LEE Filters LEE100 Filter System Polarising Filter
With the new LEE100 Polariser, it’s never been easier to fit a polarising filter, all you need to do is clip it into the receiving slot on the new LEE100 Holder and snap it into place. It remains securely attached until you are ready to remove it.
The LEE100 Polariser will remove potentially distracting reflections from non-metallic surfaces such as glass and water and increase colour saturation. Great for skies.
Polarising filters are used to manage light at wavelength scale, and if magnified could be a likened to a series of microscopic slats.
In use, as the filter is rotated, it either transmits or blocks the waves of light that are vibrating in particular orientations. When light from the sun bounces off a flat non metallic surface, such as glass or water, it becomes polarised - i.e. all of the reflected light waves vibrate in the same plane. This reflected glare can be removed by the polarising filter.
Rotation of the filter will be needed to find the optimum position of the Polariser. In photographic terms this can render water or glass transparent, and gives the impression of saturating colours in a scene, because much of the reflected glare from the subject is removed by the Polariser.
On a clear sunny day, much of the light in the sky is also polarised, and the filter will give a very strong blue effect when used at 90 degrees from the sun - any white clouds will stand out impressively.