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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · What polarizing filter do you recommend?


I'm primarily a wedding and portrait photographer, but I've been wanting to put some time into honing my landscape technique, both for establishing shots for weddings, as well as my own use/enjoyment. That said, I am just looking for any recommendations for polarizing filters that are good (color neutral, well made, not going to break the bank) that people here have experience with.

I largely shoot without filters, though I did add an ND to the mix for some daytime strobe work. For that I picked up a Hoya PROND16 and I've been pretty happy with it. Aside from that, my experience with filters is nil.



Oct 11, 2016 at 03:22 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · What polarizing filter do you recommend?


That's annoying. I asked this in the Landscape forum for a reason, but 4 hours later it gets moved to the Nikon forum.


Oct 11, 2016 at 05:28 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · What polarizing filter do you recommend?


Trump.

Or is this a trick question?



Oct 11, 2016 at 05:31 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · What polarizing filter do you recommend?


nolaguy wrote:
Trump.

Or is this a trick question?


Oh boy, I'm going to sleep. Thanks for the laugh Chuck!



Oct 11, 2016 at 05:34 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · What polarizing filter do you recommend?


I highly recommend the Marumi super DHG CPL filters. I own 2 of them in 77mm and 72mm and have been very happy with them. They are slim for UWA lenses and have great tones.
I have used B&W and High end Hoya ones as well and find the marumi filters to be better.



Oct 11, 2016 at 06:15 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · What polarizing filter do you recommend?


Have a look at Breakthrough photography's filter, it's a fairly new company, but their stuff looks interesting.

Markus



Oct 11, 2016 at 06:33 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · What polarizing filter do you recommend?


I don't use anything else than Hoya HD (for screw-in filters).
They have proven to be incredibly strong and weather resistant in the field.
They also seem to repel water, which is really helpful when shooting in the rain.

G.



Oct 11, 2016 at 06:55 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · What polarizing filter do you recommend?


I've been very happy with Nikon's own filters. I've tried other brands, but I just like the nikon's color / rendering. However, I have to say, the Hoya HDs are interesting too - but I haven't tried those yet.


Oct 11, 2016 at 10:57 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · What polarizing filter do you recommend?


This

mysh wrote:
I highly recommend the Marumi super DHG CPL filters. I own 2 of them in 77mm and 72mm and have been very happy with them. They are slim for UWA lenses and have great tones.
I have used B&W and High end Hoya ones as well and find the marumi filters to be better.




Oct 11, 2016 at 11:26 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · What polarizing filter do you recommend?


I do have the Breakthrough X4 CPL
-it is more color neutral
-it is a better designed frame assy (brass alloy) better mechanical grip.
-it has a higher light throughput
-Schott glass
-multicoated (both weather sealed and hydrophobic)

since my largest lens is 82mm that's the size I own. they also have great step rings too.

I use their ND filters too. easier to travel with




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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · What polarizing filter do you recommend?


I had a Marumi several years ago that caused my camera to misfocus. Needless to say, that one ended up in the trash.

I now use a B+W Kaesemann MRC nano which does the job adequately on the rare occasions I use itů

C




Oct 11, 2016 at 02:00 PM
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^ I use both of those and have been quite pleased. I suspect your
'faulty' Marumi was a bootleg/clone as they are VERY highly rated
with zero issues on 1/2 a dozen of my pro lenses.



Oct 11, 2016 at 02:33 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · What polarizing filter do you recommend?


I always use Nikon's filters (the CPL II, don't think there is any other kind anyway). Absolutely zero noticeable image quality degradation, no added vignetting even on 16mm, no color casts, and my favorite thing - I can use lens caps on them. So many other "thin" polarizes don't allow you to use a stock lens cap and it's surprisingly annoying. Never again will I buy a filter of any kind that doesn't accept a lens cap, or requires a slip on friction fit cap.


Oct 11, 2016 at 03:14 PM
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read this
http://www.lenstip.com/115.4-article-Polarizing_filters_test_Results_and_summary.html

I have been using the high quality marumi for several years on countless lenses, with absolutely not issues
save your money



Oct 11, 2016 at 03:26 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · What polarizing filter do you recommend?


Nikon, B+W, Heliopan.


Oct 11, 2016 at 04:11 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · What polarizing filter do you recommend?


I have CPLs from B+W, Heliopan, Hoya, Singh-Ray and Breakthrough. In my bag I keep the Breakthrough, the Helio and the B+W. If I had to carry only one it would be the Breakthrough as it has the least color shift and is the easiest to use. That said, the Helio has a guide on the ring so it is easier to use when adding a ND filter.

Peace,

Todd



Oct 11, 2016 at 04:43 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · What polarizing filter do you recommend?


Hard to go wrong with a B+W Circ Polarizer filter. Made from optical glass and overall great quality.


Oct 11, 2016 at 05:50 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · What polarizing filter do you recommend?


I'm sure most major brand (either camera manufacturer (Nikon, Canon), lens maker (Zeiss) or high-end filter maker (Hoya, B+W, Heliopan) will all be excellent.

I like B+W filters and buy nothing else. Their glass is always excellent and the build quality (all brass) and pricing are reasonable.

For polarizing filters I own three, all the KSM (Kasemann) polarizers by B+W in 58mm, 72mm and 77mm sizes. Not cheap, but excellent quality.



Oct 11, 2016 at 06:02 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · What polarizing filter do you recommend?


Any higher quality polarizer. I use Nikons Circular Polarizer II. It's really going to be your finesse dialing the filter in when using it that makes the difference. Many are heavy handed with them. Some don't have good eyesight to see the effects. A light touch.

FYI, The reason the thread was moved is that the Landscape Forum is a presentation forum, not a gear forum. http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/landscape.htm

What would be more annoying would be a move to the Canon forum.



Oct 11, 2016 at 06:11 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · What polarizing filter do you recommend?


Marumi super


Oct 11, 2016 at 07:30 PM
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