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An "OK" ND for 24-70II ?

 
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Dec 20, 2012 11:37 |  #1

Looking to buy a cheaper not 150$ ND filter for the 24-70, I rarely use the ND stuff, but I wanted it for a few local water fall shots this winter , and a few test portraits I want to do where I can blow the background under exposed a bit and brighten up the subject with some off camera speedlites, loooking for some input, I don't want to buy a 10$ one on eBay and have it make my lens look like a 28-135,, , :D

Also what stop would be preferable ? like a ND2000?


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Dec 20, 2012 16:04 |  #2

Seriously? You spend $2200 on a lens and want to put a cheap filter in front of it? I just don't see the point.


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Dec 20, 2012 16:14 |  #3

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Seriously? You spend $2200 on a lens and want to put a cheap filter in front of it? I just don't see the point.

He said what the point was. A few shots that aren't worth $150.

I really like Marumi as a high quality brand that is cheaper. You may also look into buying used brand name filters on ebay.

As for density, you need to figure out how many stops you need to kill. That's very condition dependent. In general, I don't much see the point of going less than 3 stop, though.


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Dec 20, 2012 16:25 |  #4

My $4 no name ebay ND4 works great. Well when used away from lights, it flares really bad.


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Dec 20, 2012 16:33 |  #5

I also really like Marumi.




  
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Dec 20, 2012 16:37 |  #6

Just buy some Hoya ND's from MaxSaver.... You can get a 82mm 6-stop ND for $67 which is not bad at all... Same filter from B&H and Adorama is like $120... Love max-saver...

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Dec 20, 2012 17:00 |  #7

B+W/Hoya would be ideal but in the $100-150 range. Tiffen is a decent one that won't cost a lot and for what your going to use it for, it might be worth it. Not sure if HiTech makes any screw-in type but pretty good and won't break the bank.
Check out 2filter.com and give them a call. They have a good selection. Maxsaver is another good site.


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Dec 20, 2012 17:03 |  #8

I actually went ahead and bought that ND filter I linked above, the 6-stop Hoya ND... I have used 4-stop versions of the same filter in the past with great results. Since I am doing more landscape stuff, it should be very useful along with my B+W KSM CPL for another 1.5-2 stops. Using with my 24-70 II as well.


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Dec 20, 2012 18:00 |  #9

Thanks I'll look at that on MaxSaver and probably grab a Hoya,,,,, and probaly grab a 6stop as I have a CPL already :) B+W


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Dec 20, 2012 21:12 as a reply to  @ Vapour1ze's post |  #10

I bought a 6-stop Hoya pro from maxsavers for less than $70.


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Dec 20, 2012 21:21 |  #11

Hoya!!


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Dec 20, 2012 21:23 |  #12

Awesome I'm going to get a Hoya off of that site I believe. Wait for my tax return though.


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Dec 20, 2012 21:28 |  #13

Yeah, you can't go wrong with max-saver... I have saved hundreds by buying from them versus Adorama/Amazon/B&H... Same filter, half the price usually. Can't go wrong!


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Dec 21, 2012 11:45 |  #14

Invertalon wrote in post #15391853 (external link)
Yeah, you can't go wrong with max-saver... I have saved hundreds by buying from them versus Adorama/Amazon/B&H... Same filter, half the price usually. Can't go wrong!

ND filter is my next purchase. Thanks for the heads up.


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Dec 21, 2012 11:50 |  #15

No problem!

I know people are weary of non-US companies, but max-saver has been talked about on this forum for years with nothing but excellent reviews. I have been ordered my filters for years from them and have had nothing but flawless results. Items generally arrive within 2-weeks in perfect condition. Generally takes 7-10 business days though from my experience.


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