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    Smile polarizing & UV filters..

    hmm.. dun wanna start a war here, but which brands of polarizing filters and UV filters would you guys recommend? am looking for circular polarizing filters , but am a bit lost in this area..

    Hoya?
    Vitacon?
    other brands?

    cheers!

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    what is your budget?

    hoya is generally best bang for buck

    and usually brand wars take place over cameras, not filters la hurhur

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    hmm.. budget? no budget in particular.. looking for sth real good.. i see mostly Hoyas.. anyone knows abt the brand B+W?

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    Quote Originally Posted by weezdom View Post
    hmm.. budget? no budget in particular.. looking for sth real good.. i see mostly Hoyas.. anyone knows abt the brand B+W?
    B+W is costly... never had one before.. but from what other CS-ers have been saying... it's gooooooddd
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    For me it's B+W and nothing else. I used to be a Hoya user but due to it's 'harder-to-clean' nature, i switched to B+W and never regretted since.
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    when you are talking about Best bang for bucks, its definitely Marumi... their slim 77mm CPL cost only 70+SGD in China... if older from ebay, its about 90SGD+ including shipping.
    and yes, it performs as well as the Hoya Pro1 slim, if not better

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    I was at Cathay MS the other day when the salesperson promoted the panasonic polarizer to me. According to him, it is a slim one with multi-coated and it has a thread for the front len cover to be fitted. The price is $300!! But they are selling at $190 now. Any comment on this panasonic polarizer?

    Anyway, the B+W one, 72mm, is seliing for $215.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer_toons View Post
    I was at Cathay MS the other day when the salesperson promoted the panasonic polarizer to me. According to him, it is a slim one with multi-coated and it has a thread for the front len cover to be fitted. The price is $300!! But they are selling at $190 now. Any comment on this panasonic polarizer?

    Anyway, the B+W one, 72mm, is seliing for $215.
    , still safer to get the common brand... Hoya, B+W, Kenko(Kenko offer one of the best value in SG)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer_toons View Post
    I was at Cathay MS the other day when the salesperson promoted the panasonic polarizer to me. According to him, it is a slim one with multi-coated and it has a thread for the front len cover to be fitted. The price is $300!! But they are selling at $190 now. Any comment on this panasonic polarizer?

    Anyway, the B+W one, 72mm, is seliing for $215.
    since the diff in price between the panasonic (at offer price) and B+W is not significant, i'd go for the B+W any day. the testimonials given by those who use it =
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    B+W - The ultimate filter.

    But then, i've heard of Leica filters as well.
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