Polarizing filters work by cutting the amount of polarized or reflected light that reaches the digital sensor. Polarized light can be found everywhere, including reflections on the surface of water, glass, reflecting from the surface of leaves and even reflect from the soft blue of the sky. Polarized light often makes objects appear shiny. The use of a MagFilter 42 mm Circular Polarizer Filter can reduce this and will help saturate the colors, particularly in landscapes that contain foliage and a vast blue sky.
Polarizers are very important filters and will retain information during image capture that is normally lost and cannot be recovered in post processing. High end compact cameras like the Sony RX100 or Canon S100 with built-in telescoping lenses can capture amazing quality images, but they could still benefit greatly from the use of filters such as Polarizers or Neutral Density Filters. Unfortunately, there has never been a simple, clean and effective solution to mounting filters on these high end compact cameras, until now.
The MagFilters provide the most innovative and unobtrusive filter solution to high-end compact cameras. A very thin metal ring is first adhered to the front of the camera lens and still allows the lens to expand and retract back into the camera body. This filter quickly connects to the metal ring with strong magnets embedded in the MagFilter body. A grooved bevel design prevents slippage and ensures a secure bond to lock the MagFilter in place.
When not in use, the MagFilter can be quickly removed (no cumbersome unthreading involved) and the camera retains its original compact form factor. The MagFilter system adds no additional bulk, which is an important feature for maintaining the pocket-ability of these small high end compact cameras, especially if you need to fit them back into their OEM travel cases. To use the Polarizer, turn the MagFilter around until the image is corrected.
The MagFilters retain incredible sharpness with high quality Glass Optics Made in Japan encased in an all-metal filter body. The metal filter body is designed Black with Red accents to look as good as your high end compact camera and an anodized coating ensures lasting durability. The 42 mm Polarizer MagFilter fits on cameras like the Sony HX9V, Sony HX20V, Sony HX30V and the popular Sony RX100.