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| p.1 #18 · Watch out for Test Rankings - Filter Flare |
In what "typical" usage of a polarizer, would the average hobbyist for whom Marumi represents a pretty good value, be shooting into either a point light source or the sun ??
Are there times when someone may do that ? Sure, but how common are they ?
How often does anyone really shoot into the sun ? I honestly don't find myself doing that even with a naked lens because darn near anything is going to flare. Sometimes to stylistic effect, but its still going to flare 9 times out of 10.
Polarizer really isn't going to have any effect either shooting into the sun, so even if it does increase flare, which would be expected for any additional element added to the optical path, so why would someone really be doing that ?
In the typical manner of using a polarizer, at a right angle to the sun, to darken skies, or cut glare on water/foliage, flare isn't an issue, even with a low end single coated filter.
Just don't really understand the point of the argument.
A filter that cost twice as much is marginally better, though still flaring as well, when used in a manner that the typical buyer of a polarizer wouldn't even encounter ??
So as such, giving the best overall rating, to the Marumi, in part due to its lower price, and good performance in typical shooting conditions is somehow flawed