Which Polarizer (Circular or Linear) to use
I would like to buy a polarize. I have Nikon F2, with 24 mm & 80-200mm zoom lenses. Should I buy a Circular or alinear will serve my purpose ? Since Nikon brands are very costly, which brand to choose among Hoya and Teffin. Can anybody suggest me ?
#1. "RE: Which Polarizer" | In response to Reply # 0smzimmer Basic MemberWed 13-Feb-02 06:46 PM
I prefer Heliopan filters. I use them on all my lenses. The Nikon polarizer is BIG and expensive and you cannot fit a lens hood over it. The Heliopan filter for all my lenses are 77mm and they can all share the same polarizer. Buy the circular not the linear if you are using autofocus. If I recall the 77mm circular polarizer from Heliopan ran me around $80.00. It is German made from Schott glass with brass filter holder.
#2. "RE: Which Polarizer" | In response to Reply # 1jrp Charter MemberThu 14-Feb-02 11:52 PM
First of all you don't need a circular polarizer since uou are not using an AF system, but a manual one.
Secondly, Nikon polarizers are more expensive because they: are built from glass bars, not glasds sheet then cut with a cookie cutter. They are oversized to completely eliminate the chance for vignetting, they can be fitted with special Nikon hoods.
Thirdly: Yes B+W and Heliopan filters are also cut from glass bars and less expensive since they are not oversized.
Finally, Hoya Pro Super HMC filters are coated on both sides and will be just fine. I have filters of all of these brands and I cannot tell you which image is taken with which filter.
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