Different types of bay 70 hasselblad polarizing filters

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  1. bowie

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    Hello,
    Does anybody know what is the difference between those polarization filters?
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    Better glass or coating? Is one of them slim version? Which one is a new type? I need a filter for my CFi 50 mm f/4 lens
    thx,
    Chris
     
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    The one on top seems to be a circular polarizer, while the one below seems to be a linear polarizer.
     
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    Thanks for the response, but seems that both filters are linear, see here:

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    As long as the camera does not require a circular polarizer, it does not matter which you use. Not only that, but why not arbitrarily pick the narrow mount for a wide-angle lens and get it over with? Moral of the story: pick one and run with it.
     
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    sure, but I would like to know the difference anyway, that's why I am asking
     
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    I am inclined to think that there is no appreciable difference except, perhaps, a difference in age/manufacturing dates. That might introduce some variable, but not enough to matter. I think that if one were a circular polarizer, it would be marked so; they usually are.

    BTW, I love my 50. It is a bit clunky, but it is sharp and renders very well, indeed. Maybe I should get a polarizer; right now I only use a KR1.5. I had trouble getting used to using that extra focus ring, but once I got the hang of it by reading Hasselblad's official instructions, it seems easy.
     
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    I have found more pictures in the web and both filters are marked LIN, so they are not polarizers.
     
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    BTW, your 50 has a reputation for allowing one to add junk on the front end without vignetting. I see people recommending a Bay 70 to Bay 60 adaptor or Bay 70 to "something smaller" adaptor. I even see people recommending adding a Bay 70-77mm adaptor and a shade on the end of that. It must be pretty tolerant of add-ons.
     
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    I have already bought bay 70 filter on ebay. It is second version, while in the ebay picture first version was shown. That's why I am asking