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Old Feb 26, 2012, 1:24 PM   #1
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Default Good Polairizer for Canon 17-70 F2.8

THere are a LOT of polairizers out there. I need one for my canon 17-70 canon F2.8. What do you recommend?
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Old Feb 26, 2012, 1:44 PM   #2
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Did Canon make a 17-70mm or is that a Sigma?

Most people will advise you to get the best CPL filter you can afford.
The usual brands like Hoya, Kenko, Marumi, B+H are all good and fit for purpose.

I have a mid price Hoya CPL which cost around €40 and a cheap
JYC CPL which cost around €17 on eBay. Both perform well and I
can see little on no difference between them.

If you just want to experiment, I can recommend the JYC. If you are
sure you will use it a lot, maybe it will be worth paying more for a
premium brand.
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I use a hoya pro1 and get good results from it
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Hoya, Tiffen and others make some good filters and they make some junk. Price is the best indicator of quality. B+W, Heliopan and the OEM branded filters are all excellent. Any filter will have a negative impact on image quality; the good ones (read 'expensive') less so. If you're going to use a filter, make it a good one.

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Hoya, Tiffen and others make some good filters and they make some junk. Price is the best indicator of quality. B+W, Heliopan and the OEM branded filters are all excellent. Any filter will have a negative impact on image quality; the good ones (read 'expensive') less so. If you're going to use a filter, make it a good one.

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I agree with your statement that those companies make some great filters and some junk.

I disagree however that price is the best indicator of quality. I rarely if ever make a judgement based on price alone.

I like metrics, statistics and real world proof, otherwise im just buying something because its expensive, not because its good.
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I disagree however that price is the best indicator of quality. I rarely if ever make a judgement based on price alone.
In the case of photographic filters, there is a very strong direct correlation between quality and price. Thus, when buying a filter, it is reasonable to presume that a more expensive filter will have less of an adverse impact on image quality than a cheaper one.
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