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Advice on drop-in filter (PL-C 52)
« on: May 08, 2014, 05:16:34 AM »
Hi,

I am about to buy a polarizer filter for my Canon EF 300m f/2.8L IS prime lens (old version, not the new version II). I noticed there seem to be two versions out there of the PL-C 52. Some have the addition WII. They are cheaper and more easily available. I guess it is an updated version of this filter?

My question now is, will the WII version be compatible with my older (non II) telephoto lens? Of course I would prefer to buy the WII, but maybe I have to lookout and try to get one of the older versions?  :-\

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Advice on drop-in filter (PL-C 52)
« on: May 08, 2014, 05:16:34 AM »

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Re: Advice on drop-in filter (PL-C 52)
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2014, 06:10:42 AM »
Either will work. The only difference between them is the WII version has the new 'white' paint color (slightly brighter) that matches the MkII supertele lenses.
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Re: Advice on drop-in filter (PL-C 52)
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2014, 09:30:50 AM »
The only difference between them is the WII version has the new 'white' paint color (slightly brighter) that matches the MkII supertele lenses.
That and about $100 ;D

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Re: Advice on drop-in filter (PL-C 52)
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2014, 09:59:09 AM »
Great... then I just get the new WII version and save some money. I don't care about the color too much. Thanks for your help!

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Re: Advice on drop-in filter (PL-C 52)
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2014, 11:47:43 AM »
Got the WII filter this weekend. Fits perfectly and works great. The slight color mismatch is even less noticeable than I expected, so not an issue at all. Thanks again for your support.  :)

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Re: Advice on drop-in filter (PL-C 52)
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2014, 11:53:29 AM »
Got the WII filter this weekend. Fits perfectly and works great. The slight color mismatch is even less noticeable than I expected, so not an issue at all. Thanks again for your support.  :)
I hope you like it as much as I do - I have found it to be incredibly useful to cut reflections, reduce dynamic range (by killing the glare), slow shutter speeds, and punch up the colors.  I wasn't expecting to get so much use out of it, but I have.

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Re: Advice on drop-in filter (PL-C 52)
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2014, 11:53:29 AM »