Would you rather leave your filter on and get 2 stops down for everything you take.. Say for example got pretty girl walk by and you take photo of her and you end up getting a blurred face.
Are you willing to sacrifice those shots for a screwing action? If you are then do it, if you aren't then don't do it. I don't see any point in this thread because people tell you their side of the story and you just keep repeating yourself. No offense meant.
This is like asking whether you should use lens hood or not. If you like then use lor, then live with the trouble of putting it on.. If you don't like then don't use lor, then live with the increased chances of flare, shrug.
Hi, so have any of you guys tried to stack the CPL onto your uv filter? So that means that you only screw and unscrew the CPL as and when you need it? Will it cause any problem even if the UV filter is a slim one (eg. Pro1D)??
my cpl is always fixed onto my 12-24(use this lens usually for outdoor and landscape)
the rest of the time 17-55 is used
To the Threadstarter -
If you find it bothersome, then keep the Circ-Pol off. It isn't everyday and everytime that you need it. Just screw it on when you do. Simple.
The other thing is - know what is the use of a CPL versus a ND4/ND8 versus a Grad ND. They work differently. I suspect what you may find more use for is a Grad ND... unless reflections is your primary issue in the pictures you want to take.
Firstly, thank you all for sharing. I learnt quite a lot from reading this thread.
As CPL is 2 stops down, it can also be use like a ND except that they are not neutral. Is that true?
Lastly, I have 3 lenses of various diameters. Is there a one size fits all CPL/ND Grad/ND?
CPL should be neutral as well. Just that you get more light in certain angles, and you get little effect if you are shooting directly into the sun (or near).
The NDGrad is useful in improving the dynamic range if the sky is very bright and the subject (usually landscape?) is darker. It will darken the clouds and the sky similarly.
for me, i used it when i wanted to achieve some effects. Else i will leave a UV filter.. as a first line of protection for my lens.
CPL is already acting ND 2 filter inclusively. If u want a blue sky for landscape shots, use a CPL..
nope... no cir-pol should be on all the time- an uncalled for disaster.....