Cheap filters?

Started Dec 9, 2010 | Discussions thread
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Cheap filters?

Hi,

I don't mind spending bucks on a good polarizer, but: What are your thoughts on other filters (ND in this case)? Is a cheap one good to use? I mean – do you really see a difference between cheap & expensive?

I've seen a lot of 'arguments' about "why put cheap glass in front of your expensive lens"? On the other hand, I remember: during my times at photography college, a lot of rental lenses from the college shop were very scratched on the front element, yet you couldn't see that on the final print.

Our tutors & technicians said that the REAR element is a lot more important and less forgiving (in terms of scratches).

I believe cheap filters won't have any coating – but the lens has, so that should be enough, no?

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