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28th of October 2006 (Sat), 01:07
Hi all i have a question about taking motorsports, well should i place my cpl filter on my zoom lens when taking pic of the cars?
Hope to get ur reply soon thanks.
28th of October 2006 (Sat), 04:24
If it's bright enough out, use it. Even if things are moving too fast for you to adjust it between shots it will help some shots. It won't hurt any if it's not adjusted right for a shot, as long as the light is good enough.
28th of October 2006 (Sat), 10:49
Like said above, it doesnt hurt aslong as theres enoth light around :D.
One thing you can do if your going to shoot the cars going round one corner or something, is try and set the polarisation then snap the others in roughly the same place. then you will get the most out of using it.
28th of October 2006 (Sat), 18:23
and remember to adjust camera settings accordingly if you do, a CPL will rob you of a stop, or so.
personally, I wouldn't bother. unless there was a lot of sky in my shots
28th of October 2006 (Sat), 19:55
Also be aware that cars that use Lexan windshields will have rainbows in them with a CPL. I dont ever use them for motorsports as many cars use the plastic windshields and it can leave funky patterns in them.
28th of October 2006 (Sat), 20:50
I will second Jim about the rainbows. Also, to get the effects of the CLP you need to adjust it... which is nearly impossible when the cars are moving around so much. Leave it in the bag, IMO.
29th of October 2006 (Sun), 20:06
Generally, I don't use one on cars, moving or not.
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30th of October 2006 (Mon), 13:09
I sometimes use a polarizer for motorsports, adjusted so you see more of the driver's/rider's face or eyes though the windscreen or visor. I haven't seen any rainbow effects so far. Taking away all reflections from a hood of car for instance can look strange though, maybe we expect to see some reflections.
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