I find that my variable ND isn't all that great in terms of quality (imparts a green tint), so I'm dreaming of replacing them.

I could get a screw on, but then I also like having access to graduated ND.

Are these square filter holders good for handheld panning shots, such as tracking moving vehicles? Or should I stick with screw ons for that application?


Provided the filter holder holds the filter snugly, it will be OK. This will be true for most. As to the green tint imposed by your graduated ND: Not good but easy to handle with most any quality photo editing program. If it were me, I would invest in Photoshop. If on a budge then PaintShop Pro. You can download a trial version of PaintShope for free. It's got this feature and much much more.

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    The free GIMP (Gnu Image Manipulation Program) is another option for photo editing...that might be suitable for some people.
    – user50888
    Sep 11 '17 at 18:15
  • I've used a combination of the Olympus RAW and GIMP to correct for the green tint. GIMP works in a pinch. The other problem with variable ND is when it's really stopped down, they don't look great (usually with an X pattern from the polarization interference, how these variable NDs are typically built), so I wouldn't mind getting some single pane NDs for my use.
    – Calyth
    Sep 11 '17 at 18:21
  • @Alan_Marcus There's a big difference between a Variable neutral density filter and a Graduated ND filter.
    – Michael C
    Sep 12 '17 at 2:45

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