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Thread: Multicoat UV/polarizer worthit??

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    Hi guys..

    i bought a cheapo UV filter + cir polarizer (UV was hoya, the circular tokina)

    i think both were mono coat only...

    so far the results were pretty unsatisfactory.. instead of getting nice clear high contrast shots, it looks like as if my shots just got a little shade of gray on top of it...

    I can see some of the contrast increase, but the entire picture looks darker and dark gray/blackish..
    like as if u use those low quality sun glasses w/o polarizing lens..

    Is it because my filter are low quality mono coated?

    or is it because i just dunno how to use...

    BTW: I rotate my polarizer until the max effect was seen...


    If i buy a multicoated, would my shots be better?
    Thanks!!

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    so how guys?

    anyone ?

    u think i shd spend 100+ on a Hoya Super MC cir polarizer?

    or even better spend 200+ on a B+W MC Polarizer?

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    what camera did you use it with? seems like the metering has some problems...
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    here's an example of what i mean:


    Example of "unsatisfactory" shots:

    http://www.pbase.com/image/10722837/large
    http://www.pbase.com/image/10722908/large



    I don't see any fantastic "deep blue" skies or anything...

    someone help?

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    You might be experiencing some veiling flare on your pics. A multi-coated one will help prevent this from happening.


    Regards
    CK

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    Originally posted by thomaschan

    I don't see any fantastic "deep blue" skies or anything...

    someone help?
    Don't expect fantastic blue skies from just a polarizor. The effect is pretty mild, with increased colour saturation and contrast overall.

    U need Graduated coloured filters and slide film and some luck for those over-the-top colourful skies.

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    Originally posted by thomaschan

    I don't see any fantastic "deep blue" skies or anything...

    someone help?
    u must know how a polariser works first (at least the photography part, not the science part). a polariser is no magic filter that will give one that nice deep blue sky unless one learns how to harness it.

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