View Poll Results: Is it worth it paying so much more for B+W filters over basic hoya ones?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2.8photography View Post
    ahh i see
    heard smth that nikon polarisers have a special feature that prevents vignetting
    if i had known i would have gone for that - vignetting is a big prob for me now
    I think it's just a thinner ring. Still you'll have to remove your UV/NC before putting on the pol if you're using ultra wide.

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    I like to check with the owners of B+W CPL filters, are you able to mount your len cover if the len is fitted with the filter? Someone mentioned that the len cover cannot be fitted on the slim type, how about the normal ones?

    Apart from stacking the UV filter on the CPL, what is the purpose of having the slim ones, any difference in terms of optical quality between the slim and normal ones?

  3. #43

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer_toons View Post
    I like to check with the owners of B+W CPL filters, are you able to mount your len cover if the len is fitted with the filter? Someone mentioned that the len cover cannot be fitted on the slim type, how about the normal ones?

    Apart from stacking the UV filter on the CPL, what is the purpose of having the slim ones, any difference in terms of optical quality between the slim and normal ones?
    I think the slim CPLs does not have a thread in front, so you can't stack anything else in front of it.

  4. #44

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    erm, just wan to ask, is there any other difference in terms of image quality( for eg color) between the B+W slim CPL and the B+W normal CPL?

    is the vignetting in the slim one significantly lesser than the normal one.

    TIA

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    Default Re: B+W filters: worth paying so much?

    The normal one will vignette a little. What is the range that it starts will be difficult to tell as its different for different thread size.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fishbolah View Post
    i also up for Heliopan. really like no glass in the filter. and the polarizer is sooooooo neutral. problem is Heliopan's rim is not as solid as B+W.

    B+W also very good.
    who sells heliopan in sg?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoossh View Post
    who sells heliopan in sg?
    I only know where can get Heliopan hoods. It's Photographix at Chinatown Point level 2 in a corner. Go enquire from the boss there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adiemus View Post
    when you've used B+W filters, you don't want to use any other filters...
    Right on man! I started out with the Hoya HMCs cos they were cheaper. But the build quality (the thin springy metal ring thingie that keeps the lens in the filter housing has come loose in a few of my Hoyas before) and irritatingly difficult to clean lenses really bugged me. Let's just say after i got my first B+W i haven't bought another Hoya (UV at least).

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    Default Re: B+W filters: worth paying so much?

    Believe me. German made item/equipment long lasting.No doubt about that. Quality counts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spectrum View Post
    Believe me. German made item/equipment long lasting.No doubt about that. Quality counts.
    Agree, such as Leica. In fact Leica does make filters but they're rare.
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    Default Re: B+W filters: worth paying so much?

    In fact, most of the qian-bei or lao-qiao here will surely recommend B+W. Been there, done that a lot more than we do.

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    there not much diff if one can afford few thousands for lens... an hundred more for filter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by STEV View Post
    there not much diff if one can afford few thousands for lens... an hundred more for filter?
    My 18-70 DX lens also use B+W bro. Bought 2nd of course.

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    My lenses use B+W filters. What's the point of having a nice lens without a nice filter
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    im convinced abt B+W filters
    cleaning my hoya 1s waste quite a lot of my time

    i'll prob be getting a few B+W filters. im looking at UV, CPL and ND. any other recommendations for outdoor photography?

    thanks

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    thanks guys, info about THK co.
    rgds,
    dawson

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    Default Re: B+W filters: worth paying so much?

    Quote Originally Posted by 2.8photography View Post
    im convinced abt B+W filters
    cleaning my hoya 1s waste quite a lot of my time

    i'll prob be getting a few B+W filters. im looking at UV, CPL and ND. any other recommendations for outdoor photography?

    thanks
    I used Nikon and am a satisfied customer.
    Then i tried out B+W filters and i realised what i missed.
    Cleaning them on the go is so much easier.
    Otherwise optically they are both

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    Default Re: B+W filters: worth paying so much?

    Wah! On of these days can lend me your 28PC & 85PC Lenses?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Ang View Post
    Wah! On of these days can lend me your 28PC & 85PC Lenses?
    id like the 85PC too

    do u use ALL b+w filters on ur many lenses?

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    Default Re: B+W filters: worth paying so much?

    Nope. I only have the polarizer. haha. Try shooting without Filters. ;-p
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