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05-15-2014, 11:27 PM   #16
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I regularly take 1-2 minute grabs of video whilst taking photos at events or on holiday with my K5II and then put together a 4-10 minute combined video of stills and video grabs incorporating some music etc using "iMovies". Everybody loves it.

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Thank you everyone for the help...much appreciated
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Having plenty of reach is key!
And don't forget luck. Spent a full day on the Port Hardy-Prince Rupert ferry and this shot at 210mm was the best shot of the day.
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I'd take a 55-300mm or something along those lines. Having plenty of reach is key!
I purchased the Pentax HD 55-300 WR, I went to the local camera shop to purchase a circular polarizing filter....they wanted $149.00 for one. Too much for my budget, she said it was made specifically for DSLR cameras. Any suggestions for a less expense one?

Thanks for the help!

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I can't imagine what the store was trying to sell you. B&W are about as good as you can get, and their most expensive is $103.00.

This one or this one should do you just fine.

Just remember that the worst quality piece of glass between your subject and the sensor is going be the limiting factor as to how good your image can be. This isn't the place to try and get off too cheap.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Parallax Quote
I can't imagine what the store was trying to sell you. B&W are about as good as you can get, and their most expensive is $103.00.

This one or this one should do you just fine.

Just remember that the worst quality piece of glass between your subject and the sensor is going be the limiting factor as to how good your image can be. This isn't the place to try and get off too cheap.
Parallax is right, but if you have a good brick and mortar see if they have used 58mm circular polarizers such as the B&W, Marumi, or even some of the better Hoyas. Be sure and check the play/slop in the rotation and whether the glass itself fits the frame tightly as well as the scratches and internal dust. Our local B&M has an entire aisle of used filters in Tupperware containers and I've found from 27mm to 77mm and never paid more than $15 except for a nearly new 67mm B&W for $25. Don't be afraid to negotiate, you'll be surprised what you can do.
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