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View Poll Results: Do you use a Polarizer

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  • I use a polarizer very often when shooting color.

    11 19.30%
  • I sometimes use a polarizer when shooting color.

    29 50.88%
  • I never use a polarizer./I don't own one.

    6 10.53%
  • I would like to get a polarizer.

    5 8.77%
  • I use polarizer often for black and white photogrpahy.

    21 36.84%
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    In the production of all my work a POL-C (circular polariser) is employed constantly on Velvia 50. POL-C is removed (use SKY1B) for early morning/evening imaging. It's an exceptionally useful filter for anybody to have (my sole POL-C is a B&W Käsemann 77ø). It's excellent at all but removing (that is to say I don't "flatten", or removeall spectrals from the scene) and adding the dramatic wow factor in Ilfochromes (but Velvia is still judiciously over-exposed a little for this).

    An EV2.5 (1.3) factor is engaged when hand-held metering with a POL-C.
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    Do you use a Polarizer?
    No. I'm English so I use a polariser!


    Steve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post
    No. I'm English so I use a polariser!
    Steve.
    I voted no, but I do have a few, and I guess I'd use them if I still shot colour.

    They can be useful, so I used to carry one all the time when in the UK in my backpack. Like 2F/2F says, you never know what you might be shooting and suddenly need one,

    Ian

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    I use them for both b/w and color.
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    I would vote but there's no 'I sometimes use a polarizer when shooting black and white' option.
    Thank you.
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    I do, sometimes, when there's harsh sunlight. It helps darkening that yucky light blue skies and saturating a bit more the colors; It helps with that glare and washed out colors on leaves. Oh, not forgetting contrast of bright skies, keeping them darker helps.

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    I´d like to have one but they are expensive for Rollei Bay VI, and even more for Bay VIII :-(
    Maybe next year...

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    I use polarizers for both color and black & white when I think they would be useful. A polarizer with black & white does not work exactly like the yellow, orange or red filters for the sky. Then again I have never seen a yellow, orange or red filter take out reflections either.

    Steve
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