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Neutral Density Filter Question

 
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Apr 02, 2018 09:09 |  #1

Needed for a Canon 50mm lens.

Trying to decide between this one for $17: https://www.bhphotovid​eo.com …m_Neutral_Densi​ty_ND.html (external link)

and this one for $61: https://www.bhphotovid​eo.com …mm_103_Solid_Ne​utral.html (external link)

Anyone have experience with either? I cannot tell why the price difference would be so huge.

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Apr 02, 2018 14:45 |  #2

The price differential likely comes from the use of coatings (MRC, anti-reflective) on the B+W with no mention of any coatings on the Tiffen, use of brass in the ring (less likely to seize up when trying to remove the filter from a lens or another stacked filter),and also some brand-name cost baked into the B+W as they are the premium brand.

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I've used the B+W brand filters primarily for my ND needs but not in the smaller size you're looking to buy. I initially had used some lower end ND filters which tended to produce some reflections that got picked up whenever I had the sun in certain angles to the camera. I eventually bought my B+W ones; though in retrospect, I could have gone with some lower premium brands that have similar coatings technologies and saved a little.


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Apr 02, 2018 15:31 as a reply to  @ wunhang's post |  #3

Thank you. Here is another B W that appears to be exactly the same but is only $32. Any ideas why?

https://www.bhphotovid​eo.com …_103_Neutral_De​nsity.html (external link)




  
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Apr 02, 2018 15:40 |  #4

tspencer1 wrote in post #18598961 (external link)
Thank you. Here is another B W that appears to be exactly the same but is only $32. Any ideas why?

https://www.bhphotovid​eo.com …_103_Neutral_De​nsity.html (external link)

The cheaper filter has only a single coating layer, reducing production cost as well as performance.


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Apr 02, 2018 15:44 as a reply to  @ SkipD's post |  #5

I see that now. Thanks.




  
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Apr 02, 2018 16:01 |  #6

As a general rule of thumb, if you put cheap glass in front of an expensive lens you've now got a cheap lens too.




  
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Apr 02, 2018 16:18 |  #7

I've used Tiffen NDs (0.6, 0.9, 1.2) on a variety of lenses. They are pretty true to their ratings, and I've never noticed a color cast. Once you get into the larger sizes, these things get expensive quickly.


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Apr 02, 2018 19:33 |  #8

I used Haida ND filters..their pro line. They have the nano version with multi coating on both sides of the filter.


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