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Linear Polariser - seems to have no problem with D5100

PRSS

Madurai, IN
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PRSS Registered since 10th Apr 2012
Tue 02-Oct-12 04:40 PM | edited Tue 02-Oct-12 04:41 PM by PRSS

Hello everybody

It is said that technically a curcular polariser is required for Digital DSLR cameras as it is said that using a linear polariser would lead to exposure problems.

Well, I just dropped my Hoya HMC circular polariser accidentally down a cliff during yesterday's photo trip.. But I fortunately had my old original Pentax polariser on hand, which was bought in 1980 - which is a linear polariser. I used this for many frames. I could still get correct polarisation as well as correct exposures. This is on a Nikon D5100 with 50-200mm DX lens.

So was i really lucky or was it a fluke to get these correctly exposed shots even at full polarisation? To me it seems to behave the same as the circular polariser.

Please kindly explain (BTW I know very well about the technical differnces between the two - hence this question).

with best regards
PRSS

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