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Old January 3rd, 2006, 05:51 PM   #1
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Linear or circular filter for HD100?

I am getting a polarizer filter for my HD100U w/Mini35. The guy asked me if I needed circular or linear filter? Does anyone know what the camera works with? Any other suggestions for filters while I am at it?

I am also getting a ND filer 0.6. Anything that will help overall performance and gettingt he most desired "filmlook"
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Old January 3rd, 2006, 06:34 PM   #2
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Circular polarizers work better for autofocus cameras, but they are more expensive. Since the HD100 doesn't have an autofocus lens, you may be able to get by with a less expensive linear polarizer. However, there may be other complications with exposure and the internal beam splitter. If you can afford the cost difference, just get the circular polarizer.
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Old January 3rd, 2006, 06:42 PM   #3
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Hi Earl,

Thanks. The money isn't that big of an issue since its only about $100 difference. I just want to make sure I get the right one. I use a Mini35 with Nikon and Zeiss lenses. Are you saying that the circular won't work or just more expensive? The sales person thought that ther circular would probably be needed but he didn't know for sure.
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Old January 3rd, 2006, 06:49 PM   #4
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Linear pola filters will give you more control, I would for sure go with linear. Do you own a matte box? It might be a good investment, especially since you are trying to achieve the "film look".
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Old January 3rd, 2006, 07:09 PM   #5
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Yes, I have the Chroszeil mattebox for two filters.
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Old January 3rd, 2006, 07:16 PM   #6
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Yes, I have the Chroszeil mattebox for two filters.
Well then just get a linear filter and you are all set. I have Tiffen 4x4 and it works great. I don't like 'screw-on' filters, as they get easily stuck on the lens and sometimes they have a tendency to cause some vignetting. Although, I do have a UV screw-on filter for run-and-gun shooting stricly as a lens protection.
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Old January 3rd, 2006, 07:22 PM   #7
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I 2nd the motion for linear polarizer.

Polarizers have so many great uses, you should stick with linear to get the full benefits and control.
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Old January 3rd, 2006, 08:13 PM   #8
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Should I get any other filter to archeive the "filmlook" or wait for post?
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