recommended circular polarizer for 24-70 II ?
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ultimaterowdy
Registered: Apr 18, 2008
Total Posts: 628
Country: United States

part of the pain of the 24-70 II purchase is... the 82mm threads.

anyone have a recommendation for me re circular polarizer for this lens? Probably middle of the road... not looking to spend hundreds of dollars here, but $100 is OK.



stanj
Registered: Aug 05, 2003
Total Posts: 9755
Country: United States

I'm afraid that any 82mm CPL that you can find for $100 will do serious optical harm to the picture. Calling a $100 82mm CPL "middle of the road" is quite unrealistic.

Personally, I use a Singh-Ray filter.



ultimaterowdy
Registered: Apr 18, 2008
Total Posts: 628
Country: United States

will this one do serious optical harm to my pictures? ... just under $100
http://www.amazon.com/Marumi-Super-Circular-Polarizer-Filter/dp/B003QK8GFM/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1357196676&sr=1-1&keywords=Marumi+DHG+Super+Circular+Polarizer+CPL+PL.D+82

that is half sassy, and half serious (ie not rhetorical... I just spent $2000 on a lens, I don't want to do something stupid here to downgrade the light before it even hits the front element...)

don't know how much stock to place in the lenstip review... but it certainly seemed well executed/impartial, and placed the performance of this Marumi filter close to B&W



Paul Mo
Registered: Dec 12, 2012
Total Posts: 3426
Country: Thailand

Kenko 82mm Pro-1 C-PL. They are great and optically no different from my B+W; the B+W wins by being made of brass.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Genuine-Kenko-82mm-Pro1-D-Digital-Wideband-CPL-Circular-Polarizing-C-PL-W-Filter-/250955566271?pt=Camera_Filters&hash=item3a6e1e0cbf



http://www.lenstip.com/115.21-article-Polarizing_filters_test_Kenko_PRO1D_Wide_Band_C-PL(W)_72_mm.html

Link above not working but Google: KENKO POLARIZER 82MM lenstip



stanj
Registered: Aug 05, 2003
Total Posts: 9755
Country: United States

I don't claim to have tested all or even most filters out there. I can just summarize that I have found most CPLs of this bargain range to be lacking. I have not tried the Kenko above.



ciprian.trofin
Registered: Oct 18, 2009
Total Posts: 378
Country: Romania

maxsaver.net has good prices. HOYA 82mm CPL filters run from $50 to $120. They also sell other brands.



sbeme
Registered: Dec 23, 2003
Total Posts: 17888
Country: United States

I have a Marumi for the 24-105 that I am happy with.
Call the folks at 2filter.com for advice.
They sell all the major brands at excellent prices and you get someone directly to speak with.
Scott



Paul Mo
Registered: Dec 12, 2012
Total Posts: 3426
Country: Thailand

No need to call anyone. Have a look at my B+W vs Kenko set on flickr below.



Pixel Perfect
Registered: Aug 16, 2004
Total Posts: 19921
Country: Australia

The Hoya HD/HD2 CPL's are great and transmit about 0.5stop more light than regular CPL's. I got one for the 24 TS-E II, so I'm already set for the 24-70L II.

I got mine on ebay at a substantial discount on US and Oz prices.



ben egbert
Registered: Jan 31, 2005
Total Posts: 7028
Country: United States

Get a Lee system and use a square polarizer. With some adapter rings, you use the same filter set on all your lenses. Up front costs are high, but the quality is high, and you carry fewer filters. No vignetting except maybe the 17TSE which can only be used with a home made adapter.

If you use ND grads, you need rectangular filters anyway so you can position the horizon.



jcolwell
Registered: Feb 10, 2005
Total Posts: 21558
Country: Canada

I use a B+W MRC 82mm KSM CP Extra Wide (95mm). I bought it for my TS-E 24/3.5L II, which explains the "extra wide' part. It also works well on my Zeiss 18/3.5 ZE. It doesn't fit inside the 24-70 II hood.



Gunzorro
Registered: Aug 28, 2010
Total Posts: 6765
Country: United States

I agree: you aren't going to get a great 82mm CPL filter for $100. If you had a cheap lens, I wouldn't be concerned, but when you spend serious money on a lens, it's no time to cheap out on filters. I see the same thing with .22 LR competition rifles -- shooters spend nearly $3000 for the rifle and scope, then want to shoot Walmart .22 ammo! Crazy.

I like the Hoya Pro 1 and HD series. I also have a B+W Kasseman Wide (thin, sealed CPL) same as Jim C. mentioned, but 82mm, and love it, but it is pricier than the Hoyas.



ifxbonz
Registered: Mar 02, 2004
Total Posts: 1733
Country: United States

I ordered this one

B+W BWCPC82
82mm Circular Polarizer SC Filter
Usually ships in 6-8 weeks 1 $138.00 $138.00

When I purchased mine, though not delivered yet.... but if anyone knows the results I can expect I would like to know now prior to receiving it.

Andy



Chumma
Registered: Aug 19, 2010
Total Posts: 441
Country: United States

About six months ago, I purchased a Hoya 82mm HD CPL (B&H sku# HOCPH82). Now I see that item is discontinued. Does anyone know why it was discontinued?



gregoryallen
Registered: Dec 05, 2010
Total Posts: 173
Country: United States

ultimaterowdy wrote:
will this one do serious optical harm to my pictures? ... just under $100
http://www.amazon.com/Marumi-Super-Circular-Polarizer-Filter/dp/B003QK8GFM/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1357196676&sr=1-1&keywords=Marumi+DHG+Super+Circular+Polarizer+CPL+PL.D+82

that is half sassy, and half serious (ie not rhetorical... I just spent $2000 on a lens, I don't want to do something stupid here to downgrade the light before it even hits the front element...)

don't know how much stock to place in the lenstip review... but it certainly seemed well executed/impartial, and placed the performance of this Marumi filter close to B&W

I have two of the Marumi CPL's. Excellent filters for the money. I definetely reccomend them.



mogud
Registered: Feb 13, 2011
Total Posts: 839
Country: Canada

+1 for the Marumi CPL's.

I have the 82mm and I'm very pleased with the filter and the results. The filter itself is a thin design and metal. The result is very smooth blue skies unlike others I've tried where the sky is a blotchy blue. This filter can be used with the Canon lens cap and does not need a slide in cap.

The lensTip review is very thorough and this review and other posts about Marumi is the reason I have 4 Marumi CPL's.



Pixel Perfect
Registered: Aug 16, 2004
Total Posts: 19921
Country: Australia

Chumma wrote:
About six months ago, I purchased a Hoya 82mm HD CPL (B&H sku# HOCPH82). Now I see that item is discontinued. Does anyone know why it was discontinued?


Because it was replaced by the HD2 and I cannot find what the difference is. Specs look the same. Maybe it has a newer coatings as they do seem to talk about the coatings a lot.



pipspeak
Registered: Nov 23, 2004
Total Posts: 2543
Country: United States

The Marumi DHG is supposed to be good according to Lenstip tests:

http://www.lenstip.com/119.1-article-Polarizing_filters_test_-_supplement.html
http://www.lenstip.com/115.1-article-Polarizing_filters_test.html

I scored a used 82mm B+W slim Kaesemann polarizer for $100 locally on craigslist, otherwise I might have considered the Marumi



Dudewithoutape
Registered: Oct 07, 2009
Total Posts: 1093
Country: United States

ifxbonz wrote:
I ordered this one

B+W BWCPC82
82mm Circular Polarizer SC Filter
Usually ships in 6-8 weeks 1 $138.00 $138.00

When I purchased mine, though not delivered yet.... but if anyone knows the results I can expect I would like to know now prior to receiving it.

Andy


The SC leads me to believe its Single Coating?



Pixel Perfect
Registered: Aug 16, 2004
Total Posts: 19921
Country: Australia

Dudewithoutape wrote:
ifxbonz wrote:
I ordered this one

B+W BWCPC82
82mm Circular Polarizer SC Filter
Usually ships in 6-8 weeks 1 $138.00 $138.00

When I purchased mine, though not delivered yet.... but if anyone knows the results I can expect I would like to know now prior to receiving it.

Andy


The SC leads me to believe its Single Coating?


Yes, should have bought the MRC version.



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