Polarizer filter

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    I was given an Optex 55 mm (s) Polarizer Filter (coated both sides) that used to be used on a film camera. Can anyone tell me in what situations I would use this?
     
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    The polarizer is used to block or enhance the effect of polarized light. Reflected light is partially polarized, so you can use a polarizer to eliminate glare off of water, for example. You can also enhance or reduce the amount of blue in the sky with a polarizer. Here's a shot where I used it for that purpose:
    http://i230.photobucket.com/albums/ee120/JustAnEngineer/Alabama/IMG_1928.jpg
     
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    Why not mount it and find out. Go outside, look at sky, trees, glass or water. Turn the filter while looking through the viewfinder.
     
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    You don't even have to put it on the lens. You can see the effect just by holding it up to your eye.
     
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