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Neutral-Density filters are placed in front of lenses and reduce the amount of light that enter in it.

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Does using long exposure together with ND filter make the scene look more evenly lit? [duplicate]

Suppose I try to shoot a piece of forest with trees casting dense shadows during daylight. It looks something like this to a human eye (part of larger and more detailed image from here) In the image ...
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What is the advantage of carrying a tripod and ND-filters when you could use image stacking instead?

From my understanding, if you want to take a long exposure of a landscape shot like the picture below, you have two options: Carry a heavy tripod everywhere you hike and then use a series of ...
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Why did my ND filter produce washed out exposures?

So I bought a set of (pretty cheap) ND filters a couple of years ago and took them on holiday to Canada with me last year. I managed to get a couple of OK shots but most of them looked something like ...
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Is it not a good idea to use ND filters with a wide angle lens? [duplicate]

I am planning to get my first wide angle lens. Nikon 16-35 F/4 is the one which is on top of my list now and when reading the reviews about this lens in b&h web site, I noticed this question and ...
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Does a large scratch in an ND filter affect image quality?

I noticed a used 10-stop ND filter for sale, at exactly the size I want, at a price of 15% of a new filter, except with shipping it's 21% of the price of a new filter with shipping. The catch? It has ...
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Built-In ND Filter versus Add-On Filter

The Canon Powershot G1 X includes a built-in ND filter, like a few other cameras. You simply enable it in the menu and it reduces the light hitting the sensor. The camera also supports and adapter to ...
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Metering on a Zenza Bronica with ND-Filter

I have recently acquired a 10-stop ND filter for my Bronica ETRS, but I have run into a problem while metering. I use the Bronica with the AE-II prism viewfinder with integrated light-meter, and so ...
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In-body neutral density (ND) filters?

Neutral density filters are apparently widely used across multiple fields e.g. for shallow depth of field in bright light portraiture, long exposure landscapes, and maintaining shutter angle in video/...
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Are adjustable ND filters as good as the “normal” ones? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Will a variable neutral density filter produce similar results to a fixed neutral density filter? I have just spotted an "adjustable" ND filter on eBay. The way it works is ...
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When to use diffuser, reflector, fill flash and ND filter?

This question stems from the answers I received for another question "Is 35mm on a cropped sensor good for fashion photography?" I have been watching couple of videos where the photographer uses a ...
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ND filters set Recommendation for Lee/Cokin Z-Pro Holder

I currently own the Cokin Z-Pro filter holder (and 77mm adapter) and a Singh Ray Grad Reverse ND filter (100x150mm). The big disadvantage of the Cokin holder is that I cannot use the first slot with ...
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Are neutral density filters or polarizers better for a desert environment? Or another filter?

Desert environment includes actual desert, some water (yes, I said that), some (dusty) city scenes, some POSSIBLY shiny buildings and pools of water. The research on this suggests that ND polarizers ...
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Will a ND filter help me blur the background better (Example pictures)

I took a few pictures on a bright sunny day, and my thought was to get motion blur in the background. So I had an exposuretime of between 1/60 and 1/30, ISO 100 and a polarizing filter. Because of ...
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Right ND for filter size for Nikon 24-85 mm lens [duplicate]

I have a Nikon lens NIKON AF-S 24-85 F/3.5-4.5G ED VR. And I'd like to get an ND.10 filter. What's the right filter size for that lens? And what brand would you suggest
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Do i need more than one filter holder for different brands?

I am currently looking for ND and Grad ND filters for my camera for long exposures. Im a beginner and new to all of this and im slighty confused. Question is Lets say i bought a Cokin P series filter ...
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any Hitech Reverse ND Grad users out there?

I just received my new Hitech Reverse ND Grad 0.9 today ... and it doesn't look like reverse at all .. I tried putting on a white paper .. it just look like a normal ND Hard Grad filter .. I tried ...
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Need advice on ND filters [duplicate]

I need to take a 2-minute exposure shot of a landscape scene on a regular sunny day at, let's say, f/4.5. I suppose I'll need to use ND filters for this purpose, but how do I figure out how many ...
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Do i need a Grad filter along with ND for long exposures that involve the sky?

I was at a beach taking a photo of the sunset and trying to get a long exposure but the sky was too bright. If I put on a ND Filter, that would darken both the sky and foreground meaning I'd have to ...
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While stacking filters, can polarizing filter be placed behind ND filters?

I have a ND filter (10-stop, 100mmX100mm square size) with a filter holder. The filter holder (similar to LEE or Formatt-Hitech holders) connects to the camera with a screw-in adapter (77mm and 82mm)....
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Shooting Solar Eclipse with an ND 100000 Marumi - Mirrorless Camera

My gear: Sony Alpha A6400 (1.5x crop) Mirrorless Camera, Sony 70-200mm f2.8 G lens @ 200mm (300mm after crop), Marumi ND 100,000 Filter. The mirrorless camera does not have a mirror in front of its ...
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How to decide which lens to buy ND filter for? [duplicate]

I am an amateur photographer, I have Nikon D7500 and three lenses, which are: 1) 10-20mm wide-angle lens (f4.5-5.6) - filter attachment size: 72mm 2) 35mm f1.8 - filter attachment size: 52mm 3) 18-...
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What kind of filter (if any) should I use when photographing a theater scene?

I want to take photos of a theater scene. I usually use a UV filter for nature photography, but what about a theater scene in a saloon with a dark environment? Is there any specific filter for these ...
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What is the formula to calculate aperture (“diaphragme” in French)?

Let's say I have these data for my camera: t : Exposure time in seconds ("temps de pose" in French) C : Incident-light meter calibration constant ("constante lumière incidente" in French) S : ISO ...
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How to find right ND filter for my panasonic lens Lens LUMIX G VARIO 12-60mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S.? [duplicate]

I have a panasonic G85 with Lens LUMIX G VARIO 12-60mm / F3.5-5.6 ASPH. / POWER O.I.S. How do I find the right ND filter for this lens? I'm new to photography and really confused about this. Closest ...
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How do you calculate ND filter value of gray sunglasses and the colored sunglasses?

I had the idea of using my sunglasses as ND filter when F/16 didn't help in a beach scene with my MC 2500 but then realized something weird. My green Ray Ban cockpit sunglasses claim to block 85% of ...
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Can i stack both a lens and a (variable) ND filter on a phone camera?

I am o total noob so forgive the blunders. I am interested in filming my travels with a Samsung S7 mobile phone, so the upper level of amateur is enough for me. So video, not photo. What i want is to ...
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How can we calculate differences in exposure times with ND filters?

This should be rather easy for these of you who own and use 0.45 ND or 0.75 ND filters so here we go. Just for fun I'm writing Android app that calculates exposure time when certain filter is applied. ...
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Does HOYA PRO ND500 cause vignette on Sony FE 20mm f/1.8 G?

I'm going to buy HOYA PRO ND500 for making videos, but I'm new to wide angle lens and not sure if this filter will cause vignette on Sony FE 20mm f/1.8 G using on Sony a7 III. Thanks for any feedback.
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step up ring for multiple filters

I saw that there is a technique to use a square holder for nd filter and then place in it x stop filter + graduate folter. Since it is pretty expensive I was wondering is there is something like this ...
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How do i use a ND filter without screwing it onto the lens?

I want to use an ND filter so i can create long exposure pictures without over exposure but my camera had a UV filter on and i dropped it then the UV filter glass smashed and a part of the ring got ...