Sunday, September 13, 2009

Circular Polarized Filter for SX10 IS

A Circular Polarized Filter is another great thing which would make your Canon SX10 IS camera out door photos look lot better. Light rays which are reflected by any surface become Polarized and polarising filters are used to select which light rays enter your camera lens. They allow you to remove unwanted reflections from non-metallic surfaces such as water, glass etc. There are 2 types of Polarize filters , PL (Linear Polarising) and PL-CIR (Circular Polarizing). PL-CIR filter is better for modern day cameras like Canon powershot SX10 IS or any DSLR which you would use Auto focus most of the time. Circular polarizers are designed for today's newer split-beam metering systems used in auto focus cameras. There are few types of CIR Polarized filters you can consider buying.
All these Circular Polarized filters work with Canon Powershot SX10 IS, Canon Powershot SX1 IS and new Camera Canon Powershot SX20 IS. You can use these for all these 3 cameras with Lensmate 58mm Filter Adapter.
HOYA 58mm Circular Polarizer HD Hardened Glass 8-layer Multi-Coated Filter :

This is the latest Circular Polarizer filter model. New and the best but expensive. Hardened 8 Layer Waterproof Multi-Coating That is Scratch & Stain Resistant. If you have an expensive DSLR camera which you use for professional work with your SX10 IS camera I think you can buy this one. 8-layer multi-coating yields an average light transmission rate of 99.35% between 400 and 700nm. These coatings greatly reduce reflections off the surface of the glass allowing you to capture more light in your photos. This Great CIR Polarizer filter gonna cost you around 130 USD so Its not gonna be everyone's choice.

HOYA 58CIR 58mm Circular Polarized Filter :

I think this is the cheapest good quality Circular Polarised filter you can get in the camera market. This is not a Muti coated (HMC) filter. Its a single layer Polarized filter so capturing light won't be best like other 2 Circular Polarized filters mentioned here. You can find this filter at Amazon for around 35 USD. A good filter for the price.

HOYA HMC 58 mm Circular Polarizer Filter :

This is the best Circular Polariser Filter for Canon SX10 IS Camera. Mainly because its great quality (multi coated) and good price. This Hoya Circular Polarizer filter would cost aroudn 60$ but worth the price. Average light transmission of over 97%, giving sharp contrast and well-balanced color. I have one which I bought for 70$ from Lensmate ( you can find better price at Amazon) and It works great ! This one has 6 layers of coating. Great addition for your Canon powershot SX10 IS accessory list.

You need to have Lensmate 58mm Filter Adapter with your Canon powershot SX series camera to use these filters.

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