Reviews and Problems with Nikon 77mm Circular Polarizer Glass Filter II
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Buy it, you won't be disappointed
Redtail Jeff, B&H Photo
11 March 2009
Summary: I use this primarily on my Nikon 17-55. I bought it to replace a Hoya Pro 1, which does not properly accept the Nikon lens cap, falls apart whenever I remove it, and is a pain to clean. This Nikon filter solves these problems and performs similar to my B+Ws and Heliopan. I haven't tried this on my Tokina 11-16 and 12-24, but would expect vignetting at about 12-13mm. I use a Heliopan 105 for the rare occasions when I want a polarizer at extreme wide angles.
Summary: Well built, does what it should. It's easy to use and makes a big difference in the quality of my photos. Have used it to take pictures in the snow with great results. Does a great job highlighting contrast, especially at those sunrise/sunset times of the day.
Pros: Easy To Use, Great Image Quality, Strong Construction
Summary: The Nikon CPL II Filter is a great example of what Nikon does best: good glass in an easy to use package. The slim design means no vignetting, and the included hard case keeps the filter safe. Easy to clean, smooth rotation, and top notch build quality make this one of the best CPLs available. The only negative I can think of is that because of the slim design, those with thick fingers might have some trouble rotating the filter.
Summary: I bought this filter to use with my 12-24 zoom. The thin filter works well without any image vignetting at 12mm. You can't stack other filters on it, but that would defeat the purpose of use with very wide lens. As always, the Nikon quality is superb.
Summary: I bought this polarizer to use primarily on Canon 10-22 EF-S lens, to avoid frame clipping by the polarizer frame. I am not entirely convinced that normal thickness polarizer would clip, but considering that this item is priced very competitively relative to other quality polirizers I decided to try it. No regrets. Works as expected. Be careful with sky shots with ultra wide lens. Uneven saturation can be rather pronounced. I would definitely recommend this product.
Pros: Very good quality. Smooth. No problems with putting it on the lens. Despite the fact that it is slim it has front thread so that you can use stock lens cap.
Cons: None really, other than price. But you get what you pay for.