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    Can I use a linear polarizer on the Bronica ETRSi

    I have a Bronica ETRSi with an AEIII metered prism.
    Can I use a linear polarizer, or do I need the circular?
    I've gone crazy searching this but haven't been able to
    figure this out.
    I know that linear is ok for manual focus, but certain types
    of metered prisms (split beam?) require circular.
    I cannot find any info on the AE-III prism and I have contacted
    Tamron without any results.
    I'm only talking a matter of 30 dollars between the 2, but......
    Any input would be greatly appreciated
    Thanks, Eric
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    Linear's fine. They are only a problem with certain autofocus lenses.

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    Thanks Tony.
    I'm using the Cokin P system, and like I mentioned,
    it is only about 30 bucks difference, but that's
    the cost of developing three rolls of film.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony-S View Post
    Linear's fine. They are only a problem with certain autofocus lenses.
    Or cameras that meter through a semi-silvered mirror, which the Bronica doesn't. The problem with autofocus is not with certain autofocus lenses, but with the autofocus mechanisms in cameras.
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    You can even use the linear polarizer on cameras that have trouble with them provided you focus manually and do not rely on the built-in light meter to determine exposure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by narsuitus View Post
    You can even use the linear polarizer on cameras that have trouble with them provided you focus manually and do not rely on the built-in light meter to determine exposure.
    Or meter without the polarizer and apply the filter factor before putting it on.
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.



 

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