View Full Version : Which circular polarizer
23rd of July 2003 (Wed), 07:50
Can someone tell me which circular polarizer to purchase for the Canon 17-40?.....I know that Hoya and Heliopan make great filters....thin vs. regular?...Allan
23rd of July 2003 (Wed), 07:54
I went into semi sticker shock when I was searching for a 82mm polarizer for my sigma 24-70 lens.
My local shop only had ones that cost $160 or more. I ended up buying a super cheapie on ebay. Hopefully I wont regret it.
23rd of July 2003 (Wed), 08:15
I use the 77mm B+W Circular Polarizer. It works well and seems to be made well. I screw it on and off my lenses frequently without a problem . It also cleans up well. It doesn't make sense to buy a good lens and then introduce distortion with a cheap filter. My 2c.
23rd of July 2003 (Wed), 10:52
B+W for me too. 58mm $80 and perfect for the 28-135 lens I've got. I've been told that B+W is the way to go.
23rd of July 2003 (Wed), 12:00
I agree that when you buy expensive glass you shouldn't purchase cheap filters. I have the slim Hoya for my w/a zoom. It's expensive, but worth the price.
23rd of July 2003 (Wed), 12:02
I use a Hoya. I know they are not the highest quality but they are very good quality optics and are far better than the cheapo I bought.
On the 10D (if that is the only body you will use) you don't need to worry about getting a thin filter as the image is cropped by the sensor, so any vignetting (spelling? ;) ) would not be seen.
23rd of July 2003 (Wed), 12:56
I have the Hoya on the 17-40mm (77mm thread) Seems to work for me.
25th of July 2003 (Fri), 10:32
Consider the Moose Warming Polarizing Filter. About $100 for the 77mm. works well on my 16-35mm. He's at http://www.moose395.net/gear/moosefltr.html
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