Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by smlblk396, Sep 12, 2010.
What brand of polarizer do you prefer and why?
B+W, Lee, Singh-Ray and Heliopan are, IMO, the best. They produce the most pleasing results and least distortion. They are however the most expensive. My 77mm B+W cost in the area of $250; a 77mm Singh-Ray Blue-gold in thin-mount can cost $400.
Multi-coated Tiffen and Hoya filters are good, consumer grade filters.
I use a B+W MRC. It's worked great so far. I don't really know what the difference would be between this and a $400 filter.
I have a Heliopan as well - seems nice. It was the only brand the dealer I went to carried.
I have a B&W and it works great. I think it was just over $100.
B&W here too. Love it.
B+W makes good CPL's. Nikon "used to" make some nice, over-sized CPL's with front surfaces much larger than the filter rings, which were nice on really wide-angle lenses. A quality CPL will last 20+ years, so the price is a one-time penalty...until you drive off and leave one sitting on the rail fence there at the observation area, or set it down on the jetty rocks at sunset...
I use a B+W.
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I actually had cheaper Sunpak CPLs in multiple sizes. Now when I got my L lenses they are both 77mm so I didn't feel as bad dumping $100 on a quality CPL since it will work across both lenses and last a long time. My 50mm is 58mm thread so I still have my old Sunpak, but I doubt I would ever use it on that lens. I really only pull out the 50mm if I want shallow DOF or if I really need help with low light which isn't too often.
Sounds like a bitter memory.
LMAO... so I'm not the only one!
Wasn't my filter, but I did leave my tripod bag. Although it wasn't the observation area, I had to be a billy goat and climb down the side of the coulee and yes I have gear insurance.
the dealer in my area sells kenko. Thanks for all of the info.
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