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72mm Polarizing and ND Filters?

 
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Jan 09, 2012 19:58 |  #1

I'm shopping for both a mutli coated polarizing and a couple of ND filters for a 72mm thread. Any recommendations on brands or a specific model? Something mid-range (the lens I'll be using it on is).


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Jan 12, 2012 12:05 |  #2

any suggestions?


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Jan 12, 2012 12:10 |  #3

B+W is the best way to go.

Hoya's not bad either.

You want the more expensive Multi-coated variants.




  
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Jan 12, 2012 12:33 |  #4

I just bought a Hoya HD 72mm from Adorama. Thin and works well. Supposedly lets in 1.5 extra stop of light which may be useful if true.


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Jan 12, 2012 12:36 |  #5

Contact the people a 2filter.com, they are a great help.




  
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Jan 12, 2012 12:51 |  #6

Love my Hoya Pro1's. But if you ever think you'll have a 77mm thread lens, get the 77mm and a 72-77mm adapter.


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Jan 12, 2012 14:02 |  #7

All the manufacturers make different grades, offered at different prices.

B+W is a good brand... Among the CPLs, the "Kaesemann" are top of the line, "Pro 1 MRC" are just slightly below that. Their ND are also available as Pro 1 MRC (but not Kaesemann, that's CPLs only). "MRC" stands for Multi Resistant Coatings, so these are multi-coated, too. B+W mounts many of their filters in brass, to prevent galling (which can happen with aluminum when threaded into aluminum or other metal threads). They also make some slightly cheaper with aluminum mount, which will work fine on lenses with plastic threads.

Hoya also makes some top quality filters, too. Look for their HMC and SHMC for best quality multi coating.

Kenko has a new "Zeta" line out that is being marketed as top quality, multi-coated. (Might be similar to the Hoya, since both are under the same parent company: "THK", which stands for Tokina/Hoya/Kenko).

I also hear a lot of good things about Marumi filters, but haven't used them personally and don't know their grades.

Heliopan are also top quality and their multi-coated are designated SH-PMC. They also offer a top of the line Kaesemann CPL.

Buy the right size filter for your lens so you'll be able to use a lens hood on it too. If you buy and oversize filter and step it down for your lens, usually you won't be able to use the lens hood. When using a filter, it's even more important than usual to use a lens hood.

If you are fitting to a very wide angle lens, you might need a "slim" filter. These are usually more expensive, though. And some of them don't have front threads, so you can't cap them in between shots. I try to avoid slim filters, unless really necessary. B+W filter frames are fairly slim anyway, even the standard ones.


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Jan 12, 2012 21:26 |  #8

thanks so much for the replies and info!


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Jan 12, 2012 22:05 |  #9

i'd go with b+w. i like it wayyy more than hoya altho the images you get are same. b+w is glossy and the cap fits over it perfectly but hoya doesn't fit too well and i found the cpl to be the worst.


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Jan 12, 2012 23:49 as a reply to  @ nikesupremedunk's post |  #10

I bought the marumi super circular PLD based on these tests ...
http://www.lenstip.com …arizing_filters​_test.html (external link)
Be also carreful, many filters won't accept lens cap ..

I made my own small experience with ND filters !
https://photography-on-the.net …47294&highlight​=singh+ray

Huge difference between cheap and singh-ray ND filters ...


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Jan 13, 2012 08:05 |  #11

I use the special CPL Hoya filter designed by wildlife photographer and conservationist B. Moose Peterson of Wildlife Research Photography. Its a CPL filter that also incorporates 81A optical glass made by Hoya giving some slight warming effect. You can do a search on eBay "Moose polarizer 72mm" and find it for about $70. One currently is at http://www.ebay.com …lters&hash=item​3f121af278 (external link) $70.

On my lens the filter accepts the normal snap-in lens cap without any issues - this is often a problem with polarizers.




  
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