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Photography Equipment => Lenses => Topic started by: spinner on May 13, 2010, 06:28:49 PM

Title: Polarizer vs. ND Grad
Post by: spinner on May 13, 2010, 06:28:49 PM
General query peeps, if you were going out to shoot some landscapes this weekend and could only pick up one or tother, would you buy a Polarizer filter or an ND Grad filter. It's going on a Sigma 10-20mm
Title: Re: Polarizer vs. ND Grad
Post by: jinky on May 13, 2010, 07:56:16 PM
Deffo be a grad for me as you can get a bit of unequal blue in bands on the sky with the siggy really wide. It`s happened for me a few times depending on light / sun angles. Not bothered me that much as I correct in NX2 but can be an issue. having just started using my D700 I must admit the 10-20 is the the one I already miss. I know I can use it at 5mp but it`s not the same and I`ll be using it with my D80 still. Have a good shoot
Title: Re: Polarizer vs. ND Grad
Post by: Oldboy on May 13, 2010, 08:17:06 PM
For landscapes a ND grad would make more sense.  :tup:
Title: Re: Polarizer vs. ND Grad
Post by: SimonW on May 13, 2010, 09:18:34 PM
Not an easy one, but I feel an ND grad can often be simulated afterwards in software if you get the exposure right. I recently used a polariser to remove some very annoying strong reflections of lit-up yellow road bollards from the large glass area of a bus shelter. Easy done during the taking but probably impossible to edit out afterwards. So I'd go for the polariser in spite of the problems I often have with it for skies.

Simon
Title: Re: Polarizer vs. ND Grad
Post by: spinner on May 13, 2010, 11:44:09 PM
3 votes for ND Grad vs. 0 votes for polarizer. ND it is. Thanks guys. ;D