Polorized Filter

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by M @ k o, May 13, 2005.

  1. M @ k o

    M @ k o TPF Noob!

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    Hi all ,

    I'm new here, please check out the Welcoming Thread for my intro.
    My first Question here is about polorized filters. I'm starting to explore in filters and I purchased a Hoya Polorized and a Soft filter for my 135mm.

    My question is .... When using the polorized filter like at the beach, do I depend on my Canon AE-1 meter, or do I open up my Fstop more to allow little more light in? Also with the Soft filter, should I depend on the meter?

    Please inlighten me with your knowledge. Thx.

    M @ k o
     
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    M @ k o TPF Noob!

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    Disregard, I found KSMattfish's post on polorized lens. I'll ask there. sorry:confused:
     
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    Welcome to the forum.

    I'll answer anyway. The meter in most SLR cameras is inside the camera and meters the light coming through the lens. So if you put a filter in front of the lens, the meter will think that it's darker and compensate accordingly.

    It's when you are using a hand-held light meter that you have to take into account the light cost of the filter.
     
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    M @ k o TPF Noob!

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    Gotcha !! Thx Big Mike.
     

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