View Full Version : Using a polarizer with a Kiev?
Just in the process of selling my SLR outfit, I will be very sad to see it go but at the end of the day I usually grab the rangefinder first anyway.
I will particularly miss using the polarizer though, is there any reasonably successful ways of utilising a polarizing filter on a rangefinder? The rotating lens on my Kiev makes it even more daunting!!!
I do not see any problem.
I use 2 polarizers, one for the lens and the other for my eye viewing of the polarizing efect on the subject.
In order to quickly transfer the exact angle from the "eye' polarizer to the lens mounted polarizer I use the Tiffen trademark polarizers, which have a small extra handle which serves me as a pointer. Some other trademarks have a triangular mark.
For exposure, I open two stops, or any equal combination.
I used an adapter to a 58mm polarizer on a 25 mm lens. I then marked off the filter & the adapter with 2 white dots to match at it's darkest. (I hope it works I just finished it this morning.)
I have a Hoya polarizer that has a triangle on the ring that turns. You simply turn the ring so that the base of the triangle is toward the light source.
You do need to focus the Kiev first, so that the lens is properly oriented. I like to use two polarizers, as mentioned above.
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