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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 12:06 am 
Hi all

Have a real newb question but i havent found any real answer to it yet so i have to ask this :)

Regarding Nikon AF-S DX 18-55/3,5-5,6G ED II in Gordons review of it he said that it could be annoying for polarising user what is it that can be annoying?

Never used a slr and gonna buy one in the month or 2 to come so just need some clarification .

gonna buy nikon d80m and that lens because to me it price and size wise a perfect fit for me.


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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 12:14 am 
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Hi Mindmeld, welcome to the Cameralabs forums!

That's a great question - not embarrassing at all!

To operate a polarising filter you need to turn the end of it.

The annoying thing about most 18-55mm kit lenses though is their end section rotates when they focus - so if you've just rotated the polariser to the right spot, you might need to readjust it after focusing.

Also if the polariser is a bit stiff to turn, you can accidentally twist the lens slightly out of focus when adjusting the polariser.

You have none of these problems with a lens which has internal focusing.

So it's not impossible to use a polariser on the Nikkor 18-55mm, but it's just a bit annoying at times. The same applies to the Canon 18-55mm.


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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 12:51 am 
ahhh ok thx for the quick answer :)

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