« on: March 11, 2012, 07:58:59 AM »
I have also found this statement on Flickr discussions:QuoteSure you could use polarizing filter on a sunny day and would get dark blue skies and bright white clouds. It has a slightly strange effect on skin and removes moisture and specular light (shinyness) - not something you think about, but people look dry and appear to have extra powder makeup in my opnion.
It's actually very good if you shoot or intend to output in black and white.
Could anyone comment if he had the same experience?
On a hot day it makes people look cool and the skin doesn't glisten. Likewise greasy skin looks better.
Always use the hood to make sure you dont get glare (also helps increase contrast)
The only time I shoot without a lens hood is if I forgot it...
I'm a big believer in UV filters for protection if nothing else. I was climbing to get a higher perspective, the camera swung out on the strap and caught my 28-70L right on the corner of a brick planter... *explosion of dirty words* It shattered the UV filter but saved my front element; I unscrewed the filter and kept on shooting...