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Which variable ND and are there issues?

dhmiller

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dhmiller Silver Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 19th May 2009
Tue 05-Feb-13 01:15 PM

I have a 3-stop fixed ND (Marumi) and want to purchase a variable ND prior to a trip to the desert later this month. I have looked at a lot of reviews and the Tiffen seems to get high marks (can't afford Heliopan or Singh..). But I have also heard that at very high stoppage, an "X" appears on some variable NDs - is this typical and if so, doesn't that mitigate the larger light stoppage that the filter creates?
In any event, any suggestions in the $100 - $300 range?
Thanks in advance.

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