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What ND Grad to buy first?

You haven't given enough information to produce a definitive answer, but here's how I suggest you can help determine the information yourself. I own and use 2 sets of ND grads from 1–3 stops, both ...
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Etching a ND filter to reduce OD

I don't have a good answer for your specific question, but my desire for precise ND graduated filters has led me to think about solutions somewhat similar to your problem. To begin with, it's ...
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What ND Grad to buy first?

It's all based on personal preferences. If you're unsure then perhaps your initial purchase should be a cheap set that you can experiment with until you discover what density does what you wish. A set ...
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HDR vs photo blending

Functionally, there isn't much difference. The difference really comes down to very small details of each technique, or precisely how the source images for each technique were taken, environment ...
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Do i need a Grad filter along with ND for long exposures that involve the sky?

With shooting a foreground and the sky, you've got a couple of choices: A) You can use multiple shots and then blend them together in post processing. A minimum would be two exposures - one to ...
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Do i need more than one filter holder for different brands?

All square filter holders function about the same way: there is the holder and some sort of spring/tension plate holding the filter into the slot in the holder. I use a Formatt-Hitech holder which ...
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Can I use a screw-on variable ND filter together with a square filter holder?

It's possible to do what you want to do, but it's a little fiddly to use. Certainly doable, though. Screw the K&F Concept VND onto the lens. Screw the correct Cokin Z lens adapter onto the front ...
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is using a screw on ND filter along with GND filers which require a holder possible?

Most filters have threads on both sides and can be stacked. But AFAIK the front side of a variable ND rotates, which makes it very impractical with a filter holder and many won't have a thread on the ...
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Will all square/rectangular filters fit into the slots of a given filter holder?

There are various filter thicknesses. Most square filter holders are modular and can be disassembled/assembled using various pieces to allow for filters with different thicknesses. Most 100mm square/...
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Lightroom's graduated filter lines not showing

I actually had a similar issue to this not so long ago, the simple fix was simply to press the h key as a shortcut, this resolved it for me.
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HDR vs photo blending

A great difference: graduated neutral-density filters (GND) are preset to cut brightness only in specific areas. High-dynamic-range applications (HDR) merge multiple photos of the same subject taken ...
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How to fix bright sky behind trees bleeding into leaves?

The safe answer is that it is a combination of over-exposure and chromatic abberation, which is then very visible over the black leaves. But there may be more to it than that. Camera sensors are not ...
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How to fix bright sky behind trees bleeding into leaves?

... weird blue leaves when shot against a bright sky... – Doctor Atomo I doubt the blue leaves are caused by the Bayer matrix on your sensor because an image produced by a Foveon sensor also has the ...
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Is there any reason to place polarizer filter before ND graduated one?

The question is semantically not clear. "Before" can mean "first", opposite of "after". "Before" can mean "in front", opposite of "behind". And it depends what exactly comes first, i.e. closest to the ...
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