A Good Decision?

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  1. MichaelMcDoanld

    MichaelMcDoanld TPF Noob!

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    Hi. I was thinking of getting a new filter and a new lens. I'm rocking the Minolta Maxxum Htsi. I was thinking about a polerizring filter because I shoot outdoors alot and the ski always seems to ruin the picture. Also I was think about a Newlens. Either a fisheye or a widescreen.
    Fisheye:
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=8432&A=details&Q=&sku=407594&is=USA&addedTroughType=categoryNavigation
    Widescreen:
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=8432&A=details&Q=&sku=217773&is=USA&addedTroughType=categoryNavigation
    These were just quick thougts.If you have anything better please let me know.Also is thisthe right thing to do?
    Cheers
    Mike
     
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Getting a polarizing filter is always a good idea.

    Keep in mind, that when using a polarizer with wide angle lenses...the polarizing effect will not be the same over the whole frame. The sky, for example will change color/tone over the frame. But it will still be much bluer looking than without a polarizer.
     
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    benhasajeep TPF Noob!

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    I say yes to the polarizer. One suggestion. Get one that fits your largest lens filter size (even a lens you dont have now, but going to buy). Then get adapter rings to fit the smaller lenses. This way you can get a good polarizer, instead of a couple so so ones in different sizes. It does make a difference.

    As for the lens you will probably get more use out of the wide angle, than the super wide fish eye. Only reason I would pick fisheye over the wide angle wouldbe if I already had a zoom lens that covered the wide angle lens.
     
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    MBrock TPF Noob!

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    I bought a polarizer about four months ago, and it's been one of the best investments in my short photography career.
     

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