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Polarizer filter for my 2 lenes
Old 07-16-2006, 07:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What is the best polarizer filter for a 70 - 200 canon lens and a canon 24 - 70 mm ? As in brand name.

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Re: Polarizer filter for my 2 lenes
Old 07-16-2006, 08:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
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As a general rule of thumb, always buy the best glass you can afford. I have a Hoya and Tiffin circular polarizers and like then both. A few years back I borrowed a friends very expensive Singh-Ray filter -- it was a lot more expensive than my filters, but I couldn't detect a difference in the final images ... with my inexperienced eye.

BTW ... since I generally like to shoot models using a shallow DOH, I have started leaving my polarizers on during my studio shoots. At first it started as an accident when I forgot to remove the polarizer, but now I do it on purpose. Not sure what it does to the overall "look" of the image (it might affect the contrast), but it drops the exposure enough to allow me to shoot at a wider aperture. I tried using an ND filter to accomplish the same task, but it kept screwing with my auto focus when I shot in a dimly lit room.
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Old 07-16-2006, 08:42 AM   #3 (permalink)
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How about Cokin? I just bought one and have yet to try it with models.
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Re: Polarizer filter for my 2 lenes
Old 07-16-2006, 12:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I second the nod to Hoya. B+W is supposed to very good, but I can't say personally, as I've never tried them myself. I'd really like to, though. I guess it also depends on if you like German or Japanese glass better (my eye isn't that discerning just yet, but some people can tell the difference, especially from lens to lens, and usually in favor of the German glass). In this case B+W is the German, Hoya is the Japanese.

Anyways, that's just FYI. As far as I can tell either Hoya or B+W is a fine piece of glass.

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Re: Polarizer filter for my 2 lenes
Old 07-16-2006, 09:12 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks for everyones input on that. It's a very big help..

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If you can find them in the sizes you need, Nikon makes about the best polarizers out there. I've tried B+W, Singh-Ray, Cokin, Tiffen, Hoya, and others but keep coming back to the Nikons. They're oversized so they don't vignette, they're truly neutral where some others have a slight cyan cast, and they are keyed such that they only rotate about 195 degrees in either direction. This little feature is especially nice when you're trying to remove one, as the thing doesn't just spin and spin. Finally, the Nikons are about 1/3 to 1/2 stop faster than anything else I've tried.

The Singh-Rays and Hoyas are also very good, and they make the more exotic warming polarizers. I personally didn't care for either the B+W or Tiffen polarizers as they exhibited a slight cyan cast.

You may consider it sacrilege to put anything Nikon on a Canon, but the Nikon polarizers are really good.

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