Lines on Kenko circular polarising 49mm filter(s)


CiderDrinker

Link Posted 16/06/2018 - 13:35
Hi all,

I wonder if you could offer some advice? I recently purchased the D-FA 100mm Macro WR lens from a well-known supplier, the supplier is offering a free UV and polarising filter with the lens.

When I open the polarising filter I noticed lines running across the lines. I emailed the supplier and they sent a second filter, but this also has lines running across it, but they not exactly the same.

I have had polarising filters before and have never noticed any lines or marks within the filter. I assume these are manufacturing faults?

As the filters were free, I'm not overly fussed but a free filter worth 20 helped sway my purchase decision






Digital: Pentax K-1 II + Grip, Pentax K3II + Grip, Pentax MX-1.
Lenses: Pentax D-FA 24-70mm 2.8, D-FA 15-30 2.8, D-FA 70-200 2.8*, Pentax 35mm 2.4, 50mm 1.8, 18-135mm WR, 55-300mm HD, Sigma 70-300mm (macro), Tamron 17-50mm F2.8.
Film: Mamiya C330 Medium Format, Pentax Super ME.

derek897

Link Posted 16/06/2018 - 14:22
Could be a defective batch. Probably why they're giving them away. They're not even uniform.
I know what i like, If not always why.

Algernon

Link Posted 16/06/2018 - 14:47
Ask them to swap the filter for a good one.

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derek897

Link Posted 16/06/2018 - 15:06
Maybe offer to send them back and ask them to check the filter before sending a mew one on to you.
I know what i like, If not always why.

stub

Link Posted 16/06/2018 - 16:01
Kenko filter arnt worth 20 quid... But as you got them for free.. Like has been said above return them... Ask them to double check the third one before sending on to you...
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Stuart..

CiderDrinker

Link Posted 16/06/2018 - 17:58
Sorted, it appears that they may be from a bad batch. They are sending one from an alternative brand.
Digital: Pentax K-1 II + Grip, Pentax K3II + Grip, Pentax MX-1.
Lenses: Pentax D-FA 24-70mm 2.8, D-FA 15-30 2.8, D-FA 70-200 2.8*, Pentax 35mm 2.4, 50mm 1.8, 18-135mm WR, 55-300mm HD, Sigma 70-300mm (macro), Tamron 17-50mm F2.8.
Film: Mamiya C330 Medium Format, Pentax Super ME.
Last Edited by CiderDrinker on 16/06/2018 - 17:58

derek897

Link Posted 16/06/2018 - 18:58
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I know what i like, If not always why.

HarisF1

Link Posted 16/06/2018 - 20:35
Try and pick at the surface. It might be a plastic protective layer for you to remove.
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