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Old Dec 27, 2005, 2:40 PM   #5
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Ken Rogers wrote:
Thank you for the reply. I just read something that says to only use circular polarizing filters with cameras that have auto-focus. Is this true?

At one time all auto focus cameras used a split beam meter systemand that requires a circular polarizer...Today most if not all DSLRs use that system but prosumer cameras such as the FZ30 do not.

I have both a linear and a circular polarizer both are Hoyas and my choice is the Linear its very close but I seem to see a more dramatic effect with the linear.

If it makes you feel better or if you plan on moving on to a DSLR get the circular.

The hoya linear is about 20 bucks at B&H
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