Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Canon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon Accessories 
Thread started 14 May 2011 (Saturday) 17:10
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

Which GND do I need?

 
Exposure101
Senior Member
555 posts
Gallery: 1 photo
Likes: 5
Joined Sep 2008
Location: West Coast
     
May 14, 2011 17:10 |  #1

I'm taking a trip to Hawaii next month and was looking into GND filters. There are too many choices that I'm a little confused. So I've come to you guys for help. Which brand as well as filter should I go with (.3, .6, .9, solid, hard edge, soft edge,etc.)??

Thank you very much in advance!!




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
daveyboi
Senior Member
Avatar
652 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Aug 2009
Location: Stockton, CA
     
May 14, 2011 17:19 |  #2

https://photography-on-the.net …p?p=12148938#po​st12148938


5D Mark II // 17-40L SOLD:cry: // 24-70L // 70-200 F/2.8 IS II L SOLD:cry: // 50 f/1.8
Instagram: the_davebot
Welcoming myself back to photography

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Exposure101
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
555 posts
Gallery: 1 photo
Likes: 5
Joined Sep 2008
Location: West Coast
     
May 14, 2011 17:42 |  #3

Read through that but it didn't answer my questions. It basically explained what a GND is and its variations...




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Jon
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
69,628 posts
Likes: 226
Joined Jun 2004
Location: Bethesda, MD USA
     
May 14, 2011 18:10 |  #4

What camera and lenses do you want to use it with? Where do you want to use it?

If you're going to be shooting sunsets, get a 3 stop reverse grad (densest right at the divide; clear below and fading from the max toward the top).

For shooting toward the sea (or anywhere with a distinct, level horizon) get a hard grad. If you'll be dealing with an uneven horizon, consider a soft grad. Personally, I don't think 1 stop's worth bothering with. 2 or 3 are much more useful.

Best brand is Singh Ray (and they cost, too), followed by Lee, then HiTech. Cokin's got a reputation for bad colour casts.


Jon
----------
Cocker Spaniels
Maryland and Virginia activities
Image Posting Rules and Image Posting FAQ
Report SPAM, Don't Answer It! (link)
PERSONAL MESSAGING REGARDING SELLING OR BUYING ITEMS WITH MEMBERS WHO HAVE NO POSTS IN FORUMS AND/OR WHO YOU DO NOT KNOW FROM FORUMS IS HEREBY DECLARED STRICTLY STUPID AND YOU WILL GET BURNED.
PAYPAL GIFT NO LONGER ALLOWED HERE

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Exposure101
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
555 posts
Gallery: 1 photo
Likes: 5
Joined Sep 2008
Location: West Coast
     
May 14, 2011 18:16 |  #5

Jon,

I'm going to be using it on the 24-70mm coupled with a 5Dc. I mainly want to shoot landscapes (sunset, sunrise, etc.). I'll look into those brands. Thanks!




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Jon
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
69,628 posts
Likes: 226
Joined Jun 2004
Location: Bethesda, MD USA
     
May 14, 2011 18:40 |  #6

I'd suggest going with the 100 mm size then.


Jon
----------
Cocker Spaniels
Maryland and Virginia activities
Image Posting Rules and Image Posting FAQ
Report SPAM, Don't Answer It! (link)
PERSONAL MESSAGING REGARDING SELLING OR BUYING ITEMS WITH MEMBERS WHO HAVE NO POSTS IN FORUMS AND/OR WHO YOU DO NOT KNOW FROM FORUMS IS HEREBY DECLARED STRICTLY STUPID AND YOU WILL GET BURNED.
PAYPAL GIFT NO LONGER ALLOWED HERE

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
TaDa
...as cool as Perry
Avatar
6,742 posts
Likes: 3
Joined Feb 2008
Location: New York
     
May 14, 2011 18:55 |  #7

4x6 3 stop soft reverse GND and 3 stop soft GND should do the trick for you


Name is Peter and here is my gear:
Canon 5D II, Canon 7D, Canon 40D
Glass - Zeiss 21 f/2.8 ZE, Canon 35 f/1.4L, Canon 40 f/2.8 STM, Canon 24-70 f/2.8
L, Canon 85 f/1.2L II, Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS II, Canon 500 f/4L IS
Speedlite 580ex II, 430ex - Gitzo GT-3541XLS w/ Arca B1

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Exposure101
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
555 posts
Gallery: 1 photo
Likes: 5
Joined Sep 2008
Location: West Coast
     
May 15, 2011 04:34 |  #8

Jon wrote in post #12410264 (external link)
I'd suggest going with the 100 mm size then.

I thought the filter size was 77mm? Am i missing something? *shrug*

TaDa wrote in post #12410347 (external link)
4x6 3 stop soft reverse GND and 3 stop soft GND should do the trick for you

I'll look into them. Thank yoU!




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Grentz
Goldmember
Avatar
2,874 posts
Joined Apr 2007
Location: Midwest, USA
     
May 15, 2011 05:58 |  #9

Exposure101 wrote in post #12412068 (external link)
I thought the filter size was 77mm? Am i missing something? *shrug*

I'll look into them. Thank yoU!

Useful (and good) grad filters are square. That way you can adjust where the transition falls in your picture.

I have a Cokin medium soft grad that works fine when I have used it. I just handhold it in front of my lens.


Search.TechIslands.com (external link) - Photography Shopping Search Engine

www.TechIslands.com (external link) - News and Reviews

My Gear List - 60D

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Jon
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
69,628 posts
Likes: 226
Joined Jun 2004
Location: Bethesda, MD USA
     
May 15, 2011 08:57 |  #10

Exposure101 wrote in post #12412068 (external link)
I thought the filter size was 77mm? Am i missing something? *shrug*

I'll look into them. Thank yoU!

You don't want a screw-in grad. Those force you to compose around the filter. With a rectangular grad, as Singh Ray, Lee and HiTech offer, you can adjust where the transition falls, and keep your composition. The 24-70 has a 77 mm thread for filters, but by the time you add a filter holder on there, even with a wide angle adapter ring, you'll need something wider than the next smaller, 84 mm width, rectangular filters to minimize likelihood of vignetting on your 5D at 24.


Jon
----------
Cocker Spaniels
Maryland and Virginia activities
Image Posting Rules and Image Posting FAQ
Report SPAM, Don't Answer It! (link)
PERSONAL MESSAGING REGARDING SELLING OR BUYING ITEMS WITH MEMBERS WHO HAVE NO POSTS IN FORUMS AND/OR WHO YOU DO NOT KNOW FROM FORUMS IS HEREBY DECLARED STRICTLY STUPID AND YOU WILL GET BURNED.
PAYPAL GIFT NO LONGER ALLOWED HERE

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Exposure101
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
555 posts
Gallery: 1 photo
Likes: 5
Joined Sep 2008
Location: West Coast
     
May 15, 2011 16:25 |  #11

Awesome! Than you for the great info guys! I'll look into the square ones.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
danieldangz
Member
83 posts
Joined Jan 2011
     
May 15, 2011 17:13 |  #12

I would recommend Lee filter system with 0.6 soft and 0.9 hard




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

2,546 views & 0 likes for this thread
Which GND do I need?
FORUMS Canon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon Accessories 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is markhilton
790 guests, 165 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.