A&P Use a ND Filter for rolling shots?

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  1. Would it be smart to purchase a ND Filter to take shots like these?

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    Or is there another way?
     
  2. Drunken Karnie Midget

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    I don't think and ND filter was used on this shot... the sky looks too blown (upper left corner) for an ND to have been used.
     
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    That makes no sense.

    Yes, an ND filter can help, because obviously you get to use a longer shutter speed.
     
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    :sad2: i think we misunderstand each other. I was under the impression that he was essentially trying to replicate the shot he posted, asking if he had to use an ND to achieve it. I was simply stating that it didn't look like one was used for that shot. I never said anything about whether or not it would help/hinder it.
     
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    MSIGuy om nom nom nom!

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    That truck is fucking hot!
     
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    I agree that it doesn't appear a filter was used.

    I was under the impression the "best" way to take a rolling car photo was to match the speed you're traveling to your shutter (ie 60mph=1/60 shutter) and then have a go at it. :dunno:....this is one of those areas I've never dabbled in and is significant trial and error.
     
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    I think you're getting a graduated ND fliter and an ND filter confused here.
     
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    :werd:

    Sorry I was drunk last night, didn't feel like explaining why it made no sense.
     
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    If you're trying to get a rolling shot of a super bright car in direct sunlight then perhaps a ND filter makes sense.... or just drive faster.
     
  11. TheManLouisianaFace

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    this



    and just crank the aperture to 22 or something if there's too much light, background will be blurred anyway
     
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    or shoot at f/22
     
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    I'd rather use a nd filter and shoot at the sweet spot of my lens then drop to f/22
     
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    lol
     
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    Say Hi to all the dust particles on your lens, sensor, and filter if you're shooting f/22
     
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    i usually shoot between 1/60- 1/125 for rolling shots. with just a UV filter. but im no where as hard core as most of the folks here.

    depends more if im standing still or at the track.

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    uv filter isn't affecting exposure on a digital...
     
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    exactly my point. it's not needed.
     
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    Dude, is there a forum you don't troll?
     
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    What he said was perfectly legitimate.
     
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    In those kind of shots you won't notice the diff in sharpness. It's not a portrait. Plus, sticking the extra layer of the probably cheap glass in the filter on your lens will cause just as much loss.
     
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    Ah... ok.
     
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    Dude, it's sony. You never know :noes:
     
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    true true :cool:
     
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    there are a lot i never even browse so yes
     

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