Canon 52mm Drop-In Circular Polarizer Filter (PL-C 52) Review

Canon 52mm Drop-In Circular Polarizer Filter (PL-C 52) Review

A circular polarizer filter is, by far, my favorite filter type. These filters are most commonly threaded onto the end of a lens. Because Canon's big white lenses have a huge front objective lens size, these threaded filters are not practical. Therefore, Canon provides a different type of circular polarizer filter option, the Canon 52mm Drop-In Circular Polarizer Filter.

Read the circular polarizing filter review to learn how a these filters work. The Canon drop-in filter will provide the same effect, but it of course installs and functions differently.

To install the drop-in filter, the standard filter holder must first be removed. A simple pinch of the drop-in filter latch allows removal of that filter. The drop-in circular polarizer filter slides into the same slot and clicks into place. The process is very simple, though you will want to avoid getting dust and moisture into the filter opening or lens mount while no filter is in place.

A small wheel exposed at the top of the filter allows easy rotation adjustment of the CP filter.

This filter is compatible with Canon's big white IS and IS II lenses, including the Canon 300mm f/2.8 L IS II Lens, Canon 400mm f/2.8 L IS II Lens, Canon 500mm f/4 L IS II Lens, Canon 600mm f/4 L IS II Lens and Canon 800mm f/5.6 L IS Lens. Note that some earlier Canon non-IS lens models utilized a different filter size.

CP filters can, in some circumstances, add dramatically to the quality of your images. This is your only option for getting this benefit from Canon's big white super telephoto lenses.

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