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HELP - Circular Polarizers, Which Brand?

 
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Mar 07, 2012 18:20 as a reply to  @ post 14045285 |  #16

As another person above said - Marumi. Excellent, highly rated filters for less than the other high rated ones. Good place to price them: http://www.2filter.com​/marumi/Marumi2009.htm​l (external link), although I got mine off E-Bay.

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Mar 08, 2012 09:04 as a reply to  @ sjwolfhope's post |  #17

B+W




  
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Mar 08, 2012 20:34 |  #18

B+W


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Mar 09, 2012 00:14 |  #19

FuturamaJSP wrote in post #14039935 (external link)
I also read those tests on UV filters and was surprised that the Hoya filters outperformed the much more expensive B+W because I thought they are equally good :D

The Hoyas did well in the uV filter test, but very poorly in the CP test. The best Hoya, the HD came in 6th in the supplemental CP filters test
http://www.lenstip.com …Hoya_HD_CIR-PL_72_mm.html (external link)

Also Hoyas have a nasty habit of occasionally falling apert! This should never happen to a quality product.
http://www.fredmiranda​.com/forum/topic/10037​48 (external link)

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Mar 09, 2012 06:20 |  #20

Just to add another option, I use "Sigma ED DG CPL" been very pleased with the result


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Mar 09, 2012 07:15 |  #21

I have never managed to see a difference with expensive CPLs and cheap ones. I still use my jessops although I put the glass into a lower profile frame (old Hoya).


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Mar 09, 2012 07:42 |  #22

I've always bought Hoya for the price and never had an issue. Well, except for one - they're a PITA to clean! Something about their coating that makes it hard to get rid of finger print oils...




  
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Mar 09, 2012 09:38 as a reply to  @ post 14045285 |  #23

I don't use polarizing fiters on UWA lense because quite often the polarization across the frame is uneven and ruins the image...


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Mar 09, 2012 09:59 |  #24

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Mar 09, 2012 10:37 |  #25

Neilyb wrote in post #14055170 (external link)
I have never managed to see a difference with expensive CPLs and cheap ones. I still use my jessops although I put the glass into a lower profile frame (old Hoya).

With all the differing strong opinions out there for placing anything in front of the lens and the hard incomprehensible tests that never agree with each other, price makes it much easier to choose more expensive CPLs, especially since their cost is usually outweighed by all the reasons for getting the expensive L lens behind it. I tend to go for the multi-coated B+W Kaesemann polarizers just to not have to deal with it all and they work great.


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Mar 09, 2012 14:30 |  #26

If cost is a major factor, get a linear polarizer and focus manually and bracket exposure! ;)


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Mar 10, 2012 07:50 |  #27

RPCrowe wrote in post #14055834 (external link)
I don't use polarizing fiters on UWA lense because quite often the polarization across the frame is uneven and ruins the image...

This is a good point. If you have a sky in your photo and are using a polarizer and wide angle lens, you are certain to have very uneven color and brightness across the photo. Be sure do some test shots before you start taking some photos you think are going to be good (I learned this the hard way).


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Mar 10, 2012 08:33 |  #28

patrick j wrote in post #14061287 (external link)
This is a good point. If you have a sky in your photo and are using a polarizer and wide angle lens, you are certain to have very uneven color and brightness across the photo. Be sure do some test shots before you start taking some photos you think are going to be good (I learned this the hard way).

Yes..15mm on my 15-85 gives un-uniform skies.
Best to try to minimize sky in your comp..at these extreme wide angles...and CPL.


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Mar 10, 2012 08:57 |  #29

I like the Hoya Pro Digital 1 in both UV and polarizer.




  
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Mar 11, 2012 00:41 |  #30

For 77mm? B+W. Get a good one and it will be the last you ever need. If we were talking about a 58 or something then you could go cheap...cause you wouldn't be using it on future high quality glass.




  
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