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 General Gear Talk Flash and Studio Lighting 
Thread started 27 Feb 2012 (Monday) 13:01
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

Post your Wide Open + Neutral Density + Strobe(s) photos

 
abbadon31
Goldmember
Avatar
4,920 posts
Gallery: 260 photos
Best ofs: 10
Likes: 4008
Joined Jul 2009
Location: SOCAL
     
May 14, 2013 16:57 |  #451

PokemonSnap wrote in post #15932112 (external link)
what kind of ND filter should I be looking for exactly? I'm thinking of going with the 0.9 but there's different kinds, not sure where to begin.

nd2 is 1 stop
nd4 is 2 stop
nd8 is 3 stop
and so on


I use a 3 stop most of the time, but in full sun I need a 4 stop if I want to shoot wide open using a 1.4 aperture. Then you will need flash/strobe power to match what your cutting down.

Canon 5D MkIII
Exposure 0.005 sec (1/200)
Aperture f/1.4
Focal Length 50 mm
ISO Speed 50
Exposure Bias 0 EV

full sun May 12, 2013 at 12.33PM

This image is cropped down

Flash power was about f/32

IMAGE: http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7287/8737725383_fc7d77e1b5_b.jpg

I AM SHOM

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
mattymx
Goldmember
Avatar
1,049 posts
Likes: 2
Joined Feb 2010
Location: Big Bear, Ca.
     
May 14, 2013 17:08 |  #452

PokemonSnap wrote in post #15932112 (external link)
what kind of ND filter should I be looking for exactly? I'm thinking of going with the 0.9 but there's different kinds, not sure where to begin.

Mine.... Works like a charp.

http://www.tiffen.com …ame=filters&ite​mnum=77vnd (external link)


-Matty-
Motion Picture Lighting Tech
Canon 1D Mark III & 7D-
EF 70-200 F2.8 MKII L EF 24-105L
mattymx.com (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Thorrulz
Goldmember
Avatar
3,778 posts
Gallery: 20 photos
Likes: 392
Joined Jan 2009
Location: The Land of the "Go Big Red!"
     
May 14, 2013 21:36 as a reply to  @ post 15932112 |  #453

If money is no object and you want the very best Vari-ND with 11 stops and no color cast worries, then this is the one I went with. LINK (external link)


Flickr (external link)
D800 I Nikon 200 f2 VR 1 I Nikon 200 f2 ED AI-S I Nikon 135 f2 DC I Nikon 28-70 f/2.8 I Nikon 50 f/1.4G I Nikon 85 f/1.8G I Pentax 645D I SMC FA 645 75 F2.8 I SMC FA 645 45-85 F4.5 I SMC FA 645 200 F4
My sister, the professional baker and cake decorator once told me that my camera takes great pics. My reply was that I thought her oven baked great cakes.:lol:

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
amator
Junior Member
25 posts
Joined Dec 2010
     
May 14, 2013 21:49 |  #454

RLPhoto wrote in post #13985440 (external link)
QUOTED IMAGE

One year later and I still love this photo. Outstanding work!




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Bee ­ Vang
Hatchling
7 posts
Joined Jan 2013
     
May 15, 2013 02:28 as a reply to  @ amator's post |  #455

Just started using the ND filter with flash. Here are some recent ones i just took.

IMAGE: http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7285/8738241018_499251708a_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com …eesvangphotos/8​738241018/  (external link) Sisters (external link) by Beezer One (external link), on Flickr

IMAGE: http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7283/8732728347_84372127ff_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com …eesvangphotos/8​732728347/  (external link) Mee '13 (external link) by Beezer One (external link), on Flickr



  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
fashionrider
Goldmember
1,093 posts
Likes: 22
Joined Dec 2011
     
May 15, 2013 05:17 |  #456

Bee Vang wrote in post #15933588 (external link)
Just started using the ND filter with flash. Here are some recent ones i just took.

wow... new member with 5 posts already posting better pics than most members. ;) great photos! loving your photos so much I added you as a contact on flickr just so I can keep up with your photos. Please keep posting more photos using an ND filter + wide open lens.


Gear List (5D3, 70-200 f2.8L IS II, Sigma 85mm f1.4, Sigma 35mm f1.4, 50 f1.8, 24-105L, Alien Bee lights, etc etc)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Bee ­ Vang
Hatchling
7 posts
Joined Jan 2013
     
May 15, 2013 06:07 |  #457

Thanks fashionrider! Your words are too kind, I'm glad you like them.

They're inspired by 5WOL3




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
grfft3r
Senior Member
478 posts
Likes: 4
Joined Mar 2012
Location: Phila, PA
     
May 15, 2013 18:49 |  #458

Bee Vang good shots. Question, By flash do you mean speedlites?


www.re-photography.com (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Bee ­ Vang
Hatchling
7 posts
Joined Jan 2013
     
May 15, 2013 22:54 |  #459

grfft3r wrote in post #15935863 (external link)
Bee Vang good shots. Question, By flash do you mean speedlites?

Yes I meant speedlights + shoot through umbrellas




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
grfft3r
Senior Member
478 posts
Likes: 4
Joined Mar 2012
Location: Phila, PA
     
May 16, 2013 05:53 |  #460

Bee Vang wrote in post #15936612 (external link)
Yes I meant speedlights + shoot through umbrellas

Thank you.


www.re-photography.com (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
ChillOne
Member
221 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Mar 2011
     
May 16, 2013 17:43 |  #461

Has anyone found that they need more than 3 stops (0.9) in bright sun to shoot at F/2.8?




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
PacAce
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
26,898 posts
Likes: 39
Joined Feb 2003
Location: Keystone State, USA
     
May 16, 2013 20:18 |  #462

ChillOne wrote in post #15938974 (external link)
Has anyone found that they need more than 3 stops (0.9) in bright sun to shoot at F/2.8?

If you are shooting with a shutter speed of 1/100 @ ISO 100, then you would need a 5-stop ND filter to use f/2.8. Change the shutter speed to 1/200 and you'll only need a 4-stop ND filter. Lower the ISO to 50 and you'll be able to get away with a 3-stop ND filter. :)


...Leo

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
abbadon31
Goldmember
Avatar
4,920 posts
Gallery: 260 photos
Best ofs: 10
Likes: 4008
Joined Jul 2009
Location: SOCAL
     
May 17, 2013 03:17 |  #463

I was using a stingray and now the Tiffen var-ND filter less x pattern at higher end.

Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Exposure 0.005 sec (1/200)
Aperture f/1.4
Focal Length 50 mm
ISO Speed 50


IMAGE: http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7307/8747283368_d43f87f408_c.jpg

I AM SHOM

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
fashionrider
Goldmember
1,093 posts
Likes: 22
Joined Dec 2011
     
May 17, 2013 03:38 |  #464

abbadon31 wrote in post #15940168 (external link)
I was using a stingray and now the Tiffen var-ND filter less x pattern at higher end.

Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Exposure 0.005 sec (1/200)
Aperture f/1.4
Focal Length 50 mm
ISO Speed 50


QUOTED IMAGE

good stuff man. very nice job balancing the background ambient and flash. loving it. post more!


Gear List (5D3, 70-200 f2.8L IS II, Sigma 85mm f1.4, Sigma 35mm f1.4, 50 f1.8, 24-105L, Alien Bee lights, etc etc)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
symbolphoto
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
6,622 posts
Likes: 11
Joined Nov 2005
Location: Boston, MA
     
May 17, 2013 06:18 |  #465

I just picked up the singh ray vari-nd. Are you folks using a tripod to focus then turn it up and shoot? Or can it be done easily handheld? I'm just thinking if i'm shooting handheld at F1.4 if the model or myself moves, i've lost focus. I guess we'll both have to be real still. :)




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

371,503 views & 148 likes for this thread
Post your Wide Open + Neutral Density + Strobe(s) photos
FORUMS General Gear Talk Flash and Studio Lighting 
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 Wuu
985 guests, 351 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.