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Megan 
 

Polarizing Filter: Linear Vs. Circular


I've just bought a linear polarizer and was only now told that I can only use a circular polarizer on my camera, as the linear one will affect the metering system and the autofocus. I have a Pentax MZ60, and I mostly use manual settings. Is there any way of using a linear polarizer, or should I just go buy a circular. Any help greatly appreciated. Cheers.


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3/14/2005 3:55:30 AM

 
Michael H. Cothran   Sorry - you were told right. You'll need the circular polarizer when using an autofocus camera.
You COULD use the linear version with an AF camera, if you use the camera in manual operation, and meter your scene with a meter other than your camera's built-in meter.
Michael H. Cothran
www.mhcphoto.net


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3/14/2005 5:13:18 AM

 
Megan    yep, thought so. thanx for your help I'll give it a try.


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3/14/2005 6:34:21 AM

 
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