A little extra cost for a lot of extra convenience, great pro-quality stuff
2 January 2014
Summary: Great for minimising glare on water, or photographing through glass such as into cabinets or into cars. Smart photographers put a Hoyer UV on every lens for physical protection, and keep specialised lenses such as this Circular Polariser in the size equal to their largest lens filter thread, and then purchase step-up rings for their smaller diameter lenses so they can use any of their special filters on all of their lenses.
Summary: I have used these filters (the Pro 1, made in Japan) for years, and they have not disappointed. The coating is nice, the polarizing is very even, and they turn relatively smoothly. They're also very thin, which helps to prevent vignetting (darkening in the corners of photos).
Summary: This is a high quality, well made circular polarizing filter. It performs well, does not have a color cast or other defects that can be seen in lower quality filters. As with all polarizing filters it needs to be oriented correctly with respect to the light source to see the polarizing effect. Brings out the blues in sky and reduces glare. Filter is also low profile which prevents vignetting when using on a wide angle lens. Only downside is the expense.
Summary: Bought the product to improve pictures with reflective surfaces and blue skies. Can say that it works very well on getting the best blue sky i have ever had in any of my pictures. Very good. This is a product i will have much use of in the future.