A&P neutral density filter, which one should I get?

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  1. jackjohnson

    jackjohnson simple as something nobody knows OT Supporter

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    for my 40mm 1.7

    I want to take 20-60" second (without a remote my camera is limited to 60") in pretty bright lighting. iso100. currently find myself favoring wider apertures

    I'm torn between B+W 1.8 vs. the 3.0

    Everywhere I've read recommends the the 3.0 but it seems like overkill?

    here is the chart:

     
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    in pretty bright lighting, you might need the 3.0.
     
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    jackjohnson simple as something nobody knows OT Supporter

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    I want to see a 1 year exposure.
     
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    jackjohnson simple as something nobody knows OT Supporter

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    yeah lol

    that got me thinking what's the longest exposure ever?
     
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    Like of a high-rise being built or some shit. Would be cool.
     
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    [​IMG]

    British photographer Justin Quinnell is making waves with an amazing six
    month exposure he made in Bristol, England of the sun rising and falling over the city’s famous suspension bridge:

    He made the photo not with a fancy digital camera but with an extremely rude, homemade device — a pinhole camera made from an empty soda can with a .25mm hole punched in it and one sheet of photo paper
    inside. He strapped it to a telephone pole and left it there for six months, from December 19, 2007 to June 21, 2008. If those dates sound familiar (or astronomically significant), they are — they’re the winter and summer solstices, respectively.

    The lowest arc in the photo is the sun’s trail on the shortest day of the year, the winter solstice. The highest arc is the summer solstice. The lines which are punctuated by dots represent overcast days when the sun penetrated the clouds only intermittently.

    From the UK’s Telegraph, my favorite detail:

    Mr Quinnell, a world-renowned pin-hole camera artist, of Falmouth, Cornwall, said the photograph took on a personal resonance after his father passed away on April 13 - halfway through the exposure. He says the picture allows him to pinpoint the exact location of the sun in the sky at the moment his father passed away.

    A longer exposure is currently in the works, courtesy a San Francisco artist named Jonathan Keats: a 100-year exposure of a hotel room.
     
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    yes, B+W, heliopan, or hoya HD
     
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    I want to see longer!
     
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    jackjohnson simple as something nobody knows OT Supporter

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    that's you? haha

    the chart really helps! and yeah I ordered the 110
     
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    I have a cheap tiffen 0.9

    works great
     
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    Haha yeah.

    The 110 should suit you well. For day time stuff it's perfect. The only time it's too strong is towards end of a sunset when light is starting to disappear but that's expected.
     
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    jackjohnson simple as something nobody knows OT Supporter

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    alright cool!

    have you done any really long exposures at night with a ND filter? like 4-8 hours? I'm thinking about getting a step down ring and using it on my film camera :x:
     
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    I've only done a 2 hour exposure of star trails but that was 12 x 10 minute exposures combined in photochop. It's too noisy on digital but film on the other hand :naughty:
     
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    ha I'm trying to calculate as ND 110 filter on 100 iso.... :run:
     

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