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Mar 05, 2013 13:37 |  #1

Looking to buy my first ever ND filter to use with my 5d mk3 - 24-70 mk2, what do fellow members suggest?


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Mar 05, 2013 13:44 |  #2

how many stops do you need?


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Mar 05, 2013 13:48 |  #3

maverick75 wrote in post #15679995 (external link)
how many stops do you need?

Not really thought of that as looking to experiment initially as never used one previously


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Mar 05, 2013 13:49 |  #4

maverick75 wrote in post #15679995 (external link)
how many stops do you need?

That is really the key question, and your budget. I have a Hoya ND 400, with is nine stops. Before that I had a 77mm variable ND, but it was always cranked up to the darkest. so with the 24-70's 82mm filters I just got the darkest.

Whats your budget?




  
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Mar 05, 2013 14:03 as a reply to  @ Kronie's post |  #5

You planning on doing landscapes? Look at the Lee filter system.


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Mar 05, 2013 14:09 |  #6

Deanhedges wrote in post #15680058 (external link)
You planning on doing landscapes? Look at the Lee filter system.

Why?




  
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Mar 05, 2013 14:09 |  #7

Hi all, thank you for the replies thus far. No budget as such and the idea of looking to use/experiment with a filter has arisen out of doing a few landscape shots. I suppose essentially I would like a filter which does give me some flexibility to play around.....


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Mar 05, 2013 14:14 |  #8

Kronie wrote in post #15680075 (external link)
Why?

Because the Lee "Big Stopper" is the ND filter by which all other attempt to measure up to.


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Mar 05, 2013 14:16 |  #9

0.0f wrote in post #15680076 (external link)
Hi all, thank you for the replies thus far. No budget as such and the idea of looking to use/experiment with a filter has arisen out of doing a few landscape shots. I suppose essentially I would like a filter which does give me some flexibility to play around.....

The variable ones do that but sometimes there is a color cast at higher power.

The Lee filters get great reviews but they are not cheap and hard to find. You can spend hundreds for the filter and then hundreds for the kit to hold the filter. I wasn't prepared to throw down that much cash to something I use so infrequently.




  
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Mar 05, 2013 14:18 |  #10

Rocky Rhode wrote in post #15680093 (external link)
Because the Lee "Big Stopper" is the ND filter by which all other attempt to measure up to.

HA HA! good answer. I still like my Hoya. I like the fact that I can just screw it in and I dont have all this extra hardware to deal with....




  
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Mar 05, 2013 14:28 |  #11

Kronie wrote in post #15680102 (external link)
HA HA! good answer. I still like my Hoya. I like the fact that I can just screw it in and I dont have all this extra hardware to deal with....

The problem with that is you cannot position filters for the shot. The vast majority of landscape shots require a graduated ND filter, not an ND for the entire scene.


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Mar 05, 2013 14:32 |  #12

Kronie wrote in post #15680075 (external link)
Why?

so you can pay through the nose for a system that you may never use after the first couple of times :D. i suggest this or something similar:

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Mar 05, 2013 14:33 |  #13

Numenorean wrote in post #15680140 (external link)
The problem with that is you cannot position filters for the shot. The vast majority of landscape shots require a graduated ND filter, not an ND for the entire scene.

with a graduated filter you don't have to be exact in placement.


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Mar 05, 2013 14:35 |  #14

ed rader wrote in post #15680162 (external link)
with a graduated filter you don't have to be exact in placement.

Yes you do. As in, better placement than straight down the middle in every shot. Some shots I use 2 GND's in different positions.


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Mar 05, 2013 14:45 |  #15

Numenorean wrote in post #15680140 (external link)
The problem with that is you cannot position filters for the shot. The vast majority of landscape shots require a graduated ND filter, not an ND for the entire scene.

No they dont. But your starting a whole different discussion. I would MUCH rather blend exposures than use a graduated filter. With film it was different you had to use a graduated filter but with digital its just so easy to blend exposures.




  
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