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parkn123
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« on: October 28, 2013, 10:53:02 PM »
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A question hidden in my mind so long :

I found many of photographers( 6 or 7 out of 10)  always mounted a CPL/PL on their lenses (DSLR & DB cameras) when I am outing for taking photos. But the CPL/PL spent 1 to 2 stops (lost shutter speed)& may be lost some photo quality . What are their thinking that why CPL/PL always on their lenses ?
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ErikKaffehr
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« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2013, 01:41:24 AM »
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Hi,

Polarisers can improve saturation on sky and reduce non specular reflections. I very seldom use polarisers. Good filters have little negative effect on image quality.

Note that polarisers don't work well on wide angles, because polarisation varies with angle of reflected light.

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A question hidden in my mind so long :

I found many of photographers( 6 or 7 out of 10)  always mounted a CPL/PL on their lenses (DSLR & DB cameras) when I am outing for taking photos. But the CPL/PL spent 1 to 2 stops (lost shutter speed)& may be lost some photo quality . What are their thinking that why CPL/PL always on their lenses ?
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« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2013, 01:55:21 AM »
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polarizers can also aid in cutting through atmospheric haze

I carry a polarizer in my kit, but hardly ever use it. But there are times when it's great to have(as previously mentioned, reducing reflections, simply becoming a minor "ND" filter, etc...)

Peronally, I use 5x7(LF) and MF film. Water (to me) always looks better smoothed over, so long(ish) exposures are de-rigueur Wink

-Dan
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« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2013, 07:21:22 PM »
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I use a CPL when necessary (usually to cut reflections on water, foliage etc) but wouldn't leave one on all the time.
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« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2013, 02:08:04 PM »
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Landscapes: CPL in pocket, available for annoying reflection and darkening sky when in an appropriate direction.
Birds: I don't have a CPL to fit my 400mm f/5.6, and anyway I want all the light I can get.
Macro: Use CPL rarely for really annoying reflection, again, I want all the light I can get.
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