filter help and more

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  1. dak1b

    dak1b TPF Noob!

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    ok so today I went shooting with my 5D and 24-105 with the CPL filter on. first thing I noticed is this filter seemed dark. I just wanted to experiment w/ the filter...but didn't like the end results when I uploaded to pc. Also I noticed a lot of vignetting in most my photos. I was shooting more near the golden hour and a bit before. I was shooting on f/4 most the time and saw a lot of vignetting goin in in my photos. Wat causes this? my filter and hood perhaps? low lighting situations?

    please help...thanks!
     
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    Were you seeing vignetting on the 24mm end? That could be why.
     
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    dak1b TPF Noob!

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    yes, only on the 24 end. is that normal for this lens?
     
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    white TPF Noob!

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    More like the wide angle is seeing part of the filter ring, I'd guess. I don't know any way around it.
     
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    dak1b TPF Noob!

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    hmm ya thats wat I was thinkin...i guess I cud jus shot w/o the filter for wide angle.
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    Have you read about how a CPL filter is used?

    For wide angle lenses you need the 'slim' version of a CPL.
     
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    LittleMike No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Hit the nail on the head there. CPL's are available in a slim design without threads on the front to help reduce vignetting.
     
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    thanks you for this info!:mrgreen:
     

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