[Olympus C-725] How can I tell if I need a circular polarizer?

Discussion in 'Olympus' started by Donald Newcomb, Aug 27, 2005.

  1. Sorry if this has been discussed many times in the past. I tried a Google
    search but didn't get an answer to this question.

    Skip down to the (*) to avoid the long-winded discussion.

    OK, for the last 25 years I seem to have been busy forgetting everything I
    learned about photography in high school. My picture taking has devolved
    into just so many point-and-shoot record shots of places and people.
    However, I was recently impressed by how much my pictures were suffering by
    my not following the basic techniques I learned to use many years ago with
    TLR and SLR film cameras. Among these is the importance of using a polarizer
    for outside color pictures. So I did a little research and ordered a filter
    adapter for the "better" of my two digital cameras (an Olympus C-725). Since
    my old 55mm filters will fit this adapter, I'm all set, right? Well, my
    filters date from the era before auto-focus and my OM SLRs worked fine with
    linear polarizers. I'm not sure if I need to spring the extra bucks for a
    circular polarizer.

    *So can some one tell me, or is there a way for me to test, if I need to buy
    a circular polarizer for my Olympus C-725?
    Donald Newcomb, Aug 27, 2005
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  2. Donald Newcomb

    Paul Mitchum Guest

    The manual should tell you if you need a circular polarizer. You
    probably do.
    Paul Mitchum, Aug 27, 2005
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  3. Donald Newcomb

    Paul Heslop Guest

    I'm not sure the c-725's manual is that helpful
    Paul Heslop, Aug 27, 2005
  4. In fact I couldn't even find any mention of the filter adapter in the
    manual, much less the filters.
    Donald Newcomb, Aug 27, 2005
  5. Donald Newcomb

    Paul Heslop Guest

    I think there was a little catalogue which came with the cam,
    somewhere in there, sort of jumbled in with stuff there might be
    something. The whole thing feels as clear as mud to me.
    Paul Heslop, Aug 28, 2005
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