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05-18-2010, 09:39 AM   #1
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10-17 FE & CPLs...

obviously with such a raunchy front element, anyone have any tricks for using a CPL... or any filter for that matter, aside from literally holding a filter in front of it. My third hand is often otherwise engaged. TIA, Steve

05-18-2010, 12:58 PM   #2
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At 10mm, good luck (unless you can find a hemispherical-shaped CPL...) since the lens collects light from 180 degrees!

At 17mm you can hand-hold a gigantic CPL (my 82mm doesn't vignette) but you need to put some "protection" on the front of the built-in metal hood (shrink-rubber tubing for me) or else you'll scratch up your filter. That said, from my experiences a CPL doesn't add much to the images from the fisheye. Truly, I'd love to put some ND filters there instead... but talk about your filter-hand getting tired!

BTW, this has been discussed many times before, such as here. Search is wonderful tool.

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