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Good Deals On Circular Polarizers
« on: November 12, 2013, 10:27:10 PM »
So I always see deals for Cameras and Lenses but nary a deal for circular polarizers. I'm looking to upgrade to a better polarizer but would like to get a good deal if possible. Anybody have any good deals they know of?
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Good Deals On Circular Polarizers
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Re: Good Deals On Circular Polarizers
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2013, 11:00:20 PM »
There are so many counterfeit ones out there that its hard to identify a truly good deal.
I'd like to find a 82mm one, I have some 77mm ones, but 82mm seems to be the new standard.
 
I will stick to B&H, Adorama, or other reputable dealer and avoid anyone with "Wonderful" deals that seem too good to be true.
 
I expect to see some one day specials in the next 2 months, the problem is to spot them in time to jump on them.  Perhaps signing up for sale notices at some of the major manufacturers outlets??
 
Let us know if you find a deal.
 
BTW, The price seems to be $150-$250 for good ones, but there is a $11.95 special on Amazon.  Maybe this is one of those that ruins the front element on some lenses due to rubbing.   :)
http://www.amazon.com/Zykkor-82mm-Circular-Polarizer-Filter/dp/B004W3QLCC/ref=sr_1_19?s=photo&ie=UTF8&qid=1384314964&sr=1-19&keywords=82mm+polarizing+filter
 
 

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Re: Good Deals On Circular Polarizers
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2013, 06:41:28 PM »
There are so many counterfeit ones out there that its hard to identify a truly good deal.
I'd like to find a 82mm one, I have some 77mm ones, but 82mm seems to be the new standard.
 
I will stick to B&H, Adorama, or other reputable dealer and avoid anyone with "Wonderful" deals that seem too good to be true.
 
I expect to see some one day specials in the next 2 months, the problem is to spot them in time to jump on them.  Perhaps signing up for sale notices at some of the major manufacturers outlets??
 
Let us know if you find a deal.
 
BTW, The price seems to be $150-$250 for good ones, but there is a $11.95 special on Amazon.  Maybe this is one of those that ruins the front element on some lenses due to rubbing.   :)
http://www.amazon.com/Zykkor-82mm-Circular-Polarizer-Filter/dp/B004W3QLCC/ref=sr_1_19?s=photo&ie=UTF8&qid=1384314964&sr=1-19&keywords=82mm+polarizing+filter

Yeah I saw that one too :) The polarizer I have now isn't aweful. It's a tiffen but it doesn't have any coatings on it so any flare at all and it quickly looses a lot of contrast. I've spent some decent money on gear so I don't want to put something cheap in front of it. Thanks for the advice. I wish there was something like canonpricewatch for polarizers.
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Re: Good Deals On Circular Polarizers
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2013, 07:45:08 PM »
Just bought a B+W 77mm one:
http://www.amazon.com/Kaesemann-Circular-Polarizer-Multi-Resistant-Coating/dp/B0000BZLAC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1384388388&sr=8-1&keywords=b%2Bw+77mm+circular+polarizer

Looked at camelcamelcamel and it looks like it's pretty much at the lowest level it's been at. I'd wait if I thought there was going to be a sale but like I said, I never see any deals... at least not for good ones :)
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Re: Good Deals On Circular Polarizers
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2013, 08:25:11 PM »
There is only one thing worse than bad filters: Filters false. Comparing the price at reputable stores like BH, look for prices maybe 20% lower. Never believe anyone can sell real HOYA HD or HELIOPAN for half price. Are two possible paths: Buy an inexpensive model of a good brand (which has no coating), or a filter MULTI COATED of cheap brand as VIVITAR, bought from a reputable store.
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Re: Good Deals On Circular Polarizers
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2013, 11:22:47 PM »
How timely!

I just purchased the HELIOPAN.  I saw an article by Lens Rentals that showed circular scratches on the center of lenses due to cheap filters that have a low profile ( for wide angles).  I bit the bullet with for B&H# HECPHT82 : Mfr# 708261(332.99) for my 24-70 2.8 II.

The prices were really the same for all of the major photo online stores that I could tell.

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Re: Good Deals On Circular Polarizers
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2013, 11:22:47 PM »