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Using a Polarizer Filter Indoors
Old 01-10-2009, 08:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am going to shoot a band tonight and I was wondering if there would be any benefit or use of me using a polarizing filter on them. It will be in a crowded club atmosphere, with probably poor lighting. I am using a Canon 50D with the 28-135mm lens that came with the kit and the pop up camera flash. Thank you for the help...Eric
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Old 01-10-2009, 08:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Ummm.... not really worth it IMHO. Besides that, you'll be losing 1 stop of light...or is it 1.5 stops, I can't remember. Either way it acts as a neutral density filter as well as a polarizer. If the lighting is already bad, you're going to be fighting the filter as well. Any reason you want to use that filter in particular?
As far as benefits... not too many that I know of unless for example the drummer was sitting behind a glass sound shield and you wanted to shoot him and lose the reflections...

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Very bad idea, cuts out 2 stops which will make focus difficult in low light. Also will greatly reduce on camera flash range to approx 4 or 5 feet max.
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Remove the polarizer. It cuts up to 2 stops and makes focusing hard in dimly lit places ... and when shooting a band in a club, you'll need all the light you can get.
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