Ultimate Color Enhancement
C-PL filters allow you to remove unwanted reflections from non-metallic surfaces such as water, glass etc. They also enable colors to become more saturated and appear clearer with better contrast. This effect is often used to increase the contrast and saturation in blue skies and white clouds. Kenko's C-PL filter do not affect the overall color balance of a shot.
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The Zeta series debuted in 2009 after a long, exhaustive eﬀort by Kenko to oﬀer the highest end ﬁlters. Adopting the newly developed the ZR coat, which achieves one of the world’s best surface reﬂectivity levels of 0.3% or less (or 0.6% or less with C-PL of low-temperature multi-coat speciﬁcation), the Zeta series cuts reﬂection on the ﬁlter’s glass surface to eliminate ﬂare and ghosting. All Zeta ﬁlters use glass material of the highest quality, and their frame, which retains the ﬁlter glass, ensures the maximum degree of ﬂatness.
ZR ( Zero Reflection ) Super Multi-Coating
This innovative coating will not interfere with any color or light transmission.
Reflections are eliminated by allowing light to enter the filter at virtually any angle. This filter will produce superior results and can be used with any type of lens (wide angle to telephoto).
Ultra Smooth Surface - Nano Glass Technology
Our Nano Glass Technology creates an ultra smooth surface from the finest particles of glass, making it stain and scratch resistant without any effect to the image.
Ultra Thin Frame
The glass of this filter is set in a precision machined frame and attached using Retainer Ring Mount Technology giving this filter an unsurpassed durability. An ultra thin frame also makes it wide-angle lens compatible.
Wide-Band Polarizing Film
The Kenko Zeta wide-band polarizing film transmits light more evenlyacross the visible spectrum to give a more neutral color balance than traditional circular polarizing filters provide.
PL filters achieve their greatest effect of eliminating glare when used at a 30-40 degree angle to a reflective surface (like glass or water). At midday when the sun is directly overhead, or at a 90 degree angle, the filter will have the least effect. These effects are easily visible by rotating the filter and looking through the viewfinder of the camera. Keep in mind that you will first need to adjust the polarizing filter before setting the exposure controls.
For deepening the color of the blue sky and making the clouds jump out at you, hold the camera at a right angle to the sun and take the photo when the sun is at a 30-40 degree angle in the sky.
When photographing distant subjects, scenery sometimes appears bluish. This is also caused by light polarization. Using the polarizing filter will help to greatly reduce the softness caused by atmospheric haze.
There are a variety of ways in which the use of polarizing filters can help you capture that perfect shot. Reducing the haze and enhancing colors may seem like simple effects, but once used, these effects will prove to be invaluable to photographers at any level of interest.
About Kenko Zeta Wideband C-PL (W)
General care and handling of the photographic filter
1. Use filter carefully and always keep it clean. When cleaning use cleaning tissue or cleaning cloth. But before that remove as much dust and dirt as possible from the lens with a blower or brush.
2. Avoid unnecessary cleaning of your filter.
3. Filter is made of glass. When it is broken glass fragments may injure.
4. Do not disassemble filter by yourself.
5. When the filter is not attached to the lens, store it away from sharp objects. They may damage the filter glass.
6. Keep filter away from children.
7. Keep filters in plastic hard-sided case or filter pouch.
8. Keep filters dry and away from direct sun light.
9. Avoid storage in high humidity environment. Moisture drops due to the high humidity or dew on the filter can burn the coating and create traces on the glass surface that can be hardly wiped off.
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