I've been consistently having problems with my Lee Big Stopper and wondered if anyone else has experience with this or knows how to solve it.
I keep getting what I'm assuming are light leaks and spots. I was shooting yesterday at a great little spot we found but it was mid day. The tide was low though so that was the only time to shoot it while these pilings were exposed. I'll post the only decent one I got, followed by 2 examples of the kind of problems I'm having...
Here's what I am using... Canon 5DM3, Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 II... which has an 82mm filter ring. I was shooting at f/22 also. Light was overhead, very bright, but partly cloudy. I had my Lee Big Stopper (10 stops) and a Lee 1.2 (4 stops) on trying to shoot for four or five minutes as the water was very choppy. This was part of my problem as my friend was shooting for 45 seconds and the water was smooth enough... my shorter exposures looked some better too but I'd like to be able to figure out what's going on for longer ones.
Edited version: This one was 196 seconds, f/10
Straight out of camera version:
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/r1Zvuw Untitled by CHillyDoggy, on Flickr
Another Example of problems I'm having:
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/rDECzn Untitled by CHillyDoggy, on Flickr
I'm so frustrated, I'm ready to sell my big stopper, and several other of their filters & equipment and just go back to some simple screw ons... but wanted to see if anyone could help me understand what I'm doing wrong before going to that extreme.
Thanks for any help.