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    Schneider True-Pol?

    Hi,

    I shoot outdoors and the polarizer is my main filter. I get the best I can find and previously used B+W. I saw the Schneider true-pol advertised as 12 times more effective than other polarizers. I have seen from film forums that people like them but no real feedback as to whether they are better than other polarizers.

    I don't mind the 4x4 square as my lenses run from 72 to 95mm and I use 4x6 grads all the time. so I have a rotating holder. If this filter does give me noticeably better polarization in more conditions then I would definitely be interested.

    Anyone have experience with this filter and how it compares?

    Thanks

    Guy

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    Hey Guy, I have the True-pol and use it with my Mamiya 28mm and Nikon 14-24. No way it is "12 times more effective" - that is just marketing BS. I have never done a head-to-head comparison but I doubt you would see much difference between it and your B+W (probably are the same glass to begin with). This filter is VERY thick, but then I guess it is actually thinner than the B+W since it is not mounted - just two very thick sheets of glass.

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    Wow another Guy on the forum. Nice name bud and welcome to GetDPI
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    Re: Schneider True-Pol?

    Ditto on Tim's assessment. I have the water white version and while it is a nice polarizer is not much difference than my B&W.

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    Re: Schneider True-Pol?

    Hi,

    Just to close out this thread, I received an email direct from the Schneider company representative in response to my question (I sent the question to their website). He said that the true-pol was miles ahead of less expensive competition when it was released, but that, now, I would see little difference between it and the B+W filters. He had some very helpful suggestions about when to use square vs screw-in polarizers.

    I was extremely impressed with the response, and in fact he exchanged several emails with me. This speaks volumes about the caliber of their company. I will be sticking with B+W but will get a true-pol if I ever need a square filter.

    Just thought those who responded would want to know. Also, many thanks to the people who responded. Also says a lot about the caliber of these forums!

    Guy

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