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Jul 26, 2012 11:43 |  #1

Hey guys, Im posting my question here as its more of, is it worth getting said filter...

Anyway, I will be leaving in 2 weeks and I will be going on a 2 week vacation and I want to focus a lot on landscape photography. I already own a Cokin P filter hold, 77mm adaptor for my 24-105, along with a Hitech 0.9 soft grad and a B+W CPL.

I have been looking a lot at the various filters offered on the market and what they can do. I decided to go with a solid 1.2 ND because I love the look of long exposures and its effects on water and on windy days, the clouds. I initially wanted to get the 10 stop Hitech Pro Stop or the B+W 10 stop screw in, but I have read a lot on color casts and the difficultly involved in removing them from the image. So I went away from that idea and looked at a slow solid ND.

My current shopping list is a 0.9 soft reverse grad, and a 1.2 solid ND. I want to photograph landscapes and seascapes (so to speak).

Will adding these 2 filters help me out along with what i have now, or is getting the 10-stop ND worth it, implying have the problems been fixed.


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Jul 27, 2012 07:02 |  #2

Save you money and purchase a Lee filter system. IMHO it is the best around. I see no color cast even with a 10 stop. Bad news is it will take you months to get some of them. Good news is you will have them forever.


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Jul 28, 2012 13:29 |  #3

I ended up adding a B+W 10 stop filter for now as I don't want to keep investing in the Cokin P series. I would love to own the Lee system one day.


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Jul 28, 2012 13:32 |  #4

The B+W ND110 is fine. I have both a 58mm from the old days & a 77mm for the now L lenses & colour cast is easily fixed in LR.


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Jul 28, 2012 15:04 |  #5

LeeRatters wrote in post #14781950 (external link)
The B+W ND110 is fine. I have both a 58mm from the old days & a 77mm for the now L lenses & colour cast is easily fixed in LR.

Thats good to hear. This is going to be my first time using such a heavy ND filter and look forward to using it.


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Aug 09, 2012 14:34 |  #6
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Interesting thread. I'm quite new to DSLR and I am currently using a Hama Variable 2-8 ND. What differences would I see using an ND filter that is fixed instead of variable, is my first thought?

If someone knows a good link where I could read up, please?

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Sep 05, 2012 17:22 |  #7
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Tony_Stark wrote in post #14781939 (external link)
I ended up adding a B+W 10 stop filter for now as I don't want to keep investing in the Cokin P series. I would love to own the Lee system one day.

Unfortunately, what you did was to continue to invest in screw in filters. So when you realise you need Lee you'll have to throw the whole lot in the bin (like I just did).

(LOL .. just saw the last message prior to this one was mine back in June. Done a lot of reading since then, lol)




  
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