Heliopan Filters As Good as BW

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I've always used B+W and think they're great.

I'm however confronted with the idea of purchasing a Heliopan Polarizer as it has the convenient numbers all around the side - which as you can imagine is convenient for a rangefinder camera.

I read on one website that the best filters were either Leitz or Heliopan as they're the only filters made from such high quality glass.

Thanks for any input.
 
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> I read on one website that the best filters were either Leitz or Heliopan as they're the only filters made from such high quality glass. =================================================================

I have had excellent results with several brands of filters. I also have seen some evidence that Leica ( Leitz no longer exists ) subcontracts for filters, as well as many other items. Do not judge only from advertising.......
 
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I have been using Heliopan, B+W, Leica and Nikon filters for years on my Leicas and Nikons and I can assure you that Heliopan is as good as B+W, Leica and Nikon. By the way Heliopan filters are made of high quality Schott glas and are multicoated on both sides. They exist in slim versions (useful for use with wide angle lenses). However the most convenient polarizer for use on a rangefinder is Leica's own.

Jacques
 
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Merci Jacques pour le retour!

I've ordered a number of B&W and Heliopan, notably some 55mm Heliopan as are less expensive than the 55mm B&W slim. Unforunately, have only received my neutral density ones and haven't had opportunity to use yet, and the others for black and white purposes are on backorder now for nearly a month with B&H.

I have also recently acquired a Leica universal M polarizer. Unfortunately it doesn't cover 55mm lenses so for my 21mm ASPH will just have to manage with the Heliopan 55mm which apparently doesn't vignette up to 18mm or 20mm lenses - we shall indeed see!

Mark
 
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> I have also recently acquired a Leica universal M polarizer. > Unfortunately it doesn't cover 55mm lenses so for my 21mm ASPH > will > just have to manage with the Heliopan 55mm which apparently > doesn't > vignette up to 18mm or 20mm lenses - we shall indeed see! ================================================================= Polarising filters do not work well on ultra-wideangle lenses. The polarising effect is not as wide as the coverage angle of the lenses of 28 mm. or wider.
 
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