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Offline spinner

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Polarizer vs. ND Grad
« 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


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Re: Polarizer vs. ND Grad
« Reply #1 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

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Re: Polarizer vs. ND Grad
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2010, 08:17:06 PM »
For landscapes a ND grad would make more sense.  :tup:

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Re: Polarizer vs. ND Grad
« Reply #3 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.

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Re: Polarizer vs. ND Grad
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2010, 11:44:09 PM »
3 votes for ND Grad vs. 0 votes for polarizer. ND it is. Thanks guys. ;D
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