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Long exposure and ND filter help


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Tucsonmr2 Registered since 08th Nov 2012
Wed 14-Nov-12 09:20 PM

Have a question about using ND filters to take long exposures for beach and sunset, waterfalls etc
I will be travelling soon and wish to take this on my trip to try and get some good shots
I have never used a ND filter before, and have never really tried long exposure shots (well I tried but all I got was white screens lol)
I don’t really have the best lenses or anything just a D7K and the 18-105 lens which is what I will be taking for the trip.
I need some advice on what filters I will have to buy to achieve what I’m trying to do and how long of an exposure I will need
I have seen the ND variable filter on ebay that’s can have different types in one, and also the square looking one with the bracket where you insert the appropriate filter which one would be the pick, or is there something else I should be looking into?
Bear in mind im trying to spend as little as possible on the filters and associated stuff due to concentrating on my overseas trip so money talks in this situation.
Many thanks in advance