Would you trust unbranded filters?

Soldato
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Ive used an unbranded CPL for quite a while and its worked fine. I probably wouldn't use them on the end of decent lenses, but for basic kit I see now reason why not to use unbranded ones. Out of interest how much are you looking at for the unbranded ND4? As you can get Hoya ones for £10 inc p&p or B&W ones for £20 from Hong Kong.
 
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I guess an unbranded filter would probably be no worse than an "own brand" filter from a high street store?

The filter in question is £9.24 incl p&p

Like you say if I had several hundred quids of lens I'd be getting the best filter possible, but I only* have a 6500fd, which apparently has a very good lens for a bridge camera!

* it might only be a 6500fd but I love it :)
 
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The unbranded filter may well suit your current needs.

Much though you love it, you will not be using your 6500fd for ever, and if the filter you are contemplating getting is of a diameter that you will use when you move onwards and upwards the unbranded option may then be a false economy.
 
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