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    Circular Polarisers

    Hi All,

    At the moment I'm using a Massa CP filter (77mm), got this for $8 (I think). I'm wondering whether or not it will do my photos any help if I swapped it to a bigger brand such as HOYA or B+W. I know in photographer is mostly a case of "you get what you pay for" .. but I wanted to know of other people's opinions first.
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    I use Marumi CPL filters and i've been told they're cheap and cr&p and i should spent $100s on good ones. I earn money from photography and i'm yet to hear a client say, "that picture would have been better if you had used a $300 B&W CPL filter"....

    A company making $8 filters may have poor quality control/image quality, but that said a quick search for Massa indicates they're a new player on the market and they may be coming in at a low price to get their foot in the door...who knows?

    I'm assuming you know what a CPL does and if you can't see anything optically wrong with your shots, then my bet is that an expensive CPL probably isn't going to make a huge difference.

    better equipment doesn't always equate to better pictures.

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    I can't tell the diffence between kenko and hoya despite the price gap - haven't tried the ultra cheap ones but you certainly can notice the difference even in outdoor wedding photos when post processing them from RAW.
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    What do you think of Canon CP filters are they as good as a big name brand ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DND View Post
    What do you think of Canon CP filters are they as good as a big name brand ?

    Canon is a big name brand, and their CPL is pretty darn pricey too. Ibougjt a Hoya instead
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    So I lucked out getting a new Canon CPL filter for 30 bucks

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    Quote Originally Posted by DND View Post
    So I lucked out getting a new Canon CPL filter for 30 bucks
    Do they have anymore at that price ?

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    No, I fluked this one

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    Canon CPL will be worse than Hoya/Kenko.'
    Hoya/Kenko merged, so their pro1 series are identical. The rest aren't.

    an $8 CPL may not be a true CPL, you can test viewing an LCD and seeing if you can get pure black
    but a Hoya 77mm costs $100, so well..

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    A good article/test on polarisers:

    http://www.lenstip.com/115.1-article...ters_test.html

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    I use a Moose's filter, paid about $70 and been more than happy with it.

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