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Jan 27, 2011 00:31 |  #1

It's not really about the S95. I'm considering the Lensmate polarizer kit for landscape photography, but I'm yet to see any proof these arent just gimmicky accessories except for the one picture on the website (which looks amazing, but that could just be marketing).

So this might be a stretch but, if anyone has pictures of with/without the Lensmate polarizer kit on, I'd be very interested in seeing/hearing your results. Thanks.



  
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Jan 27, 2011 01:22 |  #2

Good post! ...resulting feedback could be the deciding factor in whether I go for the Lensmate polarizer kit or not.



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Jan 27, 2011 03:51 as a reply to  @ Glyno's post |  #3

I bought the Lensmate filter adapter and to be honest I don't think it's worth it. Adds bulk (thickness) to the camera and I can just as easily hold the filters in front of the lens by hand. The latest version adds complexity for very little pay back IMO.

Positives are that it's well made, easy to fit and solid. It removes easily without damaging the camera or leaving residue behind. It's then reusable with a touch more Scotch tape applied.

Since I removed it my S90 fits back into my tidy little leather Lowepro case so I've just been hand holding the tiny 37mm filters I use with no issues.


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Jan 27, 2011 03:57 |  #4

If you're purely talking about polariser filters, then they're pretty useful. Use them to deepen blue skies and remove reflections. I carry a polariser and an ND grad screwed together with endcaps. No larger than a few stacked coins and invaluable on occasion :)


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Jan 27, 2011 07:48 |  #5

The visual effects of a lensmate polarizer are not really different than any other polarizer. There are a very large number of pictures out there showing the effects of polarizers.

The lensmate adapter is just an easy way of attaching a filter. As spacemunkie says, you can just hold a polarizer or other filter in front of the lens if you prefer.


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Jan 27, 2011 22:49 |  #6

Spacemunkie wrote in post #11723442 (external link)
If you're purely talking about polariser filters, then they're pretty useful. Use them to deepen blue skies and remove reflections. I carry a polariser and an ND grad screwed together with endcaps. No larger than a few stacked coins and invaluable on occasion :)

These are with a B+W CP

What brand 37mm ND Grad do you have ?


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Feb 02, 2011 12:08 |  #7

Is it a bad idea to have a polarizer on when taking pictures of people with landscapes behind them? Does it "drown" them out?



  
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Feb 03, 2011 11:11 |  #8

august23 wrote in post #11763442 (external link)
Is it a bad idea to have a polarizer on when taking pictures of people with landscapes behind them? Does it "drown" them out?

No, all it will do is lower your light intake by a stop or two depending on how high of quality CPL youre using.


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