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From the essential filters that need to be in your kit bag to must-know tips on how to use them, we've covered everything you need to know about camera lens filters in this feature.
You may be aware that a polarising filter is one of the most useful additions to your camera kit, but there are a few things you need to decide before buying one. First thing you should know is that there are two varieties - linear and circular. Although they're both physically round, a linear variety can have an effect on the autofocus or metering accuracy of any camera that uses a semi-silvered mirror or prism to split the light entering the viewfinder.
Thank you all once again for your help, looks like I will have to save up for a lee CP.
Forum: Hoya, Cokin and Kenko Filters & Teleconverters
Thank you for the description, Michael - it makes sense as Brian says.
Forum: Olympus Cameras
I have a B+W Circular Polariser, 52mm, which the seller on ebay claimed may be one of the first of this type made by B+W. It's in the original box, and it gives a unique cast to the sky when used in this type of photo. I really like it, but use it sparingly.
Forum: General Photography Discussion
__ Unpolarised ---- Polarised Comparison images. set on tripod flash used.
You may also want to look into the Cokin Z-Pro holder as a cheaper short term solution. Darwin Wiggett uses this in conjunction with a round polariser that has a serated edge which allows rotation independent from the holder and other filters. His polariser is by Singh Ray, so very expensive anf probably only available in th US. Cokin may make something similar. The Cokin holder will allow Lee...
Thanks John I managed to borrowed a heliopan at the weekend and am now sold on getting one of to the shops this afternoon to track one down You are welcome and glad you found the advice useful. JP
If that works for you, Russ, then there is no problem. Like BigAl, I use a Cokin CPL polariser which is really a round one that slots into the filter holder and can be rotated without rotating the entire holder. But I rarely use the polariser in conjunction with other filters (such as ND grads) as they just don't seem to work well together. So, if I definitely need a polarising filter...
Thanks guys,I have tracked down a Hoya circular polariser for 45 euros here in Dublin. Thanks for the advice. Des
Helioppan or even genuine Chinese. Lee are a rip-off imho But, of course, all those who have been ripped off will come on here to defend their mistake. Human nature. .
Why must it be rear fit? is it because the filter thread/size will be too big?
Think you will have to go with the lee SW150 system with this lens as I have with the Canon 14mm. :) Already have, but currently only with ND Graduated filters.
Well first off - just to clarify your post - where you say you know nothing at all about them do you know where you will use them to gain an advantage? from watching the video, Landscapes mainly to improve skies and clouds, also to reduce alot of reflections. So do i just order a polariser and filter or do i need anything else as well
Thank you for your help on olarisers. I managed to get a hoya sup pro on e-bay for £57 and I am very pleased with the results
LOL cheers all
Http://www.amazon.com/Adorama-Step-Up-Adapter-Ring-Filter/dp/B00016USAA is this what i need to use a polariser on a 17-40mm lens at 17mm
Forum: Taking photos
The Irix Edge series is a new collection of screw-in filters which consists of UV & Protector, Circular Polariser and ND filters.
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