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Old Dec 9, 2007, 6:49 PM   #1
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I need to pick up a polarized filter for my FZ18. I read that there are circular and linear. I dont know what the difference is. Which one would be good for my camera. I believe the camera takes a 46mm mount?
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Old Dec 9, 2007, 8:56 PM   #2
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I need to pick up a polarized filter for my FZ18. I read that there are circular and linear. I dont know what the difference is. Which one would be good for my camera. I believe the camera takes a 46mm mount?
You are correct and a linear polarizer is the better choice for the FZ18, but the results are very similar.

If your store only has a circular one, thats fine.
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Genece,

Thank you. Could you help me again? In researching the polarizing filters, i have found that there are different kinds. Warm, multi coated and skylight is what i have come across so far. Any comments on these? Are there ones i should stay away from?
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It is a matter of preference .....I would choose a multi coated one as that helps eliminate lens flare.........the sky light and warming filters add a red or brown cast to things.....not much for the skylight but more for the warming filter.

I just looked and the MC polarizers are really expensive .......I am not sure they are worth the price.......just get a plain linear polarizer......20 bucks or so. I have an MC polarizer that I am sure I got for less that 40 bucks .



I think I would choose something along this line and I doubt you will ever notice a difference

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...ing_Glass.html


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Genece,

Thank you for the good advise you have given me. I really appreciate it.
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