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    PR
    PR  7181 forum posts England
    7 Oct 2009 - 2:00 PM

    Hi,
    I have recently been having a go at taking shots of moving water using a slow shutter speed to blur the water and get that cotton wool effect, but due to the excessive amount of light during the day I have been overexposing the image.
    Time to purchase an ND filter I thought!
    But what strength do I get, bearing in mind I dont want a camera bag full of filters.
    So really my question is which would be the most versatile:
    0.3, 0.6 or 0.9 (please dont say get all three).
    Thanks
    Phil

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    Nickscape
    Nickscape  8695 forum posts England9 Constructive Critique Points
    7 Oct 2009 - 2:13 PM

    Just get a 0.9 if your trying to shoot during the day, that might not be strong enough for bright light so it normally best to shoot waterfalls when the sunlight isnt so strong and is broken up a little by the trees.

    miptog
    miptog  83532 forum posts United Kingdom61 Constructive Critique Points
    7 Oct 2009 - 2:15 PM

    0.3 = 1 stop difference
    0.6 = 2 stop difference
    0.9 = 3 stop difference

    On average how overexposed are your shots?

    mattw
    mattw  105189 forum posts United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
    7 Oct 2009 - 2:18 PM

    Assuming that you are shooting from a tripod - go for the 0.9.

    As you are shooting waterfalls, then I would advise getting polarisor first.

    JohnParminter

    0.9 ND, polariser and an overcast but evenly bright day should see you right.
    JP

    PR
    PR  7181 forum posts England
    7 Oct 2009 - 7:54 PM


    Quote: 0.3 = 1 stop difference
    0.6 = 2 stop difference
    0.9 = 3 stop difference

    On average how overexposed are your shots?

    Some are really overexposed, and some are just a bit over.
    Sorry, I did'nt mention I have got a CPL filter.
    Thanks to all for the advice.
    Cheers
    Phil

    John_Wannop
    John_Wannop e2 Member 954 forum postsJohn_Wannop vcard Wales
    7 Oct 2009 - 8:03 PM

    Have a look at one of these link. I was going to get one but spent the money on something else.

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