Marumi vs Hoya polarized filters

6 years 1 month ago #575440 by Scott Klubeck
I can't seem to find my polarized filter and need a new one.   I've narrowed down my search to these two.  If you were going to pick up a new polarized filter, which would you get: Marumi vs Hoya?


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6 years 1 month ago #575565 by Francis
Marumi is a much better built filter in my opinion.  I've had 2 Hoya filters over the years fall apart on me.  


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6 years 1 month ago #575606 by garyrhook
Good to know. Turns out I'm going to be needing a 95mm CPL.


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6 years 1 month ago #575747 by ThatNikonGuy
What lens is that going on Gary?


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6 years 1 month ago #575796 by garyrhook

ThatNikonGuy wrote: What lens is that going on Gary?


A Nikon 200-500 f/5.6. It should arrive Saturday.

Here’s a shot from a concert 10 days ago, where I used a borrowed one. I’m happy enough with the results to want my own.









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6 years 1 month ago #575807 by Joe Peterson
Nice shots Gary.  

OP - good tip.   I agree Hoya's have some improvements needed.  I had a polarized filter that literally fell apart resulting in part of it being stuck on my 70-200mm.  It was such a PITA to get off!  


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6 years 1 month ago #575829 by Francis
Interesting.  Never heard of this filter brand.  What does the "EXUS" mean?  

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/973418-REG/marumi_amxcpl77_77mm_exus_circular_polarizer.html


Gary where did you buy that lens from?  I ask because B&H has it for $1396 and Adorama has it for $1039.  Just in case you bought from B&H, you could save some bucks at Adorama.  

Nice lens BTW!


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6 years 1 month ago - 6 years 1 month ago #575935 by garyrhook

Francis wrote: Gary where did you buy that lens from?  I ask because B&H has it for $1396 and Adorama has it for $1039.  Just in case you bought from B&H, you could save some bucks at Adorama.  

Nice lens BTW!


Used, US model, very good condition, on eBay, from a reputable vendor that isn't going to risk their rep for $1150.  I stupidly missed a "new, open box" offer, but this one is just as good. I've had very good luck with eBay. I won't buy gray market, so the cheap ones at Adorama, et. al., are a no-go. I only buy new if I must, but that's rare. My LensBaby Velvet 85, for example. I'll probably have to get my Laowa 15mm f/4 Macro new, too, when I get around to it.


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6 years 1 month ago #576406 by Ian Stone
Hey that is going to be a fun lens to have in the old camera bag.  Post up photos and your thoughts after you get it. 

OP:  Hoya has slipped in recent years.  I've not had any luck with  them myself. What it is, is the front brass ring that holds the front in place.  It's weak and doesn't hold well.  They really need to do something about the engineering.  


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6 years 1 month ago #577534 by Alfonso Camil
Helpful post, thank you


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2 months 17 hours ago #762642 by Spirit Vision Photography
The Marumi DHG Super filters are every bit as good as the high end B+W filters. They are great. The DHG (non-Super) Marumi filters are excellent, they just lack the outer nano coating.


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