Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: What the Best CPL filter

  1. #1

    Default What the Best CPL filter

    Hi guys,

    please help me find the best cpl,

    im quiet blur on choicing it

    dennis

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Woodlands, Singapore
    Posts
    239

    Default Re: What the Best CPL filter

    Yes, you're quite blur....you forgot to mention the diameter of the filter.

    Anyway if you want the best then you should be able to afford B+W filters. Here's a link for a mass order which shows the price list:

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=365945

    Some say Heliopan is the best but I think nobody bring in the CPL filters. So maybe you can order it from overseas....more expensive than B+W.

  3. #3
    Senior Member sammy888's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Singapore, Singapore, Singapor
    Posts
    1,568

    Default Re: What the Best CPL filter

    Quote Originally Posted by crabmet View Post
    Hi guys,

    please help me find the best cpl,

    im quiet blur on choicing it

    dennis
    A pointer you might want to note. If you have a problem with knowing which filter brands makes the "best" you might want to hold back on purchasing the "best". Spend sometime getting to know your equipment and do more reading up. You can only get the best out of the best by knowing what you are shooting thus know when to apply that filter or any other equipment for that matter.

    If you have to ask questions like this...buying the best one around is the least of your problem that needs some working.

    Note...alot will come in to play regarding buying the 'best'. ( honest asyou get into it...it is really debatable as you will start to see carous people come in to defend their preference) If you are using only the entry level lens and not even coming near to buying the high end lens...the best filter will just not help if any.

    CPL are not something you use all the time also. There are certain lighting situation that you will be able to see much improvement or you might see nothing if you don't know when to use it. Yes you would need one to start learning but you don't need the 'best' to do so.

    Don't believe all the hype you hear about it. There are many a times people shot just as vivid and nice shot without using one too. There are people who screw up a shot using it too heh.
    Last edited by sammy888; 15th April 2008 at 11:53 PM.

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    northeast
    Posts
    972

    Default Re: What the Best CPL filter

    If you want to buy the best, i suggest buying the B+W KSM which would cost $300-$400 per piece for a 72mm thread
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sexalicious/
    Life starts at the speed of 240km/h

  5. #5

    Default Re: What the Best CPL filter

    why must buy best?

    I just bought Kenko Pro1 Digital UV and CPL at $50 & $100 respectively.
    Both are 72mm and multicoated
    D7100,SB910,17-50/2.8OS,105/2.8VR,85/1.8D,2xE-M1,O60/2.8,12-40/2.8,35-100/2.8,14-42,LX100

  6. #6

    Default Re: What the Best CPL filter

    Quote Originally Posted by sexalicious View Post
    If you want to buy the best, i suggest buying the B+W KSM which would cost $300-$400 per piece for a 72mm thread
    er, it can be owned for only $200+ ...=P (77mm somemore)

    anyway ya do consider buying 77mm-s unless you are very very sure u will never use 77mm lens forever, or at least a long time. Its economical to get 77mm CPL and get step down rings for your smaller lens so you only need 1 cpl for all....but some ppl find it trouble some to use step down rings, i did at least..haha..

  7. #7
    Senior Member Kit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Upper Bukit Timah
    Posts
    11,650

    Default Re: What the Best CPL filter

    You might want to look at Nikon CPs. Relatively affordable and light efficient. Typically, you loose about 1.5 stops with other brands. With Nikon, its in the region of 0.3 to 0.5.

  8. #8

    Default Re: What the Best CPL filter

    Thanks guy so sorry for got to mention the diamter, its 77mm im using. and yes i consider B+W filter are best actually i have one also. im quiet blur why im asking you this thread because on different site... there are also photographers using Kenko pro 1 CPL filter... hope you the guy help me on choicing one why im saying the "BEST"

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Gim Boon Tai
    Posts
    2,909

    Default Re: What the Best CPL filter

    I'm not sure how you define best, but a good CPL should be one that performs with minimal light loss and don't affect image quality. It should also be thin enough not to cause vignette on wider lenses.

    I'm using Nikon's CPL II now even though I'm a Canon user. B+W is a good choice too. There are even more expensive options such as Singh-Ray out there but they are sold locally (I think). I tried some cheap brands like Marumi before and it doesnt really polarise, but end up losing 2 stop of light for nothing.
    If you understand my works, it's photography. If you don't, it's art.
    SplutterPhotography|flickr

  10. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    northeast
    Posts
    972

    Default Re: What the Best CPL filter

    Quote Originally Posted by tanjonhan View Post
    er, it can be owned for only $200+ ...=P (77mm somemore)

    anyway ya do consider buying 77mm-s unless you are very very sure u will never use 77mm lens forever, or at least a long time. Its economical to get 77mm CPL and get step down rings for your smaller lens so you only need 1 cpl for all....but some ppl find it trouble some to use step down rings, i did at least..haha..
    KSM lei bro... pls ur price is for the normal b+w CPL
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sexalicious/
    Life starts at the speed of 240km/h

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •