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Old Jul 22, 2005, 3:10 PM   #1
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We were on vacation a few days in our Fundy National Park,,,,took a pile of shots,,i`ll post some as i get time,,lots of waterfall shots...anyway,,this first shot was taken without a polarizer,,,,Manual mode at f8 ,80 ISO,,,,and 3 seconds with a ND 8 filter.


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Old Jul 22, 2005, 3:12 PM   #2
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Now this shot all i did different was add the CP filter,,still using the ND8 and f8,,,but increased the shutter time to 4 seconds to make up for polarization,,,neither shots were played with except resizing....

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Old Jul 22, 2005, 4:49 PM   #3
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Wow, the second shot is beautiful (not that the first one is bad or anything)!
Its just very vivid!
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Old Jul 22, 2005, 5:23 PM   #4
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A very good comparison Brian..Thanks

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Old Jul 22, 2005, 6:28 PM   #5
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You can really see the difference in reflection between the two shots. Nice comparison shots Brian.



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Old Jul 22, 2005, 6:49 PM   #6
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Thanks again guys,,,,,,it`s a must have item,,i leave it on the camera all the time now,,unless low light shooting....

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Old Jul 22, 2005, 6:58 PM   #7
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I leave mine on too Brian. I've had one or two times that I would have liked it off but forgot it was on there!!!LOL Night and low light shooting can be really bad with the polorizing filter attached and inebriation making you forgetful!!! LOL The next morning when you look at the photo's, you can increase the hang over with a review of the night's pics!!! lololol



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Old Jul 22, 2005, 7:08 PM   #8
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Wow what a difference that makes,both shots are beautiful Brian.

Are the cp filter expensive ? Where would be a good place to get one ?

I ordered my adaptor & just a plain uv procter lens from adorama.

Just what is ND 8 ? I know thats a netural density filter but what does the 8 stand for ? Sorry so many questions:?

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Old Jul 22, 2005, 7:26 PM   #9
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Get a decent circular polarizer smiles.....they are about 60 bucks Canadian,,,but you can get them on ebay for cheap....Tiffen is decent,,,B+W is the best though,,,hands down,,,but likely well over 100 bucks at 55mm....

They name the neutral density filters by strength..the 8 brings the f stops down by three...allowing for a longer shutter speed,,,which is ideal when taking waterfall shots...the higher the number,,,the higher the degree of blocking light,,without changing color.....

Here`s something some of you might not know,,,if you are taking a shot in very bright conditions,,,and want to use a large aperature opening,,,for let`s say portraits,,,you will get burnt highlights....but if using an ND filter you can open the aperature more,,to get that blurred background without burning out the highlights..

JUST MAKE SURE THE POLARIZER IS A CIRCULAR POLARIZER,,,the linear can cause auto focus problems....

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Thanks for the info Brian

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