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Sep 17, 2018 07:20 |  #1

Could I get a recommendation for a ND Filter for the following:

Destination is Iguacu Falls in Brasil.
Subject matter: Waterfalls of course
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Lens: Tamron 24-70 f/2.8

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Sep 17, 2018 18:32 |  #2

What sort of ND filter were you looking for? A 1-3 stop full ND to allow wider aperture or longer exposures in daylight? A high stop (6-15) full ND for a really long daylight exposure to get a "dreamy" effect of the moving water and mist? A grad to reduce the contrast with the sky?

I have a couple of Singh-Ray grad ND's from the Galen Rowell series. I have a 3-stop soft-edge that I use a lot on slightly overcast days, when the sky is much brighter than the ground, or when I can't avoid shooting toward the sun. I also have a 2-stop hard edge that I got for a trip to the Grand Canyon a few years ago but haven't really used much since.

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Sep 17, 2018 20:50 |  #3

mcoren wrote in post #18710146 (external link)
What sort of ND filter were you looking for? A 1-3 stop full ND to allow wider aperture or longer exposures in daylight? A high stop (6-15) full ND for a really long daylight exposure to get a "dreamy" effect of the moving water and mist? A grad to reduce the contrast with the sky?

I have a couple of Singh-Ray grad ND's from the Galen Rowell series. I have a 3-stop soft-edge that I use a lot on slightly overcast days, when the sky is much brighter than the ground, or when I can't avoid shooting toward the sun. I also have a 2-stop hard edge that I got for a trip to the Grand Canyon a few years ago but haven't really used much since.

Mike

"for a really long daylight exposure to get a "dreamy" effect of the moving water and mist?" <<--------This.


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Sep 18, 2018 13:23 |  #4

I'm headed to Bar Harbor in a month and wanted the same thing. A buddy of mine shoots around NYC to get nice cloud and smooth water movement and directed me towards the ND filters I was already considering. Since I'm a huge fan of B+W filters, I got a 3 stop and 10 stop. The 10 stop model number is 65-1066177, the 3 stop is 65-073102




  
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Sep 18, 2018 17:24 |  #5

Check out this buying guide from Breakthrough Photography, very informative and would apply to all brands.


https://breakthrough.p​hotography/pages/nd-buying-guide (external link)




  
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Sep 18, 2018 17:32 |  #6

Well....it depends. What time are you planning on shooting the falls at? If at sunrise/sunset, then I'd by far say you need a Grad ND over just an ND, and at that time of day the light will be such that you should be able to get a sufficiently long exposure to smooth out the water without needing an ND to cover the waterfalls themselves. And to top it off, if you get a rectangular Grad ND it can be a regular ND just by moving it down so the transition isn't in the frame. Those falls have a fairly straight horizon line so the Grad ND should work pretty well. I typically recommend having 1, 2 and 3-stop soft-grad ND's with a filter kit like the Lee Foundation Kit that can hold 2-3 filters. NiSi also makes kits and filters that I've heard good things about.

If you're shooting mid-day then yeah you will want an ND that covers the whole frame to increase your exposure time.




  
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Sep 18, 2018 17:35 |  #7

Heya,

Haida Silm PRO II 10-stop is excellent without being the most expensive. Pair with a good CPL such as a Marumi DHG CPL.

Inexpensive while being essentially indistinguishable from the stuff that costs 2~3 times as much.

I sold all my Lee kit after and don't regret it. The color, sharpness, and flare handling is great and it doesn't require a bunch of extra filter holder equipment.

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Sep 19, 2018 01:58 |  #8

I recommend Hoya ProND 100 (6.66 stop).  :p


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