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Please Recommend A Circular Polarizing Filter

 
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Apr 05, 2018 18:44 |  #1

I need to buy a circular polarizing filter for my Canon 24-70 lens. It needs to be the 82mm size filter. Can anyone recommend one?




  
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Apr 05, 2018 18:56 |  #2

https://www.bhphotovid​eo.com …mm_xs_pro_mc_ka​esemn.html (external link)


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Apr 05, 2018 20:03 |  #3

https://www.bhphotovid​eo.com …ar_Polarizing.h​tml?sts=pi (external link)

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Apr 05, 2018 20:16 |  #4

I use a B&W CPL. No complaints.

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I use this one: https://www.amazon.com …=B%26W+circular​+polarizer (external link)

Doesn't look to be available in 82mm. This is an older/cheaper model. Works just fine, though.


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Apr 06, 2018 13:58 |  #5

I like B + W or Hoya. I purchased the Hoya HD CPL for my 24-70 2.8.

Hoya High Definition Hardened Glass 8-layer Multi-Coated Circular Polarizing HD Filter, 4x the Tensile Strength of Traditional Filters (external link)


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Apr 06, 2018 14:39 |  #6

Oh, no. NOT the Tiffen, which has some of the lowest quality coatings which allow more flare especially in demanding situations. (Yes, Hoya also offers some similar low quality coatings on some of their filter families.)

Flare testing of filters...
http://www.kenandchris​tine.com …pment-Tests/Filter-Tests/ (external link)

Overall CPL performance tests
https://www.lenstip.co​m/index.php?art=115 (external link)


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Apr 06, 2018 16:48 |  #7

This would be my first choice. It's what I use:

https://www.amazon.com …W+circular+pola​rizer+82mm (external link)

These folks have gotten some really good reviews, and they manage to make a polarizing filter look badazz:

https://www.amazon.com …s=circular+pola​rizer+82mm (external link)




  
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Apr 06, 2018 16:49 |  #8

Wilt wrote in post #18601450 (external link)
Oh, no. NOT the Tiffen, which has some of the lowest quality coatings which allow more flare especially in demanding situations. (Yes, Hoya also offers some similar low quality coatings on some of their filter families.)

Flare testing of filters...
http://www.kenandchris​tine.com …pment-Tests/Filter-Tests/ (external link)

Overall CPL performance tests
https://www.lenstip.co​m/index.php?art=115 (external link)


It's kinda funny. Tiffen--which had a great reputation 30 years ago--has had a bad rep among still photographers for about 20 years.

But Tiffen is still considered da bomb among videographers.




  
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Apr 06, 2018 17:33 |  #9

I use one of these on my Canon 24-70 F2.8 L Mk2 - very happy with it too:

https://www.formatt-hitech.com …ecrest-circular-polarizer (external link)


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Apr 06, 2018 17:34 |  #10

A few notes about B+W filters...

B+W filters are available in two main types:

1. Professional F-Pro type: these have either the basic E coating or the multi layer MRC coating (note, no nano).

2. Premium type XS-Pro type: these all have the multi layer MRC nano coating. They also have a thinner ring height than the F-Pro to reduce vignetting when using wide angle lenses.

The filter coatings can be thought of as good, better, best (well, maybe)...

E, MRC, MRC nano.

E is the basic filter coating. The MRC coating transmits more light to the lens and reflects less light off the filter (this is a good thing). MRC nano has the additional benefit of being water and dirt repellent, making the filter easier to clean.


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Apr 06, 2018 20:38 |  #11

I use B+W filters and have no complaints.


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Apr 08, 2018 13:11 |  #12

RDKirk wrote in post #18601535 (external link)
It's kinda funny. Tiffen--which had a great reputation 30 years ago--has had a bad rep among still photographers for about 20 years.

But Tiffen is still considered da bomb among videographers.


Tiffen made its name back when optical coating technology was pretty basic, making special effects filters for motion pictures (I would guess more than 75 years ago). But Tiffen has largely let other companies develop and use better coatings for other brands of filters, and largely had neglected the coating technology for a long time. Only in recent years did Tiffen bother with multicoating any filters at all. although multicoated filters have been around for more than 35 years. Now they offer Digital HT filters with Hi-Trans® Double-Sided Titanium Multi-Coating. Tiffen does admit, " The Tiffen Circular Polarizer is not multicoated at all. "


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