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Old Aug 17, 2004, 8:43 AM   #1
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Hi folks!

I've read a lot of discussions here related topolarizer filters... and I'm a little bit confused :?...I would liketo buy a polarizer filter for my Fuji S5000 butdon't know what to choose between a linearor a circular.

Please let me know your feedbacks/comments about themin a S5000.

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Old Aug 17, 2004, 3:54 PM   #2
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Hi.

To me it looks like you should go for a circular but check out this link

http://www.thkphoto.com/products/hoya/gf-04.html

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Old Aug 17, 2004, 4:26 PM   #3
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Only anecdotal but I have a circular polarizer for my film Nikon, My Oly 5050 and my Pana fz10, 1 is aHoya and 2 are Promaster. The Hoya is lighter and causes less light loss and less color change, IMHO.I realize you can turn a linear for different effect but having one be loose gives me the creeps, I like the ability to rotate the outer lens for the max effect or not.



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Old Aug 18, 2004, 2:26 AM   #4
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ImKayd1 wrote:
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I realize you can turn a linear for different effect but having one be loose gives me the creeps, I like the ability to rotate the outer lens for the max effect or not.
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You operate the linear polarizer EXACTLY like a circular polarizer...you don't have to loosen the filter to rotate it, it too has a rotating ring. In fact a circular polarizer is a linear polarizer with a quarter wave plate added.

If you put a circular and linear polarizer side by side (and hide the writing on each filter), you wouldn't be able to tell the difference just by looking.

I only use linear polarizers on my Olympus C-700...the only reason to move up to circular is if I was getting a dSLR (or SLR) that used a beam splitter or semi-silvered mirror (the whole purpose of the circular polarizer).

One last point to the original poster, if you get a circular polarizer it won't hurt the camera or your pictures; just that you would be 100% sure it would work with your camera (whereas the linear wouldn't work if your camera has a beam splitter, which I don't know as I don't know your camera).

For more polarizer faqs including how to use one, check out:
http://www.cs.mtu.edu/~shene/DigiCam...polarizer.html
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Old Aug 18, 2004, 5:50 PM   #5
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You need to get the circular polarizer because of auto focusing issues.
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Old Aug 18, 2004, 7:41 PM   #6
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Hello guys,

I have decided to buy a circular polarizer. Thanks all, for your help and comments !

I will post later some pics with my new polarizer. :-)

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You need to get the circular polarizer because of auto focusing issues.
Doesn't anyone read previous replies in a thread...it depends on the camera.

My linear polarizer that I used with my 20 year old SLR works PERFECTLY with my digital, including focusing. For the rest of the details, read my reply above.
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Mike thanks for the info. I got my first polarizer for my Nikon SLR and out of habit just stayed the same for my digitals. Nutz, I could have saved some money.



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