Filter Recommendation

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  1. CNCO

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    I am going to buy some filters for my lenses. I am assuming Tiffen is the best for the money? Any good places to purchase them? Im looking on ebay but I didnt know if there are any other places that have really good deals that everyone uses on here.
     
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    It's not really fair to say that one brand is better than another. The top brands all have a range of products.

    I'd suggest looking at B&H or Adorama.
     
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    You'll get a ton of "opinions" on this subject. As for brand, I would personally not use anything but B+W or Heliopan. Best glass, best construction (brass).
    Only filters I recommend are a circular polarizer (a necessity imo) and (perhaps) a grad ND. Best solution for the NDs are the square filter systems by Lee or Cokin.
     
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    Sorry BigMike, but it is fair to say that Schott glass and better construction are better than just "glass" and aluminum.
     
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    This place has some very good prices if you're willing to wait a bit. Shipping takes a couple of weeks. I've used them twice and I know many people on the Canon forum have purchased from them. Personally I get the Hoya HD but there are other good ones. Just sending you this link for some good competitive pricing.

    MaxSaver.Net Photo Digital Video Wholesale | B+W, Hoya, Kenko, Nissin
     
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    Yes, but do B&W & Heliopan make filters that are lower than their top of the line? That's all I'm saying.
     
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    So filters actually work? Well, I know that some do and some don't but does it really make that much of a difference?
     

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