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Re: What nd filter density (combinations) do you use?
« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2013, 11:18:46 AM »
I've got some tests with several ND filters (LCW Fader ND, Tiffen screw-ins, cheap resin filters) over here:
http://www.similaar.com/foto/lenstests/lenstestsn.html

My conclusions:
* sharpness is not an issue, even on a D800, as long as you use decent filters (no fader, no cheap resin)
* color cast is an issue, but it's relatively easy to fix (at least with my filters)
* stacking filters is not as bad as people think
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Re: What nd filter density (combinations) do you use?
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Re: What nd filter density (combinations) do you use?
« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2013, 04:40:04 PM »
I've got some tests with several ND filters (LCW Fader ND, Tiffen screw-ins, cheap resin filters) over here:
http://www.similaar.com/foto/lenstests/lenstestsn.html

My conclusions:
* sharpness is not an issue, even on a D800, as long as you use decent filters (no fader, no cheap resin)
* color cast is an issue, but it's relatively easy to fix (at least with my filters)
* stacking filters is not as bad as people think


Would you classify Lee and Hitech as having "cheap" resin filters?

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Re: What nd filter density (combinations) do you use?
« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2013, 04:53:01 PM »
No, the ones I tested were $5 fotodiox ones, that's why I said cheap resin filters. I have not used hi-tech or lee.

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Re: What nd filter density (combinations) do you use?
« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2013, 04:53:01 PM »