What is a good circular polorizer?

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I want to get a circular polorizer in 58mm for my V3. What is a
decent one to get? I tend to shop bhphoto if that helps.

Thanks,

Wes
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    Hi Wes,
    I bought this circular polarizer for my Minolta DiMage A1 about 8
    months ago and have been very pleased with it.
    Just browse the B&H area for Sunpak to find the right filter size for
    your camera. This is a 49mm for mine.
    Good luck.
    Carl

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=productlist&A=details&Q
    =&sku=185722&is=REG


    In article <115llukef2aua8f@news.supernews.com>, clutch@lycos.com
    wrote:

    > I want to get a circular polorizer in 58mm for my V3. What is a
    > decent one to get? I tend to shop bhphoto if that helps.
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Wes

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    On Mon, 11 Apr 2005 16:01:24 -0400, clutch@lycos.com wrote:

    >I want to get a circular polorizer in 58mm for my V3. What is a
    >decent one to get? I tend to shop bhphoto if that helps.

    Wes, what's a V3? Some kind of German rocket-bomb?

    Disclaimer: Haven't looked into this for a while, and I'm assuming
    that the V3 or the 58mm really has nothing to do with it (other than
    size availability). Anyway, brass threads are cool, the polarizer can
    get screwed on harder than other filters (it needs to be on tight, so
    it doesn't come off when you turn the front of the filter). Brass can
    help prevent 'binding' of the filter onto the lens compared to other
    metals.

    Multi-coated is cool too. Both features will cost you more. If you are
    looking at the cheaper ones, visit the shop and ask to see one. Look
    through the filter at an acute angle and see if you are happy with how
    bad it looks....

    <g>

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    clutch@lycos.com <clutch@lycos.com> wrote:
    >
    > I want to get a circular polorizer in 58mm for my V3. What is a
    > decent one to get? I tend to shop bhphoto if that helps.

    Hoya has a reputation for being one of the best. Tiffen makes the
    cheapest ones you can get that are still of passable quality.

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    clutch@lycos.com wrote:
    > I want to get a circular polorizer in 58mm for my V3. What is a
    > decent one to get? I tend to shop bhphoto if that helps.
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Wes

    B&W is rather nice, but pricey. I don't really worry too much about it
    myself. I use one very seldom so I am not willing to go above good quality.

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    Owamanga <owamanga(not-this-bit)@hotmail.com> wrote:

    >On Mon, 11 Apr 2005 16:01:24 -0400, clutch@lycos.com wrote:
    >
    >>I want to get a circular polorizer in 58mm for my V3. What is a
    >>decent one to get? I tend to shop bhphoto if that helps.
    >
    >Wes, what's a V3? Some kind of German rocket-bomb?

    Thankfully they didn't get to that version. Sony V3. Not sure what
    cameras need linear vs circular but it sounds like circular is the one
    to have.
    >
    >Disclaimer: Haven't looked into this for a while, and I'm assuming
    >that the V3 or the 58mm really has nothing to do with it (other than
    >size availability). Anyway, brass threads are cool, the polarizer can
    >get screwed on harder than other filters (it needs to be on tight, so
    >it doesn't come off when you turn the front of the filter). Brass can
    >help prevent 'binding' of the filter onto the lens compared to other
    >metals.
    >
    >Multi-coated is cool too. Both features will cost you more. If you are
    >looking at the cheaper ones, visit the shop and ask to see one. Look
    >through the filter at an acute angle and see if you are happy with how
    >bad it looks....
    >
    ><g>

    I agree that coating is good along with any other detail that makes it
    a good filter. Just not sure what things I need to look for. I only
    want to buy one. Not the one I bought first and then the one I should
    have purchased. Been there and I do have the tee shirt.

    Thanks,

    Wes
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    Zed Pobre <zed@resonant.org> writes:

    > clutch@lycos.com <clutch@lycos.com> wrote:
    > >
    > > I want to get a circular polorizer in 58mm for my V3. What is a
    > > decent one to get? I tend to shop bhphoto if that helps.
    >
    > Hoya has a reputation for being one of the best. Tiffen makes the
    > cheapest ones you can get that are still of passable quality.

    B+W also has a good rep. Note, both the high end Hoya and B+W polarizer
    filters tend to be expensive. Another place to buy filters in The Filter
    Connection: http://www.2filter.com

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    "Joseph Meehan" <sligojoe_Spamno@hotmail.com> wrote:

    >clutch@lycos.com wrote:
    >> I want to get a circular polorizer in 58mm for my V3. What is a
    >> decent one to get? I tend to shop bhphoto if that helps.
    >>
    >> Thanks,
    >>
    >> Wes
    >
    > B&W is rather nice, but pricey. I don't really worry too much about it
    >myself. I use one very seldom so I am not willing to go above good quality.

    Are you the gent that wrote "The Photographer's Guide to Using
    Filters"?

    I'm going with the B&W MRC.

    Wes

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    Michael Meissner <mrmnews@the-meissners.org> wrote:

    >B+W also has a good rep. Note, both the high end Hoya and B+W polarizer
    >filters tend to be expensive. Another place to buy filters in The Filter
    >Connection: http://www.2filter.com

    Thanks for the tip on website. They did a good job to explain
    differences in construction. I have them bookmarked. B+H MRC seemed
    like the best choice as far as price/quality.

    Wes


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    Owamanga <owamanga(not-this-bit)@hotmail.com> wrote:

    >Disclaimer: Haven't looked into this for a while, and I'm assuming
    >that the V3 or the 58mm really has nothing to do with it (other than
    >size availability). Anyway, brass threads are cool, the polarizer can
    >get screwed on harder than other filters (it needs to be on tight, so
    >it doesn't come off when you turn the front of the filter). Brass can
    >help prevent 'binding' of the filter onto the lens compared to other
    >metals.
    >

    I fully understand what you are saying about the brass threads. I do
    way too much work with aluminum. Stronger also. The v3 is a sony
    pocket cam. I have a tele attachment that screws on and the only way
    to deploy a filter would be between body and tele attachment if it
    works w/o degrading things. A strong filter case is a plus.


    >Multi-coated is cool too. Both features will cost you more. If you are
    >looking at the cheaper ones, visit the shop and ask to see one. Look
    >through the filter at an acute angle and see if you are happy with how
    >bad it looks....

    I just assumed that they were coated in this day and age. I should
    have thought of that after buying some macro lens and learning those
    are not all coated.

    Thanks for the advise,

    Wes
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    clutch@lycos.com wrote:
    > "Joseph Meehan" <sligojoe_Spamno@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >
    >> clutch@lycos.com wrote:
    >>> I want to get a circular polorizer in 58mm for my V3. What is a
    >>> decent one to get? I tend to shop bhphoto if that helps.
    >>>
    >>> Thanks,
    >>>
    >>> Wes
    >>
    >> B&W is rather nice, but pricey. I don't really worry too much
    >> about it myself. I use one very seldom so I am not willing to go
    >> above good quality.
    >
    > Are you the gent that wrote "The Photographer's Guide to Using
    > Filters"?

    No, we have exchanged a few e-mails and I do have and recommend his book
    however.

    >
    > I'm going with the B&W MRC.
    >
    > Wes

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