UV filter vs Polarizer filter

Started May 20, 2008 | Discussions thread
Graystar Veteran Member • Posts: 8,373
Re: UV filter vs Polarizer filter

A polarizer is a pretty important filter to have. I snapped the following pics as an example of what a polarizer can do for you. The two images were taken seconds apart. The difference is that a polarizer was used in the second pic.

Here are the significant points to notice in the second pic:
The sky is a deeper blue.
The clouds are better defined.
The green foliage is brighter.
The front of the houses, which are in shadows, are brighter.

When use properly a polarizer can really improve even a mundane scene as the one above, with more saturated colors and better (apparent) illumination.

A UV filter cannot do anything like this at all. UV and polarizers are two completely different animals.

Here’s a good article on how to use a polarizer.


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