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Old Nov 4, 2005, 5:08 AM   #11
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I think you are right in saying it doesn't really matter what you use - I remember somebody very knowledgeable on the subjectgoing into the technical details a while back and it seemed there really wasn't much need to go the circular route - linear is fine for most of our needs. That was literally a day or so after I'd just forked out for a circular polarizer! Never mind, it looks the part if nothing else and I have worked out how to use it, whichtook a while

Hope I've got the story right - if not, perhaps somebody can correct it.


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Old Nov 5, 2005, 12:21 AM   #12
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ok..so it means that there is not much of a difference between a Linear and a circ polarizer....i mean in the picture quality.....so i think lets save some bucks and go for the linear one...



can someone post some pics of S5600 with the polarizer...



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Old Nov 5, 2005, 1:16 AM   #13
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aakarim - There's absolutely no difference in picture quality between circular or linear polarizers, they just do their jobs in different ways. I've posted a number of outdoor shots on other threads in this forum; most of them were taken through an Optex linear polarizer. Allpolarizers block light to some degree, so they'll cost you an f-stop or two.

Unless you own a DSLR or a camera that you know has a phase-detection AF system, it makes no sense to buy a circular polarizer - they tend to cost about three times as much as a linear.

The lens cap of my S5200 fits onto the filter perfectly, no need to buy another one.

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Old Nov 5, 2005, 7:23 AM   #14
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Hi JP, Thanks for your reply which I don't think is cynical at all. There is a lot of common sense & wisdom in what you have said concerning a 5500to 9500 move and I have to admit that I too have more than a little consumer vanity at work within in my wanting the 9500! I get a lot out of my 5500 and it has taught me plenty (and still does). I can't understand why it doesn't receive more laurels than it does. I have not spoken to one person, user & sales person alike, who does not think that it is a great product and perfect for someone wanting to get into DP. Will never get rid of mine.

Notwithstanding, still want the manual zoom & focus & resolution of the 9500! One day soon I hope, funds permitting.

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