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Polarizer on which lens?

 
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Dec 27, 2010 04:29 |  #1

I am planning to get a circular polarizer for automotive photography. I use my Canon 15-85mm and Sigma 30mm f/1.4. The thing is that I do not know which lens to get a polarizer for. I do not have funds to get it for both. I like how the 30mm has great bokeh. But it seems like it would be more versatile for me to get it for the 15-85, yet it does not produce as nice of a background blur. What do you guys think?


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Dec 27, 2010 04:34 |  #2

IMO it would be far more useful to get the CPL for the 15-85, simply because of the focal lengths that it covers.

You may not have the funds for a CPL for each lens, but you could look at getting a 62-72mm step-up ring and simply buying a single 72mm CPL.




  
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Dec 27, 2010 04:45 as a reply to  @ HeaTransfer's post |  #3

The 15-85 requires a HUGE filter! I'd have to get a 77mm for it. :confused:


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Dec 27, 2010 04:45 |  #4

I suggest getting it on the 15-85. :]


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Dec 27, 2010 04:45 |  #5

I have a polarizer for my largest lenses and use step up rings for the rest. Note you will likely not be able to use your standard Canon lens hoods when using the step up rings.


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Dec 27, 2010 04:46 |  #6

I am not quite new to the whole filter scene. What are step up rings?


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Dec 27, 2010 04:48 |  #7

Step up rings, also known as adaptor rings, allow you to use filters and accessories that are not the same size as your cameras lens. Lenses and filters come in a large range of types and sizes and unfortunately they don't always fit together correctly. Fortunately there is a step up or step down filter for just about any need.


Here's a nice website for reference:
http://www.stepupring.​com/ (external link)


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Dec 27, 2010 04:50 |  #8

So technically I can get a 77mm CPL and get a step up ring of 62-77mm and use it for my Sigma 30mm?


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Dec 27, 2010 05:17 |  #9

danny819 wrote in post #11520764 (external link)
So technically I can get a 77mm CPL and get a step up ring of 62-77mm and use it for my Sigma 30mm?

yep, that's right but the 15-85 accepts 72mm filters if I recall correctly.


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Dec 27, 2010 09:48 |  #10

Id get the polarizer for the widest lens. 15-85.



  
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Dec 27, 2010 09:51 |  #11

15-85 uses 72mm filters...


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Dec 27, 2010 10:17 as a reply to  @ e02937's post |  #12

I have a B+W on my 15-85mm, it's 72mm.




  
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Dec 27, 2010 12:55 |  #13

When I only had my 18-55 kit lens and a 55-250 I bought a 77mm Kenko lens with a step up ring. Im glad I did because I now have the Tokina and 70-200 which are 77mm. Because of this I can use the filter on any of the lens.

Just make sure to get a 77mm lens cap too.


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Dec 27, 2010 13:03 |  #14

I would go for the 72 mm also . By the way -- maxsaver .com has a sale on CPL'S or did a couple of weeks ago .


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Dec 27, 2010 16:16 |  #15

I am thinking about getting a B+W Kaesemann MRC CPL. Should I look into the "slim" version so there would not be any vignetting?


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