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Blow dirt and dust by a blower or wipe with a cleaning paper or cloth, etc.
For heavy stains, use lens cleaning liquid and a cleaning cloth or paper, etc.
Care should be taken, as using an abrasive lens cleaner might result in removal of the coating.
When changing the composition of a photo vertically or horizontally
When changing the composition by 90 degrees from horizontal to vertical, also turn the front ring of the PL filter by 90 degrees.
Effective on a rainy day or a cloudy day
The PL filter is effective on a sunny day as well as a rainy day or a cloudy day. Especially on a rainy day, a object such as autumn leaves will be more brilliant by removing surface reflections with a PL filter.
About filter factor
Installation of a PL filter results in reducing exposure value. Be careful when taking a photo with the manual mode.
A PL filter will deteriorate due to its structure. PL filters, if degraded, will become reddish, instead of an original grey color. It is recommended that a new PL filter be purchased every 4 to 5 years if you are serious about your work.
Allows Smooth Shooting Even at Waterfronts or under Rainy Conditions
The effect of a water repellent coating repels water droplets. This makes it easy to blow off water droplets if they attach to the filter.
Special Coating Preventing Deterioration in Image Quality
Reduces reflection further by increasing coating layers.
Reduces Internal Reflections
Flare and ghosting are reduced by reducing internal reflections with blackened outer rim of the glass.
Pursues Higher Image Quality and Easier Handling
Reduces flare and ghosting and supports filter attachment.
Smooth Attachment to / Detachment from the Lens
Reducing strong biting of filter frame for lens during the shooting allows smooth attachment to / detachment from the lens.