Polar Pro Variable ND filter - Peter Mckinnon Edition

9 months 3 days ago #656900 by garyrhook

Sanford wrote: Are these made by same company that makes Break Through  Filters? 


Aside from the fact that they look nothing alike, where did you get this idea?


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8 months 3 weeks ago #657779 by Deb Reardon

garyrhook wrote:

Sanford wrote: Are these made by same company that makes Break Through  Filters? 


Aside from the fact that they look nothing alike, where did you get this idea?


Most likely from other Polar Pro and Break Through filters do kind of look alike.  They have same rough grip rings.  Just a guess as I have Break Through filters and a good friend has Polar Pro ones and they do have some similar features.  


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8 months 3 weeks ago #657785 by Shadowfixer1

Steve Zahra wrote: Nice filter, but priced high.  Likely to cover royalty check to Peter.  

Nail. Head. Nuff said.

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8 months 3 weeks ago #657967 by Conner
Way over priced, there are plenty of options out there for far less $$ with no compromise in quality.  


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8 months 3 weeks ago #658009 by effron
I don't even like variable ND filters, I'll stick with my Lee system....

Why so serious?
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8 months 3 weeks ago #658109 by Soccer Mom

effron wrote: I don't even like variable ND filters, I'll stick with my Lee system....



The problem is there is always some sort of color/tint mishaps.  Better off using solid ND's. 

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8 months 3 weeks ago #658171 by garyrhook

Deb Reardon wrote:

garyrhook wrote:

Sanford wrote: Are these made by same company that makes Break Through  Filters? 


Aside from the fact that they look nothing alike, where did you get this idea?


Most likely from other Polar Pro and Break Through filters do kind of look alike.  They have same rough grip rings.  Just a guess as I have Break Through filters and a good friend has Polar Pro ones and they do have some similar features.  


Why would any company create a completely different line of products, wildly different in their makeup, to compete with an existing line? Wouldn't it make more sense to build on a single brand (like BT does with the X2 and X4 models, or Formatt-Hitech does with Firecrest/Firecrest Ultra)? As for similarities, one could say that about all filters. To me it looks like the two products are clearly different, nubbies on the ring notwithstanding.

From what I've observed, shared manufacturing tends to produce products that are much more recognizably identical. Not just similar in some ways.

Of course, I've always thought that Mercury cars were a silly idea, when they're really just ugly Fords. What do I know?


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8 months 3 weeks ago #658202 by Alex
Gary... I was on a call with a client and just about lost it with

"Of course, I've always thought that Mercury cars were a silly idea, when they're really just ugly Fords"

My mother back in the day had a Mercury Zephyr wagon and you are right... it was an ugly Ford.  Actually that car was just ugly regardless!  

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8 months 3 weeks ago #658362 by ThatNikonGuy
Aren't there tons of products white labeled for others to sell?   I wouldn't be surprised that all these filters are made by the same Chinese manufacture.  


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