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    ...In amazon.com gift certificates. And I don't know what I want to get. I'm thinking maybe a nice 77mm circular polarizer from B+W, but spending over $100 on a filter feels like a lot to me. So, lemme ask this: If you could spend $125 on anything from amazon.com, what would it be?
     
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    I vote for the polarizer. It's the one filter that you just can't do without and it's important to use the nicest one that you can afford. Why buy nice lenses and then put a cheap filter on the end of it? :lol:
     
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    Completely agree!!!
    My only other suggestion, if you need it, is another memory card.

    I've got a nice Hoya polarizer and two 1GB Extreme III cards. So I personally would be looking for a decent tripod.
     
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    Hehe yeah a new memory card would be nice, except... I shoot film ;)

    Ok I'm thinking the polarizer is the way to go, unless a better suggestion comes along.

    But a good tripod might be nice too... although I already have a tripod, it's not a very fancy one
     
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    A lot of film...and a minifridge :) Polarizers are cool though
     
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    77mm is a big one but I agree that a good polarizer is a must have.

    A polarizer was my first "accessory" purchase and I have never regretted it.
     
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    You could get a liniear polorizer & just put up with it & get a tripod too!

    Circs are soo expensive! :lol:
     
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    I have a 77mm B+W polarizer. It's really a fine piece of glass. Built like a tank.
     
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    Does it bend the end of the lens? :lol: :thumbup:
     
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    hehe yeah 77 is big and circ is expensive but that's the thread size of my wide-angle lens and if I get a polarizer I think I want it to be top quality too. I'm thinking I'm gonna go ahead and order the slim mount model. Anyone use slim mounts / can compare it to a normal one? Is there any difference in quality? All I know is it doesn't have threads on the end to stack more filters on top of it.
     
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    Also... does anyone have any experience with Kaesemann coated B + W filters? Is it worth the extra money compared to just a multi-coated B+W filter? How about the difference between uncoated and multi-coated?
     
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    I've got the slim one and honestly, the ring on the front is so small, it's easy to accidentally unscrew it from your lens. I've got pretty small hands so I can imagine that it could be WAY worse for someone with bigger hands. If given the choice, I'd go with the regular one.
     

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