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Affordable 10 stop ND filter?

l have a Formatt Hi Tech Firecrest 10 stop in 77mm. But it's a hassle to use on smaller lenses with a step up ring. l want to get a 67mm 10 stop, but don't want to spend the $$$ for another Firecrest. l there a 10 stop 67mm under 50usd that has minimal color shift and minimal loss of sharpness?

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Maybe this helps - newer Pentax bodies provide advanced in-body multiexposure modes. With the help of them, you can get rid of ND filters ... of course, there are some situations for which the standard filters are more suitable.
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I'm not sure if they have a product that will work for you.. I use the 100mm square filters.. but Haida produces very nice quality filters at quite affordable prices.
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I have two Haida filters in 49mm, one is 6 stop and one 10 stop. They're with the older coating, not the latest nano that have a red color in product photos. They work fine, though the 10 stop has (as expected?) a stronger color cast, looks towards green/blue. Not uncorrectable, it's there so you need to adjust a bit.

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My 10-stop Haida 100mm square optical glass filter has little to no colour cast and when present is easily fixable in post.. though it is the newer version with the nano coatings I believe
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QuoteOriginally posted by cport Quote
Maybe this helps - newer Pentax bodies provide advanced in-body multiexposure modes. With the help of them, you can get rid of ND filters ... of course, there are some situations for which the standard filters are more suitable.
It's also worth noting that, however useful these multi-exposure capabilities may be, they're at the cost of increased shutter usage. Not so much of a consideration for occasional shots, but certainly worth bearing in mind for regular / heavy use...

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You would be better to invest in a system that uses a mount and large ND and ND grad filters. I use Lee, but there are cheaper options.
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A quick Amazon search shows ICE sells a 10 stop 67mm ND filter for about $25. I was satisfied with the 82mm ND I bought to use on my Sigma 10-20. It's something I only use a few times a year so YMMV...

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I've pretty much settled on NiSi 100mm but still have a few Breakthroughs and Haida's. The latter ones I just don't care for but the Breakthroughs are great. Zero color cast AFAICT. Just far more tedious to use round filters on various lenses than using the NiSi system.
None of them are "cheap" but if you watch EBay they come up for auction fairly regularly.
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I use a 72 mm, 9 stop, Hoya ND filter on my Pentax 16-85 lens. It works very well. I have done some excellent long exposures with it. It is a very reliable filter.

If you are interested in the Hoya 9 stop ND for the 67 mm size you mentioned, below is a shortcut to a listing for the ND filter.

amazon.com : Hoya 67mm Neutral Density ND-400 X, 9 Stop Multi-Coated Glass Filter : Camera Lens Neutral Density Filters : Camera & Photo?tag=pentaxforums-20&
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Read reviews. Some 10-stop ND filters are not very 'neutral'.
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I have quite a few Hoya filters including a 10-stop ND and I've never been disappointed in these filters. I think they represent a very good balance between cost and quality.
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I have been happy with Haida, but whether their stuff meets expectation for color shift and sharpening is hard to say.


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Thanks everyone. l'll probably look for a Haida or lce.
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