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Re: Polarising Filters: screw on or system?

Just to say a huge thanks to everyone for the information on this thread. What a fantastic response... super stuff folks, thanks.
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Re: Polarising Filters: screw on or system?

I have used Cokin for awhile, just the Nat Grads and had no trouble at all with colour casts. I went over to the Zpro holders and have used Kood nat grads which arn't bad but if you need a cir. polar filter to buy one for the Zpro is astronomical. getting on for Lee prices.
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Re: Polarising Filters: screw on or system?

I find myself between meetings at a client site and as such I have just ordered the filter adapters and both holders, as well as ND2, ND4 and a Circular Polarising filter. We're away in Bude, Cornwall this weekend and so hopefully these items will be delivered to me in time for Friday morning - I can then have a play with them on the weekend.

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Re: Polarising Filters: screw on or system?

Loads of useful information already, I've learned a lot too.

The only tip I can add is that you need to take off any other filter (daylight or UV) before adding a polariser or you can really mess up your pictures.
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Re: Polarising Filters: screw on or system?

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Just to say a huge thanks to everyone for the information on this thread. What a fantastic response... super stuff folks, thanks.
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Screw-in or system filters? My answer is - both

I'd personally go for a screw in polariser, with a good quality anti-reflective coating, but the system filters with holders are ideal for square and rectangular filters like ND grads.

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Re: Polarising Filters: screw on or system?

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To answer the original question

Screw-in or system filters? My answer is - both

I'd personally go for a screw in polariser, with a good quality anti-reflective coating, but the system filters with holders are ideal for square and rectangular filters like ND grads.

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Seconded

I have to admit to rarely being bothered to carry a system any more as I can PP if I want to, but would totally be lost without my screw in CPL on sunny days I just put it on and use it all day.

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I have to admit to rarely being bothered to carry a system any more as I can PP if I want to, but would totally be lost without my screw in CPL on sunny days I just put it on and use it all day.

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I agree with Andy, my Cpl (Hoya screw) is almost a permanent fixture on all of my lens whilst shooting in good light. I have to confess to being in favour of screw in filters over the slot in types which I tried a while ago but just could not get on with, I guess old habbits are hard to break.

I might add that for years now I have always screwed the Cpl on top of the UV and have not experienced any quality issues (that i've noted anyway), it simply never occured to me to remove it, I guess this stems from my 'novice' years when I was taught that the UV or skylight are lens protectors and are never removed

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Re: Polarising Filters: screw on or system?

It's all a matter of opinion. From past experience, a system (Cokin P in my case) is fine for grads etc. where you would normally take things slowly and use a tripod - but a screw in polariser is convenient for travel photography etc when you need to keep your kit minimalistic.

I happen to have decided this week to buy a new polariser for my 58mm lenses

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Re: Polarising Filters: screw on or system? What make?

Does anyone have any views and/or experience of the different makes of screw-in polarisers?

Anyone using Marumi?

There is an enormous variation of prices (from about 20 to about 160 for a 72mm filter!). I guess at least some of this variation is justified...
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Re: Polarising Filters: screw on or system? What make?

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Does anyone have any views and/or experience of the different makes of screw-in polarisers?

Anyone using Marumi?

There is an enormous variation of prices (from about £20 to about £160 for a 72mm filter!). I guess at least some of this variation is justified...
My 67mm circular polariser is a Marumi - no complaints. It was inexpensive - cos I bought it in Hong Kong last year

The main thing is to ensure that the filter has an anti-reflection coating.

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Re: Polarising Filters: screw on or system?

Hoya is the market leader and 7DayShop sell them at attractive prices:

http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/defa...rds=hoya&comp=

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Re: Polarising Filters: screw on or system? What make?

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Does anyone have any views and/or experience of the different makes of screw-in polarisers?

Anyone using Marumi?

There is an enormous variation of prices (from about 20 to about 160 for a 72mm filter!). I guess at least some of this variation is justified...

Over the years I have tried both ends of the market, however having been bought up with Hoya I tend to stick with these as my filter of choice one thing I have learned is that 'you get what you pay for'. I did once make the mistake of trying a cheap Cpl 1/ the thread was not complete and 2/ it made a horrible grateing noise when rotating the outer lens. Lesson learned, straight back to Hoya.

As for Marumi, well I have a grey grad which I had bought for me and it's been OK on the odd occasion that I have used it, no complaints.

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Re: Polarising Filters: screw on or system?

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Hoya is the market leader and 7DayShop sell them at attractive prices:

http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/defa...rds=hoya&comp=

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And if you use step-up rings you don't need to buy so many screw in filters, just get the largest size and if there is room inside the lens hood on smaller diameter lens filter threads just get the apropriate step-up ring.
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