Panasonic 52mm Lumix Filters
My latest accessories:
1. Panasonic 52 mm Lumix G Neutral Density Filter DMW-LND52E. Use to reduce light entering the camera in extremely sunny conditions. (ND8) Filter reduces the amount of light to 1/8th without affecting colour balance. Best used in very bright sunlight, to prevent overexposure (whitish photos especially the sky that will lack contrast) This will allow the use of wider aperture or slower shutter speed.
2. Panasonic 52 mm Lumix PL Filter (Circular polarizing) helps to reduce reflections and glare by filtering out light that has become polarized due to reflection from a non-metallic surface. A polarizer is able to absorb much of this polarized light and, in turn, increase the saturation of skies and foliage, cut through distant haze, and minimize reflections in glass and on water. Eliminates reflections while preserving the naturally vivid colors of the subject, blue sky, water surface, etc.
The 52 mm lens cap fits over the filters and you lens hood can also be used.
For use with 14-45mm, 45-200mm lenses. Step-up rings are available from 37 mm & 46 mm to 52 mm for other Panasonic/Olympus lenses.
These filters features a slim filter ring design for reducing vignetting with wide angle lenses
As with taking any photo, get yourself set up at your preferred location.
To apply slow shutter speed under strong sunlight exposure.
Start by experimenting and using manual settings ISO 200, 1/4 - 1/2 SS, A - F16.
(Use a large aperture to create depth of field)
Filters work best at 90 degrees to the sun, but experiment!
Best used on a cloudy day
Manually set white balance.
Time of day taking photos will give:
Morning - bluer sky's
Midday - White
Evening - Orange
Adapters are available and I have the 46mm - 52 mm to fit 14 and 20 fixed focal lenses.
These products are well made, reasonably priced, small, easy to use and carry.