A&P Lee Graduated Neutral Density Filters

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  1. CRC

    CRC New Member

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    B&H finally got the soft edge ones back in stock. Didn't really want to drop the money on them now, but figured I better. The next second, they were out of stock. Can't wait to get out and take some great landscape shots with them :bowdown:


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    3, 2, and 1 stop.

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    Then up to three filters slide in

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    10-22mm. Doesn't vignette :bowdown:
     
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    ok_computer OT Supporter

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    cokin knockoff?
     
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    how much?
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    you'll be shooting waterfalls and streams in no time now!
     
  5. CRC

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    way too much
     
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    at about 5x the price.

    lee :bowdown:
     
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    brasheye Rotary Crew

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  10. CRC

    CRC New Member

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    $374.85 :hsugh:
     
  11. OlafBeserka

    OlafBeserka girls pee pee when they see me OT Supporter

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    :eek3: damn, cant wait to see your pics though
     
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    NOTHING is better than Cokin, they are THE brand in professional photography.




    I guess I forgot the :hsugh: in my last post
     
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    i'd be scared of dropping one of those. i bet they make crazy good pictures though
     
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    Jhegro wtf is a jhegro?

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    gdamn, thats baller.
     
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    1992 240SX New Member

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    Ive been meaning to get ND filters for the longest time. Post up some shots when you get to use them. Congrats on the purchase :cool:
     
  16. Evan

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    so...what do those do?
     
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graduated_neutral_density_filter

    also good for say...lakes...have the dark side on the upper half of the image where the sun and light part is, so that to get the correct exposure you have to have a slower shutter speed which creates a great blurring effect on the water
     
  18. CRC

    CRC New Member

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    they are made of resin (plastic) so probably not much would happen. And evan, they darken the sky in lets say a landscape scene, so you can properly expose the the ground, and not have to worry about blowing out the highlights in the sky
     
  19. Meat Popsicle

    Meat Popsicle What's that smell? OT Supporter

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    That looks hot.

    Way too rich for my blood though.
     
  20. The Internet

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    Good purchase. :cool:

    Now (with a lot of practice) you can take shots like this without any PP:

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    EDIT: This is also a Galen Rowell
     
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  21. The Internet

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    Cokin filters are just fine, by the way...

    I got a similar set for $60. It produces marvelous results.
     
  22. The Internet

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    Here are some more photos by Galen Rowell, a man whose mastery of natural light is unsurpassed. Rowell championed graduated ND filters in his work, and captured otherworldly landscapes in the process (with no PP). Some of his photos -- for instance, the one of a snowstorm clearing Yosemite -- look more like paintings than photographs. He won the Ansel Adams award for his work, but tragically died in a plane crash several years later.

    Galen's cameras would be considered "crap" by OTs standards. Even for the day, his 35mm Nikons were nothing special. Rowell preferred to pack as lightly as possible. On top of that, his early graduated ND filters were no better than the cheap Cokin filters of today... yet he was still able to capture incredible shots.

    Sorry for the mediocre quality of these images. The real ones are quite spectacular... but you have to pay a hefty price to get decent prints (or decent digital images for that matter).

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    CLIFFS: Galen Rowell puts our shit to shame
     
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    fucking :bowdown:
     
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    kristin my dog > *

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  25. CRC

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    wow, these are amazing.
     

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