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Old 21st of February 2012 (Tue)   #16
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Default Re: Recommendations for a good filter... version: waterfalls

In addition to a quality polarizer, I'd recommend two ND filters...3-stop and 6-stop. These will cover you for most situations that you'll encounter.
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Old 23rd of February 2012 (Thu)   #17
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Man that BHphoto is scary. I am glad I stayed out of the lens area!
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I went with B+W 77mm (COATED) #110 (ND 3.0) FILTER -
I have that. One thing I should warn you about it that it does leave a bit of a color cast, but it's very even and correctable with WB adjustment. So I would strongly advise shooting raw.

One you make a WB adjustment though, the colors should look natural - no strange relative shifts.
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I went with B+W 77mm (COATED) #110 (ND 3.0) FILTER - BW110C7 (125$), and Hoya 77mm FILTER INTRDCTN KIT (UV/CP/WARM) - HOFIK77 (55$).

That should be a good start, thanks for the help. Didnt want to spend to much until I know I am getting things I need. Also got a few step up rings...52mm-77mm, 67mm-77mm etc, some hoods and a 7 million dollar home camera bag...Man that BHphoto is scary. I am glad I stayed out of the lens area!
Well, the ND 110 is a very good filter, but if its your only ND filter, you may find that it will be too much at times. The "silky water" effect is very easy to do (as well as blow out the water) and only requires a shutter speed in the 1/2-second range or longer (also depends on how fast the water is moving). Having a 10-stop as a "one size fits all" may not be the best in all situations.
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Thanks for the help folks!
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I bought a Hoya ND400 58mm for 50 bucks and I'm quite happy with it
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In addition to a quality polarizer, I'd recommend two ND filters...3-stop and 6-stop. These will cover you for most situations that you'll encounter.
When you say ND .6 do you mean... Graduated Neutral Density filters?

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When you say ND .6 do you mean... Graduated Neutral Density filters?

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...l_Density.html
Grad ND's are good when one section of the scene is bright then the other. They can be useful for waterfall shots if you have a bright sky that is a couple stops brighter then the waterfall its self. However you will still want sold ND filters that will cover the whole scene as those will be the most useful at cutting light across the whole scene.
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Grad ND's are good when one section of the scene is bright then the other. They can be useful for waterfall shots if you have a bright sky that is a couple stops brighter then the waterfall its self.
If you're considering grad ND filters I urge you to buy rectangular filters, not round screw-in filters. Screw-ins are easier to use but the grad is always at the "equator," dead center in the frame, which is usually not the best place for optimum image composition.

With rectangular grad filters you have enough leeway to set the "equator" at the best spot for each individual image.
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A variable neutral density filter will do what you want to achieve.
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If you're considering grad ND filters I urge you to buy rectangular filters, not round screw-in filters. Screw-ins are easier to use but the grad is always at the "equator," dead center in the frame, which is usually not the best place for optimum image composition.

With rectangular grad filters you have enough leeway to set the "equator" at the best spot for each individual image.

Thanks I went with the P series holder and a couple Hitech hard filters.

BTW when I said the site was scary, its because of all the money I can/will/ want to spend there, dont want to get a divorce you know .

I also love the realistic shipping charges to Canada, and I always get my order in 5 or 6 days. I laugh at places that charge $68 s&h for a $5 item to Canada... at least you guys did your homework.

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Just placed an order for the Marumi DHG Super Circular Polarizer 77mm; hope all the reviews are accurate both here and other various websites.

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