snubbr.com

Polarizer ...
I'll post this here as I am a newbie to these digital cameras....

Is it possible to use a polarizer (circular, I assume) pressed flat against the lens barrel of a P&S digital?.

I dont see why this wouldnt work rotate the filter to get the orientation you want then make sure it is pressed evenly up against the front of the lens barrel...

Comments (8)

Sure, just don't press too hard or you can screw up the zoom/focus motor..

'I reject your reality and substitute my own' -Adam Savagehttp://www.flickr.com/photos/mrnoronha/sets/..

Comment #1

And try not to scratch the lens coatingJonGive me something to shoot..

Comment #2

J45 wrote:.

I dont see why this wouldnt work rotate the filter to get theorientation you want then make sure it is pressed evenly up againstthe front of the lens barrel..

Yes. As it happens there is often a white dot on the filter mount to help maintain the orientation as it is mounted..

You can try stickiing it on with a couple of blobs of Blu-Tack....... or "universal filter mount" as it also known! [Someone else has already mentioned being careful not to press too hard in the wrong places.....].

You do not need the "circular" type polariser for an ordinary point and shoot. The 'linear' kind is cheaper and more effective.Regards,Baz..

Comment #3

Baz thanks for reminding me of Blu Tak I seem to remember that from eons ago for things..

Where do you get blu tak ? .

Is that a standard thing for adhering things to other things in general (and I assume removable and doesnt mark up) ?

Comment #4

J45 wrote:.

Baz thanks for reminding me of Blu Tak I seem to remember thatfrom eons ago for things..

Where do you get blu tak ? .

Well, to be absolutely precise......

I tear smaller bits off a lump the size of an orange that I keep on my work table in the studio.... but somehow I don't think that's quite the answer you are looking for, is it? .

Okay.....

Here in UK, I get fresh Blu-Tack from stationers, arts-and-crafts shops and also from DIY superstores at the point in their displays near conventional glues and adhesives..

Is that a standard thing for adhering things to other things ingeneral (and I assume removable and doesn't mark up) ? .

Yes, and yes again..

Indeed, along with things like string and various kinds of sticky tape, Blu-Tack is one of a great many items I keep around the whole time I am working in the studio, and I rarely go out for a location shoot without it, either. That's been the case for me, and every photographer I know, for 35 years or so, now..

Doesn't just about everybody use Blu-Tack for all kinds of temporary sticking jobs in business and at home? (shrugs).Regards,Baz..

Comment #5

Barrie Davis wrote:.

Doesn't just about everybody use Blu-Tack for all kinds of temporarysticking jobs in business and at home? (shrugs)..

Nope. Not since I discovered that there is a white version!.

Http://www.amazon.co.uk/...Mastic-Adhesive-Non-staining-Economy/dp/B000I6NQDY..

Comment #6

Steve Balcombe wrote:.

Barrie Davis wrote:.

Doesn't just about everybody use Blu-Tack for all kinds of temporarysticking jobs in business and at home? (shrugs)..

Nope. Not since I discovered that there is a white version!.

Http://www.amazon.co.uk/...Mastic-Adhesive-Non-staining-Economy/dp/B000I6NQDY.

Yeah.. I think somebody lent me some of the white kind, once..... I have also seen a 'pink' sort, if I recall correctly..

For my usual purposes I don't find the 'Blu' is any kind of a problem, but I can appreciate how white would NOT show through paper.... which would be a big bonus at times, I'm sure..

Thanks Steve. Regards,Baz..

Comment #7

Barrie Davis wrote:.

For my usual purposes I don't find the 'Blu' is any kind of aproblem, but I can appreciate how white would NOT show throughpaper.... which would be a big bonus at times, I'm sure..

I use it when I'm positioning small items for photography. Generally speaking it pays to use white or black for everything - it makes for easier Photoshopping later..

I also keep bits of expanded polystyrene packaging for the same reason...

Comment #8

Click Here to View All...

Sponsored Amazon Deals:

1. Get big savings on Amazon warehouse deals.
2. Save up to 70% on Amazon Products.


This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.

 

Categories: Home | Diet & Weight Management | Vitamins & Supplements | Herbs & Cleansing |

Sexual Health | Medifast Support | Nutrisystem Support | Medifast Questions |

Web Hosting | Web Hosts | Website Hosting | Hosting |

Web Hosting | GoDaddy | Digital Cameras | Best WebHosts |

Web Hosting FAQ | Web Hosts FAQ | Hosting FAQ | Hosting Group |

Hosting Questions | Camera Tips | Best Cameras To Buy | Best Cameras This Year |

Camera Q-A | Digital Cameras Q-A | Camera Forum | Nov 2010 - Cameras |

Oct 2010 - Cameras | Oct 2010 - DSLRs | Oct 2010 - Camera Tips | Sep 2010 - Cameras |

Sep 2010 - DSLRS | Sep 2010 - Camera Tips | Aug 2010 - Cameras | Aug 2010 - DSLR Tips |

Aug 2010 - Camera Tips | July 2010 - Cameras | July 2010 - Nikon Cameras | July 2010 - Canon Cameras |

July 2010 - Pentax Cameras | Medifast Recipes | Medifast Recipes Tips | Medifast Recipes Strategies |

Medifast Recipes Experiences | Medifast Recipes Group | Medifast Recipes Forum | Medifast Support Strategies |

Medifast Support Experiences |

 

(C) Copyright 2010 All rights reserved.