A&P School me on circular polarizers...

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  1. Perfect Speed

    Perfect Speed OT Supporter

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    I do primarly day/night shoots on cars - with that in mind...

    Thinking about getting one... I'd like to know the following things...

    1- Will it help remove some glare from headlights on night shots? (if not what would - if anything)
    2- I have a nikon D70 with a 28-70mm and a 70-210mm lens and wil be buying a 50mm shortly - What size polarizer(s) do I need?
    3- How much should I spend ? new/used
     
  2. iRate

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    1 tip...dont buy a cheap ass tiffen piece of shit!

    heliopan or B+W :)
     
  3. Wobistdu

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    buy a nice 77mm one and get step-up rings.

    i own the hoya warming CP - called the "moose"

    it does polarizing and adds a warm feel as well.
     
  4. tenplanescrashing

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    1. You probably don't want a CP for any type of night shot unless you want longer exposures
    2. Check the thread size on each lens, it will tell you what it takes (look on underside of lens where the production number is.
    3. Prices depend on size. Smaller ones are cheaper than larger ones. A good 62 or 68 is about $70 on the inexpensive side.
     
  5. Girth

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    I know I'd like to have one. :hs:
     
  6. havelegs

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    I bought one from bestbuy and hate it, don't ever buy one from there.
     
  7. CString

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    I want to know the same thing. I've been shooting a lot of mx and i always have hot spots from helmets, chest protectors, and other random things.
     
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  9. Dan Martin

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    1 - No, it won't help, it will probably make the glare worse if anything.
    2 - 77mm for the first two, 52mm for the 50mm. Alternatively, you could use a step up ring for the 50mm to use the same filter, but you won't be able to use a hood.
    3 - the more the better, but you're in for over $100 for sure.
     
  10. Cesium

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    Look on ebay for Kenko Pro1 Digital CPL filters. Same as the higher-end Hoya at almost half the cost.

    I have one... it has a slight warm color cast. Great otherwise.
     

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