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Help me choose a ND Filter?

 
KhanhD
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Jun 17, 2009 08:46 |  #1

I need to get a ND Filter, mainly for my rig setup but Im sure Ill find other uses for it.

I dont know what ND level to get, though.

ND.3 reduces the light by 1 stop
ND.6 reduces the light by 2 stops
ND.9 reduces the light by 3 stops

If No filter = 1 sec exposure (1 used to simplify math)
ND.3 = 2 sec exposure
ND.6 = 4 sec exposure
ND.9 = 8 sec exposure

Am I thinking in the right direction?


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Jun 17, 2009 09:00 |  #2

I have a Hoya ND400 which reduces 9 stops of light. It's working very well but is a **** to clean.

I think there's a B+W ND1000 as well, but I haven't tried that one out yet.


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Jun 17, 2009 09:16 |  #3

I wish I could buy a few filters, but my girlfriend dropped my camera this past week with my 24-105 with B+E MRC CPL on it this week and the CPL cracked and I have to replace it. I can only imagine what wouldve happened if I didnt have the CPL on.


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Jun 17, 2009 10:38 |  #4

^ Sorry to hear that mate, I dread the day I drop my 24-105 in the floor and have to replace the filter =/

What kind of photography are you mostly going to use it for? I'd normally recommend buying a "strong" ND but you might need it for other purposes than long exposure. The ND400 is very good, though.


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Jun 17, 2009 19:54 |  #5

Honestly the ND will only be used for long exposure. It wont be a graduated ND filter that I buy..


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Jun 17, 2009 22:05 |  #6

I have a B+W 10 stop ND filter. And I think it's a great filter but at times a niche one. I probably settle for another 4 stop or 6 stop. But unless you try it out, you won't know which one you need. I heard many more uses for the 4 stop (Bryan Peterson also like that in his book), but I couldn't be sure.


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Jun 18, 2009 02:15 |  #7

when shooting landscapes i'm using hoya nd8 for late afternoon and b+w 110(10 stops) for mid afternoon shots for silky water or streaking clouds effect.


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