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A View To A Kill Gadgets
Twiddle around with a Polarizing Filter on a camera and you will get rid of the reflections on glass or water.
For the technically minded, it works something like this – the first stage of the polarizing effect is the linear filter, which will eliminate light that is linearly polarized in a certain direction. The second stage, in a camera at least, will circularly polarize the light via sensors in the mechanism.
In 007’s case, he has a fancy pair of sunglasses that work with the same principle to eliminate the glare from a window.
However, how these sunglasses as differentiated from ordinary sunglasses is that they feature a turning mechanism so that it works exactly as a filter would on a decent camera.
These days polarized sunglasses are especially popular with boaters and fishermen, and are growing in popularity for snow sports and running, which has led to the fashion glasses companies developing the product further. None work with this twiddle a knob feature, they all simply reduce glare.
Why this particular bit of kit rather than alternative sunglasses, with say, a long range microphone or maybe even those X-Ray specs we had seen before, is anyone’s guess.