Photo Lenses

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  1. cdbbdc

    cdbbdc TPF Noob!

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    I just got a new Wide Angle lens for my Cannon Power Shot and three other 52 mm lenses came with it. I did not order them, so it must have been a package deal.

    What are they? What do they do? When should they be used?
    (I REALLY need to take a camera class)

    PL

    UV

    FLD
     
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    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    PL=Polarizer

    UV=UV filter - filters out UV light, often used for protection of the front element

    FLD=Fluorescent filter. Color correction so that fluorescent light looks right with daylight balanced film.
     
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    The polarizer should turn when it's installed - adjusting the amount of the effect.

    If your's doesn't rotate, it's something else. Not sure what else "PL" would be other than a polarizer...
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    "and three other 52 mm lenses came with it. I did not order"

    They are filters and not lenses.

    The PL is not a Circular Polarizer filter(CL PL) and it's not compatable with most digital cameras but it may work on a Canon P&S.

    The UV filter could be useful on a hazy day.

    The FL is useful if you can't change the White Balance and want to shoot under flourescent lights inside a building lit that way and put the FL filter on the lens.
     

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