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Rear-fit polariser on telephoto

csurry 16 9.2k 92
24 Mar 2009 1:48PM
Has anyone tried the rear-fit polariser in any of the manufacturers long lenses?

The reason I am interested is that I have some shots to do in the next few weeks which will require a slow shutter speed, but I do not want to stop down the aperture, because it will ruin the effect.

So the alternative option once I have lowered ISO, etc. is to fit a polariser.

At the moment I just have the standard rear fit filter in each of my lenses, but as the polariser fits all 3 it is not so expensive relatively as if it were specific to each lens.

1) How easy are they to adjust?
2) As effective as a normal polariser?

Any other advice?


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Tonyd3 Plus
13 1.1k 18 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2009 4:27PM
Hi Cheryl

as you know i have the 200 f2, when i was in New York last October i bought the 3CPL for the 200, i understand the 300,400,500 and 600 all use the same CPL but not the 200.

Fits the same as the Skylight that comes with the lens but has an additional small wheel for ajusting the effect works very well, but i need to put a small mark with white paint so i can quickly adjust to the best effect quickly otherwise no problems and as i cant use a normal polariser on the front i cant say if its better or not. but it does work and i tend to leave it in the lens most of the time as it works well on car windows for sport shots so i would guess it will work for you.

csurry 16 9.2k 92
24 Mar 2009 4:40PM
Thanks Tony, apparently the CPL1L fits all three lenses, phoned Grays to check as Warehouse did not know.

Couldn't find anything conclusive on the internet, so have gone with Grays opinion on the one needed.

Since I have a number of shoots planned in the next few months where there is the possibility of too much light for the effect that I want I have decided to bite the bullet so to speak and get one to be shared between the 3 lenses.

It'll pay for itself if they come off Wink
JJGEE 13 7.2k 18 England
24 Mar 2009 5:37PM

Quote:which will require a slow shutter speed....

Just curious.
If that is the effect you want why would a ND filter not be appropriate ?
Coleslaw 12 13.4k 28 Wales
24 Mar 2009 7:01PM
was wondering about the same thing as Jeff.
csurry 16 9.2k 92
24 Mar 2009 8:20PM
Cos they don't make a rear fit one to my knowledge. It could be that any 52mm filter would fit the holder, but I could not find any details on this.

Worth pursuing, but unless anyone can confirm that it would not adversely affect the AF ability then I'd rather go with the Nikon option than trying something unknown as I only have two attempts at the first subject. Wouldn't want to waste one session on something that affected the AF, but will look into this as a future option.
Coleslaw 12 13.4k 28 Wales
24 Mar 2009 8:30PM
why must it be rear fit? is it because the filter thread/size will be too big?

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