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Feb
26
comment Is there such a thing as a filter for circularly polarized light for photographic use, and what would be the effect of using one?
but light isn't necessarily one or the other. Linearly polarized is just one extreme example of polarization.
Feb
26
comment Is there such a thing as a filter for circularly polarized light for photographic use, and what would be the effect of using one?
That picture shows light of specific polarization being converted from circularly polarized light and back, it does however say nothing about what the quarter wave plat would do to light of other polarizations, can you please elaborate?
Feb
26
comment Is there such a thing as a filter for circularly polarized light for photographic use, and what would be the effect of using one?
@dpollitt, I'm not sure, but normal polarization filters can be used for so much more than "removing reflections from sunlight", for example removing (or boosting) direct reflections from a specific polarized light source such as a flash. Maybe there's something that can be accomplished with non linear polarized light that cannot be done with "normal" polarized light?
Feb
26
comment Is there such a thing as a filter for circularly polarized light for photographic use, and what would be the effect of using one?
@mattdm, I'm interested in potential photographic applications though, not electromagnetic theory for its own sake.
Feb
26
comment Is there such a thing as a filter for circularly polarized light for photographic use, and what would be the effect of using one?
Is it really at simple as turning a circular polarizing filter around would make it filter based on circular polarization? Would this not, rather than filtering based on rotational direction arbitrarily filter based on the phase the photo happened to be in when it hit the first layer?
Feb
26
revised Is there such a thing as a filter for circularly polarized light for photographic use, and what would be the effect of using one?
fixed spelling
Feb
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asked Is there such a thing as a filter for circularly polarized light for photographic use, and what would be the effect of using one?
Feb
25
comment Tagging stuff: plural or singular?
... like foot? =)
Feb
13
accepted What is EV, when used as an absoute measurement?
Feb
13
comment What is EV, when used as an absoute measurement?
Impressive and clear answer, thank you!
Feb
13
comment What is EV, when used as an absoute measurement?
@Russell, yes I did see that article and was confused as just a shutter speed and aperture would not get an absolute light level, but EV is still being used to suggest one.
Feb
13
asked What is EV, when used as an absoute measurement?
Feb
11
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Feb
11
revised Is Flash a Must-Have For Macro Photography?
spelling fix
Feb
11
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Feb
11
answered Is Flash a Must-Have For Macro Photography?
Feb
8
accepted How do I light a full length portrait?
Feb
6
accepted What type of gray allows for the most flexibility in a background?
Feb
5
asked How can I easily convert a large number of pictures from RAW to scaled down JPG?
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