Thursday, September 2, 2010

2010, Day 245 - CPL fun

I've had my Canon 16-35/f2.8L ultra wide angle zoom for ages but the only problem with it is that all my other lenses take 77mm filters and this one is 82mm which means that my awesome circular polarizer is too small. Polarizers not only reduce reflections but give more depth and definition to the sky making them ideal tools for wide angle photography.

Thanks to some photographic closet cleaning (I didn't really need two flash brackets) I was able to get a great deal on a B+W Kaeseman Slim Circular Polarizer. Granted it was used but indistinguishable from new and less than half the price. With its arrival yesterday I had to try it out and here are the results. Nothing was done at all to the skies in post except for a little overall color adjustment, this is how well defined a polarizer makes them.

Canon 1D Mark III, Canon 16-35/f2.8L Mark II
16mm, f4, 1/320 sec @ 200 ISO

Canon 1D Mark III, Canon 16-35/f2.8L Mark II
35mm, f4, 1/400 sec @ 200 ISO

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