77mm CPL filter recommendation

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Hi there!

I have recently bought the AF-S 70-200 2.8 VR lens to use on my D7000.
I'm really happy with the lens and the image quality that I get with it.
The problem is that when I use it with CPL filter, image quality gets much
worse. Photos look like they are OOF and like there is more noise.
The filter that I have is HOYA 77mm CPL but it's a cheap filter, that I've
bought on ebay for 20-30$.

Which CPL filter would you reccomend, that has the best price/quality ratio?
 
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Is the Hoya a genuine item from a trusted seller on ebay ?

I got a Marumi super CPL which work really well when I bought it for New Zealand trip.
 
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I have had great luck with Hoya, Tiffen, and Marumi CPLs. I use a CPL for probably 80% of my shooting.
 
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I think you might have been sold a counterfeit Hoya filter. Never buy any name brand item from an Ebay merchant unless you KNOW that they are selling the genuine article.

Hoya, Kenko, Marumi, Nikon and B+W are all names that you can trust, but only if you buy from a reliable dealer.
 
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I think you might have been sold a counterfeit Hoya filter. Never buy any name brand item from an Ebay merchant unless you KNOW that they are selling the genuine article.

Hoya, Kenko, Marumi, Nikon and B+W are all names that you can trust, but only if you buy from a reliable dealer.

+1

All my stuff comes from B&H. No tax and most of the time free shipping :)

Carole
 
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It is probably a counterfeit. What is a reasonable price for a good 77 mm CPL?

Here are all the 77mm CPLs available at B&H.

Looking at these results, I'd say that you should spend about $100 for a quality CPL.

Personally, I have used CPLs from Nikon, Kenko, Marumi and Singh-Ray. All get the job done, but I currently use the Singh-Ray.
 
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I bought a Marumi as at the time it was the cheapest of the well regarded CPLs and I'm pleased with the results. I've also used a Nikon in the past and liked that as well but it as a few years ago and I can't say which I prefer.
 

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