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Old May 8, 2011, 2:01 PM   #1
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Default Can you stack onto a LC55 close up lens

I just ordered a LC55 close up lens. I also need to use a circular polarizer.

I got a 62mm circular polarizer and am wondering:

Since the lens diameter is 62mm for the LC55 can I stack this polarizer onto the LC55.

Don't forget I need to be able to turn the polarizer so attaching it to the regular lens is out of the question.

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Old May 8, 2011, 3:25 PM   #2
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Don't forget you need the lens adapter to fit between the camera and the LC55, otherwise you can damage the lens motor.

Yes, you can fit the polariser on the LC55
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Old May 8, 2011, 5:02 PM   #3
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Thanks

I grabbed a DMW-LA3 also with the LC55.
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You should be able to stack them just fine. Just be careful when you turn the polarizer not to unscrew the LC55.
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G'day Chris

In using a pola on my FZ35, I have found that the camera is too smart for its own good... As I rotate the filter and the sky goes dark, the EVF lightens itself to balance the image brightness - ie: I can't see what is happening

So I have put some tape around the filter with the alphabet letters every centimetre. To use it, I then rotate it by hand and note the alpha-letter at the top centre before putting it onto the camera and just reset the top-centre - make sense??

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I have used a cpl before, got a cheapo one from ebay and it seems to work fine. Fits directly on my lens, and when I rotate I see richer blue skies and clearer formations.

Maybe Im just seeing things?
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Thanks everyone

I am mainly going to use the polarizer for taking video and photos underwater for my vernal pool video project that will go on for quite some time.

Actually, I would love to see a "through the water" photo thread in the forum. I can only imagine the different tips and tricks people will have.
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G'day Chris

nice images mate -
re- the final one ... down here in Oz we see images like this from our wildlife people warning us about the continual expansion of the dreaded south-american cane toad, introduced here back in the 1930s supposedly to eradicate the sugar cane beetle

the problem we have is that the cane toad & its eggs are poisonous - and all of Australia's wildlife that feeds on frogs & toads is becoming extinct. Our world-famous Kakadu National Park no longer has any ground-living animals excepting for kangaroos & wallabies - neither are carnivors & don't eat frogs & toads- but everything else has gone - and all in the 2 yrs since the damn cane toad arrived into the region

Hope you don't have the same issues where you are
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Ozz, we are much fortunate mostly to our diversification of wetlands and amphibians and no poisonous eggs luckily. Everything seems to eat eggs in the vernal pool.

The last picture is of a spring peeper. The slamander is a Red Efted Newt (red spotted salamander)in the adult olive colored stage.

We had a family from Australia stay at the park I worked at last year and they were quite interested in our amphibians at the nature center. They told us they don't have many back at home as it too dry.
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