Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/04/22

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Re: polarizers
From: Buzz Hausner <>
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 1999 15:12:28 -0400

> I use polarizers with my 28R and 24R/M all the time. The 24R since 1976.
> Leica supplies a lens hood with built-in wheel for turning a series 8
> Leica
> polarizer on the 24mm R lens. I rarely use this lens w/o a polarizer. I
> have never ever had any problems using a polarizer on my WA lenses. Under
> some circumstances, you can indeed get a slight sky gradation. But it is
> not offensive. It seems to be more pronounced with linear polarizers on my
> 24mm M lens, than with circular polarizers on my 24mm R lens. Anyway, in
> my
> estimation, it's not something to worry about.
> Jim
	As usual, I have to agree with Jim here and go one step more.  I
often use a polarizer with my 21 on an M camera. Of course, one has to keep
an eye on the position of the sun and keep in mind the effect one wants to
achieve. As with most photographic matters, what counts is what YOU see and
what YOU want to present, and certainly NOT what anyone tells you cannot or
should not do.  If you're interested in the effect of using a piece of
equipment in a certain situation, try it and then YOU should decide if it

	Remember always, film is the cheapest accessory you can buy for your
Leica, use it lavishly.  Experiment, make mistakes, learn what works and
what doesn't. 

		Buzz Hausner