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Old Sep 8, 2010, 9:40 AM   #11
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I thought I spent a lot (about 50 euors) for my polarizing filter... but some of these really expensive ones... I wish I could find some photos that would really show the difference... This is really interesting!

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Old Sep 8, 2010, 11:13 AM   #12
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... I wish I could find some photos that would really show the difference...
The difference between a good one and an excellent one is very subtle.

The difference between a good one and a poor one is more obvious.

Don't throw away your 50€ one unless you have a problem with it.
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Old Sep 8, 2010, 11:19 AM   #13
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The difference between a good one and an excellent one is very subtle.

The difference between a good one and a poor one is more obvious.

Don't throw away your 50€ one unless you have a problem with it.
No, I wouldn't throw it way... but a 200 or 300 dollar filter... holy cats I wish the website had photo examples.

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Old Sep 8, 2010, 11:51 AM   #14
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Hello Mr. Eetu! You're not posting so much these days.
I gues a $300 filter is ok if you're a pro working with prime lenses and making some money from photography.
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Hi Ordo! Thanks! Been a busy summer, not able to get around and take as many photos as I had hoped.

Yeah, a 300 dollar filter is fine... and certainly would go well with a prime lens.

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Old Sep 8, 2010, 1:28 PM   #16
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That $323 is the MSRP. Ordo found that same filter on ebay for $157.95.
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That $323 is the MSRP. Ordo found that same filter on ebay for $157.95.
Now, if I can only figure out how to order things on E-bay without being taxed to the Nth degree here in Finland. Sales tax is now 23%
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Can't help you there. These are not typically stocked in 'Duty Free' shops.
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Duties in Argentina are 50% and include the shipping costs. It's like saying: we do not want you to improve. Let's keep everybody ignorant not buying stuff we will never manufacture in Argentina. Stupids.
On eBay , some sellers will accept to ship as Gift, some other selleres will declare a lesser value. In fact I found a Hong Kong seller that will sell the same filter at a better value:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...:X:RTQ:US:1123
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Thing about ebay is there are lots of knock offs and while you might get a filter that says B&W on it chances are you are getting something else with B&W silkscreened on it. I can testify that cheap CP's are not worth using as a coaster for your beer. The results are horrid. I tried that route and it was a tiffen and I could have received the same effect holding a pair of sunglasses in front of the lens. All it did was reduce light, nothing else. Rotating the ring made little to no difference. Even after compensation for the reduced light by about 2 stops the images came out horrible! I got better results from watching glare angles and adding vibrance in PP. The B&W and Hoya Pro lines work well.
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