What is the best way to achieve very long exposures in very bright, sunlit conditions?
Right now, I have a Hoya ND-400 X filter (9 stops reduction), and even with my camera set to ISO 50, and F22, my exposures are still in the range of 5-30 seconds.
Ideally I want at least 1 minute, 5 would be nice. I've had some great (night) shots that involved 800 second (14 minute) exposures.
I've tried stacking crossed polarizers on top of the ND filter, but I get a LOT of vignetting, and the entire affair is rather unwieldy.
Is there a better way to manage very long exposures during the day?
I'm mostly shooting beach scenes, which are generally very bright white. Wave motion in long exposures produces a beautiful hazy effect, that I really like.
B+H produce a 17 stop ND filter, according to Adorama, but I can't find anyone selling it, or find it on B+H's website, for that matter.