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TSPark Basic MemberSat 10-Feb-01 07:43 PM
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"Neutral Density Preference"



          

Hi,
Just wondering what everyone else uses, Graduated ND or just ND's with some tape?

Thanks, Tom.

  

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f5fstop Awarded for his contributions to the Resources Basic MemberSat 10-Feb-01 09:53 PM
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#1. "RE: Neutral Density Preference"
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Private, UM
          

I have graduated and full ND filters in 0.3 (one-stop) and 0.9 (two-stops). Not sure what you mean "or just ND's with some tape?"


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micolhart Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Feb 2012Wed 30-Jan-13 09:53 AM
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Gilford, US
          

I think he means with out a holder in front of the lens, Just using some tape to hold the filter infront of the lens. Not screw in.

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jrp Administrator JRP is one of the co-founders, has in-depth knowledge in various areas. Awarded for his contributions for the Resources Charter MemberWed 30-Jan-13 07:06 PM
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Wed 30-Jan-13 07:09 PM by jrp

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I have Cokin and Hitech filter holders and ND Grad filters in both P and Z-Pro sizes.
I also have the LEE SW-150 for the 14-24mm f/2.8G AF-S Nikkor
I am very happy with all of them.
The Hitech holders are aluminum (not plastic as the Cokin) and take all brands of slide-in filters.

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newbird Silver Member Nikonian since 25th Apr 2006Fri 01-Feb-13 12:50 PM
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I have grad and full ND 4x6 filters. I tried to handhold them but didn't like the experience as I was always afraid of scratching them on the front ring of the lens. I didn't find comfortable and didn't get pleasure to handhold them.

I now have two filter holders that I keep installed on two different lenses when I'm shooting in one place (so, no need to uninstall and reinstall these when changing lenses). Typically, I use the filter holders on my Nikon 16-35 f/4 and Nikon 24-120 f/4. I also use my Samyang 14mm f/2.8 and Nikon 10.5 mm fisheye for landscapes but without filters. I rarely use my 70-200 for landscape, and when I do it is mostly without filters. So, two filter holders is good for me.

The two filter holders are Cokin Z-Pro and Lee System for 4x6. I first bought the Cokin Z-Pro as it is less expensive and does the job very well. A couple of years later, I bought the Lee system with the add-on to be able to rotate the second HD filter when I need two filters in specific scenes. At first, I felt the Lee system was less reliable because of the way the filter holders attach to the lens, but after getting used to it I now prefer the Lee over the Cokin. In particular, some Lee rings are especially suited to minimize vignetting for wide angle photos.

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#5. "RE: Neutral Density Preference"
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Atlanta, US
          

Of the times I use ND filters, 90% of the time I'm using graduated ND filters. I typically use a single slot P holder, but every now and then I use two filters or more. Last year I found myself using the second filter handheld at a different angle from the first to hold back both a rising sun and a valley with fog.

My use of ND filters is almost always for stream photos - so I use the Vari-N-Duo. I have also used a CP as an alternative. Occasionally I use a CP and multiple exposures in place of a ND filter.

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#6. "RE: Neutral Density Preference"
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Colorado Springs, US
          

I use grad filters in different strengths and gradations, all 4x6 Singh-Rays and usually handhold them, but sometimes use a Cokin holder with them. Even with increased dynamic range in the newer cameras and software options such as blends and HDR, I like using them.

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