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    Default Polarizer stealing my light!

    My new tokina circular polarizer takes away 2 stops of light!! is that normal?

    geez guess i won't be using it for hand held at nite then... and anyway do many of u use polarizers at nite?

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    i guess its pretty normal.
    Never heard of using polarizers at night, unless u want to cut out reflections?

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    Originally posted by Wryer
    i guess its pretty normal.
    Never heard of using polarizers at night, unless u want to cut out reflections?
    why would anyone wants to use a polariser at night anyway?

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    True. Don't think polarizers are meant to be used at night.

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    hehe yeah guess not.

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    I use them only under sun at night, don't think there's a need.

    Funny Note: If you aim at a LCD screen, you turn the CPL... at one angle, it'll make ur LCD turn black!

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    dun use polariser at nite!
    use it only when u want to cut down reflections, take bright blue sky and increase contrast and saturation ...
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    I do use them at night....
    sometimes just after the twlight hr. !

    it let you have that 2 stops to make something more interesting.

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    Originally posted by mervlam
    why would anyone wants to use a polariser at night anyway?
    I always use them at night when I need to shoot through shop floor windows

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    Originally posted by jasonpgc
    I always use them at night when I need to shoot through shop floor windows
    Haha...thats the only logical one i can think of.

    The no logical one is...using a CPL indoors to cut reflections, except that it is already 10pm. So..considered using CPL at night?

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    Originally posted by Bluestrike
    I do use them at night....
    sometimes just after the twlight hr. !

    it let you have that 2 stops to make something more interesting.

    same here, I do use them at nite for a different purpose....

    but 90% of the time I use it on bright sunny day....so what 2 stops are we talking about here?

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    actually a polarizer can be used as an ND filter since the loss of 2 stops of light. so using it as night or when there is no reflection to reduce, isn't crazy.

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