polarized filters whats the difference? nikon vs $10 one

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  1. Provo

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    What is the difference between 52mm Circular Polarizer II Filter part 2233 $65 opposed to the Sunpak 52mm Circular Polarized Filter that sells for $10

    I am a bit confused on this
     
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    I think the difference in price is because one is coated and one is not.
     
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    Image quality is the difference and $65 is still pretty cheap for a CPL filter. Here's a good one. Better would be the Singh-Ray brand.

    There are also filter holders that attach to your lens that hold 4x6 inch filters rather than screw-on filters.
     
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    Thank you both for the input do you think the singh-ray brand would fit both the standard lens that came with the camera as well as the 55-200mm
     
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    For whatever filter size you are using, it will fit any other lens the same size.

    For Nikon, both the 18-55mm and the 55-200mm are both 52mm, so one filter would fit both lenses.
     
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    Well I ordered the B+W filter thanks for the tip & I read some reviews on the filter and what Kaeseman means. I ordered it from the BH photostore

    I also went to a store in Princeton NJ and purchased a giotto rocket blower and 2 marumi uv filter but I got ripped a new one on the price of the filters each where $49 a piece the same ones I found online ebay and andorama for like $9-15 but too late all sales final oh well looks like I will not be going back to that store again.

    anyway thanks again:D
     
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    Good choice on the B+W filter, you will not be dissapointed.

    I would be highly be suspect of ANY store that says all sales are final that sold new merchandise. I can understand maybe on electronics (which I don't agree with) but not things like filters and tripods and normal stuff where opening the box really doesn't matter.
     
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    The UV filters, imo, were a waste of money. Many photographers use them to 'protect' the front of their lens. On a digital camera they serve no other useful purpose, and with careful camera handeling serve no useful 'protection' function either.
     
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    I got it just for protection,I know it did not serve any other purpose it does give me a piece of mind because it is a screw on type and being that I will be taking pictures at the beach and such I rather have sand hit the filter directly then no filter at all and make direct impact with the lens.
     
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    If you're going to use it just for protection (Which is all it's good for) then I would suggest getting a good quality clear glass filter. It's relatively inexpensive and will have significantly less impact on your images than a mediocre (at best) quality UV filter.
     
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    Hi to everyone from a newbie just joined today.

    I got a very old 58 mm polarized filter made by KENKO model PL. It is very sticky, hard to turn/rotate.
    Would you let me know how to clean it or make it less sticky so when I put it on the lenses I can rotate it more easily.
    TIA,
     
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    Edit; OK.
     

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