VIDEO CAMERA POLARIZING FILTER KIT
Ver 1.0 2001.08
3-988-736-01 FILTER, FILTER (/PL)
3-988-737-01 PROTECTOR, FILTER (/MC)
3-941-353-02 CASE, FILTER
Maximum diameter Approx. ø 40 mm (1 5/8 in.) Approx. ø 41 mm (1 5/8 in.)
Approx. 8.5 mm (11/32 in.)
Approx. 7 mm (9/32 in.)
Approx. 11 g (0.4 oz)
Approx. 9 g (0.3 oz)
Operating Instructions (1)
With the screw
Sony EMCS Co. Kohda TEC
© 2001. 8
Published by PV Customer Center
Thank you for purchasing the Sony Video Camera Polarizing Filter Kit.
Before operating this unit, read this manual thoroughly and retain it for future
·This PL (Polarizing) filter is effective for removing light reflections from glass
and water surfaces, as well as brightening the hue and enhancing the colour
contrast when filming outdoor scenery.
·This MC protector is multi coated (MC) on both sides to prevent damage.
Attaching the PL filter/MC protector
Attach and tighten the PL filter or MC protector onto the screw threads of the
camera lens accessory position of the camcorder.
Using the PL filter
While looking into the view finder (EVF) or the LCD screen of the camcorder,
rotate the rotor ring of the PL filter. At the point the light reflection disappears or
the blue sky becomes deeper and scenery stands out clearly, stop rotating the
rotor ring and begin shooting.
·Because the exposure increases by three to four times with the PL filter on, the
image may be slightly out of focus. In this case, manually adjust the focus.
· The most effective angle for removing surface reflections is 30° to 40° with the
PL filter on. Other angles (for example: 90° directly in front of the reflected
surface) are not effective. See illustration
·To darken the blue sky for filming scenery with the PL filter on, shooting an
object with the sun behind you is most effective. When you shoot into the
sun, the effect becomes weaker.
·This PL filter is a processed filter with polarizing film on the optical glass;
therefore, do not leave the filter in a place subject to heat, humidity, or direct
sunlight. (High temperatures may cause colour change.) Be careful in
·The four corners of the screen may be clipped (eclipsed) when you attach the
wide conversion lens to the MC protector. In this case, press the T side of the
zoom button a little, and delete the eclipsed portions.
·When you put the PL filter into the case, make sure to put the filter face down,
with the screw threads upward. See illustration
·This PL filter cannot be used with wide conversion or other lenses.
Cleaning the PL filter/MC protector
Brush off the dust on the surface of the lens with a blower brush or soft brush.
Wipe off fingerprints or other smears with a soft cloth slightly moistened with a
mild detergent solution.