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    I am looking for a slim CPL filter (77mm) with front thread for my UWA lens for my coming New York trip. Apart from Hoya HD which is current out of stock in most places, any anyone advice me is what other brand slim CPL that comes with a front thread? I know B+W doesn't comes with front thread. I also consider Nikon but don't know where to buy..
    I prefer some better quality ones which give lesser f-stop reduction...Tks!
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    Default Re: Slim CPL filter

    Quote Originally Posted by SamPaul View Post
    I am looking for a slim CPL filter (77mm) with front thread for my UWA lens for my coming New York trip. Apart from Hoya HD which is current out of stock in most places, any anyone advice me is what other brand slim CPL that comes with a front thread? I know B+W doesn't comes with front thread. I also consider Nikon but don't know where to buy..
    I prefer some better quality ones which give lesser f-stop reduction...Tks!
    Oh I didn't know B+W CPL don't have front thread. Is it just B+W slim CPL? Or all B+W CPL?

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    Default Re: Slim CPL filter

    Quote Originally Posted by SamPaul View Post
    I am looking for a slim CPL filter (77mm) with front thread for my UWA lens for my coming New York trip. Apart from Hoya HD which is current out of stock in most places, any anyone advice me is what other brand slim CPL that comes with a front thread? I know B+W doesn't comes with front thread. I also consider Nikon but don't know where to buy..
    I prefer some better quality ones which give lesser f-stop reduction...Tks!
    slim normally doesn't come with front thread because of the way it is constructed.

    the front thread allows clipping the lens cover on as opposed to slipping it on the filter.

    ts - if you are not shooting wide angle, go for the normal CPL filter. vignetting will not be as obvious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shen siung View Post
    Oh I didn't know B+W CPL don't have front thread. Is it just B+W slim CPL? Or all B+W CPL?
    If not wrong, only the slim type doesn't comes with front thread but comes with an orig. B+W cover...
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    Quote Originally Posted by pokiemon View Post
    slim normally doesn't come with front thread because of the way it is constructed.

    the front thread allows clipping the lens cover on as opposed to slipping it on the filter.

    ts - if you are not shooting wide angle, go for the normal CPL filter. vignetting will not be as obvious.
    I'm buying for my UWA (10-22mm) lens. So slim CPL is needed..
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    Default Re: Slim CPL filter

    Quote Originally Posted by SamPaul View Post
    I am looking for a slim CPL filter (77mm) with front thread for my UWA lens for my coming New York trip. Apart from Hoya HD which is current out of stock in most places, any anyone advice me is what other brand slim CPL that comes with a front thread? I know B+W doesn't comes with front thread. I also consider Nikon but don't know where to buy..
    I prefer some better quality ones which give lesser f-stop reduction...Tks!
    I am using B+W Slim CPL..love it it comes with a front cover, nt sure it comes with a front thread.. u intend to stack filters, whey do u need one with front thread?
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    I use Kenko Pro1D digital. It's fine.

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    Default Re: Slim CPL filter

    Quote Originally Posted by SamPaul View Post
    I'm buying for my UWA (10-22mm) lens. So slim CPL is needed..
    CPL is no good for UWA lens; you're going to get uneven polarization.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SamPaul View Post
    I'm buying for my UWA (10-22mm) lens. So slim CPL is needed..
    I use a B+W F-Pro MRC CPL (ie. not slim) with my 18-35mm on a full-frame and have no problems with vignetting at all.

    Maybe you should try it out first before you decide that you need a slim filter. The slim versions don't come cheap... The Nikon one is very good but comes too close to the price of it's B+W equivalent already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Numnumball View Post
    I am using B+W Slim CPL..love it it comes with a front cover, nt sure it comes with a front thread.. u intend to stack filters, whey do u need one with front thread?
    I prefer to use back the orig. lens cap.

    Quote Originally Posted by Blur Shadow View Post
    I use Kenko Pro1D digital. It's fine.
    Tks! will look into this..

    Quote Originally Posted by Diavonex View Post
    CPL is no good for UWA lens; you're going to get uneven polarization.
    I know abt it but tot it's easier than p/p cos not very good in it...

    Quote Originally Posted by aspenx View Post
    I use a B+W F-Pro MRC CPL (ie. not slim) with my 18-35mm on a full-frame and have no problems with vignetting at all.

    Have a normal CPL ( not slim type & lousy brand) & heavy vignetting...

    Maybe you should try it out first before you decide that you need a slim filter. The slim versions don't come cheap... The Nikon one is very good but comes too close to the price of it's B+W equivalent already.
    Budget not a big concern cos reckon that it's a long term investment..
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    By the way anyone knows where to get the Nikon CPL? It seems not commonly avail..?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SamPaul View Post
    By the way anyone knows where to get the Nikon CPL? It seems not commonly avail..?
    Try MS Color

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    Quote Originally Posted by SamPaul View Post
    Budget not a big concern cos reckon that it's a long term investment..
    Okay. You should still consider the B+W as it's much easier to clean. IQ degradation is also somewhat-proven to be less than the Nikon.

    As you said, it's a long-term investment. So, go try the filters out before you get too fixated with just one brand.

    And where did you quote "Have a normal CPL ( not slim type & lousy brand) & heavy vignetting..." from? Anyways, not-slim also got various thickness...... What more to say but "try it out before you buy it". Why did you buy that lousy brand not-slim type in the first place anyways?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chalib View Post
    Try MS Color
    Tried & they didn't carry..

    Quote Originally Posted by aspenx View Post
    Okay. You should still consider the B+W as it's much easier to clean. IQ degradation is also somewhat-proven to be less than the Nikon.

    As you said, it's a long-term investment. So, go try the filters out before you get too fixated with just one brand.

    And where did you quote "Have a normal CPL ( not slim type & lousy brand) & heavy vignetting..." from? Anyways, not-slim also got various thickness...... What more to say but "try it out before you buy it". Why did you buy that lousy brand not-slim type in the first place anyways?
    Haha...That was my 1st filter bought 3 years ago before even knowing CPL filter needs to turn . Not to mentioned about knowing the differences. Anyway it's only $35/- if I don't remember wrongly (The brand is call Konix).

    Anyway, I will heed your advice to try out B+W filter. Thanks!

    In fact, most of my lenses are using B+W UV filter...No complain...!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SamPaul View Post
    Tried & they didn't carry.
    Ohh... I got one from Florence last year for my friend

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    Default Re: Slim CPL filter

    Yes, get the B+W brand. Good quality but a bit ex...

    You should be able to get it from Cathay Photo. I think there is also someone selling them in Fu Lu Shou complex. She posted on Clubsnap... sorry that i cannot recall who the clubsnap member is. Her price is cheaper than CP for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oracle0711 View Post
    Yes, get the B+W brand. Good quality but a bit ex...

    You should be able to get it from Cathay Photo. I think there is also someone selling them in Fu Lu Shou complex. She posted on Clubsnap... sorry that i cannot recall who the clubsnap member is. Her price is cheaper than CP for sure.
    Tks...I know who..
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