Sunpak - Platinum Plus 67mm Circular Polarizer

Use this 67mm circular polarizer to cut down on annoying reflections and improve the color and contrast of your images.
$14.99
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0% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (0 out of 4)

Features


Compatible with lenses that have a 67mm filter diameter

Reduces reflections

Intensifies colors

Darkens the color of the sky when used for landscape photography

Improves contrast


Overall customer rating

1.3
0%
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Pros

Cons

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not even in a pinch!

    Posted
    CBArt

    I purchased this filter because I was in a pinch and needed one right away; my other Circular Polarizer got scratched and I didn't want to take a chance. I checked with local camera shops and nobody had a 67mm filter in stock; so I went to Best Buy. (I will do without next time!) I am a semi-professional photographer and 98% of my lens filters are Hoya multi-coated. Enough about that, now about the "Sunpak Platinum Plus 67mm Circular Polarizer". To keep it simple,TROUBLE. Very light lens tint; almost no tinting at all. When and if you can get it to thread onto your lens and begin to adjust the filter for the shot, it is very hard to tell if the polarizer is even doing its job. I take pictures with 12 mega pixal camera and when I use this filter it softens the shot so much it comes out looking like a 6 MP. I can not blow up the print without it distorting the image. The rotation of this polarizer is touchy. Several times I started to unscrew it from the lens because it would rotate properly. It also has a bad fit where the two parts come together. The filter I purchased would actually lean forward a degree or two. I really did think that the front half of the filter was going to fall off a couple of times. I am not blaming Best Buy for the quality of this product; that is Sunpak's fault. I am blaming Best Buy for caring this low quality product. Pull this line from your shelf and replace it with something better. Some people come into Best Buy to purchase DSLR's such as Nikon's D80, D90 or Cannon's EOS series cameras. These people don't spend $1000.00+ for a camera and then want a $19.95 filter with it. So come out of pocket, spend the money and buy a good quality filter! Unless of course you want a really unique coaster.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    It's just OK

    Posted
    JimmyTrain

    I needed a polarizer for my D80 Nikon 18-135 lens & saw this at Best Buy. The price was 1/3 that of a Hoya or Tiffen filter so I thought I would give it a try. Well, you get what you pay for. I took several scenic shots around the home with and without the filter & then downloaded them into Photoshop Elements. When you start zooming in on the image it is readily apparent that the resolution suffers with the filter on. The glass that they use is definitely not of the highest quality. The polarizer worked fine & you get a bluer sky. For general shots at a distance when detail is not important, the filter is OK......but, if you want to get the most out of the cameras resolution, you better stick with Hoya, Tiffen, or some other high quality glass. This is one of those times that you get what you pay for.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Very unsatisfied

    Posted
    BigTex

    The cons say it all. The knurling on the ring is very VERY thin. I had great difficulting getting it on my lens tightly, and then once I did it would unscrew when turning the polarizer because the glass rotates is like it's full of sand. There is no index mark to tell you the orientation of the polarization. Then when I tried to remove it I could not...again, the knurling is too small to get a good grip. For a while I thought I would have to break the filter and use a pliers to get it off. After several minutes it did finally come off but not without injering the nail on my index finger from squeezing and turning so #@$% hard.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Filter to trash!

    Posted
    Mike805

    The glass chipped in two locations along the ring the first time I used it. I'm not new to filters. Should be called P U plus!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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