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Day 194: Catcliffe Glass Kiln

discreetphoton > discreetphoton Blog > Day 194: Catcliffe Glass Kiln
06/03/2012 - 10:59 PM

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You can see this structure from Sheffield Parkway, and I decided to have a look this week after my third trip down that way. Thereís not much of note around it now other than bungalows, but itís quite a prominent landmark. And it wonít be there forever if the locals get their way. Apparently they want it to be demolished because of fears that itís unsafe (which Iím not convinced of) and its attraction to vandals (that partís true Ė there were a couple of snowmen painted on the front).

Today saw something unusual for me: I actually remembered to use a polariser for once. This raised an interesting point. A while back I was sent some photographs taken by another user of the Tamron 18-270 PZD. They prompted me to write the following in the list of pros and cons:

Quote: Based on otherís experience of the lens, I canít recommend the use of protective filters with the 18-270, due to vignetting (particularly at the widest extreme of the lens).

After todayís shots, I have to review this slightly. My circular polariser has a diameter of 77mm, as it was bought for other lenses. To use it, I have to mount it on a stepping ring. However, I saw no signs of vignetting even at 18mm today. So thatís todayís learning point: screw-in filters are fine, if you buy larger than you need and donít mind leaving the hood off. Bigger filters are more expensive, but they will save you having to crop out the black corners that youíd get with 62mm filters.

Nikon D300; Tamron 18-270mm PZD @ 50mm; ISO 320; F/8; 1/160s. VC on.

Tags: Architecture, Mono, Photography, Tamron


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