Lighter, Brighter LB Warming Polarizer
LB: Lighter, Brighter.
Singh-Ray LB filters are 2/3 of a stop faster than comparable competitive filters, giving you greater creative flexibility without any sacrifice in performance or impact.
Most of todays top outdoor photographers still consider a polarizer one of their most essential filters. While software can darken skies, it cannot replicate the drama and impact a high-quality polarizer can produce in the sky. And one of the most important reasons to use a polarizer to control glare and restore detail, color and saturation to foliage and other reflective surfaces is something no software can simulate.
In my opinion, the polarizer is the most important filter for landscape photography. And my most used and favorite filter is the Singh-Ray warming polarizer.
Singh-Rays LB warming polarizer adds a subtle warming factor to our neutral polarizer, improving shadow detail and giving your images a little extra pop. And just like our neutral polarizer, it delivers unmatched optical resolution and color fidelity. Our LB warming polarizer also brings 2/3-stop more light to your viewfinder, making it easier to compose and focus accurately in early morning and late afternoon light. If you prefer the slightly cooler look of a traditional polarizer, check out our LB Neutral Polarizer.
- The polarizing effect is most dramatic when youre shooting side-lit scenes maximum polarization occurs along an arc 90 degrees to the suns axis. Shooting directly into the sun will not polarize the image and may worsen lens flare.
- Uneven sky density may result from high polarization with a wide-angle lens. Dial down the polarizing effect for consistent density.
- If you plan to shoot often with a wide-angle lens, consider the thin-mount version of this filter reduce the possibility of vignetting.
- On overcast days or rainy days, tighten your composition to exclude the sky and use your polarizer to increase color saturation and eliminate highlights and glare on leaves, rocks and water.
- Experiment to learn: turn the polarizer completely when composing an image to see how it affects glare, reflection and saturation and then dial in the look you like best.
- For dramatic, natural looking images when theres a brighter sky in your scene, use your polarizer together with our Rowell graduated neutral density filters.
- You can stack other Singh-Ray filters on the LB warming polarizer. One filter needs to be a standard mount (to reduce thickness, our thin-mount filters do not have front threads).