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Old June 10th, 2004, 05:40 AM   #1
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polarizer as default filter

Hi all,
I'm leaving tomorrow for a short working trip to central asia. The pamirs, high altitude pastures, deserts and mountains. I've bought yesterday a polarizer, thinking about the blue skies that I'm going to see. two questions:
-i never used a polarizer with a video camera: is it just like for pictures, "what you see is what you get"? Any tip?
-I usually have a uv filter as a protection for the lens of my XM2 and I don't feel that comforable changing filters in the dust. Would it make sense to leave the polarizer on the lens and always use it (at least for outdoor shooting)?
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Old June 10th, 2004, 08:18 AM   #2
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it u got permanent sunny conditions that would make sense, if not your pictures are gonna get too dark when it's getting...dark
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Old June 23rd, 2004, 02:29 AM   #3
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Hi, just got back..
the problem I had with the polarizer is that this filter is definitely not ideal for 'point and shoot' situations like the one I was dealing with..
Using the polarizer means checking its effects and adjusting it all the time, not an easy thing to do with the hood on and inside a 4wd bouncing on a dirt road at 4000m. Many fingerprints on my filter and lens cleaning job!
The next trip will hopefully be a slow one and I'll use a tripod and -for sure- the polarizer..
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