A&P Can anyone help me pick a good ND filter?

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by Wobistdu, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. Wobistdu

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    Looking for an economical 52mm ND filter. I'm not sure what rating to get.

    I'd like to take long exposures in the day time to soften up water/movement and maybe get shots of fixed objects and expose long enough that people disappear.
     
  2. EWhytsell

    EWhytsell New Member

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    I have been buying tiffen products. They are typically lower/middle price wise and I've cross referenced them in lots of reviews and they do what they claim.

    They also have a wide selection of products priced from lower to higher end, but I have no clue if price means better with them as I haven't used enough of them.
     
  3. Wobistdu

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    really? i'm a little leery. bought a tiffen UV filter that was coated to protect my wide angle. thing fucking sucked. the coating sucked and attracted lint/dirt. had to return and get a rodenstock
     
  4. EWhytsell

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    It could depend. I probably wouldn't buy one from a best buy or something.
     
  5. Wobistdu

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    so how many stops do i go for?
     
  6. Girth

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    you sure are buying a bunch of shit... but we're not seeing too many pictures. :dunno:
     
  7. Wobistdu

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    look who's talking :squint:

    i've been posting my europe pics in OT. very few on my trip were taken with better than p&s skills in my head. i was snapping pics everywhere. my #1 priority was to show family/friends what the cities looked like.

    i'll post prague pics here when i finish them. nice architecture and a cool bicycle race happened in old town square
     
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  9. Wobistdu

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    yes?
     
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  11. Wobistdu

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    here you go. best pic i ever took.

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  12. Wobistdu

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    driving through virginia...

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    B+W filters are top tier :bowdown:

    ive had decent luck with tiffen, too, though tehy're about middle grade. or hoya, promaster...
     
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    maxsaver.net to save $$
     
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    asdfbunk A Member OT Supporter

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    You did NOT just call Girth a gear whore!
     
  18. Wobistdu

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    it was actually a joke about posting pics
     
  19. asdfbunk

    asdfbunk A Member OT Supporter

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    He posts plenty :dunno:
     
  20. Wobistdu

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    it was a lulz :squint:
     
  21. Mutombo

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    You said you wanted to take long exposures during the day, right? Check out Joey's Europe pictures, I'm pretty sure he used a 10 stop ND filter on a lot of his long exposure day shots.
     
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    I'm going to guess that you'd want several different ones for different "stops". My memory tells me the ideal number to have is at least 3.
     
  23. EWhytsell

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    I use a 2 stop one and that is good enough for the waterfalls/streams around here.
     

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