Filter manufacturers

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by Scott WRG Editor, Sep 28, 2004.

  1. Scott WRG Editor

    Scott WRG Editor King of Smoothness

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    I'm looking to get a circular polarizer and UV filters for my Canon gear and was wondering if anybody had any suggestions regarding a manufacturer. Who to go with who to stay away from etc...
     
  2. gecko

    gecko TPF Noob!

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    b+w is a popular brand
     
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    hobbes28 Incredible Supporting Member

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    I like tiffen and quantaray. Now that I think about it, I don't really know of a bad manufacturer.
     
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    malachite Heavily Medicated For Your Protection

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    Nuttin' like German glass. Save your pennies and get yourself a B+W (Schneider) and you'll own it for life. Make sure you get a multi coated one though. Or save a few dimes and quarters and opt for the Kaesemann and you'll just be all that and then some in the world of polarizers.

    Hoya HMC filters pretty good too and you don't need any 'slim' line stuff as Hoya makes a pretty slim filter to begin with. I have a few colored ones for b&w that I've used all the way out to 18mm (35mm format) without any hint of vignetting. Though I'm not too sure how 'slim' their polar is though.
     

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