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  1. Lou Nardi

    Lou Nardi

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    I'd just to ask you about CP filter as I know it's for either landscape or streetscape. But if I ask anyone who's been using this filter for general like outdoor portrait or zoo???
     
  2. chris malcolm

    chris malcolm

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    It has a specific effect. It can reduce or intensify reflections or glitter from water, glass, glossy leaves, polished surfaces, etc., and can darken or lighten part of a blue sky (because blue sky is polarised circularly around the position of the sun). So sometimes it can be a useful effect in some photographs in certain lighting conditions. It's not really "for" any specific kind of photography. It could be useful in some landscape shots to reduce the glitter from diffusely backlit foliage, and annoying in other landscape shots where it would selectively darken some of the blue sky, and lighten another part. It could be useful in zoos photographing some animals behind glass, or an annoying loss of light when photographing a fidgeting animal in dim light.
     
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  3. ancient_mariner

    ancient_mariner

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    I have one but found it disappointing - it doesn't work like a conventional polariser where you can rotate the filter to an optimal position, and it just gives a half-hearted effect while making the viewfinder dim from loss of 2 stops.
     
  4. ian-83

    ian-83

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    A polariser isn't just for landscape. You could use it for many applications if you want to remove glare or reflection from a surface such as glass.

    Also it's good to boost saturation of colour though you need the sun to your left or right for maximum effect.
     

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