Polarizer good enough for D800 & Nikkor Holy Trinity lenses

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Polarizer good enough for D800 & Nikkor Holy Trinity lenses

B+H carries 77mm circular polarizer filters from $7 to $600.

I don't want to degrade the IQ from my fancy schmancy gear … but suspect I don't need to spend $600.

Carl Zeiss T* Circular Polarizer filer is $169.

B+W makes six 77mm circular polarizers, but here are the four I'm considering:

Single coated $80

Add Multicoating $112

Add High Efficiency "Kaesemann Foils" $145

Add nano coating to simplify cleaning process $175

Any opinions on the pros and cons of these?

I hope B+W is good enough and I don't need to spend over $200 for Heliopan, Rodenstock, SinghPRay, Hasseblad etc..

Nikon makes lenses  for many markets, from $120 to $18,000, but only one line of filters. Are they good enough to not degrade IQ of their top gear? Is it true they are made by Hoya? If so, to the same specs?

 Bunza's gear list:Bunza's gear list
Nikon D810 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 200mm f/4D ED-IF +2 more
Nikon D800
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