Polarizer stealing my light!


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jOhO

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

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? :dunno:
 

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

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Originally posted by jasonpgc
I always use them at night when I need to shoot through shop floor windows :bsmilie:
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?

No funny?:dunno:

:bsmilie: :bsmilie:
sorry i a little crazy today..
 

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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? :bsmilie:
 

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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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