Polarizing filter help please?

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  1. Riggaberto

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    Is there a big difference in quality/performance between cheaper and more expensive polarizing filters? Can someone reccomend a reasonably priced one?

    If I get a 58mm filter and put it in an adapting ring for 67mm, will it have any effect on light readings, or anything else?

    Thanks for the help!
     
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    B&W is an expensive brand. Hoya & Tiffen are pretty good brands as well. Price will vary quite a bit. I usually pick something that's not the top of the line but not the cheapest either. Sorry, that's not really helpful.
    That might cause vignetting (darkening of the corners/outside of the image because the filter is smaller than the front of the lens. You would be better off to get a 67mm filter and get an adaptor to fit smaller lenses.
    If you are using this on a modern camera then the camera's meter will automatically account for the filter since it measures the light coming into the lens. If you are using a hand held light meter, then you need to account for the filter yourself.
     
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    It's probably OK....but probably far from great. If image quality is something that you take to heart...then it's best to get quality filters.
     

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