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You gets what you pay for!
on 17 August 2011
Needed filters to protect lenses of the new DSLR and this kit looked like a good place to start at the price. UV filter seems OK, but the CPL is virtually unusable, since the image focus is degraded so much. Tried it on both manual and automatic focus - same problem. It looks like it might be an issue as to whether the filter is square in the mount, because the image degradation is even worse if the filter is rotated (this test done indoors on the edge of a wooden door, where no polarisation effect should be present). Will use the UV filter, but need a better CPL.
Update: Pointed out the problem to the supplier (Smart Shop UK) and queried whether this was a one-off problem with a bad CPL. To their credit, they immediately despatched another set, arived the day after by courier, but sadly not much better. Conclusion, this is a cheap filter and the QC is obviously not great. You might be lucky!