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Old Dec 26, 2005, 7:47 PM   #11
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We're on Kauai. Here's a picture I took of Mt. Haupu with my little Sony DSC-P71 (I'm not seeing anything :?so am going on faith here - thanks for the instructions BTW):




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Old Dec 26, 2005, 7:49 PM   #12
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COOL! It worked! Thanks Telecorder. Here's another one of Hanalei Valley (also with my Sony). Just ordered my Panasonic with a wide-angle converter lens and a 4-hour battery (even after reading the warnings about Prestige Camera hammering you for add-ons, I went for it).


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Old Dec 26, 2005, 7:57 PM   #13
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Here's a better one of Hanalei Valley:






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Old Dec 27, 2005, 11:03 AM   #14
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Way to go on posting! I'm jealous of your photogenic locale... I'm in the Mojave Desert at about 3,000' elevation northeast of Los Angeles by about 100 miles so I have to wait until spring for the wildflowers and trees to start leafing out again.

I'd really suggest considering adding a polarizer filter for giving more contrast to the blue skies and taking some of the reflections off of the water.

Looking forward to your future FZ5 photos of the environs.
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Old Dec 27, 2005, 5:30 PM   #15
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When you add a polarizer filter, is that only for exterior shots? I suppose it depends on what you're shooting. I'm sure there are better ones and worse ones. Any advice? And is the purpose of a polarizer filter to get rid of glare?
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Old Dec 27, 2005, 5:38 PM   #16
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OK, did a little (very little) research on polarized lenses, and get the point. Now I need to know which one to buy. Any advice?
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Old Dec 27, 2005, 5:56 PM   #17
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I tried posting earlier but had the server bomb when I tried to submit it...

Genece stated in another post:

I have both a linear and a circular polarizer both are Hoyas and my choice is the Linear its very close but I seem to see a more dramatic effect with the linear.

If it makes you feel better or if you plan on moving on to a DSLR get the circular.

The hoya linear is about 20 bucks at B&H

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...ughType=search



In another post: mtngal posted:

Ira Tiffen, of the Tiffen filter company, wrote an article describing different filters that is worth bookmarking:

http://www.tiffen.com/camera_filters...zing%20Filters

In it, he explains the difference between circular and linear polarizers thus:

"Certain camera optical systems employ internal surfaces that themselves polarize light. Using a standard (linear) polarizer will cause the light to be further absorbed by the internal optics, depending on the relative orientation. A Circular Polarizer is a linear one to which has been added,on the side facing the camera, a quarter wave "retarder." This "corkscrews" the plane of polarization, effectively depolarizing it, eliminating the problem. The Circular Polarizer otherwise functions in the same manner."
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Old Dec 27, 2005, 8:26 PM   #18
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Are you sure you didn't live in Hawaii in a previous life??? You sure have a lot of Aloha! Thanks for all your help.


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Old Dec 27, 2005, 10:17 PM   #19
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pualani-

Da Nada...:-)

'Tis my naturehaving a somewhat pedantic personality. Being a newbie myself, I know how much insight and knowledge that I've gained from others so its only good karma to reciprocate with others... Then again, my week in Maui did feel like I was coming home and then, after leaving, began tofeel somewhat'homesick'. Of course, that may have been a resurgence of calcium deposits in my surf knots from my old surfing days eons ago...:G
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