Singh-Ray LB Color Combo Polarizer™
$370.00 – $650.00
The Singh-Ray Color Combo Polarizer enables you to control glare and reflection, while simultaneously boosting shadow detail, local color contrast with an 8% color saturation of reds, greens and warm tones. This will allow you to capture more information in raw.
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.
The Singh-Ray LB Color Combo Polarizer has quickly become a “must-carry” filter in the field for both color and black & white photography. The Singh-Ray Color Combo Polarizer enables you to control glare and reflection, while simultaneously boosting shadow detail, local color contrast with an 8% color saturation of reds, greens and warm tones.
You’ll find you can improve virtually any outdoor composition, from close-ups to landscapes, with clean, true colors and legendary Singh-Ray sharpness. The Singh-Ray Color Combo Polarizer’s twostops of density means it can also be used to create abstract blurs and other motion effects.
“There’s a Singh-Ray Color Combo Polarizer on every one of my lenses and it’s a rare day when I remove it. I like how it controls reflections from leaves, water, blue sky, rocks and other elements in the outdoor scene, while increasing color saturation at the same time. The color enhancement is subtle, but it’s just enough to give images more ‘pop’ without losing any of their believability.” ~ a
Click for a slideshow of the types of photos you could be creating with the Singh-Ray LB Color Combo Polarizer.
- The polarizing effect is most dramatic when you’re shooting side-lit scenes — maximum polarization occurs along an arc 90 degrees to the sun’s 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 to help reduce the possibility of vignetting.
- On overcast days or rainy days, tighten your composition to exclude the sky and use the Singh-Ray Color Combo Polarizer to eliminate glare and increase shadow detail, 8% increase in color saturation and local contrast.
- Experiment: turn the Singh-Ray Color Combo Polarizer 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 there’s a brighter sky in your scene, use your Singh-Ray Color Combo Polarizer together with our Galen Rowell graduated neutral density filters.
- You can stack other Singh-Ray filters on the Singh-Ray Color Combo Polarizer, such as the Singh-Ray Mor-Slo ND5 Stop, Singh-Ray Mor-Slo ND10 Stop and Singh-Ray Mor-Slo ND15 Stop filters. One filter needs to be a standard mount (to reduce thickness, our thin-mount filters do not have front threads).
The Singh-Ray Color Combo Polarizer can produce creative effects ranging from subtle to dramatic… it’s totally up to you!
“The Singh-Ray LB Color Combo Polarizer is the other filter that spends more time in front of my lenses than any other. This ‘combo’ polarizer does a wonderful job of blocking reflections, increasing color saturation and giving the greens and earth tones found in nature a subtle boost. I find it does a great job of simulating Fuji Velvia, which was my favorite color film in years past. With the Singh-Ray LB Color Combo Polarizer, however, there’s no need for extensive adjustments in Lightroom or Photoshop”. ~ Russ Bishop
“As digital technology gets better, I keep hearing of the approaching demise of optical filters, but I do know now that my Singh-Ray filters are indispensable, particularly the Singh-Ray LB Color Combo Polarizer.” ~ Tony Sweet
Tony Sweet (tonysweet.com)
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Kevin McNeal (www.kevinmcnealphotography.com)
“The filter I turn to for all my wildflower images is the Color Combo. I’ve tried other ‘enhancement’ filters and found I was getting unusual colorcasts and that certain colors were muted. When it comes to reproducing accurate and natural looking images, my results with the Color Combo are always excellent. The image also remains sharp throughout, unlike other filters I’ve used. That’s critical when shooting something in the foreground close to the lens.” ~ Kevin McNeal
Russ Bishop (www.russbishop.com)
“This image of a dogwood in Yosemite benefited from the increased saturation provided by the Color Combo. And the slower shutter speed created just the soft look I was trying to achieve in the Merced River.” ~ Russ Bishop
Ernesto Santos (esartprints.com)
Ernesto Santos (esartprints.com)
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Loscar Numael (www.loscarnumael.com)
“My images take on a new life with this filter!” ~ Loscar Numael
Click here for tips and techniques from top pros on using the Singh-Ray Color Combo polarizer.
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