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Started Feb 1, 2013 | Questions thread
Joseph S Wisniewski Forum Pro • Posts: 34,130
I avoid Heliopan.

ropausa wrote:

I have both the Heliopan SH-PMC slim Circular Polarizer and the new High Transmission SH-PMC slim circular polarizer. With the newer High Transmission one I get about 2/3rds of a stop more light and the same polarizing effect as the older SH-PMC CP.

As far as I know no other manufacturer has the same polarizer as the High Transmission one from Heliopan.

Several other brands had high transmission polarizers before Heliopan.

I avoid Heliopan like the plague. Their quality and product range is pretty much equivalent to B+W, but in the U.S. you have to pay approximately a 30% premium over B+W, due to the actions of Heliopan's exclusive U.S. distributor.

Aside from price gouging, I have seen one representative of that distributor make all sorts of outrageous claims about the products he represents, until he finally got himself banned from dpReview for spamming.

I just can't see doing business with people like that.

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