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KKCFamilyman

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On a canon 5d3 24-70 v2 82mm
Tripod will be used of course. Looking for high quality. Any suggestions from experienced users? Looking for 8-10 stops
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B+W

I got the older one that was actually schneider ND3.0

but i think B+W make 82mm now

they are not cheap but they are the best
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I have a B+W 10-stop in 77mm and an 82mm Schneider (parent of B+W) 10-stop bought before they re-released them in the B+W line.

They're very good, but it seems the Singh-Ray is the new 'best'.

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/10-Stop-Neutral-Density-Filter.aspx
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a question neuro
when you shoot with your ND do you shoot a color checker too to correct the color shift caused by the filter?
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For what it is worth, I'm picking up a b&w 3 stop at 77mm and I have a step down... or maybe it is a step up filter converter do I can fit it in my other lenses as well.
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I have a B+W 10-stop in 77mm and an 82mm Schneider (parent of B+W) 10-stop bought before they re-released them in the B+W line.

They're very good, but it seems the Singh-Ray is the new 'best'.

http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/10-Stop-Neutral-Density-Filter.aspx
Thanks that singh-ray while expensive looks promising. I also want to grab the fireworks at disney and hope 10 stops is not too much at night to get a few bursts without blowing out my highlights. Also wanted to try some long exposures to play with the effect of people who are walking by not being in the picture provided they do not stop in the frame.
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I have been very happy with my Marumi filters.  They seem to do well in the tests.
I shoot with a Camera Obscura with an optical device attached that refracts and transmits light

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