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Posted By: gildedfool, 12-02-2014, 08:34 PM

There was a discussion earlier this week about ND (neutral density) filters and I felt compelled to dig mine out. It was an impulse buy in a shop somewhere about a year ago, and I had only used it a few times and didn't like what I saw. To wit: I got it back out this weekend, and am pleased with what developed...
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Nice shots
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Magnificent shots, sir. I expected to see an apparition rise out of the mist in #3!


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These are excellent! A loud bravo for #2.

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I bought one, (cheap), and got really crappy results. AFAIK mine is two polarizing filters stacked. My shot had a serious band of dark on one side of the sky. I may have to play with it more to see if I can figure out how to get rid of that effect. I think a non adjustable filter is more reliable, as it does not rely on polarizing to work.
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I bought one, (cheap), and got really crappy results. AFAIK mine is two polarizing filters stacked. My shot had a serious band of dark on one side of the sky. I may have to play with it more to see if I can figure out how to get rid of that effect. I think a non adjustable filter is more reliable, as it does not rely on polarizing to work.
Yeah, mine is from Fotasy and I think it is two filters stacked to provide graduated results, and it was less than $20. It takes many shots and more than a few crap images that wastes my batteries and tries my patience. But occasionally the results are passable. Almost worth it.
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amazing work!

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Exceptional photos..you did the filter proud!
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Very nice, well done!
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