Polarizer & ND filters for my Nikon 17-55 f/2.8

Started Dec 14, 2012 | Questions thread
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mehigh Contributing Member • Posts: 808
Re: Polarizer & ND filters for my Nikon 17-55 f/2.8

Best polarizer by far (also from the price perspective) is the Hoya HD! They let much more light come in compared to any other polarizer filters out there


zirtico wrote:

I'm looking for a circular polarizer and an ND filter for my lens. I checked amazon.com and there are filters from Vivitar, Polaroid and all sorts of third-party brands which are SIGNIFICANTLY cheaper than the Hoya/Tiffen/B+W counterparts. I understand you get what you pay for, but I really have ask whether the B+W $100 filter is proportionally better than a Vivitar for $15-20. Is there a serious degradation in image quality? Is it OK to buy the third-party filters?

Also, do graduated ND filters reduce sharpness more than just using a fixed ND filter?

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