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Is anybody using a ND filter to shoot with a fast lens in the sunlight

 
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Feb 24, 2013 14:33 |  #1

I have a problem. I can't use my Canon 50mm f/1.4 at big apertures when my subject is in the sunlight. Even if I'm using ISO 50, the shutter speed needed is way over the 1/4000 my 6D is capable of. I was thinking of getting this (external link) filter to overcome this problem. Does this make sense?


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Feb 24, 2013 14:42 |  #2

makes perfect sense. i have a 3 stop nd filter for one of my lenses. really helps when using flash outdoors, when i want to use bigger apertures while staying under the max flash sync.


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Feb 24, 2013 14:52 |  #3

charles_leon wrote in post #15647301 (external link)
makes perfect sense. i have a 3 stop nd filter for one of my lenses. really helps when using flash outdoors, when i want to use bigger apertures while staying under the max flash sync.

I have been using a 6-stop ND filter, but that was overkill and I needed to increase ISO... I need to get myself an 3-stop ND filter. The filter will also improve contrast and saturation.


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Feb 24, 2013 15:00 |  #4

I use .9 ND in the drop-in carriers of my 300mm and 500mm because I shoot such slow shutter speeds in broad daylight (prop blur)

Makes a big difference in subject isolation and an added bonus is far less visible dust! :D

I also have a variable ND filter for my smaller lenses. Same use as the large primes and for shooting video.


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Feb 24, 2013 15:07 |  #5

Omri Alon wrote in post #15647279 (external link)
I have a problem. I can't use my Canon 50mm f/1.4 at big apertures when my subject is in the sunlight. Even if I'm using ISO 50, the shutter speed needed is way over the 1/4000 my 6D is capable of. I was thinking of getting this (external link) filter to overcome this problem. Does this make sense?

nope totally makes sense, i have a 3-stop ND filter for when i want to shoot wide open in daylight.
even with the x100 it has a built in 3stop ND filter when you want to shoot ar f2-2.8

heres an example where i had to use one

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Feb 24, 2013 16:37 |  #6

Yes, makes perfect sense. I use it sometimes to keep my flash under the max x-sync.


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Feb 24, 2013 16:45 |  #7

3 stop ND for summer in los angeles. Most of the time I can get by with a circular polarize filter.


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