Polarizer size? + a couple of pictures

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  1. roliver

    roliver TPF Noob!

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    Hello everyone. I'm new to this forum as well as to photography...in a sense. I used a Minolta dimage A2(slightly glorified point and shoot) for a while, but wanted more control and an SLR. I purchased a Nikon D80 and i'm already loving it, which leads me to the question in the thread title. I went with the 18-135 kit lens. I purchased this polarizer http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage...Q?skuId=7668605&type=product&id=1134701342869 because according to the lens, it calls for a 67mm. It doesn't fit. It's the exact same diameter as the lens itself. Do I need the 70mm or will this polarizer not fit my lens at all?

    Just for the heck of it, I'll share the first two shots I took with my camera. It was a crappy time to shoot (9am) and there was nothing with color, so I picked up 2 flowers for 99 cents and shot them. Nothing special, but still decent. Could be better with a tripod and wireless remote :) I know I could use the timer, but the remote is just cool:D

    Thanks in advance.

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    I don't have a Nikon, but it seems this lens is a 67mm and it should fit. Sometimes the threads can be tricky to line up for these. Often times I will turn the filter counterclock wise until it clicks, then clockwise to tighten. This sometimes help align the threads. You can see the threads on the inside of the lens, right? Maybe Nikon puts a protector in there?

    Sorry, I wasn't much help, but I wanted to comment...That rose is amazing!!!

    T
     
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    i think both the flowers are excellent, the black background is nice, love the yellow flower
     
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    Thank you for your comment and for trying to help me. It turns out I wasn't losing my mind. I took it in for a return and found that it was defective. Swapped for another 67mm and it works fine.

    Thanks man. I'm really enjoying this camera already. Still so much to learn and try. I'm supposed to do a porno shoot tonight so I'll post some more pictures in the morning.

    Not really.
     
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    photogincollege TPF Noob!

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    Those flowers are beautifully done. As the other person said i really enjoy the black background, it makes the flowers "pop" more. The eyes are drawn directly to the flower, gorgeous.
     
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    Bit harsh on the A2, IMHO it's a very capable high-end "prosumer", has more functionailty than many DSLR & excellent IQ at low iso.

    Sorry if this seems a bit of a rant - I'm an ex-A200 owner & found it a great camera, I like many others though have moved on to DSLR for the extra flexibility, high iso image quality & in-camera processing speed.

    Nice shots BTW

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