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08/09/2006 03:38:02 PM · #1
can any one tell me when did you use the polarizer?
ive thinking fot buying 2 for my to lenses
must is buy them?
any suggestions?
08/09/2006 03:40:44 PM · #2
First, only buy one polarizer... buy it for your biggest lens (or bigger) and use step down rings to make it fit your lenses, saves you money.

They can be used to make more dramatic skies or to remove reflections from non-metalic surfaces. I often use one for nicer skies in outdoor protraits, although they do slow down my pace a bit.
08/09/2006 03:42:28 PM · #3
yeah! any brand in particular for a reecomendation?
08/09/2006 03:43:58 PM · #4
If I should only buy one polarizer and use step down rings, then should I buy a UV filter for each lens for basic protection?
08/09/2006 03:43:59 PM · #5
Use it when you need it.

If you want to cut reflections from non metallic surfaces like glass, water etc.

If you want to deepen a blue sky.

If you want to increase contrast.

Don't buy one for each lens, buy the largest one and use adapter rings to fit it to your other lenses.

Good ones are expensive, $70 and up don't cheap out on this one.
08/09/2006 03:44:41 PM · #6
Originally posted by renefunk:

yeah! any brand in particular for a reecomendation?


B+W
08/09/2006 03:45:20 PM · #7
Originally posted by renefunk:

yeah! any brand in particular for a reecomendation?


I like my Tiffen Polarizer, but I've heard thier quality has dropped some recently, so I'm not sure if I'd recommend them... maybe someone else can reccomend a good polarizer.
08/09/2006 03:46:17 PM · #8
Originally posted by pamelasue:

If I should only buy one polarizer and use step down rings, then should I buy a UV filter for each lens for basic protection?


If you want UV filters for protection, then yes, you should buy one for each. I'm not fond of UV protection filters, but not gonna start another debate about that :-)
08/09/2006 03:46:46 PM · #9
thanks any one
i think is time to break the piggy : )
08/09/2006 03:47:29 PM · #10
Originally posted by pamelasue:

If I should only buy one polarizer and use step down rings, then should I buy a UV filter for each lens for basic protection?


If it makes you feel better, sure.

First, read this article about filter flare.
08/09/2006 03:54:32 PM · #11
BTW, all my filters are 77mm. I don't have any lenses 77mm or larger, so I know I won't be having to buy new filters anytime soon. Mostly because I can't afford a lens that big around :-)

I do have a UV filter, but not for protective purposes.
08/09/2006 03:56:05 PM · #12
Originally posted by Spazmo99:


If it makes you feel better, sure.

First, read this article about filter flare.


Great article ... I was told that I should have a UV filter on each lens I own for protection purposes ... and had planned to purchase another polarizer ... now I think I'll just get a step down ring ...

Thanks!
08/09/2006 04:00:49 PM · #13
Originally posted by Spazmo99:

Originally posted by renefunk:

yeah! any brand in particular for a reecomendation?


B+W


Ditto. I really like B+W brand also. I use those for my L lens and Tiffen for the rest.
08/09/2006 04:21:10 PM · #14
Originally posted by yanko:

Originally posted by Spazmo99:

Originally posted by renefunk:

yeah! any brand in particular for a reecomendation?


B+W


Ditto. I really like B+W brand also. I use those for my L lens and Tiffen for the rest.


B+W again.
08/09/2006 06:16:48 PM · #15
You guys costing me money again :-) I bought the B&W polorizer instead of a cheaper version
08/09/2006 06:26:10 PM · #16
Are the b+w filters on ebay a rip off or what? Some are only $15 and others are $120 but both say they are b+w
08/09/2006 06:28:59 PM · #17
Y'all that are using filters much larger than your lens don't get filter flare?

When I went to photography school we warned about it. The instructor practically made it sound like our cameras would be demon possessed if we even tried it. Granted glass is better now than in the dark ages when I went to school...but....

Also, if you want to cut down on a lot of stuff in your bag, a good polarizer can work as a ND filter in a pinch. I have held back light and saved overexposure by just slapping one on my lens.

Solly
08/09/2006 06:30:56 PM · #18
Originally posted by CHIEFVOLS:

Are the b+w filters on ebay a rip off or what? Some are only $15 and others are $120 but both say they are b+w


If I am not mistaken, B+W has a plastic line and a glass line. The glass is the better or more expensive line. Stick to that.

I could be wrong, it's been awhile since I have bought filters.
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