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« on: July 18, 2012, 09:52:30 PM »
I am looking for a 82 mm size UV, CPL, ND (Grad) filter to purchase . i have always used B+W filters and have been very happy with it. What do you all recommend..

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« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2012, 09:57:10 PM »
I am looking for a 82 mm size UV, CPL, ND (Grad) filter to purchase . i have always used B+W filters and have been very happy with it. What do you all recommend..

Staying with B+W.
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« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2012, 10:53:15 PM »
I am looking for a 82 mm size UV, CPL, ND (Grad) filter to purchase . i have always used B+W filters and have been very happy with it. What do you all recommend..

Staying with B+W.
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« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2012, 11:23:04 PM »
Another vote for B+W.  Except...you mention grad ND, and for that I'd skip round filters - that forces you to have the horizon in the middle, and compositionally that's rarely where you want it.  Schneider Optics (parent company of B+W) makes excellent rectangular glass grad NDs in their MPTV (motion picture / tv) line, or look at Lee resin filters.  You can either get a rectangular holder, or just handhold them.
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« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2012, 01:25:13 AM »
Thanks gentlemen for the valuable inputs.

Any feedbacks on Singhray filters..?

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« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2012, 08:27:52 AM »
Any feedbacks on Singhray filters..?

They have a good reputation, and lots of people swear by them.  While their filters are good, I am not a fan of their marketing strategies.  For example, in their FAQs they state that their filters are not multicoated, because their testing has shown that multicoating is a disadvantage.  They don't state what that disadvantage is, but the only one I can think of is that the extra steps required in production will reduce their profits.
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« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2012, 10:57:20 AM »
Any feedbacks on Singhray filters..?

They have a good reputation, and lots of people swear by them.  While their filters are good, I am not a fan of their marketing strategies.  For example, in their FAQs they state that their filters are not multicoated, because their testing has shown that multicoating is a disadvantage.  They don't state what that disadvantage is, but the only one I can think of is that the extra steps required in production will reduce their profits.

I agree with you on that one.  All the world's leading manufacturers coat their lenses and filters.  Take a look at any of the best optical glass out there...it's coated.
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« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2012, 03:54:15 PM »
plus the 400$ price tag on their filters.. ;D

thanks for the insight gentlemen..


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« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2012, 05:41:53 PM »
plus the 400$ price tag on their filters.. ;D

thanks for the insight gentlemen..

I know, but you get what you pay for (usually).  ;)
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« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2012, 01:06:11 PM »
true that :)

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« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2012, 01:09:18 PM »
Thanks gentlemen for the valuable inputs.

Any feedbacks on Singhray filters..?

They make a high quality product.  I have heard of some color casting issues and people preferring Lee over Singhray for results as well as price.  They do make a nice reverse ND filter for sunsets.
Seeing as you already have B+W, if you are missing a certain ND in your collection, maybe try a different company and see if you notice a distinct difference and then make a decession.  Better yet, if you know a friend who has one or there is a local camera shop that sells them, do a comparison. 

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« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2012, 05:35:22 PM »
The Singh Ray reverse grad is very useful and something that Lee can't match. It is the one filter I miss after switching from Cokin P mount to Lee. I never had any colour cast problems and pricewise, when the exchange rate between pound and dollar was good, they were on a par, although they are probably now more expensive.
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« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2012, 06:52:30 PM »
B+W is among the best.  Heliopan... very good.  I'm even fairly fond of the Hoya HMC series.

Tiffen.... on the other hand, never did much for me, and unfortunately their uncoated filters were rebadged "CANON" at one time. 

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« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2012, 10:21:47 AM »
I use Tiffen Digital HT UV. From my opinion, it's better than B+W XS-Pro beacause sometime XS-Pro creates yellowish image.  I never use lower grad F-Pro or newer XS-Pro with nano coating.

The filter i highly regard is Hoya Super Quality Pro1. Black box with gold text.
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Re: Filters
« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2012, 11:47:59 AM »
I am looking for a 82 mm size UV, CPL, ND (Grad) filter to purchase . i have always used B+W filters and have been very happy with it. What do you all recommend..

Staying with B+W.
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