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    Just a thought ..

    When I started learning photography I was a little too obsessed into getting circular polarisers ( and infact I bought two good ones at two ends of sizes ) and for my first holiday trip out of enthusiasm i tried hard to polarise as much as possible where i sorta missed the point that the polariser was suppose to complement my shots.

    Anyhow nowadays I am much more selective, if i really need to cut down on the glare I would fish for it. For scenes with already good hues in the skies there is probably little need to exaggerate it. Otherwise travelling I prefer to shoot without the polariser reducing my light.

    Yes the polariser is not reproducible, but the take home message is you should not be encouraged to buy one just because it is the general consensus. But I have no better idea of how to demonstrate whether you need one or not for your way of shooting, except you try out and see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atarandas View Post
    Hi hi ,

    Actually not that mafan. I dont think you need to check ur filter every time u take a shot perhaps , you just make it a point to check that the filter is screw tight . I know most filters comes with a movable ring at the front to allow for lens rotation , that would relief some of the friction caused.

    Polarizing filter is like what the 3M polarizing lamp does , it reduces the glare and reflections and enhance color saturation , for eg , u shoot at the blue sky , with a polarizer , you will see a deeper and more saturated blue. You shoot at the water bodies , the reflection will be greatly reduced . Hence, its a favored filter for landscape shooting.

    Another thing to take note is that when choosing polarizer for Digital SLR , you need to ensure its Circular Polarizer , else your meter will not give you the correct exposure reading with the filter on. You can do a quick check on google to know in details whats the difference =)
    hey hey

    thanks for your comments appreciate it!

    thanks!!

    I'll probably be getting one..
    Last edited by winzee; 9th December 2008 at 09:08 PM.

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    Do you guys use the Hoya, B+W filters or the Tian Ya filter system?

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    Quote Originally Posted by winzee View Post
    Do you guys use the Hoya, B+W filters or the Tian Ya filter system?
    Suggest you get the B+W MRC ones, they are the best in the world.

    Although some would argue that the Hoya Pro Digital ones are a match.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Soth View Post
    Suggest you get the B+W MRC ones, they are the best in the world.

    Although some would argue that the Hoya Pro Digital ones are a match.
    haha kk

    also, how do you guys keep your filters in your bag (when travelling)? wrap it in cloth or something?
    i'll have 2.. the UV one and Polarizing one..

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    May i know what is the purpose of a filter beside protecting the main lens?

    Quote Originally Posted by winzee View Post
    Hey guys

    i'm using a HOYA 67mm UV(O) filter..
    is it a polarizing filter?
    I bought my D90 and Richard at TK fixed this for me..

    ANy good filters with or without polarizing effect to recommend?

    Thanks in advance!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cqprime View Post
    May i know what is the purpose of a filter beside protecting the main lens?
    [irony mode on] The get better flare and ghosting when there is a strong light in the frame [irony mode off]
    It's highly debated and there's no final outcome. Some people want to protect their lenses from the slightest dust, others have found out that it is not necessary because there's hardly any UV arriving at the sensor anymore and the coating is very good these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by winzee View Post
    also, how do you guys keep your filters in your bag (when travelling)? wrap it in cloth or something?
    i'll have 2.. the UV one and Polarizing one..
    All filters come in plastic boxes. That's enough and protective as well. Wrapping is not a good idea unless you can make sure that the fabric is clean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post
    [irony mode on] The get better flare and ghosting when there is a strong light in the frame [irony mode off]
    It's highly debated and there's no final outcome. Some people want to protect their lenses from the slightest dust, others have found out that it is not necessary because there's hardly any UV arriving at the sensor anymore and the coating is very good these days.
    thx for ur input
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Soth View Post
    Suggest you get the B+W MRC ones, they are the best in the world.

    Although some would argue that the Hoya Pro Digital ones are a match.
    hmm
    any idea how much's B+W MRC?

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    They're expensive, that's for sure. The price is also contingent on the size of the Cir-Pol too.

    According to http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=263716
    B+W 67mm MRC CPL - $176 w/ gst CP PP

    I use a Kenko Pro1D Cir-Pol. Very satisfied with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blur Shadow View Post
    They're expensive, that's for sure. The price is also contingent on the size of the Cir-Pol too.

    According to http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=263716
    B+W 67mm MRC CPL - $176 w/ gst CP PP

    I use a Kenko Pro1D Cir-Pol. Very satisfied with it.
    hmm. im getting the 77mm one for my nikon d90 kit lens
    how much is a kenko?
    isn't it a Hoya Pro1D Cir-Pol?

    Any major difference between Hoya, Kenko and B+W ?
    I know cleaning is easier for B+W..

    photo quality? significant differences to warrant a B+W?

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    hard to say on this...have to try yourself then you will know what will work for you.
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    I believe the difference between Hoya and Kenko is merely the branding. It was verified by a fellow CSer who emailed to Hoya Corporation.

    I've never used a B+W Cir-Pol before, but I can tell you that my Kenko Pro1D was a huge leap over a Tokina Cir-Pol I used to own.

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    hey guys

    currently i have a cokin adapter

    should i get a cokin CPL filter or a Screw in filter?

    any thoughts on that?

    Thanks!
    Last edited by winzee; 17th December 2008 at 09:57 PM.

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    I think there is a lot of lens that you can replace with DI easily but a PL is one that is quite necessary...

    Imagine trying to DI a flare or reflection off...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anson View Post
    I think there is a lot of lens that you can replace with DI easily but a PL is one that is quite necessary...

    Imagine trying to DI a flare or reflection off...
    haha whats DI?

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