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  • Recommended Neutral Density Filter?

    I'm heading out on vacation shortly and wanted to give taking some shots with a neutral density filter a try. I'm staying on the beach, so I'm thinking of taking some shots early or late in the day of the beach, water and clouds. Does anyone have a recommendation of what filter to use? Looking for something relatively inexpensive that I can order online, or maybe swing by B&H and pick up next week.

    My camera is a Panasonic G3, and I'll probably be using the 14-42 kit lens.

    Thanks,

    Brian

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    Re: Recommended Neutral Density Filter?

    Grad ND or full ND? As far as grads go, you can't go far wrong with Hi-Tech, Lee or Singh-Ray as you're in the US.
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      Re: Recommended Neutral Density Filter?

      I wouldn't call Singh-Ray "relatively inexpensive"..
      Regards, Pavel.

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        Re: Recommended Neutral Density Filter?

        There are many cheap ND filters on ebay. Not sure how good they are.
        I use a Light Craft Workshop Fader ND Mk II 67mm. Not cheap.
        Rob

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          Re: Recommended Neutral Density Filter?

          Originally posted by RobertD View Post
          There are many cheap ND filters on ebay. Not sure how good they are.
          I use a Light Craft Workshop Fader ND Mk II 67mm. Not cheap.
          Rob
          I have found Kood to be very good, there have been hints by other of colour cast but I haven't noticed myself. Very competitive price.

          Patrick

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            Re: Recommended Neutral Density Filter?

            My theory is why would you put a cheap filter in front of an expensive F2.8 glass? IMO I have found the Signh-ray filters expensive but very well made. I had one surveyed by an optician friend. He used some sort of scope and looked at the filter edge-to-edge. From what he could see it was well made. We also looked at a *&^** filter and the results were not similar. We found something that I call wrinkles in the glass. Albeit, they were very small but they were there.
            I am sold on Singh-ray especially for polarizers and NDs.

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