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      10-25-2011, 10:41 PM   #1
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Circular Polarizer Filters

I am looking to pick up a CP filter but dont really know what one to get. I know B+W is high end, and Hoya is a pretty good brand.

My question is, what type of CP filter do i get?
Also, what are some good online sites to order from? I dont want a knock off so i wont even try eBay.
Looking to spend less then $130 if possible.

What is the difference between these two other then price?
I checked the Hoya website, but there is not a lot of information on their line of different CP filters.

http://www.amazon.com/Hoya-Digital-C...9599463&sr=8-3
http://www.amazon.com/Hoya-77mm-HD-C...599463&sr=8-12
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score a used B+W, imo. but if you're gonna use it on a wide-angle lens, you need to get a slim one to avoid vignetting.
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Don't go cheap with the polarizer. B&W is purely amazing, and yes I have gone through a couple of different brands that i won't name. My B&W was worth every penny, I own it in 77mm slim as well as the 105mm.

As for where to purchase, you can always try B&H Photo as well as 2filter.com
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I've stayed true to B+W and Hoya for the most part. I think they both make quality products.

When/if buying used, be careful that you're buying from a reputable seller/store because fakes/knock-offs do exist.
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So i have been searching the sites listed and Amazon for a B+W filter and found that Amazon is by far the cheapest. If i buy from Amazon directly and not some seller on Amazon i should be safe from fakes.

Now, i have found that the MRC is almost a must, is this true? I am also not going to get the slim one because its not for a wide angle lens and i want to be able to slap my lens cap on without taking the filter off. From the sounds of it, i cant do this with a slim filter because it doesnt have any threads to clip the lens cap onto.

Does this one seem ok? Its $165 to my door.

http://www.amazon.com/77mm-Circular-...9600793&sr=1-4

Thanks guys for the tips thus far!
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So i have been searching the sites listed and Amazon for a B+W filter and found that Amazon is by far the cheapest. If i buy from Amazon directly and not some seller on Amazon i should be safe from fakes.

Now, i have found that the MRC is almost a must, is this true? I am also not going to get the slim one because its not for a wide angle lens and i want to be able to slap my lens cap on without taking the filter off. From the sounds of it, i cant do this with a slim filter because it doesnt have any threads to clip the lens cap onto.

Does this one seem ok? Its $165 to my door.

http://www.amazon.com/77mm-Circular-...9600793&sr=1-4

Thanks guys for the tips thus far!
Seems pretty solid. Although the slim one doesn't come with threads at the end it does come with a type of slip over cover the protects the lens. MRC is definitely a bonus, i promise you will not regret your decision.
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Seems pretty solid. Although the slim one doesn't come with threads at the end it does come with a type of slip over cover the protects the lens. MRC is definitely a bonus, i promise you will not regret your decision.
Ordered it, Thanks!
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nice purchase! The B+W is definitely worth it, imo.
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I have that same CPL in 77mm. Works very well. And since it's on a lens that does mostly outdoor shots (24-105mm), I just leave it on the lens. It doesn't cause vignetting on my 10-22mm, but on a lens that wide it can cause banding in the sky areas if you're not careful. Otherwise it works wonders for color.
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It causes vignetting on my 17-40mm f/4L on the 5D2. On the 20D there is no vignetting.
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For future reference you might want to try Maxsaver.net for B+W filters. They are an overseas company, but have proven to be a reliable source over the last few years. In this case only a few bucks cheaper: http://maxsaver.net/B-W-77mm-MRC-Cir...NEW-F-PRO.aspx , but good to know about regardless.
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It causes vignetting on my 17-40mm f/4L on the 5D2. On the 20D there is no vignetting.

Do you have the slim version, because I get no vignetting with the combo you mentioned above.
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sadly, no... you are right Casp. Btw, love your blog.
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      10-27-2011, 01:08 PM   #14
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sadly, no... you are right Casp. Btw, love your blog.
Hey Thanks....just trying to help out best I can. Which blog did you check out?
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both, but especially the caspmedia one.
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both, but especially the caspmedia one.
Hey thanks...haven't updated that one in a long long time
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It causes vignetting on my 17-40mm f/4L on the 5D2. On the 20D there is no vignetting.
Full frame FTL?
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Full frame FTL?
I will NEVER go back to a crop sensor.
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I will NEVER go back to a crop sensor.
Neither will I . I'm a 5D2 shooter myself!
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