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Filter advice

Warriorpoet 9 213 3 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2009 1:03AM
Hi All,
I am using Hitech filters in the Lee filter system and am looking for advice on what next. I currently have a set of soft grads where the .9 (3 stop gets most use) and want to cover the occasional need for seascapes and slowing down water. I suspect I need a hard grad and an ND but am wondering if I can get away with just one of each. The grads go up to 1.2 and the NDs up to a 10 stop. Would welcome any advice on which might be best. Still haven't got a polariser (mainly due to cost.

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spaceman 13 5.3k 3 Wales
9 Feb 2009 1:35AM
What's a "hard" grad?
Carabosse 14 41.0k 269 England
9 Feb 2009 1:38AM

Quote:What's a "hard" grad?

The terms hard or soft are used to describe the transition (graduation) between the dark portion of the filter, and the clear portion. A 'hard' grad filter hasa sudden transition. A 'soft' grad filter has a more gradual transition.
StrayCat Plus
13 18.7k 3 Canada
9 Feb 2009 1:40AM
And here I thought it was the college girls talking about the college boys.Wink
spaceman 13 5.3k 3 Wales
9 Feb 2009 1:47AM
Well, I'm no expert on grads but I would imagine that the ones you have would be fine. As for ND filters, well that depends on how long you want the exposure to be - seconds or minutes? Once you've decided I think one ND filter would do.

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