05-25-2014 08:59 AM
Hi, I bought the cameraq a while back and I thought to buy some filters. I like to buy oroginal as much as possible, and imagine my surprise when I found out the PL filter from Canon was $390!...How is it posible?
Can somebody -specially somebody representing Canon- explain to me why should a filter be almost as expensive as the camera itself? Don't they want to sell their own products?
05-25-2014 05:00 PM
Yes I saw that but the Polarizing filter was less than that, I think I saw it on Canon in the high $200's. I searched and searched and finally found it for $179 which is still pretty high since the camera itself only cost me $360. I do not know how they can justify those prices either, I broke down and bought it at $179 on Amazon ( Canon 67 Filter PL-C B ) and it really makes a big difference in the pictures. I found the UV filter for $49 on Rakuten.
Like you I try and stay with original accessories and passed up on the less expensive ones.
05-26-2014 04:59 AM
That PL filter is not peculiar to the SX50.
Only useful if you take, or want to take, scenes that benefit from such a filter.
There is quite a lot that can be done afterwards if you use raw files - which you should.
NO, not a UV filter - that was for film.
ND might be useful, with the same proviso as above for the PL.
05-26-2014 11:07 AM
Veteran I like the way you can adjust the light into the lens with that PL filter because it rotates and the effect is instantly visible. I took some shots of myself using it and it really made a difference in softening the light..And it was quick and easy to do. I know your a big raw file fan !! lol I have yet to explore that area but when I do I am sure I will have questions for you.
05-29-2014 02:38 PM
Thank you all for your answers. As for the pricing of the PL filter, it still shows $390 on the Canon site...Go figure! If you ask me, it's a rip off or an insult to Canon to their clientele.
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