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Old Mar 5, 2006, 4:09 PM   #1
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Hi, I purchased a used Hoya Polarizing filter, and it works well on my Panasonic Fz5, but I am looking to buy a Nikon D50, and would like to be able to carry over this filter. The problem is i cant tell if its a circular or a linear polarizer. Along the edge it says HOYA PL 55 JAPAN. Thanks for your help.
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Old Mar 5, 2006, 7:02 PM   #2
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Look here: http://www.thkphoto.com/products/hoya/gf-04.html
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Old Mar 5, 2006, 7:27 PM   #3
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i think that pretyt much answers it, thanks for your help
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Old Mar 5, 2006, 9:15 PM   #4
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According to the supplier I use, www.dvdreamtime.com.au,linear polarizing filters should not be used with digital camras, only circular ones. Your filter appears to be a linear one therefore should n't have been much use on your FZ5... Very confusing...I suggest you look at the above site as the filters are illustrated and remarked upon
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Old Mar 5, 2006, 11:31 PM   #5
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it workds totally fine with my fz5, focuses correctly, and quickly. and meters right too.
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Old Mar 5, 2006, 11:58 PM   #6
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For more info on polarizers than you probably need, seeĀ*http://dpfwiw.com/polarizer.htm#circular
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