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filter for waterski shots?

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by cookme, Jul 8, 2012.

  1. cookme

    cookme Mu-43 Regular

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    May 25, 2012
    I want to take some waterski action photos on a lake in late summer afternoon.

    The sunset angle ranges from 30' to 15' (5:30 to 7:00pm). Luckily the sun sets behind me and the lakeside so there isn't going to be much of a direct sunlight glare problem.

    However the water splashes and the lake surface itself will generate some glares and reflections. Should I use a polarizer? or another type of filter? I will likely be using the Panny 45-175mm f4-5.6.
     
  2. ~tc~

    ~tc~ Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2010
    Houston, TX
    I practically always use a polarizer outdoors, especially in super bright light. In addition to taming the reflections, it will also act as an ND, giving you the option of wider apertures if you want subject isolation.
     
  3. cookme

    cookme Mu-43 Regular

    139
    May 25, 2012
    thanks for the suggestion, I went ahead and got a 46mm polarizer. Hopefully there will be more nice m43 lenses with the 46mm thread size :)
     
  4. danska

    danska Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    May 21, 2012
    Portland, OR
    Joe
    PL 25, Panasonic 14mm, Olympus 12mm. I'm hoping for more too, trust me. But we already have a nice selection right there :thumbup:
     
  5. cookme

    cookme Mu-43 Regular

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    May 25, 2012