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Old Jan 18, 2012, 1:50 PM   #1
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Default Best polarizing filter under $80?

Hello there,

I want to buy a Polarizing filter for my Sigma 17-50 (77MM diameter) lens. I bought this one (http://www.amazon.com/Tiffen-77CP-77...6912154&sr=8-1)

But then it was back ordered so I'm looking again to see if there is a better one for under $80? Thanks for any help!

Should I just re-buy the Tiffen filter?
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Old Jan 18, 2012, 3:24 PM   #2
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The Marumi CPLs are quite good and well-regarded. The best are the Super DHG CPLs, which are just over $80; the DHG are almost as good and are within your limit. I would stay away from the bottom of the line, which don't have an anti-reflective coating. I like to get my filters here: http://www.2filter.com/marumi/marumicirpolarizers.html
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Price is the best indicator of quality for filters, and that goes double for polarizing filters. They are actually two filters, one of which is mounted so it can rotate on the other. You should only buy multicoated filters, as they reflect significantly less light that uncoated or even single costed filters, which results in less flare. And, again, that goes double for polarizing filters.
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The Marumi CPLs are quite good and well-regarded. The best are the Super DHG CPLs, which are just over $80; the DHG are almost as good and are within your limit. I would stay away from the bottom of the line, which don't have an anti-reflective coating. I like to get my filters here: http://www.2filter.com/marumi/marumicirpolarizers.html
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Price is the best indicator of quality for filters, and that goes double for polarizing filters. They are actually two filters, one of which is mounted so it can rotate on the other. You should only buy multicoated filters, as they reflect significantly less light that uncoated or even single costed filters, which results in less flare. And, again, that goes double for polarizing filters.
Thanks for the help guys, I just bought a Marumi DHG circular polarizer. This is basically my first "specialty" filter so to speak, I've only had UV filters, so I didn't think the Super DHG was necessary yet. We'll see. Any tips or advice for using it? I paid for two day shipping, so I should be playing with it by Friday.
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