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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Help me find a Circular Polarizer before Friday


I'll either be purchasing from Adorama.com or Amazon.com, and am right now considering both Hoya and Tiffen (the Tiffen is very well reviewed on Amazon.com). Budget is probably about $50 but may come up to about $60 if it is a much better filter.

I need to order it in time to arrive Thursday.

Will primarily be for my 135mm f/2.0l on a 6D.

Filter is 72mm, I believe.



Aug 28, 2017 at 07:26 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Help me find a Circular Polarizer before Friday


Adorama recently had a sale...you might want to check this one out and it's in your budget range:

https://www.adorama.com/hy72cplal.html?CategoryID=69856

Tom



Aug 28, 2017 at 08:09 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Help me find a Circular Polarizer before Friday


Marumi Exus CPLs are great too and reasonably priced.


Aug 28, 2017 at 08:14 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Help me find a Circular Polarizer before Friday


Is there a reason for not using b&h photo


Aug 28, 2017 at 08:17 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Help me find a Circular Polarizer before Friday


Tom In Arizona wrote:
Adorama recently had a sale...you might want to check this one out and it's in your budget range:

https://www.adorama.com/hy72cplal.html?CategoryID=69856

Tom


Nice! I think that's a single coated filter. Are the multi-coated filters typically considered better? I don't mind paying a few extra dollars if so.

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rdeloe wrote:
Marumi Exus CPLs are great too and reasonably priced.


Thanks! I've never heard of them before so I will check them out.

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Michael White wrote:
Is there a reason for not using b&h photo


Yes! Because if I had mentioned I was buying from Amazon.com or B&H, someone would have asked why I wasn't using Adorama.com!

In all seriousness, no. I've just always bought from Adorama.com instead, I think I like their website better. But I'm open to any reputable place that can have it here quick.



Aug 28, 2017 at 10:46 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Help me find a Circular Polarizer before Friday


Hi Again...

Multi-coated, I believe, are generally considered to be better although that is a CPL novice's opinion. It may be unlikely that you'll find a multi-coated filter in your $50-60 price range. However, in addition to the Marumi that was mentioned, here's another brand for $89 that is multi-coated that may meet your needs.

https://www.adorama.com/btx2cpl72mm.html

Tom



Aug 28, 2017 at 11:06 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Help me find a Circular Polarizer before Friday


just my personal opinion, but i wouldn't cheap out on a piece of glass that goes in front of another piece of glass. Maruti is a decent brand - they have been around for a while (first heard of them in 2010). Multi coated are much better i believe.

Breakthrough are supposed to be the best on the market now. B+W make amazing filters, as do tiffen and Hoya - maybe in that order.



Aug 28, 2017 at 11:07 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Help me find a Circular Polarizer before Friday


Dustin Gent wrote:
just my personal opinion, but i wouldn't cheap out on a piece of glass that goes in front of another piece of glass. Maruti is a decent brand - they have been around for a while (first heard of them in 2010). Multi coated are much better i believe.

Breakthrough are supposed to be the best on the market now. B+W make amazing filters, as do tiffen and Hoya - maybe in that order.


Are Breakthrough considerably (supposedly) that much better than even B+W?



Aug 28, 2017 at 11:30 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Help me find a Circular Polarizer before Friday


check out their website. The founder/owner is a member here. I know some photogs that have their filters, and they rave about the lack of color cast and clarity. Plus they have a FANTASTIC warranty. It isn't cheap, but not that much more than the good B+W/Hoya/Tiffen stuff.

WEBSITE



Aug 28, 2017 at 11:33 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Help me find a Circular Polarizer before Friday


Dang. Just splurged and bought an X4 CPL from their website. I cannot lie, Apple Pay does make it easier to spontaneously spend a lot of money on any website that supports it.

Please I clicked the contact button via their website and then had a reply via email within about 2 minutes.



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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Help me find a Circular Polarizer before Friday


yeah they are no joke with customer service! when i saw the owner on here and the customer service he was providing (a thread about their products), i was sold!

report back here after you've used the CPL



Aug 28, 2017 at 11:51 PM
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Dustin Gent wrote:
yeah they are no joke with customer service! when i saw the owner on here and the customer service he was providing (a thread about their products), i was sold!

report back here after you've used the CPL


You people are why I'm always broke....

Thanks for the help!




Aug 29, 2017 at 12:07 AM
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LinuxHack3r wrote:
You people are why I'm always broke....

Thanks for the help!


don't go to the Zeiss thread image in the alt forum then sold my 14-24 to get some Zeiss! it wrecks not only wallets, but maybe marriages



Aug 29, 2017 at 12:25 AM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Help me find a Circular Polarizer before Friday


I'd suggest either Hoya HD or Breakthrough, both of which absorb more light than, say, Hoya Pro series (I have all of these).

I stay away from B+W CPLs. I've had bad experiences with 3 (bought before I knew better). The rotation of all three tightened up within a year and when I sent on to B+W for warranty service, they refused to repair/replace it. I've since spoken with a number of people who've had the experience both with regular and Kaessemann CPLs from B+W. This hasn't been a problem with any other brand of CPL I've used.

Unfortunately I haven't been able to find Hoya HD/HD2 at B&H or Adorama. Only at Amazon; sold by someone else and shipped by Amazon. Really great filters and I sure wish Hoya would resume selling them through regular U.S. channels.



Aug 29, 2017 at 04:16 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Help me find a Circular Polarizer before Friday


In tests Tiffen shows image quality loss, whereas Hoya does not. I would trust Hoya.


Aug 29, 2017 at 05:09 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Help me find a Circular Polarizer before Friday


Hoya Pro


Aug 29, 2017 at 05:23 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Help me find a Circular Polarizer before Friday


Marumi


Sep 01, 2017 at 12:02 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Help me find a Circular Polarizer before Friday


i have a BT X4 and a Tiffen HT.


Sep 13, 2017 at 11:05 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Help me find a Circular Polarizer before Friday


I just bought a 9 dollar Amazon Basics 52MM CPL. Really don't notice any difference between it and $60 dollar CPLs. Coated on both sides. No distortion, no softness. Works very well on my 50 f1.8D


Sep 14, 2017 at 01:44 AM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Help me find a Circular Polarizer before Friday


Dj R wrote:
Marumi


i was given a marumi DHG Super CPL. didn't realize they were so highly rated. may end up with a breakthrough Cp4 and test them.



Sep 14, 2017 at 02:01 AM
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