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Transparent Sun Visor Cap (?)

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Honestly, I have now idea what this thing is called…

Anyone knows the official name of this hat/facial sunglasses?

Side story:

I just remember that the “CPL” that I use in yesterday’s post is, in fact, a Linear Polarizer (PL).

I guess this is what happen when you buy an item without proper research — I didn’t know that the difference would make such a problem.

It turns out that Linear Polarizer can cause some confusion to SLR focusing and metering system (or other camera with beam splitter). Thus, it is advisable to use CPL if you are shooting SLR.

The good news:

1) I bought that filter in second hand shop, so it was pretty cheap (no wonder :D…). It was still a bargain.

2) It works fine most of the time, although it comes with several miss. Maybe this can explain the blown photo in yesterday and today’s post.

Morale of the story:

1) Research before you buy

2) Check your exposure after taking the photo.

Corrective action:

1) Learn how to use it effectively

2) If #1 is hard, save some money and look for another used CPL. This time make sure it’s a CPL.

*Yoyogi-koen, Tokyo, Japan


10 responses

  1. LOL, rookie mistake :P On what she’s wearing… weird, just weird..

    September 14, 2011 at 20:37

    • Hahahaha… yes, rookie mistake indeed :D….
      Although you find it weird, it’s pretty common here, especially among ladies who rides bicycle.

      September 15, 2011 at 06:23

  2. windu

    Well, that kind of thing actually quite common in korea
    Mostly it is worn by people who intent to do mountain climbing, or those who work in the farm…i would say those are cool…:p

    September 14, 2011 at 21:30

    • Do you happen to know the ‘official English name’ for that hat, Windu?

      September 15, 2011 at 06:24

  3. I have never seen anything like what she’s wearing! It’s nuts! =D

    September 15, 2011 at 21:14

    • Really? You don’t have that in UK?

      September 15, 2011 at 22:52

  4. Wierd cap… about the CPL.. don’t worry about it.. just requires practice. :P

    September 15, 2011 at 21:55

    • And practice, I will… :D

      September 15, 2011 at 22:52

  5. LOL. I’ve never seen anything like that!!!

    I wonder how see through the visor is and how she doesn’t trip over.

    September 16, 2011 at 02:30

    • Well, it’s transparent, so I’m assuming it’s like a sunglasses… a full-face sunglasses, that is :D

      September 16, 2011 at 09:03

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