taylorwilsdon wrote in post #5768233
Usage would be landscape, seascape, some clouds maybe, waterfall stuff... the usual. I love the look of what I've seen from ND filters.
Generally on a digital camera, you want to go a little darker in density than you would on a film camera. If you are doing landscape and seascapes, you'll want a graduated ND...probably 3 stop, hard edge if you will be doing mostly seascapes (as you can line it up with the horizon easily) or soft edge if you will be using it more for regular landscapes with occasional seascape use. If you don't want to spend a lot, but don't want "cheap" quality, buy the HiTech brand and avoid the Cokin's as they are "grey" not neutral density. For waterfalls, you'll need a full ND filter. If you don't have a circular polarizer, stop. Go to the store and buy a decent polarizer. In addition to improving saturation, changing reflections and sky depth, a circular polarizer can act as a 1.3 to 2 stop ND filter. It is a necessity in any landscaper's bag. If you already have a circular polarizer, you don't need too much more density and can get a 1 or 2 stop ND filter and use it separately or in tandem when the circular polarizer to achieve the desired slowing of the shutter.