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    Default Polarizer help needed

    Just bought a circ polarizer for my C5050. Tried shooting some pics outdoor. Wanted to see the effect of the polarizer when shooting skies. However I don't see much of a difference when i turn the polarizer. Did I do something wrong?

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    aim your cam 90 degrees from the sun.
    aim at reflections, e.g.: water.
    U'll be able to see the difference...

    BTW, it won't show the difference in your viewfinder...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AReality
    aim your cam 90 degrees from the sun.
    aim at reflections, e.g.: water.
    U'll be able to see the difference...

    BTW, it won't show the difference in your viewfinder...
    thanks. i'll try that.

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    i use the polarizer with my SLR.. and I do see differences from hte viewfinder.. though subtle...

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    Polarizers work best when shooting at right angles to the sun.

    but i think the reason you're not seeing much difference is that you aren't turning the front section of the filter.

    compose your shot, turn the front of the polarizer filter until you get the effect you want, then press the shutter.

    i normally use a polarizer to intensify colour, a blue sky in particular, hardly use it to cut out reflections as reflections are great subjects themselves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by patch17
    Polarizers work best when shooting at right angles to the sun.

    but i think the reason you're not seeing much difference is that you aren't turning the front section of the filter.

    compose your shot, turn the front of the polarizer filter until you get the effect you want, then press the shutter.

    i normally use a polarizer to intensify colour, a blue sky in particular, hardly use it to cut out reflections as reflections are great subjects themselves.
    i did turn the thingy. so when it's like cloudy, ain't gonna c much diff rite?

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    Polarizers work best when you are at certain angle to light.
    when your sky is all cloud white, it will not show much difference.

    alternative you can aim at the river, by turning your PL, you should see a change in the reflection.

    cheers=p

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