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CPL, motorsports, when, where, how? :)

 
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Feb 18, 2012 16:01 |  #1

Howdy :)

Just invested in a Hoya CPL filter.
I only really do motorsports photography, I know I needed one but I'm not 100% when and how to use it correctly.
I know it can eliminate reflections etc, but would I benefit from using it while for example, PannIng?

How would I do that if so?
Would it be a case if setting it in a certain place for the spot I'm in and leaving it? As its on my f4L so it's abit awkward to adjust with the hood on lol.

So I ask please, how and what do you use your CPL for?

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Feb 21, 2012 13:28 |  #2

I don't, not for action shots anyway. It can cause fully effects with cross polarisation of perspex windows and light covers, and adjusting it is problematic with hoods.


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Feb 21, 2012 13:44 |  #3

andrewc wrote in post #13937319 (external link)
I don't, not for action shots anyway. It can cause fully effects with cross polarisation of perspex windows and light covers, and adjusting it is problematic with hoods.

Same here; I have one but don't use it. I tried it once during an ice race and it was just too much hassle.




  
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Feb 21, 2012 13:57 |  #4

I use it a lot for drifting, especially on overcast days.

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Most of the drift cars still have glass windshields, so you don't get the rainbow effect like Lexan. even if you do get it on some cars, a quick desaturate sponge usually does the trick. It still looks much cleaner and much more contrast than without the CPL

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Feb 24, 2012 07:25 |  #5

JacobPhoto wrote in post #13937485 (external link)
I use it a lot for drifting, especially on overcast days.

Most of the drift cars still have glass windshields, so you don't get the rainbow effect like Lexan. even if you do get it on some cars, a quick desaturate sponge usually does the trick. It still looks much cleaner and much more contrast than without the CPL

I see a couple of Drift Atlanta shots there. Nice shots! I use the CPL for drifting too, as well as most events at Road Atlanta. When shooting in Tv mode, the aperture doesn't close down so much which helps blur the background, especially in the hellish Georgia sun in summer.


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Feb 24, 2012 18:13 |  #6

Cheers all but i've tried it at the track now lol
I did notice the windows are alot better looking,
I basically set it to 'see though the windscreen mode' for where I was stood and it seemed to do the trick.

Couple of examples,
Still practising mind lol

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Feb 29, 2012 07:21 as a reply to  @ Trackslide's post |  #7

I use it all the time for motorsports where possible. The saturation and penetration capabilities far outweigh any perspex artifacts you may get.


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