« on: October 16, 2012, 07:33:07 PM »
IMO, with the exception of the 0.1% of people who use HDR effectively, grad NDs will always look better and more natural than HDR.The results of my HDR attempts place me squarely in the general statistical population. They were...not beautiful.
I borrowed the TS-E 17mm from CPS last week and while I enjoyed using it, it's too wide for my intended landscape uses. Creating well-framed landscape shots on my current 14mm is nearly impossible for me - all of my attempts become incoherent, sprawling colorscapes. The TS-E is a little narrower, but I need to become proficient with a 24mm lens and some filters before attempting anything wider. Once I routinely obtain good results at 24mm, I can graduate to use of my wider lenses and perhaps I'll spring for a TS-E 17mm then. HiTech makes a 165mm lens holder suitable for the Canon 14mm and perhaps I could adapt it to a 17mm lens also.