|Linear Polarizing filter in non-polarizing position|
|Linear Polarizing filter in full polarizing position|
|Circular Polarizing filter in non-polarizing position|
|Circular Polarizing filter in full polarizing position|
As promised in the previous post about comparing Circular Polarizing filters and the old Linear Polarizing filters that were used with film cameras, today we are looking at reflections. Even though we are using a building and glass, you can expect very similar effects with water reflections. The nice thing is you can actually see the results right in your viewfinder whether it is optical or electronic.
Since we are talking about comparing circular polarizing filters to linear polarizing filters on digital cameras I'll just let you know that all of these photos were taken with the same digital camera and the same lens. The only difference was the filter, of course.
As you are looking at these images above, with the linear filter photos on top and the circular on the bottom, notice, not only, the reflection off the skin of the building, but also the glass, both on the sunlit area and in the shadows on the far right. It is pretty obvious that the circular filter really does a better job . . . but hold on because in a few days I'll tell you why I have one of each.
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