Polarizing filter decision

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  1. Treymac

    Treymac TPF Noob!

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    Hey guys.

    I'm looking to get a polarizing filter off of eBay, and the two that I'm considering are:

    Sonia 58mm CPL Circular Polarizing Filter:
    http://cgi.ebay.ca/Sonia-58mm-CPL-C...ryZ15217QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

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    P&J Circular Polarizing (CPL) Filter
    http://cgi.ebay.ca/New-58mm-Circula...ryZ15217QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


    Could you guys give these a quick glance and tell me which is better, or if
    they are the same?

    Thanks.


     
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    Treymac TPF Noob!

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    Ok, I found a higher quailty filter. It's a Hoya PRO1 DIGITAL Circular Polarizer Filter.

    The only thing is that it's $75.00. Is that excessive for a filter?

    This is it here. One good thing about it is that it is from a US eBay store and not located in Hong Kong (which I'm a little weary of purchasing from).

    Here it is:
    http://cgi.ebay.ca/NEW-Hoya-PRO1-DI...hZ018QQcategoryZ15217QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItem

    Should I go with this one? Or would a cheaper would give me the same results?
     
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    Why don't you look for something in the middle if you don't want to spend too much but don't want to degrade your image quality. It seems a little silly to slap a $12 piece of glass on top of an expensive and high quality lens (not sure what you're looking to use it on though.).
     
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    It is not excessive, I payed more than twice. But it always depends on what you want to spend really. twice as expensive does not mean twice as good unfortunately. With the Hoya you should be pretty fine and I am sure there are filters which are cheaper and still acceptable. Just stay aways from the really cheap junk I'd say.
     

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