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Old Sep 7, 2004, 8:40 AM   #1
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Hi

Ordered an adaptor for my 6940, which will arrive just in time for my holidays :-)

I want a filter that will help keep detail in shots with the sky in them - I think a UV filter is OK fir this (?), but I'm wondering if I would be better off getting a Circular Polarising filter for more all round shots? What ate the benefits of a Polariser?Would it be worth keeping on the lens for most outdoor shotstaken inbright daylight?

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Old Sep 7, 2004, 11:10 AM   #2
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Get a Skylight or uv filter and a circular polariser and a 55mm end cap.

Keep the skylight on all the time, if it ever gets scratched, it's only a few quid to replace.

The polariser comes into its own when dealing with refelctions and increasing the colour saturation, but take the skylight off first.

The end cap is for leaving the adapter and filter in place, then you canchuck that silly Kodak cap back into the box.
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Old Sep 8, 2004, 7:28 AM   #3
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thanks for the suggestions, cold snail, very helpful
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Old Sep 8, 2004, 7:30 AM   #4
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ps, what do you mean by "silly kodak cap"? i've not had any problems with mine?
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Old Sep 8, 2004, 6:43 PM   #5
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Wait until the felt inside the cap start topeel away. (my 6490 has the scratches to prove.)

I leave my camera with the adapter on all the time. (apart from cleaning)

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Old Sep 8, 2004, 7:01 PM   #6
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Hi there;

The circular polarizer will probably be the most expensive filter you will have to buy, but it is worth it.

After that, a skylight or UV filter is essential to protect your camera, and these are relatively inexpensive.

You might want to pick up an ND filter as well. You can get a reasonably good one for under $20 (CDN). I've got an ND4, which I like for slowing down shutter speeds without over-exposing shots. (Nice for getting that blurred water look)

For their cost, a good set of filters is a valuable addition to your camera bag.

Just some observations from a (relative) beginner.

Regards,

Tom, on Point Pelee, Canada

P.S. I agree about the lens cap. A minor point, but I was glad to replace it with oneon the adaptor.

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Old Sep 8, 2004, 9:35 PM   #7
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Felt inside the cap??? Mine has no felt, Hmmm! The cap seems to work OK, nothing touches the lens. Doesn't matter, I've ordered the adapter, the wide angel and I'm looking for filters locally.

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