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Jan 10, 2014 11:08 |  #1

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Looking at getting a few ND filters after looking at a load of the shots on here, firstly what should I get in terms of amount of stops? I would like the sky on my landscapes to look not so washed out and actual detail. Also how do I use one!? Can I just put it on the lens or do I need to change any settings?

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Jan 10, 2014 11:10 |  #2

Do you mean darkening the sky without affecting the foreground? If thats the case you are looking for graduated ND filters rather than simple ND filters which reduce the exposure across the entire scene.




  
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Jan 10, 2014 11:10 |  #3

Have you read this?

https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1043486


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Jan 10, 2014 11:12 |  #4

Yes that's what I want, and no I haven't that looks like a good read!


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Jan 10, 2014 12:12 |  #5

Also just thougt my 70-200 is my only lens that doesn't rotate and that's a tad long for landscapes! Can I still use the Lee filters with my 18-55 and 50 1.8?


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Jan 10, 2014 12:55 |  #6

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Also just thougt my 70-200 is my only lens that doesn't rotate and that's a tad long for landscapes! Can I still use the Lee filters with my 18-55 and 50 1.8?

Yes. The beauty of rectangular filters is the universal fit (with adapter rings) so long as the filters are large enough. LEE's 4x6 GNDs will work fine with your 18-55 and 50 with the appropriate adapter rings.


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Jan 10, 2014 12:57 |  #7

Ahh perfect thanks for clearing that up and the link to that other thread which has convinced me to get lee not cokin!


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Jan 10, 2014 12:59 |  #8

Robert White is a good resource for LEE filters.


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Jan 10, 2014 13:03 |  #9

v35skyline wrote in post #16594390 (external link)
Foundation Kit:
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …ion_Kit_Standar​d_4x4.html (external link)

Adapter rings:
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …58_Adapter_Ring​_58mm.html (external link)

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …52_Adapter_Ring​_52mm.html (external link)

GND filters:
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …_5_75x90mm_grad​_nd_9.html (external link)
^^^the one I use most often, but the strength depends on your needs and soft vs hard depends on what you shoot. e.g. hard edge is recommend for flat horizons like seascapes

Thanks for all those links, and I might get a .6 in hard and soft and see what I think as they are kind of in the middle aren't they, and I'm going out to lanzarote in July so sea and desert type landscapes


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Jan 10, 2014 13:28 |  #10

Pretty sure you could also get by with Cokin P style filters, which are what I always used to use with 67mm and 72mm filter threads. Hitech and Singh-Ray make some good ones and they will be cheaper than 4x6. As for the filter thread rotation, it is pretty annoying with grads since you have to reposition the filter after focusing each time.


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Jan 10, 2014 13:29 |  #11

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Pretty sure you could also get by with Cokin P style filters, which are what I always used to use with 67mm and 72mm filter threads. Hitech and Singh-Ray make some good ones and they will be cheaper than 4x6. As for the filter thread rotation, it is pretty annoying with grads since you have to reposition the filter after focusing each time.

I have read the Cokin ones have a slight hue to them which id rather just spend the cash and get the good stuff, cheers


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Jan 10, 2014 15:53 |  #12

Cokin brand filters are mediocre, but "Cokin P" is a size standard (85mm width) for which many manufacturers make filters (e.g. Formatt, Hitech, Singh-Ray, etc.) In my opinion, 4x6 size is overkill for the 58mm filter thread on your 18-55 lens.


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Jan 10, 2014 16:00 |  #13

Possibly; but going 4x6 to start with means that upgrading lenses in the future doesn't require new filters. Only a new adapter ring.

@jake: I find the .9s to be of use by themselves more often than not; the .6s tend to come out when I need *a little bit more* and get stacked on the .9s, myself. If you're just getting two to start with, you might consider one of each.


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Jan 10, 2014 16:00 |  #14

jt354 wrote in post #16594851 (external link)
Cokin brand filters are mediocre, but "Cokin P" is a size standard (85mm width) for which many manufacturers make filters (e.g. Formatt, Hitech, Singh-Ray, etc.) In my opinion, 4x6 size is overkill for the 58mm filter thread on your 18-55 lens.

Yeah I know what you mean I do want a 17-40 at some point, that's a 77mm isn't it?


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Snydremark wrote in post #16594873 (external link)
Possibly; but going 4x6 to start with means that upgrading lenses in the future doesn't require new filters. Only a new adapter ring.

@jake: I find the .9s to be of use by themselves more often than not; the .6s tend to come out when I need *a little bit more* and get stacked on the .9s, myself. If you're just getting two to start with, you might consider one of each.

Ahh okay so a hard and soft .9?


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