Best Circular Polarizing Filter

Started Nov 12, 2012 | Questions thread
MirekE
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Re: Best Circular Polarizing Filter
In reply to ropausa, Nov 15, 2012

ropausa wrote:

MirekE wrote:

I have read that a circular polarizing filter is a necessity, but I am not sure which one I should buy. My budget is $100. I have looked at products from Tiffen, Hoya, Canon, and Nikon.

If you want the best, look at those made by B+W, Zeiss, Rodenstock, Schneider or Heliopan. Hoya HD are fine too, but my copies are not neutral and tend to get sticky on some lenses. Some people swear by Singh-Ray.

Are you aware that unlike almost all of the other polarizers the Heliopan High Transmission circular polarizer has a filter factor of 2.0 rather then 2.5 so their is 2/3rds of a stop more light reaching the sensor. The polarizing effect is exactly the same as the denser polarizers.

Yes. And Hoya HD is similar.

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