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Apr 28, 2014 10:02 |  #16

quick question - SOOC was there such a big difference? I know that you said that there were differences in the processing.


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Apr 28, 2014 10:11 |  #17

No big difference. It has the same blue color cast as the Big Stopper. BTW I shoot with auto WB and correct later.

ceriltheblade wrote in post #16866947 (external link)
quick question - SOOC was there such a big difference? I know that you said that there were differences in the processing.


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May 02, 2014 09:35 |  #18

It's in stock at B&H, mine will be here today.


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May 02, 2014 09:41 |  #19

jkokbaker wrote in post #16877080 (external link)
It's in stock at B&H, mine will be here today.

MIne should be here as well. I just checked B&H but they are out of stock now.


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May 02, 2014 14:10 |  #20

Mine just arrived at home, too bad I am working. Glad I ordered when I did.


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May 04, 2014 19:51 |  #21

I went with Haida brand ND filters, they sell 4x4 (100mm x 100mm) in 6 and 10 stop varieties and they don't have the color cast that Lee and Hi Tech have. I haven't used my Big Stopper since buying a Haida.

Read this review for more information,

http://www.achim-sieger.de …itech-prostop-irnd-haida/ (external link)

I found my Haida's on Ebay.




  
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May 19, 2014 22:37 |  #22

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May 19, 2014 23:31 |  #23

Awesome shot!


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May 19, 2014 23:32 |  #24

Thanks!

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May 21, 2014 08:35 |  #25

Hi Chris

I just got the big stopper and looking at the little stopper now, what polariser do you use with your setup ?

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Mine arrived form 2Filter Wed night. Tested it out last night. I like it! Now I can pair it up with my polarizer and not get some crazy long exposure like 4,5,6....mins long.

This was shot last night in Hoboken.
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Little Stopper and polarizer
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This was taken back on President's Day. Last night I had forgotten about this shot and thought I was shooting something totally new :lol: Guess my eyes haven't changed since President's Day :lol: I know this isn't a good comparison being this was shot months earlier, f/stop was at 11 not 8, different lenses and processing is a bit different but I'll show it anyway :)
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ISO 100
Big Stopper and polarizer
QUOTED IMAGE


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May 23, 2014 08:48 |  #26

MDJAK wrote in post #16766820 (external link)
I love my big stopper. I just gotta remember to focus before sliding it in place cause you can't see a darn thing through it. But I really want a variable ND. trouble is, lens-size specific and mucho dinero.

Get the variable ND for your biggest lens (or the biggest lens you will ever buy) then buy step-up rings for each of your lenses.
One filter + several step up rings = dineros spared ;)

I'm trying to decide between a Big Stopper or Little Stopper. Lee's website says the Little Stopper is suitable for dawn/dusk/sunset when a Big Stopper is too much, but is is suitable for other situations as well? I'd like to take the usual "misty water" type of fine art shots in addition to dawn/dusk/sunset shots but don't feel like cashing out for two filters.

Having just ordered a Lee starter kit I will be getting a 0.6 ND (2 stops), so stacking up the Little Stopper and that one should give me 8 stops which is almost the same as the Big Stopper anyway. And by adding my polarizer I'd be losing approx 1 stop in addition to that.
Which of the two (Big/Little Stopper) would be the most versatile and useful choice?


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May 23, 2014 09:09 |  #27

Correct me if I am wrong, but would the big stopper be more versatile if you only get one ? you can do longer exposures with the big stopper but you can't have the little stopper work with too much light


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May 24, 2014 08:35 |  #28

NullMind wrote in post #16924492 (external link)
Correct me if I am wrong, but would the big stopper be more versatile if you only get one ? you can do longer exposures with the big stopper but you can't have the little stopper work with too much light

Depend.
Too much stop increase the potential problems of:
- the Light leakage (external link)
- vibration of the tripod in case there is a strong wind
- if light is changing rapidly the correct exposure became more problematic
- the increase noise on longer exposure
- since the viewfinder became too dark stronger filter can't be used if you want shoot wide open since you don't see anything

Take also in consideration that a Polarizers, an indispensable filter, can take until 2 stop, and even a GND filter came in handy, so the idea of having only a single filter, in the end could be less pratice and flexible compared to what one might initially think.

Futher reference:
The Ultimate Guide To Long Exposure Photography – 2014 Edition (external link)




  
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May 26, 2014 11:51 |  #29

I'm awaiting delivery of a "low loss" (-1 stop) polarizer filter, so in this situation that's a disadvantage ;)

Which of the two is most versatile (can be used for many different situations/end results)? I've just started out with long exposure photography using ND filters and I would like to get the "ethereal" fine art look (such as these fantastic examples (external link)), but not limit myself only to when it's clear skies with a strong noon sun. Is the Big stopper also suitable for days which are a bit cloudy and perhaps even during sunsets?

Reviews, forum discussions and blogs seem to mention the Big stopper a lot while the Little stopper gets little mention, so is the latter of less use, but then again a necessity when shooting sunsets while wanting to get that ethereal look (whereas the big stopper just takes too long to do that, and in the process you loose out because the sun is going down before you finish your exposure)?


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May 26, 2014 12:04 |  #30

The "Little Stopper" is new; the "Big Stopper" has been around a while, so's been talked about a while longer. That alone will make a difference.


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