Polarizer for 20 mm 1.7

Started Feb 8, 2013 | Discussions thread
Makinations Veteran Member • Posts: 5,688
Re: Polarizer for 20 mm 1.7

tjdean01 wrote:

Or a Haze or UV filter? Necessary? Highly improve the picture? Better contrast? Cheap enough to use in place of a lens cap? Cheap ones on Ebay any good or do they drastically reduce sharpness? What's a good brand if I did buy one?

Thanks again you guys are great!

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I wouldn't bother with a haze or uv.  if you need a polarizing filter then a polarizer is necessary.  So if you want to cut reflections or saturate colors (which is really just cutting reflections) a polarizer is a must.  If you want a ND filter a polarizer is a decent substitute.

Marumi super dhg are nice and cheap.  B+W MRC are nicer and expensive.  (But a brass ring beats an aluminum one.)

Cheap filters have cheap coatings.  Cheap coatings lead to veiling flare which reduces contrast.

I'd get a lens hood before I bought a filter.

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