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      07-12-2009, 08:27 PM   #1
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polarizing filter question

alright, so i picked up a 'whatever' polarizing filter from frys this afternoon. im planning on using it for my kit 18-55 lens with my XSi. i buy it, get home, put it on my lens and it doesnt fit snug, should it? i just bought one that said 55mm polarizing filter. it fits within the focus ring, but doesnt stay. am i supposed to hold it every time i take a shot? also, i can turn the polarizing filter about itself, if that makes sense. i have no idea what thats about
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      07-12-2009, 10:08 PM   #2
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I thought the 18-55 took 58mm filters. If so you need to return the one you got for the right size.
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      07-12-2009, 10:16 PM   #3
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You need a 58mm filter for the lower end Canon lenses.
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LOL i failed pretty bad / i desperately need a new lens. thanks for the heads up, yachss
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once you put the right one on, it will rotate about the lens - this is to change the effect it has on the sky and/or reflections.
if the sun is directly above, it's not going to do anything, and it works best when you're shooting at a 90-degree angle of the sun.
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http://www.richmondcamera.com/Canon-...S-p/145173.htm
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no complaints from my 17-85mm f/4-5.6. shorter money and great replacement for kit 18-55.
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