Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Why You Should Use a Polarizing Filter

These two images were shot seconds apart. The they show very well how much difference a circular polarizing filter can make in your images. The images were shot on a Sony NEX-3 at 18mm and I should have looked to the edges for the vignette but I still like the image. There are some companies which make thin filters and this would have helped so it is not a fault of the camera. Unless of course you cannot use a polarizer w/o a vignette at 18mm which may be the case with some wide angles.

6 comments:

  1. Anonymous3:52 PM

    I am concerned about the vignetting. Has this been caused by the filter holder or is this a lens problem

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  2. Have you tried a polarizing filter yet with the X100?

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  3. Anonymous5:58 PM

    Read the text!!!

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  4. @Anonymous - He never actually said which camera was used... What is going on with the vignetting? A lens of this focal length shouldn't vignette with a single filter in place.

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  5. Brandon,

    Non-filter question: can you comment on the AF speed comparison between the X100 and the NEX-3?

    Thanks

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  6. I'm not sure if Brandon responds to blog comments, only emails?

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