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Hey guys, I'm looking for a circular polarizer for my Tokina 11-16mm and Canon 15-85mm IS (with step up ring). I really don't know anything about them so I'd like some advice, I want a good-great one (not top quality except if it's really worth it). What would be the best quality/value ones?

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http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...olarizing.html

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...65_016930.html
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i second the B+W 77mm Kaeseman. i have that too. its great ! if u want cheaper, can consider Hoya HD's 77mm as well
 
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if the kaesemen is too expensive, just get a regular mrc one. i have a regular plain-jane b+w 77mm cpl with no extra coating and it works great for me.
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I personally use Kenko since its fairly cheap... around 40 i think.. at HVstar.net i think their new site is maxsaver or soemthign
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dream Killer View Post
if the kaesemen is too expensive, just get a regular mrc one. i have a regular plain-jane b+w 77mm cpl with no extra coating and it works great for me.
all b+w filters are multicoated, the MRC have "water/oil resistant" coatings...

i use a regular b+w 77mm, but the widest lens i use with a cpl is 17mm (fullframe) with no vignetting (i think). at 11mm you might get some vignetting so the slim might work better for u, but i think the slim requires a special lens cap.

i also have a marumi 77mm which i have in my bag. its a bit brighter i think....but it does flare and stuff.....
Edited by mz-n10 - 1/8/11 at 11:48pm
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I got the 77mm Kaesemann (sp?) also! Admittedly I dont use it as much because i'm lazy, but when I do it doesnt disappoint! Plus I got it for a steal at 140 shipped from Adorama

I say buy a nice one like the Kaesemann that will last than spend 50 or 70 for new ones when they start to cloud.
Edited by ez12a - 1/8/11 at 11:51pm
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mz-n10 View Post
all b+w filters are multicoated, the MRC have "water/oil resistant" coatings...

i use a regular b+w 77mm, but the widest lens i use with a cpl is 17mm (fullframe) with no vignetting (i think). at 11mm you might get some vignetting so the slim might work better for u, but i think the slim requires a special lens cap.

i also have a marumi 77mm which i have in my bag. its a bit brighter i think....but it does flare and stuff.....
The slim filters do require a special cap (slip-on cap) but it is included and they can be bought again if lost.
Edited by Marin - 1/9/11 at 12:38am
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i dont get any vignetting on my 12-24 with the 77mm cir pol Kaeseman
 
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Don't buy the uncoated Hoya, it flares like crazy (I had one).
    
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