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Riutt57317 08-29-2009 02:09 PM

Circular Polarizer Recommendation Sought
Greetings all,

I am planning to purchase a circular polarizer for my Canon 180mm Macro lens. I usually buy Hoya filters but in this case I want to make sure that I am not overlooking another brand that might be better for this particular lens. Any recommendations on brands or models that should be given serious consideration would be most appreciated.


dougotto 08-30-2009 10:31 AM

If you go the Hoya route, consider getting the Pro version vs the standard filter. The standard version has a really annoying habit of falling apart. They use a pretty flimsy snap ring to hold the thing together and it doesn't like to stay put. You can put it back together just fine but it's a needless hassle.

Since I'm primarily a landscape guy I have a polarizer on more often than off. I use Heliopan and B+W now and am much happier than I was with my Hoya.


Riutt57317 09-25-2009 12:13 AM

Thanks Doug. Valuable information indeed. Looks like I need to consider some new filter brands for my future purposes.

crbattreall 10-07-2009 01:19 AM

Your lens is only as good as your filter
Your lens is only as good as whats on the front, cheap filters result in low image quality, I use the B+W MRC Kasemann, insanely expensive but flawless in every way. I agree that Heliopan also makes nice filters.


Riutt57317 10-09-2009 07:56 PM

Thanks agian all
Many thanks indeed to all. I went with the B + W.

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