on 11 August 2011
I ordered this on a Friday evening and it was delivered on the following Tuesday, as usual Amazon delivered quickly, indeed i love that about Amazon.
I needed this for a Panasonic SD-600 camcorder, i tried to find a 46mm version but could only see it available in 49mm size, thus i bought a stepup 46mm to 49mm adaptor, that worked like a charm and i was able to place this B+W circular polarizing filter on to that, the reason i bought this particular brand is because i can add a lens cap to this one, anyway it looks like quality glass to me and the build quality seems impressive, the packaging was just right and it works like a charm.
You can use this at night to reduce flares from streetlights or shoot through glass without reflections as well as into water should you wish to shoot fish, it adds a real nice blue look to the sky and brings out the clouds, another use i have used it for is timelapse photography, i shot a clock which has a glass front and the timelapse effect is great, but the point is that without the filter i got reflections off the glass of the clock, with the filter i can really get a much better shot, i do recommend this for camcorders and normal still photography cameras.
I only knock 1 star off because although i consider it an excellent product it is not cheap and i have researched these products and there are some ( albeit ) considerably higher priced products that can do a slightly better job, this is the most i can afford to pay though thus 4 stars for a very good product.
:EDIT: I note the price is now higher than what i paid, when i bought it the product was selling for around £80.
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on 29 July 2011
Loving these slimline filters by B+W. Very well built and the polarizer is really putting the blue back in the sky. Pretty much an essential piece of kit if your photographing outdoors.