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Jul 13, 2015 12:09 |  #1

I am considering changing to an Olympus em-5 ii and have a questions about polarizing filters. I read that linear polarizing filters work perfectly on mirror-less camera's and that circular ones also work, but do not add any value.. Is this correct?


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Jul 13, 2015 22:23 |  #2

That is not correct. A circular polarizer is more versatile, allowing you to adjust the angle of polarization so that you can get the desired effects you want. They are great for landscape and photography where there are reflections, like autos, buildings, water, etc.


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Jul 16, 2015 09:25 |  #3

Found the following link:
Does this add anything of value to the OP's question?

http://bobatkins.com …technical/polar​izers.html (external link)




  
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Jul 16, 2015 17:38 as a reply to  @ SamFrench's post |  #4

Thanks for the answers and link. Maybe I should rephrase the question. Is there a difference between using polarizing filters on a dslr and mirrorless camera? I read some where that you only need linear ones on mirrorless.


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Jul 16, 2015 18:19 |  #5

This may help.

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Jul 16, 2015 18:24 |  #6

bsmotril wrote in post #17630739 (external link)
That is not correct. A circular polarizer is more versatile, allowing you to adjust the angle of polarization so that you can get the desired effects you want..

Nor is this. They both do the same thing with a linear filter being more effective. However on SLR cameras you need a circular polarizer due to the AF and metering needing the mirror. I would think that on mirrorless camera you can use either.


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Jul 16, 2015 18:35 |  #7

I've used a linear one on my mirrorless and it works perfectly. Came with an old 80s SLR kit.


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Jul 19, 2015 09:37 |  #8

Ahh that is the one I saw too. I just wanted to make sure.


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Jul 19, 2015 09:38 |  #9

Thanks everyone.


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