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Forum: Wide angle 17th March 2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,984
Posted By -PQ-
Re: Circular polarising filter for the Kowa 8.5mm f2.8

I did not record the aperture but I'm fairly sure that it was f8, but it could have been a stop slower. The ISO was 200 and the shutter speed was 1/100 second.

You are right about the CA, I'm not...
Forum: Wide angle 17th March 2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,984
Posted By -PQ-
Re: Circular polarising filter for the Kowa 8.5mm f2.8

Hi all,

Thanks for the feedback re a polarising filter on a wide angle.

In the past I have used a polarising filter when on board sailing yachts to reduce the large amount of glare caused by...
Forum: Wide angle 17th March 2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,984
Posted By -PQ-
Re: Circular polarising filter for the Kowa 8.5mm f2.8

Well that was a fail, I guess the https dropbox link is not recognised within the image tags. Here is a link to one image taken last week with the Kowa 8.5:
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Forum: Wide angle 17th March 2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,984
Posted By -PQ-
Re: Circular polarising filter for the Kowa 8.5mm f2.8

https://www.dropbox.com/s/81hcsq1mdefygvj/P3110918.jpg?dl=0
Forum: Wide angle 17th March 2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,984
Posted By -PQ-
Re: Circular polarising filter for the Kowa 8.5mm f2.8

and the second... (after a 30 second wait!)
Forum: Wide angle 17th March 2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,984
Posted By -PQ-
Re: Circular polarising filter for the Kowa 8.5mm f2.8

Apparently I need two more posts to be able to post an image, so here's the first!
Forum: Wide angle 17th March 2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,984
Posted By -PQ-
Re: Circular polarising filter for the Kowa 8.5mm f2.8

Straight away compared to the Panasonic 7-14 I can see a difference, which surprises me as I have found that an excellent wide angle lens, and it is definitely better than either the Sigma 10-20 or...
Forum: Wide angle 17th March 2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,984
Posted By -PQ-
Re: Circular polarising filter for the Kowa 8.5mm f2.8

I'll give Cameraworld a call, it's actually not to far. Thanks for the info.

I live just by the North end of Shoebury East Beach and the MOD site, likely you walked very near my house!
Forum: Wide angle 16th March 2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,984
Posted By -PQ-
Re: Circular polarising filter for the Kowa 8.5mm f2.8

Hi John,

Thanks for the reply.

Funnily enough I don't live to far from you, I live in Southend on Sea. There used to be a good camera shop round here but it closed down about twenty years ago!...
Forum: Wide angle 16th March 2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,984
Posted By -PQ-
Circular polarising filter for the Kowa 8.5mm f2.8

Hi,

Does anyone know of an 86mm circular polarising filter that will fit within the Kowa 8.5mm f2.8 lens hood? (For those who are not aware, you cannot attach a filter directly to this particular...
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