Cheating at Filters

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    Okay, I have a Canon SX-10IS, and it is not capable of using filters. However, sometimes I'd like to be able to use a polarizing filter. I was wondering if anybody knows a way so that if I were to buy a filter, I would be able to use it, even if my camera can't hold it? Some sort of jimmy-rigged way? lol Anyway, I was just curious to see if anybody had ideas. Thanks. :)
     
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    duct tape. lol.
     
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    lol i thought about that, but i don't want to leave the sticky from the tape on my camera. :(
     
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    Dagwood56 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I don't think there is much you can do, unless one of the cokin setups would work for you. They have a "holder", but you'd still probably need an adapter ring.
     
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    Can't you simply hold the filter against the lens?
     
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    Blue tape, used by painters wont leave sticky lol little more expensive then good old duct tape :lmao:
     
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    Gaffer's tape.

    I don't recommend taping your filter, but I've yet to have it leave gunk anywhere. I love that stuff.
     
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    I had an old point and shoot before upgrading to my DSLR. One of my favorite pictures I took I used my sunglasses with an orange tint to as a filter. I just held it in front of the lens. Not a perfect technique for sure, but it yielded a print worthy photo that i have framed on my wall today
     
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    thanks for all of the ideas. I will look into that link, tirediron. That's something I'm interested in. If that fails, I might go blue painters tape. I hadn't thought of that.

    I've heard that you can use sunglasses as a polarizer. I haven't tried it yet, but I hadn't quite convinced myself it works. I'll have to try that sometime! :)

    Thanks everybody!
     
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    I'd be cautious. Make sure you're using really good sunglasses. The quality of the photo can only be as good as the worst glass in front of the sensor.
     

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