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    Default CPL help!

    Hey bros, I'm a newbie wanting to seek opinions on which cpl filter should i get for my d90.

    I have a beautiful sky/ sea view from my window and I prefer taking landscape shots so somehow I want to get one cpl myself. I am using the 18-105kit lens so what kind of cpl filter should a newbie like myself get? One thing to note is my budget isn't really that much, but I would still like to hear opinions before making decisions!

    Btw, how will this filter fare?
    http://www.***********.com.sg/ecomme...264&catid=13.6

    Or will bros recommend me some hoya ones?

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    Get the Hoya filter that fits your lens thread. I'm not sure what your difficulty is...?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    Get the Hoya filter that fits your lens thread. I'm not sure what your difficulty is...?
    Oh sorry, because i don't know which ones are better so i guessed bros can teach me a little about cpl (read it somewhere like some cpl have different effects over other brands or something...)

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    Hoya is a good, reliable brand. Get a slim one.
    Alpha

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    Quote Originally Posted by bookwormm View Post
    Oh sorry, because i don't know which ones are better so i guessed bros can teach me a little about cpl (read it somewhere like some cpl have different effects over other brands or something...)
    I would recommend Hoya if you are under budget.
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    Anything but overpriced VitaCON I guess?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aspenx View Post
    Anything but overpriced VitaCON I guess?
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    Hmmm but the price for the hoya hmc xs is pretty pricey too don't you think? I think it's like 100+?

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    1. If your sea view is North/South facing, you're in luck. CPL works best at right-angle to sun.

    2. It can be a little tricky using a CPL on lenses which rotates on focus.

    3. HOYA CPL are resonably priced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bookwormm View Post
    Hmmm but the price for the hoya hmc xs is pretty pricey too don't you think? I think it's like 100+?
    It's quite reasonable also considering the performance. Unless the price is artificially inflated there is always a relation between price and quality. Have a look at this review: Polarizing Filter Test and compare with the price guide. Note that not all recent filters are included in the test.
    There is a reason why Vitacon, Steinzeiser and all the other funky brands are not listed there: they are not available on a global scale and those who got them here in SG as "freebie" have a lot to tell about them, so far not much good If you like to try there are plenty of them in BnS.
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