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    Originally posted by erwinx

    Buy a Hoya polariser, play with it, then go concentrate on more important things
    luckily i never buy the B+W yet...thanks for your advise

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    What is the difference between a linear and cir pol?

    I think a linear is cheaper, am i right?

    can the linear one be used with a dc?

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    Can cir pol be used to control light for taking pics in the afternoon? Cos sometimes in the afternoon under bright sunlight, the cam will tends to underexpose some parts, but if I increase the exposure, some other parts will be too bright. Will the polar help in these cases?

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    Originally posted by erwinx
    I have a Nikon Cir-pol. The big advantage about the nikon is that the cir pol is larger in diameter than adaptor ring. I bought it for my 24mm which is 52mm filter size so the price was ok, but now i have 2 lenses with 77mm filter size...


    Why don't more people use polarisers?
    (1) They shoot at sunrise and sunset where a polariser is really not necessary. [If you are a serious landscape shooter, what are u doing shooting at midday ] Also... cut off reflection from the water? Landscape photographers want reflections (the good kind that is)

    (2) Polariser makes the colour cooler. Which is why you have the Moose Warming Polariser.. so that can rule out this objection except I'm not sure how 'reputable' a brand Kenko is.

    (3) Unless you are using a topnotch polariser, image quality suffers.

    (4) Not really possible to use polariser + ND Grad - guaranteed vignetting with 35mm or wider.


    In my early days, I tended to go polariser crazy and my shots weren't necessarily better because of it... but sometimes, it helped (luck?):
    http://www.photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=295383 [hoya polariser]

    Buy a Hoya polariser, play with it, then go concentrate on more important things


    also see http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/filters.htm

    after wat u say i think i get the Hoya one lah
    thanx a million
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    Originally posted by volk
    What is the difference between a linear and cir pol?

    I think a linear is cheaper, am i right?

    can the linear one be used with a dc?
    The linear ones are cheaper but they are known to disrupt the AF system of film SLR. But since DC uses contrast based AF, linear pol can be used on DCs.

    If one wants to stack filters, I guess the cokin system would be nice if you wanna avoid vignetting

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    was wondering.... is Tokina the same as Hoya for circular polarisers? I saw that my Hoya circular polariser was made by Tokina. The Tokinas are cheaper (~$9) though for the 52mm variant.
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    Originally posted by mpenza
    was wondering.... is Tokina the same as Hoya for circular polarisers? I saw that my Hoya circular polariser was made by Tokina. The Tokinas are cheaper (~$9) though for the 52mm variant.
    Yeah! Brand differentiation for marketing purposes.

    Just like Toyata and Lexus cars...only that Lexus is still targeted at the upper-middle class.

    Or like Rolex and Tudor watches.....made by same company...but Rolex more expensive.

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    for some of the examples you quoted, there're some (great) differences in quality and features....

    the Tokina and Hoya Circular Polarisers on the other hand, might be the same thing. Just a different brand.
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    Originally posted by mpenza
    for some of the examples you quoted, there're some (great) differences in quality and features....

    the Tokina and Hoya Circular Polarisers on the other hand, might be the same thing. Just a different brand.
    Just giving some branding examples...no need to go into details of the 4Ps....

    BTW, u had ur reuniion dinner already???

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    Just had mine. Happy New Year to you and all
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    Originally posted by mpenza
    Just had mine. Happy New Year to you and all
    Pardon the shouting......

    A VERY HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR TO ALL THE WONDERFULL PEOPLE IN THIS FINE FORUM!!!!!!


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    wats vignetting????
    me dunno paiseh
    heheeheh

    anyway


    HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR


    btw anyone know the quotes for the HOYA/TOKINA Filters out there?
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    Originally posted by overcrash
    wats vignetting????
    me dunno paiseh
    heheeheh

    anyway


    HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR


    btw anyone know the quotes for the HOYA/TOKINA Filters out there?
    At MS Color, I was quoted $25 for a Tokina 52mm Circular Polariser and $34 for a Hoya 52mm Circular Polariser. Hadn't tried bargaining though, it was just the initial quote.
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    Originally posted by overcrash
    wats vignetting????
    me dunno paiseh
    heheeheh
    Vignetting is the darkening around the area of the photos U took.

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    Originally posted by mpenza


    At MS Color, I was quoted $25 for a Tokina 52mm Circular Polariser and $34 for a Hoya 52mm Circular Polariser. Hadn't tried bargaining though, it was just the initial quote.
    where is MS colour ar?
    and for the Tokina a and Hoya, which you recommend?
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    Originally posted by overcrash


    where is MS colour ar?
    and for the Tokina a and Hoya, which you recommend?
    I don't know the difference. My Hoya is labelled "Made by Tokina"!!!

    MS Color is in Ang Mo Kio Centre.
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    Originally posted by mpenza


    I don't know the difference. My Hoya is labelled "Made by Tokina"!!!

    MS Color is in Ang Mo Kio Centre.
    The shop is in a corner of the food court just beside Jubilee cinema in AMK....U won't miss it...it display quite a wide range of cameras.

    Just went there last Sunday to pick up my Hoya 49mm Cir Pol (initial $31 cut to $30....didn't have time to bargain further..think can be bought at abt $28).

    I think it's a family-run shop...the ppl there quite frenly...the price though not the lowest is still within the reasonable range.
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    Originally posted by mpenza


    I don't know the difference. My Hoya is labelled "Made by Tokina"!!!

    MS Color is in Ang Mo Kio Centre.

    Don't know abt the diff between Hoya and Tokina...think maybe the diff brands have diff quality level....even though made from same company.

    Can some lao jiao enlighten us on this????

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    my fren bought a circular polariser @ $30....brand is Vitacon *haven't heard of dat brand*....@ ap....

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    Originally posted by isomers007
    my fren bought a circular polariser @ $30....brand is Vitacon *haven't heard of dat brand*....@ ap....
    vitacon i hear b4!!!!


    anyway think i will be getting the hoya
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