finally, I decided to leave the UV Filter on the lens for all the time.

A great deal of UV filtering is done by the coatings on digital camera sensors and lens, so the effect of the UV filter may not be noticeable. It is still a good protection for an expensive lens.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
You get what you pay for with the CPL 4 Aug. 2010
By Jorge Enrique Ramirez Neira - Published on
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The CPL in this kit introduces significant distortion when used at the long end of the zoom range. I have an 18-200mm lens and significant picture degradation is added by the polarizer when taking images at the 200mm limit. It's unfortunate I can't upload sample images to show the difference with and withouth the CPL. The UV filter I found to be of good quality and no visible distortion is introduced. I am giving 4 stars because considering the price, you are really getting what you pay for and perhaps a bit more.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Opteka not Sakar 31 Aug. 2010
By Patrick Sherman - Published on
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2 Stars for not selling what is listed. Opteka filter sets not Sakar. The filters are not sharp, but they shouldn't be either for the amount you pay. These are great for any older gear you may have laying around.
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Sakar 72mm Filters 7 Nov. 2008
By Penetralia - Published on
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The Sakar 72mm 3-Piece Filter Kit Polarizer/UV/FL-D can be competitavely compared with B&W, Hoya, Opteka, and others; except that the kit offers a much lower price. A firm leather case is also included with the 15-Year Warranty. We use the case filled with a Sakar spare, and other size filters for various lenses when on the go. This one is truly a keeper.
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