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DonJuanMair
20th of July 2008 (Sun), 12:40
I am looking at getting this set of hitech nd grads off bhphotography, the 0.6, 0.9 and the 1.2, theyre all very reasonable.
I have been doing some research into nd grads and these particular filters do not get mentioned too much here. But i have seen some amazing pictures with the in use. Whats everyones views on them?

Tsmith
20th of July 2008 (Sun), 13:24
I've been pleased with mine when using them.

DonJuanMair
20th of July 2008 (Sun), 13:29
cool, well i was just looking through some magazines of mine and the photos they were displaying were all using the hitech grads, i think for the three nd grads and 2 nd filters and the cokin p series holder it all came to around 260, a great price i think

condyk
20th of July 2008 (Sun), 14:51
I use the Hitech and they are very good indeed. Better value than the Lee.

ELT_Photo
20th of July 2008 (Sun), 23:53
I have used both hi-tech and Lee filters for the past several years and
see no difference in IQ - very happy with both brands.

DonJuanMair
21st of July 2008 (Mon), 00:57
im going to get them asap

Tareq
21st of July 2008 (Mon), 10:38
I am happy with my HiTech as well.
I advise you to get 4x5 GND filters, and buy Z-pro Cokin instead of P-series, whether you use 10-22 on crop bodies or ultra wide angle lens on FF [such as 16-35 or 17-40] then you will get more vignetting with P-series than Z-pro.

Good luck.

DonJuanMair
21st of July 2008 (Mon), 12:43
oh okay cool, im glad you cleared that up because i was going to get the grads when i bough tthe sigma 10-20., Thanks Tareq

this one??

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/387303-REG/Cokin_CBZ100_Z_Pro_Filter_Holder_.html

so i found all the right nd gards in the 4x5 size on bhphotovideo but now i cant find just the neutral density filters for this size filter holder

Tareq
21st of July 2008 (Mon), 16:34
oh okay cool, im glad you cleared that up because i was going to get the grads when i bough tthe sigma 10-20., Thanks Tareq

this one??

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/387303-REG/Cokin_CBZ100_Z_Pro_Filter_Holder_.html

so i found all the right nd gards in the 4x5 size on bhphotovideo but now i cant find just the neutral density filters for this size filter holder

Yes, it is that correct Cokin Z-pro holder, and don't forget to get the right adapter ring, i believe it is this one

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/387404-REG/Cokin_CZ477_77mm_Z_Pro_Adapter_Ring.html

I think if you search more then you will find, here is a link on B&H about 4x4 HiTech ND filters

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=search&A=search&Q=&ci=0&sb=bs%2Cupper(ds)&sq=asc&sortDrop=Brand%3A+A+to+Z&ac=&bsi=&bhs=t&ci=4030&shs=&at=Type_Neutral+Density&basicSubmit=Submit+Query (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=search&A=search&Q=&ci=0&sb=bs%2Cupper%28ds%29&sq=asc&sortDrop=Brand%3A+A+to+Z&ac=&bsi=&bhs=t&ci=4030&shs=&at=Type_Neutral+Density&basicSubmit=Submit+Query)

But if you want to get just normal circular ND filter then look at Hoya or B+W, they have good ND, but i was thinking to get Singh-Ray Vari-ND.

DonJuanMair
21st of July 2008 (Mon), 17:00
Oh okay. Thanks for all your help on this one.

Tareq
21st of July 2008 (Mon), 17:19
Oh okay. Thanks for all your help on this one.

Not at all, you are welcome!!! :D

dbdors
21st of July 2008 (Mon), 17:19
I use the Hi-Techs as well and have been very happy. I did choose the Cokin P size, and that was a purely cost driven decision. I use a cut down Cokin holder and get no Vignetting at 17mm with a 5D. But I would be nice to extra room of the Z-pro. I just couldn't spend that much at the time.

I originally purchased them when I shot film (EOS 3). Surprisingly I notice more vignetting with the 5D than on the EOS 3 with slides.