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CPL Polarizing Filter

Cut reflections and boost colours
Rated 4.7 out of 5
Based on 140 reviews

Our Circular Polarizing Filter cuts reflected (polarized) light to increase contrast and boost colour saturation and vibrancy.

$31.00

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Our Circular Polarizing Filter cuts reflected (polarized) light to increase contrast and boost colour saturation and vibrancy.

$31.00

DESCRIPTION

Our CPL Filter cuts reflections, boosts colour saturation and increases contrast by cutting out polarized light.

Polarized light can wash out images with silvery reflected light, which is why our CPL Polarizing Filter cuts out 99.9% of reflected light from water, glass, and non-metallic surfaces, uncovering bolder colours in your images.

Rotate our Polarizing Filter to remove polarized light from any direction to improve colour saturation, contrast, and remove reflections. At full polarization, our CPL creates a 1.33 f-stop light reduction.

POSITIVE IMPACT

  • 1.90kg CO2 created

  • 1537.5kg CO2 sequestered

  • 800x positive impact

To find out more information about the impact of this Urth product, view our Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) report here

DELIVERY

Free standard shipping within the Americas.

We deliver with USPS, UPS and other postal services as needed.

Standard shipping: 2-5 days.
Express shipping: 1-3 days.

Please allow an extra 2 days for regional areas.

RETURNS

30-day returns.

Shop with confidence knowing you can return products within 30 days of purchase.

CPL Polarizing Filter

8-layer nano-coating

Quality protection, easier to clean.

Cut polarized light

Filter out 99.9% of reflected light.

Smooth rotation

For precise adjustments.

Lifetime warranty

Quality you can trust.

CPL Polarizing Filter

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CPL Filter

Better colour saturation

Cut polarized light for more vibrant colours.

Cut reflections

Filter out reflections from water, glass and non-metallic surfaces.

Boost contrast

Achieve stronger contrast for more vivid images.

Features

CPL Polarizing Filter

Premium polarized glass

Our premium Japanese AGC optical glass is coated with an 8-layer nano-coating for excellent polarization, added protection and easier cleaning.

CPL Polarizing Filter

Ultra-slim magnalium rim

Our consciously designed ultra-slim rim avoids vignetting and our durable magnalium is guaranteed for life.

CPL Polarizing Filter

Double-threaded

All our filters are double-threaded for stacking filters or using screw-mount lens caps.

How to Use

CPL Polarizing Filter

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Find your filter size
Inquisitively search lens for diameter symbol. Ø often marks the spot. The diameter you seek may be accompanied by a number – Ø58 or Ø58mm. Look to the side and the front – this precious number is your filter size. Be warned: your lens focal length (e.g. 18-55mm) is not your filter size.
CPL Polarizing Filter

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Place flat and screw clockwise
Carefully behold lens in one hand and place flat on lens. Gently screw clockwise until just firm. Do not over-tighten – that which goes on must one day come off.
CPL Polarizing Filter

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Twist it until you see it
Tenderly rotate the outer rim of your CPL Filter and watch as the level of polarization changes.
CPL Polarizing Filter

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For best results
You’ll need to adjust your exposure setting for a 1.33 f-stop light reduction. For best results, use your CPL with landscapes, streetscapes, around water, windows, snow, clouds and ensure the sun is at 90 degrees to your lens filter.

Want some more in-depth info?

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Why Use a CPL Filter?

A CPL filter has the potential to turn otherwise unusable shots into professional standard photographs.

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Technical Specifications

CPL Polarizing Filter

VS

CPL Polarizing Filter Plus+
CPL Polarizing Filter Plus+
ND64 + CPL Polarizing Filter Plus+
CPL Polarizing Filter 1Peak
CPL Polarizing Filter 2Peak
CPL Polarizing Filter 3Peak

Filter Type

Circular Polarizer

Circular Polarizer

Circular Polarizer + ND64

Circular Polarizer

Circular Polarizer

Circular Polarizer

Nano Coating

8-Layers

20-Layers

20-Layers

12-Layers

16-Layers

16-Layers

Grade

Japanese AGC

German SCHOTT B270

German SCHOTT B270

Japanese AGC Glass

Japanese AGC Glass

German SCHOTT B270

Density

0.4 (1.3 Stop)

0.4 (1.3 Stop)

1.8 (6 Stop)

0.4 (1.3 Stop)

0.4 (1.3 Stop)

0.4 (1.3 Stop)

Effect

Cuts reflections. Boosts Contrast

Cuts reflections. Boosts Contrast

Cuts polarized light + 98.44% of light

Cuts reflections. Boosts Contrast

Cuts reflections. Boosts Contrast

Cuts reflections. Boosts Contrast

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which range of CPL should I buy?

Let the quality of your lens guide your choice. Or simply go for the best – our professional Plus+ range.

Urth has two different ranges of filters: Urth (our premium range) and Urth Plus+ (our professional range). Let the quality of your lens guide your decision. If you’ve invested in a professional-quality lens, we recommend you match its quality with our Plus+ range. Our Urth range is the perfect option for all other standards of lens.

How do I get the most out of my CPL?

Use the 90-degree rule, then back it off a bit.

To achieve the strongest polarization possible, the reflected light source needs to be at 90-degrees to your CPL. To check this, make an L-shape using your thumb and index finger. Point your thumb at the lens and wherever your index finger is pointed, that is the angle that will achieve maximum polarisation. Sometimes at full polarization, the effect can look unrealistic so we suggest you back it off a bit for a slightly softer polarization.

Can I use your CPL with wide-angle and telephoto lenses?

Yes, we recommend our Plus+ range for telephoto lenses.

Make sure you have the right size filter and you’re all set. All our filters are designed with a super slim rim to minimise any vignetting that can occur with wide-angle lenses. Because of the amount of glass in a telephoto lens, Ous Plus+ range will provide the best image quality.

What's the difference between circular and linear polarzing filters?

A circular polarizer blocks reflected light from any angle while a linear polarizer only blocks reflected light from one direction.

A CPL offers more versatility and works better with digital cameras. Both linear and circular polarizers look the same, and they both do the same thing – reduce reflections on non-metallic surfaces such as water, glass and wet surfaces, and they increase colour saturation too. A CPL filter is essentially a linear polariser with an extra glass element that allows you to adjust your lens filter to block polarised light from different directions.

Does a CPL affect my exposure?

Yes but only a little – 1.33 f-stops.

A CPL filter will reduce the amount of light reaching your sensor by about 2 f-stops.

“This filter has taken my landscape photography to the next level. Best colours I’ve ever captured.” – Maria bought our CPL.

average rating 4.7 out of 5
Based on 140 reviews
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140 Reviews
Reviewed by Robert C.
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I recommend this product
Camera Brand
Nikon
Years Experience
3-5
Style
  • Outdoor
  • Lifestyle
  • People
  • Travel
  • Events
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Fantastic images with the filter

I started out with reflections causing my images to look bad but with this filter now on my images are changed.

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Reviewed by Chris H.
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Camera Brand
Sony
Years Experience
6-9
Style
  • Outdoor
  • Travel
  • Events
Rated 5 out of 5
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CPL Polarising Filter

Good quality product and very pleased with the pictures it’s producing.

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Reviewed by Lorna B.
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Camera Brand
Canon
Years Experience
3-5
Style
  • Outdoor
  • Travel
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Great Service

I love the new filter. It arrived in excellent condition earlier than expected. I expect to put all my new filters to the test later during a trip to Banff Alberta.

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Reviewed by Robin F.
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Camera Brand
Sony
Years Experience
3-5
Style
  • Documentary
  • Outdoor
  • Video
  • Travel
  • Events
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Excellent polarising filter

The polarising effect is nothing new, but I'd consider it almost an essential for landscape photography. The Urth polariser stands out as being very good value, providing the effect with no obvious loss of sharpness or an unwanted colour cast, in a slim filter. It's worth noting that when rotating it it is possible to over-tighten which makes it a little hard to remove, but ensure you alternate which direction you turn it to change the polarisation effect and there shouldn't be an issue. Highly recommended!

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