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Mar 24, 2010 09:01 |  #1

Hi folks, I am looking for a 82mm 0.6, 2 stop Grad ND filter (screw on type) for my 16-35mm f/2.8 L II. Anyone here uses one? I don't really want to go through adapters and all the hassle. I just want to 82mm screw on filter but couldn't find one.

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Mar 24, 2010 09:09 |  #2

kdrk888 wrote in post #9860777 (external link)
Hi folks, I am looking for a 82mm 0.6, 2 stop Grad ND filter (screw on type) for my 16-35mm f/2.8 L II. Anyone here uses one? I don't really want to go through adapters and all the hassle. I just want to 82mm screw on filter but couldn't find one.

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Mar 24, 2010 09:53 as a reply to  @ Sdiver2489's post |  #3

Why not just get a 4x6 or 4x5 rectangular filter, forego the holder/adapter, and just hand hold the filter in front of the lens? You'd be much better off from a compositional standpoint... Plus, the links that were posted previously are for straight ND filters, not grads.


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Mar 24, 2010 11:01 |  #4

argyle wrote in post #9861091 (external link)
Why not just get a 4x6 or 4x5 rectangular filter, forego the holder/adapter, and just hand hold the filter in front of the lens?

Perhaps the OP is one of those weird mutants who only has two hands.


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Mar 24, 2010 11:05 |  #5

argyle wrote in post #9861091 (external link)
Why not just get a 4x6 or 4x5 rectangular filter, forego the holder/adapter, and just hand hold the filter in front of the lens? You'd be much better off from a compositional standpoint... Plus, the links that were posted previously are for straight ND filters, not grads.

How does a square ND filter help him from a composition standpoint?:confused:


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Mar 24, 2010 11:10 |  #6

I couldn't figure that out either :confused:


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Mar 24, 2010 11:12 |  #7

Sdiver2489 wrote in post #9861492 (external link)
How does a square ND filter help him from a composition standpoint?:confused:

Because the square filters can be moved up and down -- you're not stuck with the transition point being smack in the middle of your frame as with a screw-on filter. A screw-on grad ND is a great idea if you like to have your horizon dead-center in every single shot.


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Mar 24, 2010 11:22 |  #8

DrPablo wrote in post #9861543 (external link)
Because the square filters can be moved up and down -- you're not stuck with the transition point being smack in the middle of your frame as with a screw-on filter. A screw-on grad ND is a great idea if you like to have your horizon dead-center in every single shot.

Oops. I read the OP's post that he wanted a ND filter...not a grad ND. nevermind.


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Mar 24, 2010 11:31 |  #9

Well, after a bit more looking around, I did find the B+W 82mm (502) 0.6 grad ND filter for around $100 or more. Man, don't you love the price for those 82mm filters?
Has anyone used one of those with decent result?


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Mar 24, 2010 11:37 |  #10

anthony11 wrote in post #9861472 (external link)
Perhaps the OP is one of those weird mutants who only has two hands.

Ever heard of a tripod? Its one of those things with three legs that supports a camera/lens combo...frees up one's hands for other things, such as holding a filter for one... :rolleyes:


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Mar 24, 2010 12:00 |  #11

Yep, heard of them, yet to see one that magically flies around with a moving subject. But then I guess GND's are pretty much only used by people duplicating landscape shots.


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Feb 06, 2015 11:07 as a reply to  @ DrPablo's post |  #12

I was looking for an 82mm grad filter too. But the idea of hand holding the square one sounds great as I have ran into the grad line being in the wrong place many times with my 72mm lens. Thank you so much for the suggestion.


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Feb 06, 2015 15:32 |  #13

I've taken loads of hand held shots whilst holding a grad filter in front of the lens..... Yes it's easier with a tripod and/or a holder but it's not difficult.

I also wouldn't get a screw in grad filter. Waste of time unless you want the horizon in the middle on EVERY shot.


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Feb 06, 2015 16:15 |  #14

anthony11 wrote in post #9861820 (external link)
Yep, heard of them, yet to see one that magically flies around with a moving subject. But then I guess GND's are pretty much only used by people duplicating landscape shots.

i'm not sure if there's a single instance where a grad ND would be used on a moving subject...other than when trying to intentionally get that subject to blur...

mounting the lens on a tripod, makes it easy to handhold...but filter holders are cheap, i'd just grab one of those

honestly, i'd skip the Grad ND all together and just bracket multiple exposures instead...better than always having to have the horizon in the middle


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Feb 21, 2015 18:59 as a reply to  @ DreDaze's post |  #15

Anthony, I do bracket most of my shots and use blending or photomatix as hdr. But I have found sometimes I have to shoot an extra under exposed bracket set to get a sky dark enough to go with the rest. So I was thing a grad filter would get em all in 3 shots?


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