Recommend me a polarizer

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Recommend me a polarizer

I have a nice Hoya HMC Super low-profile polarizer in 62mm for my 12-40 (and smaller lenses).

However, I notice that it tends to degrade image quality, especially obvious on hi-res shots. The filtered shots are very obviously less sharp than the unfiltered shots.

Does anyone have any recommendations for a low-profile polarizer that doesn't have much of an impact on IQ? It also probably can't have a thread on the front of it, or it may vignette at 12mm.

Polarized hi-res

Unfiltered hi-res

Polarized normal shot

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