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Old Oct 7, 2010, 4:52 PM   #1
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hi guys,i am about to get a circular polarizer filter for my landscape shots and stuff,i have been looking up online and i am overwhelmed by the amount of the brands out there.i am actually stuck between few brands,i ll list them down,and i really appreciate every single idea and help,thank you very much!

HOYA PRO 1

B+W

TIFFEN

cant decide which one is better,i dont exactly have a fortune so i am looking for a middle range one,i found few on ebay but i dont know if they are genuine or not,please help!!!!!
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The Hoya Pro 1 is a very expensive one, are the tiffen the HT, and the BW their multicoated one?
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If they are the HT and the BW multicoated, they are all excellent filters. And cost about the same new. The HT has the easiest to clean coating.
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here are few links to the ones i found on ebay.....pls tell me what you think about them

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...=STRK:MEWAX:IT

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...=STRK:MEWAX:IT


http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...=STRK:MEWAX:IT

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...=STRK:MEWAX:IT

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...=STRK:MEWAX:IT

some of them are the same but i send them just incase!thank you very much all
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I'd go with either the 3rd or 4th one.
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They are all good, any of them would be good. They are all multicoated. And new about 100 dollars, as they are the high end cpl
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I have the Hoya pro 1 and can recommend it I got mine from amazon uk and it was cheap
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Here are some polarizer test results from LensTip.com

http://www.lenstip.com/115.4-article...d_summary.html

The best value seems to be the Marumi DHG Super. That's what I have and it works well.
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You did not indicate the focal length of the lens(es) you are considering putting the CPL on, however you did indicate wide angle. Just a note to be careful as to how wide a wide angle lens you use the CPL on. After about 28mm, the polarization is not uniformly applied, simply because the lens is to wide in relation to the lighsource. So what you wind up with is an uneven sky.

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