Polarizers

Started Feb 3, 2004 | Discussions thread
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Jose Noway Veteran Member • Posts: 3,409
Polarizers

Going on the common advice that I didn't need to spend the bucks on a circular polarizer, I bought a linear one not long after I bought my 717 last summer. The thing is, I can turn and turn and turn it, but can never tell the difference either thru the viewfinder, nor in my shots.

For the last several weeks I've been going to the local Japanese Gardens, trying to get some good shots of the koi. Ugh. Glare, haze, awful. So, I've been checking out the circular polarizers, thinking I really do need to go that way.

I know that multi-coated is probably going to get me closer to what I'm looking for than a one-coat version. There are two that I'm looking at, but for the life of me I just don't know what the difference is, except the price.

B+W 58mm Circular Polarizer (MRC) Multi-Resistant Coating Glass Filter /$ 93.50

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=productlist&A=details&Q=&sku=9773&is=REG

Hoya 58mm Circular Polarizer (HMC) Multi-Coated Glass Filter /$ 59.95

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=productlist&A=details&Q=&sku=116779&is=REG

If the more expensive polarizer will cut through the haze, then the higher price will be well worth it. If it won't make any real difference, then it wouldn't.

Any thoughts?

Nancy

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