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Old Apr 23, 2005, 2:23 AM   #1
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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.

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Old Apr 23, 2005, 7:46 AM   #2
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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).

http://www.cokin.com/ico15-B.html
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Old Apr 23, 2005, 8:14 AM   #3
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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.

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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. http://www.nikmultimedia.com/coloref...elective.shtml

Check this review of the polarization filter, http://www.creativepro.com/story/feature/20176.html

And read this article on the use of Polarization filters on your camera, http://www.luminous-landscape.com/tu...larizers.shtml

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Old Apr 24, 2005, 5:30 AM   #5
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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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