Filters (Circ-Pol + ND)

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^ When I was buying my Cir-Pol filter from my local shop, they said the difference was a coating on the glass, IIRC. Does anyone know if that's the ony difference between the two Hoya filters?

Since I was on a budget, I went with the normal one. So far it has produced very good results, though I've only used it one time, and it seemed to slow the camera a lot; it was a bright, sunny day yet I was forced to shoot at 1/100" most of the time. Restricted to that speed I practiced my panning :p
 
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What does the size mean when talking about a circ pol? What exactly is the difference between say, a 30mm one and a 58mm one? Size of the lens that it fits onto or how much you can turn/adjust it...?
 

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It's the size of the lens, for example my D40 has 52mm lenses. :)

I'm still super impressed with the ?7.99 Camlink lens I bought, there's never any colour cast over the image and quality is impressive enough for me.
 

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^ Be careful in saying that your camera has 52mm lenses. The 18-55mm lens is 52mm, but my 70-300mm is 62mm. It says on the bottom of the lens is you are in any doubt.
 

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^ Be careful in saying that your camera has 52mm lenses. The 18-55mm lens is 52mm, but my 70-300mm is 62mm. It says on the bottom of the lens is you are in any doubt.
Yeah, what I meant was both of my lenses are 52mm (18-55mm and 55-200mm). :)
 

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Im guessing its the "58mm" on the bottom?




Oh, I also went to 2filter.com and looked up Hoya circ pols... there are lots of different ones. Will I be fine with this one: http://www.2filter.com/hoya/hoyapolarizers02.html

And whats with different color-ones? They just saturate that one color more or what?
 
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^ Yup, that circle with a line through it means 'diameter', or the distance across the end of the lens i.e. the size of filter you need.
 

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^ I think I have the one in the top left of the pic (to lazy to go check) that's fine :)
 

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The "colour" codes represent the quality of the filter. Some have better coatings and are more flare-resistant than others, and price increases as you head towards the Pro series. As long as you get a circular polarizer (not a linear) you should be OK.
 

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Ok, thats what I figured. Just ordered one :) Thanks for the help
 
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