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Discussion in 'Photography Equipment & Products' started by BigknockHawk, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. BigknockHawk

    BigknockHawk TPF Noob!

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    What are your thoughts on Polarized filters. Do they really make that much difference in the intensity of colors? Just wondering.
     
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    They can make a difference in landscape photos for the sky and water. It depends on where the light is in relation to where you're standing in how well they work.

    Put on a pair of polarized sun glasses and you'll see what kind of effect the filter will have.
     
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    Short answer: yes, they do make a noticeable difference.
     
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    Yes, I agree.

    And - they are one of the few filters who's effect absolutely cannot be simulated in PP. You just have to do it in camera for some things...

    Blue skies - yeah, you could do that part in PP. Not the glare removal though.
     
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    I have one for each lens and love them.
     
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    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    You know you can take it off and put it on another lens, right? :sexywink:

    Most people buy one at the biggest size they need, and get adapter rings to make it work on smaller lenses.
     
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    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Not just colours, reflections, specular highlights, contrast. Polarising is more than just cranking the saturation to 11.
     

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