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Old May 16, 2006, 4:43 PM   #1
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I am looking at getting a polarizing filter for my D50. I am aware that the front element of the kit lens rotates - does this make it unsuitable for polarizing filters? Is there a workround solution or do I have to get another lens?
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Old May 16, 2006, 4:57 PM   #2
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The only solution is to set focus, then adjust the polarizer to the desired effect.
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Old May 16, 2006, 5:10 PM   #3
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Mmmmm, thats what I thought. Do the filters have an optimum orientation then? Is this marked externally?
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Polarizers work most effectively at a 90 degree angle. You can just rotate the filter until you get the effect you desire. Remember you will also lose up to 2 stops of light so you must adjust shutter speed/aperature accordingly (or allow the camera to do so)
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