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Hi Forum Readers!

About the use of the Canon Drop-in Circular Polarizing Filter PL-C 52

I am a bit interested in how often you actually use this filter and in which situations you find the desirable use of the Drop-in Circular Polarizing Filter PL-C 52 with your tele-lenses from Canon?

The benefits may be the many?(I am considering if this filter would be part of my equipement?) but there is also this fact of a light loss of up to 2 stops, but maybe a fast glass like EF300mm with f/2.8 would be the right lens to be equipped with this filter? Is the filter-effect affected if you are using the lens stopped down (like f/8)?

I am mostly interested in the end result,what the Drop-in Circular Polarizing Filter PL-C 52 can add to your photographs compared to photos without this filter.

Anyone here who maybe like to share something, about your experiences, when you are using this filter?

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Re: About using the Canon Drop-in Circular Polarizing Filter PL-C 52?
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2012, 12:46:05 PM »
You'd use it whenever you'd use a CPL on a lens - to darken skies, reduce reflections, increase color saturation, etc.  It costs ~1.75-stops regardless of aperture selected, and the polarization works at any aperture.  I use one when shooting shore/water birds, for example, provided there is adequate light.
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Re: About using the Canon Drop-in Circular Polarizing Filter PL-C 52?
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2012, 03:40:40 PM »
I use CPL whenever light conditions approve it. For Macro shot always. I like that saturated colors.

 
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Re: About using the Canon Drop-in Circular Polarizing Filter PL-C 52?
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2012, 03:40:40 PM »