m.bail wrote in post #14459076
I've been deciding between the ND 106 and 110, your thoughts? I haven't used either but have had the itch to experiment with longer exposure.
Hmmm, it's a tough one for me because I'm not very experienced with long exposures. It's just that every time I went out for landscape shooting and came across water, longer shutter speeds caused everything to over expose. The ND110 is not a middle ground type filter. It's an extreme and as a result cuts out 10 stops of light. Hence, depending on intended use, it could be great or suck.
I do wish I went with the Lee filters though. I hate the screwing and unscrewing part. My process for shooting with it goes as follows:
1) Compose the image without the filter.
2) Adjust focus, etc.
3) Switch the manual focus and screw the filter on so as not to mess the focus up.
4) Using one of the charts available online along with some trial and error, make changes to the settings and take the shot.
People do complain of color casts with certain filters, but I usually enjoy experimenting with the white balance to match the colors with what I remember it being when I was there.
Nobody Weird Like Me wrote in post #14460217
Yes, indeed. I want something wider than my Sigma 30mm, but I don't want to buy any more EF-S lenses. I haven't got any money to use on camera equipment though, so I'm not going to buy anything anytime soon ...
I hear you. I use the 17-40 for landscapes, nature, urban primarily. But, I also use it for self portraits and what not. The money part I understand. At no point so far have I had the ability to save up for a 5D2 which I want, so when I got a good deal on the 17-40, I jumped on it.
Nice shots by the way.