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Ever since it came into my posession, the Lee glass polarizer was a feared accessory: All glass, no rims to protect it and thus easy to break, and very expensive; It survived many field outings but today, not my home. I hate the idea of putting money down the sink once more to buy yet another Lee polarizer. Does anyone know if there is such a thing as a plastic polarizer or a less expensive 100mm square, 2mm thick filter and optically good alternative?
-- Julio Fernandez (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 26, 2000
I too laid out the $150 or so for the Lee polarizer and then was so afraid of breaking it that I hated to use it. I started carrying a circular glass screw in polarizer in a size equal to my largest lens diameter, with step down rings for the smaller diameter lenses.
-- Brian Ellis (email@example.com), November 26, 2000.
Singh-Ray will make one to your specs, or they may have one you already like.
-- lloyd chambers (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 27, 2000.