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Canna W Apr 23, 2005 1:23 AM

Further to seeing a nice pic on SF this morning taken through a polarized car window screen, I was wondering if there are any off-camera filters for us digicam users who don't have the capacity to adding filters? Or could you DIY, using some sort of tripod? I suspect it might muck up the auto-focus system...

Or, on the other hand, can quite a lot of filters be simulated in Photoshop? The polarizing filter is the one I miss most.:cry:

Best wishes,


Meryl Arbing Apr 23, 2005 6:46 AM

Cokin has a mount specifically for digital p&S cameras that don't have filter threads to mount regular filters. This will allow the use of their full line of 'A' size filters (including the polarizers).

Canna W Apr 23, 2005 7:14 AM

Many thanks Meryl!

Am going to email my camera manufacturers - Kyocera - & check out what they think.

Is there anyone out there who has used this type of filter connection? It would be great if they work well.

Best wishes,


Stevekin Apr 23, 2005 1:31 PM

Canna, Photoshop has a number ofphoto filters, though not a polarization filter, have a play with them anyway. Go to Image/Adjustments/Photo Filter...

If you decide to go the route of applying a polarization effect in PS, then have a look at this set of filters, Color Efex Pro 2, which includes a polarization filter, from Nik Multimedia. Not cheap though. But there are a lot of filters included.

Check this review of the polarization filter,

And read this article on the use of Polarization filters on your camera,

Hope this helps,


Canna W Apr 24, 2005 4:30 AM

Hi Steve,

Will check out your various suggestions today...

Thank you for being so very generous with your expertise, as always!


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