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| p.1 #1 · Thoughts on choosing polarizing filter set? |
After a first year and a half of diving into the world of dSLRs with a T2i, I have gathered a set of lenses that I lack polarizing filters for. At this point, I would like to get polarizers for most, if not all, of the recent acquisitions, which include:
1. 28mm lens (55mm filter diameter), used for landscapes
2. 35mm lens (58mm diameter), used frequently for general purpose and landscapes
3. 70-200 zoom (67mm diameter), used for people shots, street shots, land and city scapes
4. 100mm macro (67mm diameter), used primarily for flower/plant/bug macros, some portraits
5. 400mm f 5.6 (77mm filter diameter), used for birds and Yellowstone Park wildlife
I'm debating whether to get one large 77mm CPL (to save money) and use step-up rings for the smaller diameter lenses, but I am hesitant to do this given that using one CPL with rings might be too much of a hassle. Alternatively, I could get 2 or 3 CPL's so that there is less hassle RE use of the step-up rings.
The one size I am hesitating on is the 77mm CPL for the 400mm lens. The few times I have sensed that I could use one is in shooting antelope/buffalo/elk in grassy areas with bright light. How many of you wildlife folks rountinely use a CPL for such subjects/conditions with this lens? Would it be worthwhile getting a CPL for this lens given the 5.6 aperture?
Your thoughts and advice are most welcome!
Edited on Jul 17, 2012 at 04:33 AM · View previous versions