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03-19-2017, 05:24 AM   #1
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Graduated ND filter for 15mm recommendations?

I'm planning to buy the DA 15mm F4 lens and I want to use a graduated ND filter to dramatically darken the sky when, as is all too often round these parts, it looks like the inside of Tupperware. Can anybody recommend a solution?

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I use Formatt Hitech Soft Grad ND 0.9

Sounds as though you could use some of the Nik tools to work your files. (And bracket)
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I use Formatt Hitech Soft Grad ND 0.9

Sounds as though you could use some of the Nik tools to work your files. (And bracket)
Nik tools?
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Tupperware skies is not a term i had heard before, so I am assuming its cloudy... you asked for grad filter info, but really I get better results in cloudy situations with a good file or three or five (if I'm merging).


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Nik tools aren't supported on Linux. Although they work under WINE, I'm reluctant to do that.
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Tupperware skies is not a term i had heard before, so I am assuming its cloudy... you asked for grad filter info, but really I get better results in cloudy situations with a good file or three or five (if I'm merging).


I was thinking properly exposing for the ground results in a murky, blown out sky, hence looking through a Tupperware bowl held up to a light.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jtkratzer Quote
I was thinking properly exposing for the ground results in a murky, blown out sky, hence looking through a Tupperware bowl held up to a light.
I think that is what he means.
I don't have a 15mm, so I don't know if the Cokin system will work, but I like the ease of use of slip-in filters rather than screw-on.

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I was thinking properly exposing for the ground results in a murky, blown out sky, hence looking through a Tupperware bowl held up to a light.
Yes, the Tupperware sky is when it's 100% cloud coverage but a bright sky with little contrast or colour to it. It's rather too common here in Cornwall.
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I use Formatt Hitech Soft Grad ND 0.9
They make those in 49mm size? I could only ever find them in 72mm and larger.
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Its rectangular, and as I said the one I use fits Cokin P...

cokin p frame works just fine with 15mm ltd @robgski

Where it does not work is with the 12-24 at the 12-15 mm range (vignetting occurs)
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