Inexpensive cIrcular polarising filters.


malfis

Link Posted 10/12/2017 - 14:47
There is a tremendous range of prices for CPL’s.
Is ‘you get what you pay for’ actually true for this scenario, or has anyone had reasonable success with lower priced filters?

Thanks.
Lots of gear - but not a lot of idea!

johnriley

Link Posted 10/12/2017 - 15:46
You get what you pay for, by and large.

Cheap polarisers tend to have colour casts, as well of course as having perhaps a negative impact on sharpness and flare.
Best regards, John

danofmk

Link Posted 10/12/2017 - 16:20
I seem to get on OK with my Hoya and the Pentax one

Both found on eBay for a reasonable price, albeit they are for 49mm threads, whereas modern lenses seem to be bigger, especially zooms and wide angle

malfis

Link Posted 10/12/2017 - 16:35
danofmk wrote:
I seem to get on OK with my Hoya and the Pentax one

Both found on eBay for a reasonable price, albeit they are for 49mm threads, whereas modern lenses seem to be bigger, especially zooms and wide angle

I usually buy Hoya, but on Amazon there are always less expensive options. Hence the question.
Lots of gear - but not a lot of idea!

pschlute

Link Posted 10/12/2017 - 17:30
I am sure there are good reasonably priced ones around, but my view on this is always...."if you spend hundreds of pounds on a decent lens, why would you try and save a few bob and risk putting inferior glass in front of it". Stick with a good well known brand.
Peter



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Nigelk

Link Posted 10/12/2017 - 18:09
I have a cheap one. It has a very bad effect on image quality, mainly sharpness, it is a disaster, I never use it. I really must get myself a half decent one to play with. I'll be going for a well known brand from a reputable dealer.
Last Edited by Nigelk on 10/12/2017 - 18:09

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stub

Link Posted 10/12/2017 - 21:09
I personally dont know how to answer this If i'm honest. As I dont really know what I would be looking for ?
I own a mid priced 72mm Kood cpl filter. It seems to do the job. Images are sharp. It certainly doesn't leave a colour cast. So how do you judge the success of it ? I'm not a great landscaper, and would usually just correct any impurities in Photoshop. So I to, would like advice on what makes a good filter from a poor one..
K-1Gripped K-1 ungripped K-5ii K7 Various lenses

Stuart..
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