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Old Jul 16, 2004, 12:01 AM   #1
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I was just about to order my lense adapter for my 6490, and thought I'd go ahead and get a Circular Polarizer also in the same order to save shipping. I started looking in the shopping site I was in and saw the Kodak CP for approximately $65, and a combination Tiffen filter kit which contained a UV Haze filter and a CP for around $30. I was temped to buy the Tiffen set for TWO filters, when I had a second thought... How big a difference could the Kodak CP be for $65 versus the Tiffen SET of two filters for only $30. Is there a big quality difference I may need to be aware of? I mean shouldI stick to the 'name brand' (Kodak) or go for the Tiffen (which I thought was a good manufacturer of lenses and filters too)? I just don't want to be a victim of "you get what you pay for", nor do I want to foolishly pay over twice the price for half the filters. Any help or advice would GREATLY be appreciated.

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Old Jul 16, 2004, 8:41 PM   #2
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IfI saw two identcal filters....one from kodak and one from tiffen, i'd lunge for the tiffen filter as they are among the highest quality filters out there. But this being a specific application filter just for this camera, i think i might opt for the kodak just for this reason.
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Old Jul 16, 2004, 8:58 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply MickeyBC,

I appreciate the info on the quality of Tiffen cause I've REALLY thought about getting them. I'm just trying to find out if there's something about the make/design of my 6490 that requires their (Kodak's) CP Filter. I did find out that the Kodak one is actually a 'B&W' Circular Polarizer, and they're supposed to be really good lenses also, but are they worth the significant price difference?

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Old Jul 17, 2004, 1:53 AM   #4
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BIG difference Dave,,,some say there is not,,,but i`m here to tell you there is such a big diff between makers it almost like cavalier to caddy...



Read this link,,,it will give you an idea of what i mean.......some of the filters are multi -coated,,both sides,,,not just one side on cheap window glass,,,Tiffen makes good filters,,,B+W makes pro quality filters,,,,not made from cheap glass,,,i wouldn`t throw away a tiffen or other make,,,but if you have the few extra bucks,,,and want results,,,B+W is the filter,,,i`ve been reading that DC`s actually suffer from flare and reflections more than an SLR,,,,the article i read said to get a really good ,,,double sided coated filter,,,,,,and you would have a lot better shots because of the multi-coating on both sides...

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Read this too Dave,,,not a kodak,,,but tells about a coolpix using the B+W filters,,,and not affecting the sensor..

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Old Jul 17, 2004, 12:07 PM   #6
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Thank-you brianhare, I appreciate the info. I had a 6440 before I got my 6490. I was sold on this line of cameras because of their Schnieder lenses, but found with the 6440, that it was suseptible (sp) to flaring. I like taking long exposure-low light shots. I figured when I got the 6490 that it too may have instances of flaring just by merit of having a larger lense (I haven't had any yet though). Now, finding out the B&W lense is of the same quality as what I already was sold on does make the difference. Especially since I want to do more landscape and outdoor shots involving bright light. Thanks again for the info...



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