This filter features two key differences from the standard PRO nano HUC version.
- The ring is made from a titanium alloy, which makes it lighter and stronger.
- It has a stronger effect and a cool tone. This filter works miracles for seascapes and scenes with water as it reveals more of the water by cutting through the surface reflections and it also ensures that all the whites in waves and cascades are a beautiful crisp, cool white.
When it comes to enhancing images, a circular polarizer is probably the oldest trick in the book. It can change a pale sky to a deep blue one, turn foliage into a luminous super-green, light up autumn colours, saturate rainbows and even make water look crystal clear. The added contrast, saturation and clarity that a polarizer can give to images is nothing short of magic and every photographer should have one in their bag.
Contrary to its name, a polarising filter does not polarise light; it filters out light with damaged polarity. When light from the sun bounces off any non-metallic reflective surface like water, foliage or various air particulates, it's polarity is compromised. This damaged light robs images of colour, clarity and contrast and is in many situations undesirable. A polarizing filter removes this 'damaged' light, which improves clarity, contrast and saturation.
For this reason, a polarizing filter is a very popular tool for any photographer, but especially for landscape photographers.
This filter is made from top of the range optical pro glass, mounted in a titanium alloy ring and treated with a cutting edge water-repellant and scratch-resistant nano-coating.
What is the difference between a linear and circular polariser? Digital cameras' light metering systems are not compatible with linear polarizers. When the world was transitioning from film to digital, linear vs. circular was a big debate, but it no longer is. Nowadays you can assume that any polariser on the market is circular and not linear.