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The AGFA digital multi-coated circular polarizing (CPL) filters are the perfect compliment for your lenses. Light rays which are reflected by any surface become polarized and these high quality filters are used to select which light rays enter your camera lens. It allows you to remove unwanted reflections from non-metallic surfaces such as water, glass, etc. It also enables colors to become more saturated and appear clearer. It makes the sky bluer and the clouds whiter. They also protect your lens. 77mm
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I was initially unsure of my purchase but after receiving the Agfa CPL, I was very pleased with it & felt that I had made the correct choice . The filter is much much cheaper compared to other CPL's like Hoya but has a good build quality & glass. The reason I chose the Agfa CPL over Hoya was :
1) Cost 2) Multi-Coated 3) Huge confusion around multiple variants of the same Hoya Product with large variations in build quality ( Green series , HMC , SHMC,) and whether the baseline model is multi coated or not.
Check out my sample images that show the Agfa CPL in action , so far I've tested it in-home only with very positive results . Will update outdoor test results later.
Pros: - Multi coating that actually works with no reflections - Does its job of cutting our reflections very well - Cost
Cons - The outer ring was a bit oily due to the lubrication ...nothing that a lens cleaner & a cotton swab cant solve...
I initially rated this 5 stars. It performed quite well on my Canon 24-105 on a cropped sensor, physically felt well-constructed, and the ring rotated smoothly without being loose. On a full-frame, this polarizer's ring is too thick and appears in the frame at 24mm, but is not a huge deal since zooming in even a tiny bit or cropping the image later will get around this.
Occasionally, the ring can be stuck pretty tightly and can be hard to remove. I've found that turning the outer ring counterclockwise, as if you're unscrewing the outer ring, will loosen the inner ring and allow it to come off easily.
The reason I changed my rating from 5 stars to 2 is because initially, I used this filter at the wide end of my 24-105 where it caused little noticeable image degradation. However, at the long end, it becomes noticeable, and on my 70-200mm IS II it is unusable. The first time I tried this polarizer on my 70-200, I was taking photos of my dog in broad daylight, and...
I made a side by side comparison of the Agfa CPL with a Sigma DG wide CPL I own. The Agfa has a thicker frame, but is pretty well machined. It rotates smoothly without any problem. Optically, by naked eye, the Agfa filter appears to have a tint of orange color, and reflects light slightly stronger than the Sigma. In the real world, the Agfa filter does produce warmer pictures and is flare prone in comparison to the Sigma filter.
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