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The purpose of the lens hood is to cast a shadow on the lens so that the only light being picked up is the light you're pointing the lens at - any glare causing strays get blocked. Hoods are super useful when you are chasing the action. But, when you slow down to shoot a long exposure, a dedicated hood really isn't necessary anymore. All you need to do ...


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I use the Lee filters, both soft and hard (bought them before they had a medium and very hard transition filters). At 24mm or wider on full frame, I use soft transition. I could easily see using a medium transition no wider than 24mm if I were shooting something with a hard line, such as the ocean, without too many islands / rocks / features breaking up the ...


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What size is your sensor? For APS-C and smaller sensors a hard grad is more appropriate. The medium might be too soft. On a full frame you have the luxury of choice; medium grad is usually a better fit for "fuzzy" subjects such as trees and mountains and hard grad for clearly separated horizons, such as seascapes and some architecture. But there is no ...


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As BobT noted, you are getting light leakage from behind the filter. Lee's "Stopper" line of filters have a foam gasket on the back side of the filter, on all edges. For extreme filters such as the ND4.5 / 15-stop Super Stopper, it's absolutely imperative to block all light leaks. Looking at your Zomei filter holder, there is no single flat surface where a ...


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Assuming light leaks from the sides are taken care off with proper sealing, could there be light bouncing back and forth between the filters? Yes. Just as lenses with more elements are potentially more subject to flare and ghosting than lenses with fewer elements, the more surfaces you add to an optical system, the greater the chance of increasing ...


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The filter is designed to allow certain colors of light through while limiting others. In terms of black and white, this means that the color of the filter will expose more (and thus be brighter in the image) while other colors will be exposed less (to varying degrees, becoming darker in the image). This type of color alteration is extremely important for ...


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Since the filter is a slide-in type rather than a screw-in type there is some potential for light leakage around the frame of the filter and/or holder. Normally this may not matter, but with the long exposures you're making -any- leakage can show up. Try putting a dark-cloth or other light opaque material over the camera/filter assembly, making sure to cover ...


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You are asking two separate questions if I am reading into this right. The first is about how you can use both square ND Grad filters as well as round ND Filters. I came up with a solution that worked well for me. I utilized the Cokin P system which is a great deal less expensive then other options, and attached it to full frame lenses and bodies. See this ...


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he said that Calumet used to distribute Lee filters in the USA That is correct. Here is from one of my orders from 2013 LE6150 Calumet 4x4 CC50M Resin Filter $74.99 4 $299.96


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