Hi everyone, I have a very cheap CP Filter (a Massa brand which was $8 on EBAY) which I have been using for about 6 mths and liked the effect very much. Since joining this forum and studying lots of photographic books, I have learnt that you should not scrimp on Polarising filters coz they reduce the quality of your images. I hadn't really noticed this except on photos that I now understand I shouldn't have been using a PF on (e.g. zooming in on animals etc).
I have since purchased a good CP Filter (Hoya Pro1) and the question I have is this: The difference in polarisation between the two is massive. The cheap one is very obvious when you turn the filter but the expensive one is very subtle. So subtle in fact that it's hard to tell the difference where cloud saturation etc (popping of colours as they say) is concerned. Is this normal? The more expensive one does reduce reflection to a degree but not as much as the cheap one?
Can anyone enlighten me?