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    Hi all,

    I've been looking at many photos taken by both professional and hobbyist photographer. I realized that most of their photos have very vivid colours. Especially landscape shots. I try to take shots like these but still their colours turn out average.

    I did a bit of research and found that using a polarizer can improve the colour contrast. My question is, what type and brand of polarizer is recommended for good landscape shots?

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    I use Hoya CPL for my budget.. So far so good = usable to me. There are people who will recommend B+W CPL which is good (can't confirm whether better cos i have not used one b4).. But it is way off my budget.
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    I'm using the Hoya one too. It's good enough for me.
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    Thanks kezumix. will look at HOYA and maybe consider B+W if the price is reasonable.

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    You can take a look at my (1 yr no update) photoblog. Scroll all the way down to the 2nd last entry.

    http://blog.photoatwork.com/WordPress/

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    Got budget go for B+W. Tested Hoya and B+W at Cathay photo. No doubt B+W offers better performance but due to budget i got e hoya one. My 77mm hoya i got it for 95 at CP while the B+W costs 175 if i never rem wrongly. If budget not a concern B+W then.

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    sometimes it takes more than a polarizer.... post processing also plays an important part in bringing up those vivid color (like some landscapes photo you often see at fredmiranda.com)

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    Thanks guys for the input! Now i have a better idea.Cheers!

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    Is Cathay offering the lowest price for B+W? Else maybe get it in Hong Kong or Japan. Going to Osaka... dunno where can I get the best price...

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    once again, I still standby my Marumi filter that I got off eBay... better coating than Hoya Pro1, cheaper, have front thread and very slim...

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    I m using B&W , happy with the results.

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    I am using a Hoya - great.

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    I am using a Hoya - great.

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    And you don't have to double post.
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    using hoya 72 mm one on my 18-200, so far so good
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