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April 3rd, 2009
06:23 pm
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I can haz polarizaterer!

Yes, I know I'm s'posed to screw it on the front end. I just find it reassuring to check that the universe is behaving as advertised sometimes.

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Date:April 3rd, 2009 05:39 am (UTC)
Hehe, I haven't tried that!
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Date:April 3rd, 2009 11:06 am (UTC)
W00t! Right, when I went looking for those photos to demonstrate to you that yes, this is an important expense, I realised how much I use mine. *G*

Once, in fact, I managed to improvise one for a point and shoot digital. While visiting Herself's uncle, himself an artist who does a lot of work with photography though not exclusive, he took me to visit a new building in His Fair City. Mostly clear, somewhat washed out sky with a few clouds. Mind you, he's a staunch film maven. He commented it was too bad my wee digital didn't mount a polariser to bring out the bits of cloud there in the sky.

So I held up the P&S, used the screen (rather than the optical viewfinder) and took off my polariser clip-on sunglasses, held that in front of the lens and twisted it until the sky got nice and dark and the clouds stood out...

Worked, fairly well, and I still employ that trick with P&S occasionally. Does not work quite so well with larger lenses than those, however.
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