Variable ND filters

May 16, 2016
I know a lot of the general uses for a nd filter, but has anyone seen whether a nd filter causes higher contrast in their photos? Looking to try and get more contrast in my outdoor portrait shots(f1.2) and I am curious if a nd filter would create more of a contrast pop


EOS 5D Mark IV
Apr 25, 2011
Aren't most VNDs just 2 CPLs on top of each other?
Yes, but the front CPL filer of this sandwich is oriented backwards, with the "circular" side outside. As a result, the sandwich cannot discern the angles of linear polarization of the incoming light.