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Best lens to use with 10 stop ND

 
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Oct 31, 2017 10:07 |  #1

I have recently ventured into trying ND filters (Nisi 10stop and 6 stop) . the issue I have using 7DII with kit lens 18-55mm I find that when attaching the filter to front of the lens it quite east to move the front element and thus change the focus or zoom which has to be set prior to fitting the ND. Is there an alternative lens with similar or better focal length that doesn't have the movement once switched to manual focus ?


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Oct 31, 2017 10:09 |  #2

You will want a lens with internal focusing, not an element that externally moves. You may also want to consider one that does not extend the barrel for focal-length changes too, and look for something all-internal.

There are plenty of these, but you need to supply some more info:

1) Budget?
2) What do you consider "better" focal length for a range (wider? longer?)?

Some quick ones for APS-C that are excellent and can be found used for decent prices are the EF-S 10-22 and there's also the Tokina 11-20.

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Oct 31, 2017 10:29 |  #3

MalVeauX wrote in post #18485405 (external link)
You will want a lens with internal focusing, not an element that externally moves. You may also want to consider one that does not extend the barrel for focal-length changes too, and look for something all-internal.

There are plenty of these, but you need to supply some more info:

1) Budget?
2) What do you consider "better" focal length for a range (wider? longer?)?

Some quick ones for APS-C that are excellent and can be found used for decent prices are the EF-S 10-22 and there's also the Tokina 11-20.

Very best,

I gathered it would be all internal option.
Budget not yet decided as would like to see what is available but probably limit to around £500 max to start with.
Better focal length I mean similar range to the kit lens or longer so around 18-55 or something around 15-85
I already have 10-22 but don't use it much cos I often find I want more than 22 fl


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Oct 31, 2017 10:41 |  #4

birderman wrote in post #18485404 (external link)
I have recently ventured into trying ND filters (Nisi 10stop and 6 stop) . the issue I have using 7DII with kit lens 18-55mm I find that when attaching the filter to front of the lens it quite east to move the front element and thus change the focus or zoom which has to be set prior to fitting the ND. Is there an alternative lens with similar or better focal length that doesn't have the movement once switched to manual focus ?

What type of filters are you using? Are they the round screw-in type or the square type?


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Oct 31, 2017 10:57 |  #5

john crossley wrote in post #18485433 (external link)
What type of filters are you using? Are they the round screw-in type or the square type?

Nisi 100mm Square system


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Oct 31, 2017 20:18 |  #6

The 16-35 I use with my ND is internally focusing; it doesn't move with round or square filters.

I did end up selling my 10-stop, though, because I realized if I need quite that much ND I can just do it in software. But the six-stop is worth keeping.


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Oct 31, 2017 23:06 |  #7

How about using prime lens? Is anyone using them for landscape/cityscape/lo​ng exposure?
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Nov 01, 2017 03:08 |  #8

Have you tried partially inserting the filter into the frame by about a quarter of an inch before you focus, then all you have to do is push it all the way down.


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Nov 03, 2017 10:53 as a reply to  @ Steve Sanchez Photography's post |  #9

Yes, exclusively a 24 and 35mm prime with my Lee Big Stopper.

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