Polarizer Filter When Hiking/Camping

Started Jun 2, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Polarizer Filter When Hiking/Camping
Jun 2, 2014

Getting the last of my gear set for a long camping/hiking trip and wanted to include a polarizing filter.  With the lenses I will be taking, I'll need both a 77mm and a 67mm (or just the 77mm with a step up ring).

Reading through all the reviews of filters on this site often mention problems with many of the filters getting stuck on the lens.  Normally someone will counter with "use a "cokin" or a "lee" and the stuck filter problem doesn't happen. Naturally, both of these systems come with an added price investment.

Questions for those familiar with them.

  • Is the stuck filter using something like a B&W or Marumi a very common occurrence or more typical because some are moving too quickly or not careful enough putting them on/off?
  • Is a Cokin or Lee system less prone to getting stuck or is it primarily since once the adapter ring is in place, you leave it on?
  • For camping/hiking, would a screw-on filter such as a B&W travel better than something like a Cokin/Lee?


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