Think I need polarizer

Discussion in 'Just For Fun!' started by Jeff Canes, Aug 31, 2003.

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I need polarizer

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  1. Jeff Canes

    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    My intend was a shot of the alligators.
    What I got was reflections of the trees in pond.

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  2. dlc

    dlc TPF Noob!

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    The first filter purchase anyone should make is a polarizer. There is nothing wrong with the reflections, but in this case the gator is the subject and not the reflections.
     
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    photobug TPF Noob!

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    Yep, you need a polarizer. Now for the unsolicited advice (you knew it was coming...):

    Figure out what the filter diameter of the largest lens you may ever use on your camera is and buy a polarizer at least that big. Use step-up rings to use it on smaller diameter lenses. that way you only have to buy one (they are rather expensive) polarizer.

    For example, I have a Nikon Coolpix 4500 that uses 28mm filters. I have enough step-up rings that I can use my 72mm polarizer on it, as well as using it on all my 35mm lenses (except the new 28-85 zoom, which takes 82mm filters- oops!).

    Much more cost effective than buying several of each filter you use. :wink:

    Jim
     

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