Circular Polarizer

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brad_in_omaha

Active Member
Circular Polarizer

There has been some discussion about Circular Polarizer Filters. I shot a couple shots yesterday while waiting for the 844.

1. First shot is with the Circular Polarizer, but Not rotated in to correct alignment. Basically the same as not having a Polarizer on at all.




2. The second shot is with the Polarizer on and rotate in to position to produce the Maximum effect.



3. I prefer a slightly different effect. I shoot with the polarizer on and then "burn and dodge" in the "digital dark room". I used Photoshop, but the same can be done in several programs such as Corel's "Paint Shop Pro".




None of them are Right or Wrong, just depends on what the photographer Prefers.

Your the photographer, shoot how you want!

Brad
 

B_Kosanda

Outstanding In My Field
A polarizer certainly makes for nice shots in the right conditions. I just need to remember to take it off along with the clear filter I use for lens protection when shooting right into the headlights.

Bill
 

kenw

5th Generation Texian
what you are seeing in these shots Brad is the fact that the "maximum" effect is not always the "right" effect. This is why you need to evaluate the scene thru the finder as you rotate the filter. There are many cases where the maximum effect is just too much; so you'll need to turn it somewhere in between. When it is not properly rotated, all it does is act like a 2-stop ND filter, darkening everything and often lowering the contrast.
 




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