eBay filters any good?

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Hey all,

I'm trying to expand my equipment list and was looking at filters on eBay. I have seen filter prices at places such as B&H and they are prohibitively expensive right now. But on eBay I have seen "kits" that include a UV, a flourescent and a circular polarizer for around $20 - $25.

Basically I was wondering if anyone has tried these filters, I really just interested in the polarizer, and are they any good?

Thanks

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especially in filters, mike is right.
Plastic, or uncoated glass...cheap rings...
they're all junk. a filter should be >$50 if it's good...
 
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That's the kind of information I was looking for. I didn't think of them possibly being plastic. That wouldn't be very good.

Thanks guys, guess I'll just save up for the good stuff.
 

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Cheap filters are something you end up buying right before you buy good ones.
 

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Wow wait a minute. The OP and the subject line say something different. There is nothing wrong with buying filters from ebay. There is everything wrong with those crap kits!

Have a look for B+W or Hoya SuperHMC filters on ebay. You'll find they are MUCH cheaper than at a photo store and every bit as good. The Hoya SHMC can be picked up for the same price of the same filter except the Hoya standard version at the store.
 

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