Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by fukijama1, Jun 14, 2008.
anybody know anything about these filters or use them. got them as a two pack
your lens is only as good as the glass you put in front of it...
How to use a CPL?
You put it on the end of your lens and then rotate the inner part of the filter until youre blocking the desired reflection.
You also paid too much for a polarizer by going the CPL route. Should have gotten a linear one. It works better and costs less
i meant..has anybody heard of this brand...or use their stuff
And, consequently, no.
FWIW, after reading on Google, Marumi seems to be an alright brand that just isnt marketed in the US.
yea me too, ill be using it on my 18-200mm vr when it comes on monday
ive seen the marumis, they get sold alot here... probably on par with the cheap hoyas
don't linear fuck with the metering and AF systems?
i see the linear costing more anywhere i look
why does brand matter?
why is a canon or nikkor lens better than a quanterey
its a filter, all it does is block light, thats it.
its not like a cheap filter will have irregularities
so like, $2 sun glasses at the markets are just as good as brand name ones too?
everything is made to a price, thats why brand matters.
so you ever say to yourself, boy i sure wouldnt have got that shot if i had a hoya filter instead of my b&w
that's a pretty bad comparison because you have different shapes and types of elements in a lens...a filter is just a single piece most of the time.
not always...in some cases i'd agree with you but not always. can you see better out of a $100 pair of glasses than you can out of a pair of $25? don't bring up build quality because that isn't the discussion here...just the front element. can you tell time better on a Rolex than you can on a Casio?
I challenge someone to actually go out and shoot the exact same scene with a "cheap" and "high quality" filter to see if anyone can tell the difference. And while you're at it, shoot a couple different scenes as well to give the test a more real life feel.
Thats why the CPLs were first created but Ive tested linear PL filters on every camera in the store, and it has no effect on AF or metering here.