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Upcoming beach wedding - need a Circular Polarizer filter?

 
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May 21, 2015 21:04 |  #1

This is going to be new for me - have a beach wedding coming up in June.
Couple has rented a huge house on the beach and will have a tent put up right on the beach in addition to house location.
Going to be near the longest day of the year, so baring rain, lots and lots and lots of sun.
Beach faces South so will have side lighting for most of the day.

For those with experience with similar situations, did you use polarizing filters? Is it worth it? I'm thinking if so I won't bother with the 70-200 as the FOV is so narrow - yes / no? Maybe leave it on the 17-40 (which I rarely if ever use) - and maybe the 24-70?)

Generally I'm a 24-70 & 70-200 shooter that switches to fast primes for the indoor darker stuff.

I have 72, 77, 82mm polarizing filters (72=primes, 77=17-40 & 70-200, 24-70=82). Up until now, I have only ever used the 77mm on my 17-40 when I was out all day thinking about wide-angle stuff.

thanks for input


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May 21, 2015 21:09 |  #2

A beach in Toronto?

The blue skies might be a benefit but I'm not sure if purchasing a CPL specifically for one wedding. If you do some landscape then sure, get one. I do not see it as a necessity though.


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May 21, 2015 21:10 as a reply to  @ FarmerTed1971's post |  #3

on lake Erie - 1.5hrs away
I already own them - just wonder if they are worth using


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May 22, 2015 09:43 |  #4

I've shot a couple of beach weddings in Cancun and never needed one.


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May 22, 2015 09:51 as a reply to  @ jcolman's post |  #5

thank you


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May 22, 2015 10:30 |  #6

If I were you I would bring it/them along. If everything fit in and you still have extra time, why not use it to get the best out of the beautiful sky and water (even just a couple shots of the surrounding without the couple). They are light weight and easy to pack. My cpl are always in my big bag. Have fun shooting!


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May 25, 2015 20:56 |  #7

I have had one on my camera for a while now. I don't always know when I'll have someone in a car and need to cut the glare on the window, but it also helps with cutting down on shine from oily/shiny skin ;) I put it on and just left it there LOL. Doesn't kill enough light to bother me.


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