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.
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.
Taken without the filter
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.