A&P So I'm just gonna go ahead and say that Polarizers are...

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by Wobistdu, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. Wobistdu

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    the most amazing thing I have seen in my short time in photography. I can't believe how much they improve outdoor shots on a sunny day. Comparing my shots from Austria (no polarizer) to my recent shots in Utah, it's such a joke.

    Why didn't I get one sooner? Unreal. Sky looks so blue, clouds look so full. Everything is just amazing.

    I feel like Neo opening his eyes for the first time in the matrix :eek3: /geekmoment
     
  2. Wobistdu

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    oh and a bonus... less time spent in light room. they look so damn good off the camera, i barely have to touch most of them.
     
  3. BBB

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    link to polarizers
     
  4. jared_IRL

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    sooo... I guess this means you're not gonna sell me your warming polarizer for cheap?
     
  5. TheManLouisianaFace

    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    Now get a cokin holder setup and you can really go nuts with skies/landscapes.
     
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    I knew you would be, that's why i wanted it before you left.. :wiggle:
     
  8. Wobistdu

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    oh you sneaky bastard :eek4:
     
  9. jared_IRL

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    those moose polarizers are sooo nice... :rofl: :wavey:
     
  10. Wobistdu

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    yeah shit is awesome. i had it on the tammy the whole time. at first i thought a 77 on a 67mm lens looked dumb, but the fact it sticks out a bit makes it nice to turn. a lot easier than the tokina with a 77 end
     
  11. TheManLouisianaFace

    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    link to one you have?
     
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    example pics?
     
  14. Wobistdu

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    only real example i have done so far. when i took off my polarized sunglasses, the sky was hazy/whiter and the mountains weren't the clearest
     
  15. jackjohnson

    jackjohnson simple as something nobody knows OT Supporter

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    hmmm I should look into this. before my tactic was to underexpose slightly and work with it in LR but it's too much of a pita. especially since 90% of my shots are outdoor
     
  16. Wobistdu

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    yep

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    Took this in Austria before I had a polarizer. This looks like horrible shit. It would have looked fucking gorgeous if I had a polarizer. Haze would have been cut. Sky would have been bluer and clouds would have been more defined.
     
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    man, things are always either awesome or horribly shit to you. why must your opinion be so...
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    polarized.
     
  18. jackjohnson

    jackjohnson simple as something nobody knows OT Supporter

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    sweet the 46mm is a lot cheaper to ($50)
     
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    Polarizer for portraits is awesome too!

    cleared up reflections in her faux-leather, and it's quite obvious what it did for the sky and clouds.
    [​IMG]
     
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    in all seriousness thouhg, cool pics
     
  21. Wobistdu

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    LOL I am pretty extreme. I needto calm down
     
  22. TheManLouisianaFace

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    Seriously, you'd like a cokin setup. They aren't toooo expensive. Basically, you get these slides that are graduated ND filters, and you can slide them up and down in the holder so that they just underexpose the sky/skylines/mountains, etc. Like the lightroom ND tool, but better, obviously.

    You can really underexpose the sky and get some super deep blues without it looking over processed.


    http://www.cokin.fr/ico15-A.html
     
  23. Wobistdu

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    Omg gorgeous!
     
  24. Wobistdu

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    Thanks! I'm really starting to enjoy landscape photography. Can't wait to get a good tripod and do more night stuff too
     
  25. TheManLouisianaFace

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    I was going to do all that, but then I got this: http://bit.ly/wiPrp
     

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