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cheap? yes. Any acceptable level of quality control? sadly not!
on 18 January 2017
I initially bought the 58mm and was so happy with it, I've since bought the 52mm and 95mm versions. As a photography student i'd been pretty much told to only buy hoya filters but I've been really happy with the quality of these for the price. This was until the 95mm filter arrived. So excited to get out with my new lens I popped the filter on the lens and went to an RSPB centre in Scotland and promptly took about 500 shots with it. Once I uploaded the pictures, however, I was horrified to find that every picture was covered in nasty zigzag lines, something which I've never seen before. Gutted that my new lens was crap, I promply posted pictures on a Nikon advice site and no one knew what was going on. After 30 or so comments, finally someone said he'd experienced the same thing on his new sigma 150-600 lens (mine's a Nikon 200-500mm) and we quickly established that the thing we had in common was that we'd both just purchased the Polaroid 95mm filter. The next morning I went out and took a whole series of test shots, both with and without the filter and the shots without it were perfect, it was the filter that was to blame. I will be sending the filter back as its not fit for purpose. The attached photo is a cropped image of a deer. if you look closely, you'll see the lines throughout the picture. imagine having 500 shots with this effect!!