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Neutral density filter


Andysnapper 12 109 25 England
8 Jul 2008 10:43AM
Hi all,

I've been advised to get a neutral density filter as I will be taking a lot of landscapes over the next few weeks on me jolly hols in Scotland.
Any suggestions as to a reasonably priced (upto 20?) one for my Nikon D40x?

Cheers

Andy
User_Removed 13 2.2k 3 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2008 10:48AM
Make sure its a *graduated* Neutral density filter.
Nickscape 15 708 9 England
8 Jul 2008 10:52AM
For Landscape you need the Graduated Neutral density filters - Google Cokin P-series, perfectly good and in your pricerange.

Nick
bangalicious 13 1.3k 5 England
8 Jul 2008 11:02AM
Another vote for Graduated ND Filters...P-Series.

I also use the ND filter, with the Grad filters to reduce any excess flair from water and "shiny" surfaces.

To view the effect of the cokin range...see here

Anil.
Andysnapper 12 109 25 England
8 Jul 2008 11:46AM
Thanks guys,

All good stuff. Thanks for the link Anil very useful, I'm such a novice I didn't even know what they did really. Now I do.

Andy
Andysnapper 12 109 25 England
8 Jul 2008 11:53AM
Just thought I'd say what a great site this is. I've had a DSLR for nearly a year but I've learnt more on this site in the last 6 weeks than in all the rest put together.

Andy
k13wjd 12 108
8 Jul 2008 4:39PM
i know nothing about filters....but i know LOADS about scotland and its landscapes !
thecornflake 14 112 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2008 1:37PM
There is also a good site here for Cokin filters.
Tooth 16 5.8k 227 Ireland
15 Jul 2008 5:22PM
make sure you get all the bits you need..(whatever the make)

ie, a filter holder,

one or more filters (if you get a one-stop and a two-stop you have a choice of 1, 2 or 3 stops (3 by doubling up both together)

and an adapter ring matched to the filter thread size of each lens you want to use it with

Stephen
urdygurdy 12 136 3 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2010 7:56PM
Sorry to drag up an old post.

With the above mentioned filter system, can you purchase one filter holder and use various different sized adaptor rings so the filter set up is useable on a few different lens with a different sizes filter thread / lens diameter??

Thanks in advance

Daz
andytvcams 18 10.4k 1 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2010 8:07PM
.....yes thats all you need to do.

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