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B+W ND Filter for portraiture

 
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May 03, 2012 20:13 |  #1

I've used ND filter in the past, for waterfalls. However, I don't have any ND filters presently and don't want to "buy and try" just anything. Based on the number of stops of light reduction balanced with price, I'm seriously considering this filter.

I am considering buying the B+W 77MM ND 0.9 8X FILTER so I can shoot portraiture with wider apertures under available light augmented with studio flash on location. I have a few questions for those using these filters in the field:

1. How does this filter perform for portraiture?
2. Are there any issues with color cast from the filter itself?

Thanks for any feedback you can give me.


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JakAHearts
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May 03, 2012 20:27 |  #2

Can you link to the one youre looking at please.


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May 04, 2012 04:02 |  #3

Oops. I forgot the link! Sorry. It is a 3 stop filter, which is exactly what I need. I'm just looking to get opinions on its performance in the field before plunk the money down.

http://www.henrys.com ...7MM-ND-0-9-8X-FILTER.aspxexternal link


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May 09, 2012 21:11 |  #4

The filter will work fine. B+W makes some nice filters and you shouldn't have any issues with color casting. If you're worried about it, just shoot raw and adjust in post. Look through the multiple strobes thread in lighting and you can probably find plenty of examples where people are using ND filters to overcome sunlight with strobes and still have DOF


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