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Thanks everyone for the discussion and suggestions. Kinda hesitating, the kaseman looks nice but I don't really have that money right now :-\\
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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.....
directly from the b+w pdf: "B+W Polarizing Filters are available uncoated and with B+W’s proprietary MRC coating."

my non-mrc cpl definately does flare where the lens alone does not. i also got the uncoated 4x and 6x screens with a couple of 67mm clear glass filters too.

if you want a cpl for cheap the hoyas are definately a good buy.

i got a normal non-slim filters on my 10-22mm and the vignetting is not that bad at 10mm. super easy to fix in raw conversion.

also be warned about using a cpl on super wide lenses, the effect won't be even across the frame and you'll get weird colors.
Edited by Dream Killer - 1/12/11 at 2:02am
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post #13 of 23
is yours a F-pro? i believe all the F-pro (which is now the standard screw mount) are coated....tilt your cpl and see if it has a different color glare.

btw coatings dont make all flares/ghosts disappear it just helps reduce some glares.

ps im tryin to find my b+w cpl but i duno where all my filters went......but it wasnt a fpro
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my clear glass ones are f-pro as well. f-pro doesnt mean anything.
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both my uv filter and cir pol is f-pro. wish i got the xs-pro for polarizer tho sometimes. the Kaeseman one is quite thick imo compared to my cousins Hoya HD 77
 
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both my uv filter and cir pol is f-pro. wish i got the xs-pro for polarizer tho sometimes. the Kaeseman one is quite thick imo compared to my cousins Hoya HD 77
sucks you cant put the regular lens caps on the slim ones though
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yah thats the only reason why i went with the one i have now is b/c of that
 
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Dont waste your money on getting a cpl for your tokina 11-16. Its too wide for one and you will get uneven results across the frame. You'll get banding and other wiredness because of the angle you have to be at vs the sun.

You kinda get a cpl type affect from that lens as it is.

DSC_1378-2 by Aaron Mollock, on Flickr
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The problem you're talking about is shown here. http://www.luminous-landscape.com/tu...larizers.shtml

And like said in the article, some like it and some don't. I'm fine with it in my photos.
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Its really all just a matter of personal opinion. If you like a smoothly colored sky then stay away, if you don't mind, then enjoy it!

Besides, the effect in that picture is a lot worse at 11mm than it is at 24mm.
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