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Equipment & Techniques => Landscape & Nature Photography => Topic started by: wmchauncey on June 04, 2007, 10:47:42 am

Title: ? filter
Post by: wmchauncey on June 04, 2007, 10:47:42 am
I will be shooting RAW in the CO. mtns. at an elevation of 10-12,000 ft. with a canon rebel xti  Do I need to use a polorizing filter?
Title: ? filter
Post by: myxamop on June 04, 2007, 02:53:35 pm
will you "need" to? no.

would it be beneficial? if done right, yes.

its an enhancement, thus its not a requirement. a poleriser would help but also consider   an A1 filter which might help cut true the hase.
Title: ? filter
Post by: redneckphoto on June 04, 2007, 04:48:02 pm
A polarizing filter will definitely help with any glare but at altitude on a clear day it can make the skies very dark. In those circumstances non-linear polarization looks more obvious when using wide angle lenses. I would take one but I would be tempted to take a photograph with the filter and one without. You could also reduce the amount of polarization by turning the filter's outer ring.

Title: ? filter
Post by: Sherri Meyer on June 05, 2007, 09:33:02 am
I agree with Daryl. Shoot with and without the polarizer and see what works best. Since you will be shooting with a digital camera, you have nothing to loose. You certainly won't be wasting any film and flash cards are getting cheaper and cheaper. Keep in mind, when you have a great subject in front of you, shoot it as many ways as possible. Especially when it is a location you may never return to.

Have a great trip!

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