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    Default questions on circular polarizer filter

    hi, im thinking of buying a CPL filter for my lense. and i saw a thread in clubsnap selling circular polarizer/cir-polarizer filter.

    i would like to know, or even better(recommendations) on the difference of a normal polarizer and circular one. thanks (:

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    polarizing filter got 2 types. linear and circular. for dslr you should use circular as linear will mess with the metering system. hope this helps
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    Quote Originally Posted by mazlanmadden View Post
    hi, im thinking of buying a CPL filter for my lense. and i saw a thread in clubsnap selling circular polarizer/cir-polarizer filter.

    i would like to know, or even better(recommendations) on the difference of a normal polarizer and circular one. thanks (:
    Yea, DSLRs should use a CPL but not to worry, walk into any shop and ask for a polarizer, 99.99% of the time they will give you a CPL and not a linear one.

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    Default Re: questions on circular polarizer filter

    thanks for the quick reply! appreciate it.

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    Default Re: questions on circular polarizer filter

    CPL only cut off reflection from water, glass and etc. But, if you are shooting landscape you might want to consider GND filter. Last time I use the CPL was years ago, I found that GND filter doing a better job in bring out the details from the ground and cut off the brightness from the sky.

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    Default Re: questions on circular polarizer filter

    thanks for the advice. will look into it.
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    Default Re: questions on circular polarizer filter

    Usually when you ask for a polarizer at the camera shops, they'll show you the circular type. Linear polarizers will cause problems with auto-focus and metering systems of modern day DSLRs. Polarizers can be used to enhance the contrast of the sky/clouds, suppress reflections, enhance the colour of foliages. Choose what you need wisely
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    Default Re: questions on circular polarizer filter

    You might want to read up on this guide to filters:
    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=803029

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    thanks for the reply (: got one already. haha

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