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Old Jul 27, 2005, 12:17 PM   #1
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Any tips on using it would be great.

i have a 6490 cam

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Old Jul 27, 2005, 12:50 PM   #2
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Paul,
I have a circular polarizer on my 6490 all the time, I never take it off. When you take pics outside it can help make the clouds "pop" and bring out the blue in the sky.
I'm sure others can give more ideas, but that was why I got it.

Basically, turn it slowely as you look through the view finderand look for changes you will definately see the clouds more defined.
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Old Jul 27, 2005, 1:15 PM   #3
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i dont think ill keep mine on all the time.

i take a lot of indoor shots.

all i want is a easy setup guide etc



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Old Jul 27, 2005, 2:15 PM   #4
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Paul many cp's have a dot on the ring. Once you determine the best position remember the dot location. You can use that for a quick guide. If it doesnt have one, make your own(small paint dab, nail polish, file mark etc)
easy filter guide...http://www.tiffen.com/camera_filters.htm
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Old Jul 27, 2005, 2:31 PM   #5
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it has a mark on it but i thought the idea is to move it around to what you want ??
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Old Jul 27, 2005, 3:05 PM   #6
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the idea is to move it
but making a referance point so you know where the darkest
point is with it so if the sun is to your right you twist it right
if it's on the left twist it left
it's also good for cutting glare just like polared sunglasses
and expectly water glare


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Old Jul 27, 2005, 4:23 PM   #7
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Paul,,pic a sunny day and go to the lake,,or pond,,,,,pointing the camera to the water and rotating the filter where there are tons of reflections will give you a good feel for what to look for..also try it on a car window in the sun,,as you rotate the filter clrity of the interior will become noticable too...polarizers are also great when taking shots through a glass window....

Here`s a couple of pics,,one without polarization,,one with,,you`ll see what i mean...

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Old Jul 27, 2005, 4:24 PM   #8
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Old Jul 27, 2005, 4:29 PM   #9
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Brian, you said 2 pics but only one is posted. Sorry, I didn't wait long enough the other pic is there now. Thanks for the pics it is a good demonstration of the circular polarizing filter.

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Old Jul 27, 2005, 5:40 PM   #10
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thanks alot brian

i was told the sun has to be to the left or right of shot for filter to work ??

no sun here at the moment maybe tommorrow

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