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JayWPage

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Looking for suggestions for a new polarizer
« on: May 06, 2018, 11:59:55 AM »

I have decided to replace the B+W circular polarizer I have for my Loxia 21mm and I'm looking for suggestions for a replacement. Reading through various reviews and forums, it looks like the Hoya EVO antistatic filters are highly regarded, at least by LensTip (See: https://www.lenstip.com/index.php?art=139), however that review is a couple of years old now. What do people think of the Breakthrough Photography polarizers? And on a practical level, is there really much difference between brass or aluminum filter rings (I have brass filters that always seem to stick)?

My preference is for a color neutral polarizer with about a 1-stop filter factor, Multi-coated and with front filter threads.
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Re: Looking for suggestions for a new polarizer
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2018, 06:44:30 PM »

I have been using Breakthrough filters for the last year and very happy with them.  They make a high-quality product.  Never had an issue with getting them on or off lenses.
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Re: Looking for suggestions for a new polarizer
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2018, 10:23:41 PM »

Roger Cicala from Lens Rentals did an eye-opening test:
https://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2017/09/my-not-nearly-complete-but-rather-entertaining-circular-polarizer-filter-article/

and a follow up at
https://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2017/10/my-last-circular-polarizer-post/

I could have saved myself a lot of money if I'd known this years ago.
A very very small amount of lubricant on the filter thread helps avoid sticking. You don't want to get any on the front lens element.
David


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Re: Looking for suggestions for a new polarizer
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2018, 11:41:09 PM »

I've used the Marumi in the past and liked it.  Now have the B+W high transmission filters, and they are good too.


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