A&P anybody here use these filters

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  1. fukijama1

    fukijama1 OT Supporter

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    anybody know anything about these filters or use them. got them as a two pack

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    your lens is only as good as the glass you put in front of it... :dunno:
     
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    :dunno:
     
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    How to use a CPL?

    You put it on the end of your lens and then rotate the inner part of the filter until youre blocking the desired reflection.

    You also paid too much for a polarizer by going the CPL route. Should have gotten a linear one. It works better and costs less :o
     
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    i meant..has anybody heard of this brand...or use their stuff
     
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    No.

    And, consequently, no.
     
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    FWIW, after reading on Google, Marumi seems to be an alright brand that just isnt marketed in the US.
     
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    yea me too, ill be using it on my 18-200mm vr when it comes on monday :wiggle::wiggle:
     
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    ive seen the marumis, they get sold alot here... probably on par with the cheap hoyas :dunno:
     
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    don't linear fuck with the metering and AF systems?
     
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    i see the linear costing more anywhere i look :hs:
     
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    why does brand matter?
     
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    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    why is a canon or nikkor lens better than a quanterey :hsugh:
     
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    its a filter, all it does is block light, thats it. :ugh:
    its not like a cheap filter will have irregularities
     
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    lol
     
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    so like, $2 sun glasses at the markets are just as good as brand name ones too?

    everything is made to a price, thats why brand matters.
     
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    so you ever say to yourself, boy i sure wouldnt have got that shot if i had a hoya filter instead of my b&w :ugh:
     
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    that's a pretty bad comparison because you have different shapes and types of elements in a lens...a filter is just a single piece most of the time.

    not always...in some cases i'd agree with you but not always. can you see better out of a $100 pair of glasses than you can out of a pair of $25? don't bring up build quality because that isn't the discussion here...just the front element. can you tell time better on a Rolex than you can on a Casio?

    I challenge someone to actually go out and shoot the exact same scene with a "cheap" and "high quality" filter to see if anyone can tell the difference. And while you're at it, shoot a couple different scenes as well to give the test a more real life feel.
     
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    Thats why the CPLs were first created but Ive tested linear PL filters on every camera in the store, and it has no effect on AF or metering here. :dunno:
     

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