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  1. Elite

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    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

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    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

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

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    The second one is multi-coated
     
  12. Ibn

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    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

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

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

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