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Old Jul 8, 2005, 7:22 PM   #1
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I am totally new at photography, and since I just got this FZ20 and a filter set I was doing some experimenting. I really am amazed at the effects of the polarizer filter:

This is a picture taken at an angle guaranteed to give off a harsh reflection of the fluorecent lamps. All pictures were taken with a tripod, no flash and P mode.

1.- No filter, P mode f2.8, 1/10 sec exposure





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Old Jul 8, 2005, 7:24 PM   #2
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2.- Polarizer filter attached but rotated to minimum effect. Notice that the exposure time has gone up significantly. I was surprised that just by attaching the filter, it acts as a natural filter and reduces available light significantly.

P Mode, f2.8, 1/4 sec exposure
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3.- Polarizer filter rotated to maximum effect. What a difference!

P mode, f2.8, 1/4 sec exposure
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In the right situation a polarizer is indispensable. I can make the difference between a great photograph and a "nice try".
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Old Jul 8, 2005, 10:39 PM   #5
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Welcome to the forum. Excellent demo! It looks you're getting some vignetting w and w/o the polarizer. Are you using the stock fz20 adapter?
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Old Jul 8, 2005, 10:58 PM   #6
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yes, i know about and the vignetting. I am using a 52 MM adapter and filters and found that almost as soon as started using them. I get them until I zoom to 3x or so and mostly with the polarizer.

I have on order a phayee adapter tube and some 62MM filters that should take care of that problem (I hope).

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artbatista wrote:
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yes, i know about and the vignetting. I am using a 52 MM adapter and filters and found that almost as soon as started using them. I get them until I zoom to 3x or so and mostly with the polarizer.

I have on order a phayee adapter tube and some 62MM filters that should take care of that problem (I hope).

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I have the Phayee and I can assure you that you will not get any vignetting. The only vignetting I get at 3X is when I have the TCON 14B Teleconveter attached and for a teleconverter, 3X is darn good.

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