April 22, 2018, 11:02:02 AM

Author Topic: ND Soft edge filters for wide angle and hard edge for longer lenses?  (Read 1558 times)


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Somebody here said that soft edge ND filters are for general landscape shots and the hard edge are for times when you actually have an edge, like at the ocean. This makes sense, however I noticed the following bit from a Lee soft edge filter blurb

Lee graduated neutral density filters are available with soft or hard transitions from dark to clear. The soft edge is recommended for wide angle lenses and the hard edge is recommended for normal and longer lenses.


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The contents of the scene determine which edge type will work best.  However, with a narrower FoV, you generally have more control over the contents of the scene - I suspect that's the basis of Lee's statement.  I don't think it's a very good generalization, though.
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