Monday, May 04, 2009

Hoya Circular Polarizing (CPL) Filter

I had earlier taken some photographs using a cheap CPL filter.  Recently, I decided to upgrade this filter to a Hoya CPL filter as I was told that the difference in quality is noticeable.

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I also got it as I intend to take some landscape photography where these CPL filters will increase the contrast and also the colour saturation.  Anyway, I did a quick test at the Koi pond again.

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Taken without the filter

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Taken with the Hoya CPL filter

The different between with and without the filter is very evident and what’s interesting is that the Hoya CPL filter compared to the cheaper filter is also quite significant.  The lost in brightness with the Hoya CPL is not as evident as that for the cheaper alternative.

Will be using this filter for my landscape photography next.

10 comments:

kuanhoong said...

Of course, Hoya wor..

that is why it is more expensive lah

Vivien said...

how much is the filter?

Ian Tan said...

@vivien, I got it used for less than Rm100.

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fotoamatur said...

im wondering r u using a PRO 1 cpl filter or just cpl Hoya filter? n what's the different between both of them?

Ian Tan said...

Not PRO 1, just the lower end Hoya CPL. Sorry, I am not sure what's the difference between the two.

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老板娘 said...

how much for the Hoya CPL? i also using a cheap PL filter, and addicted on it. Think to buy Hoya CPL too....

Ian Tan said...

I got it as a gift, so I am not sure how much it would be in the market.