this polarizer OK? slim on kit lens

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  1. NikonNewb

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    is this polarizer ok to use on a kit lens (18-55mm)?
    B + W 52mm Circular Polarizer Wide Angle Slim Mount Coated Glass Filter

    Thin construction with ultra thin optical glass. Used to prevent vignetting with today's larger wide angle lenses.
     
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    I wouldn't recommend using a thin polarizer unless you are using an ultra wide angle lens. Since you are on crop frame the kit lens isn't ultra wide. So you can use a regular polarizer which is cheaper than the thin ones. The other bad party about the thin ones is that you cannot put a lens cap on them... the regular ones you can. Hope this helps
     
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    On the other hand, his kit lens is a crop-lens.

    However, I agree with your other points.
     
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    Another vote for a standard CPL. Unless you've got a UWA lens (10-12mm) don't bother with a thin one.

    Good choice with the B+W, just make sure it's a multi-coated.
     
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    actually i wanted to go with the Hoya HMC, it's the same price.
    then there is the standard Hoya i could pick up for $20, but it's not multi coated, so.....
     
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    Hoya is another respected brand. In either case, do get the multicoated version. It does make a difference.
     

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