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Old Sep 6, 2010, 6:47 PM   #1
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Default 72 mm. circular polarizer

I need a fine 72 mm. CP.
Brand? Performance? Price?
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Old Sep 7, 2010, 3:52 AM   #2
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I've ~ 10 pol filters (the only filters I use, others are for the cat - each filter degrades picture quality), price for them: $ 4.99 - $ 7.99 incl. shipping :-)

Spending more money is for millionairs, which think: more money = better. But for these money they are not golden, no diamonds.

Don't critizise meaning of moneythrowing people!

Search ebay.com for polarizing filters. Thooooooousands!
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Old Sep 7, 2010, 10:45 AM   #3
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May be DonalDuc, but putting a $8 CP filter on front of a $800 lens seems nonsense at all. Good by image quality.
What about the Hoya HD series? I'm reading a lot of reviews and can't get an idea. Many people say it's pretty fragile. Bad.
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With a cheap filter, there are lots of things that can degrade image quality a little, and a few things that can degrade image quality a lot. You may not ever notice the little things and may successfully avoid the big things, but you're always better off getting quality filters. I'd limit my choices to Heliopan, B+W, the OEMs, and the higher end Hoya and Tiffen product lines.

And if this is for a short focal length lens, remember that polarizing filters and cause vignetting.
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Old Sep 7, 2010, 12:24 PM   #5
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B+W 72mm Kaesemann Circular Polarizer Coated Glass Filter.

http://www.amazon.com/Kaesemann-Circ.../dp/B0000BZL8W

What about this for a Canon 15-85 mm. lens?
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From that link:

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Combines with Red filters for incredibly dramatic black and white landcsapes.
That may not be the one you want.

15mm is really too wide for a polarizer, but if you want one, you should probably get the "Slim Mount" so the filter barrel doesn't cause vignetting too.
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Thanks TCav. Need to check a lot of new issues.
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tiffen HT cpl is another good one, but very pricey as well like the BW ones.

http://www.amazon.com/Tiffen-72HTCP-...3938329&sr=1-3
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Yep. Expensive. May be this one, following TCav advice about a slim one:

http://cgi.ebay.com/B-W-72mm-SLIM-Ka...item483c2089d1
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Yep. Expensive. May be this one, following TCav advice about a slim one:

http://cgi.ebay.com/B-W-72mm-SLIM-Ka...item483c2089d1
Here's the link to the product at B+W's website:

http://www.schneideroptics.com/Ecomm...D=979&IID=5289
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