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Old Aug 24, 2005, 6:14 AM   #1
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This one is at 9600 feet behind Las Vegas. Some times you have to walk for a good picture.
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Old Aug 24, 2005, 10:59 AM   #2
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Nice shot. Did you use a polarizer?
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Old Aug 24, 2005, 8:12 PM   #3
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Yes. Polarizers are almost a must have in the desert.
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Old Aug 25, 2005, 4:21 AM   #4
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Do other filters have any relevance to digital photography? I have been used to having skylight filter or similar on my lens for lens protection as much as anything. Just got an IST DS which is fantastic, but wondering if filters are now irrelevant?
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Old Aug 25, 2005, 6:05 AM   #5
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I've never been much of a filter user except when photographing great distances across deserts I uuse a polarizer.
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I have just recently begun to use a circular polarizer. I use it when shooting highly reflective scenes like morning sun on a mist/fog (one of my favorite subjects to photograph). It really helps prevent blown highlights and add some color to scenes where the grey/white might predominate.
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I use a UV on ALL my cameras. Better in breaking the filter than the lens - old school I guess.


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Old Aug 25, 2005, 7:15 PM   #8
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For time exposures at night I usually use a UV filter just to protect the lens from this and that; during the daytime I usually have a circular polarizer in place partly for protection but also because it's always there to help darken the sky or other stuff as needed for better balance.
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Old Aug 25, 2005, 9:53 PM   #9
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It seems to me that when you are shooting subject matter with a lot of distance in the scene, a polarizing filter mostly helps starighten out light rays bent by particulate matter across space. Sometimes it has a real adverse effect in the ist ds when coupled with the already cheesy default settings when shooting in jpeg. Don't use a polarizing filter when the sky is already a clean blue.
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