Feedback needed for this filter

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Elite, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. Elite

    Elite Guest

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/300500-REG/Nikon_2257_72mm_Circular_Polarizer_Glass.html

    Anyone has one or suggestion for a different one? I have a 18-200mm Nikon len. Thanks
     
  2. A_Lee

    A_Lee Guest

    Check out Hoya and B+W 72mm slim CP's :)
    What kind of camera do you have? Depending on the camera's FOV and whether or not you're using a UV filter, you might not experience any vignetting with a standard CP; this would save you a little bit of pocket change. But the slims are nice regardless; and I am partial to B+W :)
     
  3. Elite

    Elite Guest

    I only have a D40x. I don't have any UV filter. You think it's needed/recommended?
     
  4. iani

    iani Guest

    Also check out Kenko brand filters on ebay. Kenko and Hoya are the same company but the kenko filters are cheaper.
     
  5. zepplock

    zepplock Guest

    IMO $130 for a filter on D40 and 18-200 lens is too much ;-)
    I'd recommend a simple Hoya CP filter.
     
  6. A_Lee

    A_Lee Guest

    Whether or not you use a UV filter is up to you ... I like to use them as protection for my lenses front elements, but some people don't and they don't have any problems :)
    I think you may be able to scoot by with a standard (non-slim) CP.
     
  7. Elite

    Elite Guest

    I love that len :) .. It will be a while before I can get another camera but for now, the D40x is more than what I need/know :bigsmile: ..

    Thanks guys for the suggestions and keep it coming.. I will do some research tonight..
     
  8. Elite

    Elite Guest

    How is this one Ian??
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Kenko-72mm-Circular-Polarizer-CPL-Digital-FIlter-72-mm-/290567654539?pt=Camera_Filters&hash=item43a72e8c8b

    And what is the different between this one and the first one??
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Kenko-72mm-72-mm-MC-Circular-Polarizer-Lens-Filter-/220722869858?pt=Camera_Filters&hash=item33641bb662
     
  9. phishphood

    phishphood Guest

    Phong-- I bought a CP in the $70 range if I remember right for the exact same setup (minus the x, d40+18-200).
     
  10. iani

    iani Guest

    I think the only difference is one is coming from an US authorized dealer. I would pick up this one, perfect for the price.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/KENKO-72mm-PRO1-Digital-Cir-Polarizer-Hoya-72-CPL-/170393665867?pt=Camera_Filters&hash=item27ac41014b
     
  11. A_Lee

    A_Lee Guest

    The second one is multi-coated
     
  12. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    Any reason for a circular polarizer instead of just a plain UV filter? CPs are really only needed when you're shooting outdoors (great for landscapes) or when you're shooting through reflections (windows/glass, water, etc.).

    You'll need to rotate the front of the CP for maximum effect depending on where the light source (i.e. sun) is.
     
  13. Elite

    Elite Guest

    Thanks guys for the tip. Hey Eric, yeah I'm getting it for outdoor shooting
     
  14. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    Take a look at GND and ND filters too while you're at it. ;)
     

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