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andbott723
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Hello FM'ers!
I am not an avid user of filters... so my knowledge is limited.
I normally just use a B+W UV Haze for protection and to not reduce quality.
Im looking at buying a polarizer cause I do shoot a lot outdoors in bright light.
Ive seen so many side by side comparisons (w/ and w/out type) and it seems like they can help a lot.
Just wondering about which to buy that will not break the bank. Looking for a 77mm.
Any info on certain ones or in general would be great!
Thanks!



Aug 19, 2012 at 03:31 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Polarizer Filters


I have and like the Nikon CPL II in 77mm. It is quite slim but also has front threads.


Aug 19, 2012 at 03:50 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Polarizer Filters


Hoya or Marumi brands offer great value for money. Go for a multicoated version though.


Aug 19, 2012 at 04:13 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Polarizer Filters


I'll second the multicoated Hoya vote, they aren't bad, and not too pricey. The B+W cpl filters are REALLY nice, buy I think they average about $60 more than the Hoya multicoated filters.


Aug 19, 2012 at 04:58 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Polarizer Filters


What exactly is a multicoated filter too? I never understood that or took the time to look it up...


Aug 19, 2012 at 05:10 AM
 

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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Polarizer Filters


I think TrenchMonkey posted the url for this comparison some time ago:
http://www.lenstip.com/115.1-article-Polarizing_filters_test.html
Based on it, I went with the Marumi DHG Super's.
best, Steve



Aug 19, 2012 at 05:53 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Polarizer Filters


Shiva dancing wrote:
I think TrenchMonkey posted the url for this comparison some time ago:
http://www.lenstip.com/115.1-article-Polarizing_filters_test.html
Based on it, I went with the Marumi DHG Super's.
best, Steve


+1, I always post that link whenever I happen upon someone asking this question. Same goes for a UV filter recommendation. They bother to rank filters by both performance and cost.



Aug 23, 2012 at 04:53 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Polarizer Filters


I've been using a multicoated Marumi and like it a lot. As for UV filters, waste of money. Use a lens cap and lens hood for protection--MUCH tougher.


Kent in SD



Aug 25, 2012 at 04:19 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Polarizer Filters


Multicoated will prevent flaring and ghosting and some of the newer multicoated ones will even be easier to clean (keeping oil and water off). Highly recommended. I personally have witnessed a difference between Hoya and B+W, but I think it really depends on different shooting situations and you have to be really pixel peeping. Honestly, Hoyas are excellent for the money, but if you can afford it, the German companies are honestly better IMHO.


Aug 25, 2012 at 04:43 AM





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