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05-13-2013, 07:29 PM   #1
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Best Circular Polarizer Value?

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I need to buy a 62mm circular polarizer for an upcoming vacation and was wondering which one now represent a good value for the money. Any suggestions? I'd like a fairly thin one, I think.

Apologies if this is the wrong forum for this.

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05-13-2013, 07:39 PM   #2
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I prefer the Marumi filters myself. Their Super DHG filters wipe clean more easily than any other filter I have owned.
Amazon.com: Marumi 62mm 62 Super DHG MC CPL PL.D Slim Thin Filter Japan: Camera & Photo

If you specifically need a slim filter than here is a Marumi:
Amazon.com: Marumi DHG MC CPL PL (D) 62mm 62 Slim Thin Filter Digital High Grade Japan: Camera & Photo

There's a thread here where CPLs are discussed:
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/219282-hawaii-...-18-135wr.html

There are many other threads if you use the search function.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
I prefer the Marumi filters myself. Their Super DHG filters wipe clean more easily than any other filter I have owned.
Amazon.com: Marumi 62mm 62 Super DHG MC CPL PL.D Slim Thin Filter Japan: Camera & Photo

If you specifically need a slim filter than here is a Marumi:
Amazon.com: Marumi DHG MC CPL PL (D) 62mm 62 Slim Thin Filter Digital High Grade Japan: Camera & Photo

There's a thread here where CPLs are discussed:
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/219282-hawaii-...-18-135wr.html

There are many other threads if you use the search function.
+1 for the marumis SUPER DHG (the "super" part is like the SP coating on pentax lens)
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Although I don't have experience with Marumis like Docrwm, a lot of online reviews seem to indicate they are exactly what you're looking for: good quality and reasonable price tag. I'm not in a position to buy new gear right now, but I'm inclined to try the Marumi brand some time in the future. One thing about Marumi; they don't seem to do very much advertising, making them a well kept secret (as I see it, anyway). Perhaps the lack of advertising helps keep the prices down?

Also, the Hoya/Kenko Pro 1 Digital line are worth considering. I have a Pro 1 Digital CPL for the odd occasion when I'm using my DA 18-55mm. Again - good quality and reasonably priced, although I suspect the Marumis are actually better. The Hoyas fall short of B+W quality, but still good. Some people have complained the Pro 1 Digitals are hard to clean, and I can confirm this issue with a P1D UV filter I have. My CPL, however, does not seen to be afflicted with this problem.

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Perfect. Thank you all very much.
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You can get good prices on Marumi CPL's on ebay.

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Looks like you already took this advice, but I've had good luck with the Murami CPL as well.

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For my K30 + 18/135 wr which filter 52mm or 72mm???
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Filter Size?

Hello Fabio, welcome to the Forum!
According to our lens reviews, the filter size on the DA 18-135mm is 62mm. This is the size you'll need for any filter, including a circular Polarizer (CPL).
I'll add a + 1 for Marumi's, they offer the best price/performance/quality ratio, imo.
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I also give a vote for the Marumi Super DHG CPL.
I bought mine from 2filter and can commend their excellent service.
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QuoteOriginally posted by rbefly Quote
Hello Fabio, welcome to the Forum!
According to our lens reviews, the filter size on the DA 18-135mm is 62mm. This is the size you'll need for any filter, including a circular Polarizer (CPL).
I'll add a + 1 for Marumi's, they offer the best price/performance/quality ratio, imo.
Ron
Thank you so much for your Reply, I will try to get a Marumi 62 mm!
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I also give a vote for the Marumi Super DHG CPL.
I bought mine from 2filter and can commend their excellent service.
Thank you so much, I read about Hoya HD but now I have something to compare
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