Recommendation for a CP filter

RGF

How you relate to the issue, is the issue.
Jul 13, 2012
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I need to replace a CP filter. I routinely use B+W but have tried Signh Ray though they are double + the price of B+W filters. I have also notice breakthrough filter. has anyone compared these and other high quality filters.
 

pj1974

EOS 7D MK II
Oct 18, 2011
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Adelaide, Australia
There are a number of reviews of various brand CPL filters online.
Breakthrough Photograph's CPL filter always comes out rather favourably.

Here's one example.

I have the Breakthrough 10x ND filter, and love it. Very sharp, colour neutral and very good build quality. It was also less expensive than some other ND filters which performed much worse in the test.

The review that sealed the Breakthrough filter for me was this one.

The good news is that their quality in filters seems to carry across into their CPL filters (even though this is a review of the 'dark' CPL filter - I would expect the same with their normal CPLs)

Best wishes

Paul
 
Mar 14, 2012
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I used to buy a lot of B+W filters, but now I just by Breakthrough going forward. The NDs are a lot more neutral than my B+Ws ever were, and I really like the idea of dark CPLs, which combine the ND and CPL into one filter. The textured rings are also easier to put on/take off. Breakthough used to be available via kickstarter but now are sold through retail channels, so you can deal with a store if you prefer.
 
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AaronT

EOS 80D
Jan 5, 2013
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Here's an article at Lensrenrals on a test he did with various CPL's. It might answer some of your questions.
 

Ah-Keong

EOS 80D
Dec 1, 2016
156
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For CPL, I would recommend B+W XS-Pro Kaesemann High Transmission Circular Polarizer MRC-Nano Filter. In addition, the Breakthrough Photography X4 CPL is good too, together with their dark CPL (ND+CPL).
 
Aug 22, 2010
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www.GMCPhotographics.co.uk
I need to replace a CP filter. I routinely use B+W but have tried Signh Ray though they are double + the price of B+W filters. I have also notice breakthrough filter. has anyone compared these and other high quality filters.
Personally I use a heliopan 82mm CPL with step down rings for 77mm and 72mm. I also use their 3, 5 and 9 stop ND's