Polarized Filter From 3D Glasses

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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 Discussions

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    Darrel02

    5 months 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

    8 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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    ellis3dBeduk

    Reply 9 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

    10 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_Labellis3d

    Reply 9 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

    10 years ago on Introduction

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