the results are. I've always just added mine. I keep the UV on permanently and add the
polariser as needed.
fools talk because they have to say something.
I was up at 3.50am, did a load of washing before the wife got up to hang it out, sheralph wrote:Thanks Mr Smith, that will save a lot of bother. Amazing what we turn our mind to at just after 5am - no lying in bed for we seniors eh .
won't let me hang it out as she doesn't want the neighbours to see me doing what she
should be doing. I'll be starting hoovering upstairs in a few minutes, the wife is going
out with the daughter, they get their hair done on a Tuesday. Fortunately the daughter
doesn't live with us but often stays on a Monday night so they can get out early shopping etc.
fools talk because they have to say something.
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What a decent, caring sort of a person you sound, Ralph.ralph wrote:There are more similarities in our lives , I look after my 82year old neighbour next door, and have just been in there, cooked him breakfast, made his bed, fed the cat, hoovered, and have just put his washing in the machine. being a youngster (66) I just have to do it.
Sometimes I think there should be awards for people like you but so often those who really deserve them are never recognised.
I bet your neighbour is so relieved to have you next door, though!
For you: A cyber bunch. It's the most manly I can find.
This type of filter used in strong lighting conditions such as a very sunny day can have the affect of making a bright blue sky darker and richer in colour and will also eliminate the amount of reflection from sources such as windows and water.
This filter is a must to any photographer shooting water and landscapes or "peeping" through windows......
Digital SLR cameras use the "circular" type polarising filters which have two thin plates of glass which can be turned or dialled to produce the best desired effect for the lighting / reflective situation.
Whilst this kind of manipulation can be an excellent tool used outdoors, many a decent indoor shot has been spoilt because the filter has been left on and rendered the resulting shot strangely dark - which then needs to be rectified if possible in some form of post processing.
Black and white photography can gain some very nice contrasts with these filters producing sharp rich tonal qualities especially on landscapes with strong contrasts such as white buildings on a sea front.
The caveat with any thing made from glass is to buy a decent optic and not to be tempted by the cheap and cheerful, in this market you gets what you pays for and you will pay for what you gets.
Nice article from a well revered photographer should answer your question.........
http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/how-to- ... mateur.htm
Second, thanks Westoelad for your helpful advice on polarising filters. I bought them for my existing lenses and have used them to good effect on a couple of occasions when photographing waterfowl, where I was able to cut out much of the water surface glare.
I'm now moving on to another interest, photographing insects and flowers. I have been managing quite well with my Tamron 70 - 300 mm macro (not 1.1) ,but half size, and some quite good results mith my Canon 50mm f1.4, just getting in close. Today, I could hold out no longer and have ordered the Canon 100mm f2.8 IS USM Macro. I was disappointed when I found the Jessops shop nearest to me didn't have it in stock, but it has been promised for Monday or Tuesday! I don't suppose I'm going to notice any super improvement - it was just pure indulgence. I suppose I was motivated to act now, when a friend said :"At our age, we perhaps shouldn't even be buying green bananas."
I have noticed a decline in Jessops over the last few years they never seem to have what you want in store but they do seem to specialise in printing your images or speedy developments. Directly opposite Jessops in Newcastle is Jacobs and they stock everything that is on their web sight in the local store which is manned by good knowledgeable people they are my first choice when buying or seeking advise.
Your prime EF 50mm f1.4 is nice bit of kit, one many Canon users have as their standard lens and does produce very good results knocking the socks off the kits lens supplied by Canon. At a fraction over £300 this lens is a steal especially If you can get the legendary mark one version which in many instances is said to be better than the L series lens costing four times the price.
Let us know how you get on with your photography and never mind thse ripe bananas or reading War and Piece - life is precious and there to be lived - I believe in having your toys and playing with them while you can!
I don't suppose I will hear any more about it - but then he who dares just might win [-o< .