Polarized Filter From 3D Glasses

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Introduction: Polarized Filter From 3D Glasses

If you go and see a 3D movie in a theater chances are you will be wearing polarized glasses to separate the left and right images. You can use the lenses from these to make your own polarized filter for your camera. Here's a quick how-to video

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    11 Comments

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    Darrel02
    Darrel02

    2 years ago

    I'm an angler and I was wondering if 3d glasses could be used to see through water glare like the more pricey glassss???

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    drathquark
    drathquark

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Huh I had a similar idea a few days ago, needs a bit of refining though since the 'lens' ended up with a curve once I removed it from the frame, strangely enough the pair I dismantled were realD 3D glasses as well.

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    Beduk
    Beduk

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    to watch 3d moviz!!!!

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    ellis3d
    ellis3d

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    The main use for polarized filters is to reduce glare and reflections: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polarizing_filter_%28Photography%29

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    sleepydog
    sleepydog

    12 years ago on Introduction

    Nice job! There are two different kinds of polarized glasses being used for 3D movies: Linear Polarized (LP) and Circular Polarized (CP). It looks like you used LP filters because they cause much more darkening when crossed polarized than CP filters. The professional tuned Neutral Density (ND) filters lenses use one of each.

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    Light_Lab
    Light_Lab

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    Easy way to check - put them on and look in a mirror - if the lenses look black (or at least very dark) they are circularly polarized.

    Cheers, Light_Lab

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    bakn90
    bakn90

    12 years ago on Introduction

    that's great!
    I hope, i can do it with my 3d glasses =)