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May 18, 2011 09:38 |  #1

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So I am on the fence between two filters. These will be used on my Canon 24-70L lens. I am looking for the filter to provide great blue skies and making the clouds pop in addition to reduce the reflection for my car photography. I do this as a hobby but don't mind spending a little extra if it gets me the desired results. So on with the two filters I am looking at.

First, is the B+W 77mm Kaesmann MRC filter: http://maxsaver.net/B-W-77mm-Kaesemann-MRC-SLIM-Circular-Polarizer-Filter.aspx (external link) (NOTE not sure if 24mm qualifies for needing slim I think it does due to some vignetting). I have read many good things about this filter and nothing but praise so don't mind spending a little extra if it is the better choice.


The second is: Marumi DHG Super: http://www.amazon.com/​Marumi-Super-Circular-Polarizer-Filter/dp/B003QSG0HK (external link) I have read the reviews and saw this ranked number one from lenstip.com. But does not appear to be widely used so have not seen pictures taken with it. Does appear to be well regarded here from what I have seen.


I was also considering the Hoya Pro 1 but heard of quality issues with this filter so I took it off my list.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Mike




  
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May 18, 2011 09:49 |  #2

I wouldn't do the slim as I believe that one doesn't have front threads so can't take a lens cap. I believe you'll be more than fine with the normal version.

Personally I spent the extra money and went with the new nano version which is supposed to be even easier to clean/flare resistant.

Let me also add that you don't NEED the Kaeseman version unless you plan on needing the sealing.


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May 18, 2011 10:02 |  #3

Personally, I'm a fan of the B+Ws and will recommend them every time.

As for whether you need the slim or not...what body are you shooting? If you're using any of the crop bodies, then no. I can shoot my 10-22 @ 10mm on the 7D and not get any vignetting with the standard Kaesemann.


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May 18, 2011 10:10 |  #4

Thanks for the reply. To answer your question I hav the 5D MKII. So with that should I go slim? Hoping to not really need it so I can put the cap on but sometimes you have to do what you have to do. As for the Kaesemann, I don't need that degree of sealing. Should I just consider the next step down with the MRC coating then? Looks to be only 18 dollar difference. Thanks again!




  
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May 18, 2011 11:26 |  #5

I'm kinda hoping Argyle will pop in here, as he's used these filters a lot more than I have; but I *believe* you should still be fine at 24mm on the 5D, using the standard rather than slim.

For an $18 difference I wouldn't 'downgrade', myself. But it should still be a perfectly good filter if you do do that.


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May 18, 2011 12:47 |  #6

I wouldn't consider the slim an "upgrade". Its more of a necessity in some situations. I highly dount 24mm on the 5DMII is one of them. Not being able to stack filters or use a standard lens cap is annoying.


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May 18, 2011 15:18 |  #7

I'm a fan of b+w. I havent used the other one but b+w are great filters.


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May 18, 2011 15:24 |  #8

I believe the upgrade vs. downgrade was from the Kaesemann comment from a sealing perspective. I agree with your logic on slim being annoying which is why I was hoping not to have to go that route. Searching a little more it appears slim is not needed unless I go below 24mm. For this lens that won't be an issue.

Think B+W is winning. Thanks for all your input. If anybody has anymore input please add to this. Thanks again!




  
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May 18, 2011 15:46 |  #9

the B&W all the way.


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May 18, 2011 15:48 |  #10

I also highly recommend the tried and true B+W KSM CPL. And no, you wont need a slim version of any B+W filter on any Canon brand lens on any Canon brand camera.


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May 18, 2011 18:39 |  #11

Okay, I just placed my order. I went with the B+W Circular Polarizer Multi-Resistant Coated (MRC) Filter due to all the positive feedback. I passed on the Kaeseman due to not needing the overkill. Thanks for your help!




  
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May 18, 2011 18:51 |  #12

Nice :) Enjoy!


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