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New in the camera bag- A polarizing filter

Isn´t it always extremely fun when you get some new photo equip delivered after hours and hours of surfing the net to find the perfect piece for you and your camera bag?

For me the newest thing in the camerabag is a polarizing filter- at last! Wrote about ND – filters during the summer (something I definitively will go back online shopping for) but decided to go for a polarizing first. Not a moment to late!

Will do a post about the differenced between not having a filter and having one later. But first! Enjoy my new equip and take a look at my first photo with the filter down below.

What does this filter do?

– It reduces reflections

– It saves the color and contrast of the sky during sunnier days or other stuff in the image that tend to get overexposed or erased by excessive light. You can adjust the intensity of the filter through rotating the filter


Canon 5D Mark iii, 24-105 mm Canon lens.


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The first photo I took with the filter, heading for my friends 30th birthday party. Taken at Stora Hammarsundet in the municipality of Askersund, Sweden. I don´t think there is any doubt that the filter really ”saves” the contrast in the picture on a sunny day, do you agree?



  1. It is almost always the first accessory I get for a lens. And they can really enhance the sky (and sea). Looking forward to seeing more from you. 🙂

    • Yes. I should have bought one when I bought the camera and the lens, but well, they are kind of expensive in the end and I kind of got stuck on the ”what kind of filter suits me” thought, ending up not buying any. In the future I will definitively get one for the new lenses I by etc but my next equip will be a new lens, and maybe some storage for all photo-crap I am collecting…

      • I know that feeling! Then, once you get that, you need to re catalogue! I think one of the best accessories I bought was an extra battery – if only I remember to recharge when I remove it from the camera. But that’s another story …

  2. Stringer was never without his – the only difference being that he called it ”a polarising filter”.
    During our travels he really needed it, too !!

  3. I use these a lot. They also saturate colour as well as reducing glare.
    The trick is to turn the front element without getting finger prints on the glass!

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