CPL help!


bookwormm

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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.reddotphoto.com.sg/ecommerce/viewproducts.php?pid=264&catid=13.6

Or will bros recommend me some hoya ones?
 

Rashkae

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Get the Hoya filter that fits your lens thread. I'm not sure what your difficulty is...?
 

bookwormm

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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...)
 

Rashkae

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

dleugene

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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.:)
:cheers:
 

aspenx

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Anything but overpriced VitaCON I guess?
 

bookwormm

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Anything but overpriced VitaCON I guess?
:bsmilie: vitagen vitasoy

Hmmm but the price for the hoya hmc xs is pretty pricey too don't you think? I think it's like 100+?
 

Diavonex

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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.
 

Octarine

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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+?
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 :bsmilie: If you like to try there are plenty of them in BnS.
 

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