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Reviewing Luzid: A New Player in the Filter Game

  Luzid is a new player in the filter game.  They started in 2015 as a joint venture between four companies: CameraGearUK from the United Kingdom; Desmond Photographic from the U.S.; Bravo Distsribution in Canado; and Photo Ideas from Greece.  Their goal is to produce top-of-the-line filters with Brass frames and Schott Superwhite Glass for half (or less) the price.  They …

Six tips for using a polarizer

Yesterday, we discovered what circular polarizers are and what they accomplish.  Today you’ll learn six tips for using a polarizer. Polarizer Tip #1: Polarizers will have little or no effect when used to shoot a setting sun, because the angle is wrong.  The effect of a polarizers manifests itself at 90 degree angles to the sun.  So if you make …

Oh the beauties of a polarizer!

Today and tomorrow, my posts will discuss polarizers: what they are, when they are useful, and some lesser-known tips on how to use a polarizer.  These posts are in response to a misguided photographer who recently told a student in one of my classes that polarizers don’t work at sea level.  That’s a new one! There is one phenomenon that …