Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
06-26-2018, 02:06 PM   #16
Pentaxian
BruceBanner's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 5,201
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by swanlefitte Quote
Cool. Love that sky it almost looks like waves washing ashore.
Thanks. I wondered at the time whether I should have been adjusting the cpl as I was panning across, to try and avoid that 'bell' like shape forming that would occur during the panorama, still don't really know. I need to practice it for sure and do some shots with and without it and compare. The general advice I think is to remove it when doing panoramas, hence this post discussing whether a grad nd would be a good replacement (or money down the drain lol).

06-26-2018, 02:19 PM - 1 Like   #17
Veteran Member




Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Bangalore, India
Posts: 581
Recently I was strongly thinking about buying one. Two factors made me not be buy.
-GND expects horizon to be flat.
-Setting up square filter involves more steps and that becomes an excuse for not using them at all. I will stick with software based solution.

I spent time reading and experimenting with ENFUSE. Exposure Fusion and Tone Mapping are two popular methods for doing s/w HDR. I like the output from Exposure Fusion. Both methods compramise saturation so I will use HDR only when there are no other options. I do not like to give up saturation. Yes one can boost the saturation is PP but I do not like that route.
06-27-2018, 01:38 PM   #18
Pentaxian
BruceBanner's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 5,201
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by pentaxfall Quote
Recently I was strongly thinking about buying one. Two factors made me not be buy.
-GND expects horizon to be flat.
-Setting up square filter involves more steps and that becomes an excuse for not using them at all. I will stick with software based solution.

I spent time reading and experimenting with ENFUSE. Exposure Fusion and Tone Mapping are two popular methods for doing s/w HDR. I like the output from Exposure Fusion. Both methods compramise saturation so I will use HDR only when there are no other options. I do not like to give up saturation. Yes one can boost the saturation is PP but I do not like that route.
Yeah I am concerned about the amount of times I'd have completely flat horizons in which to use one successfully without needing to resort to PP corrections, which then begs the question whether it's worth it if you're spending a good deal of time in post recovering a mountain peak or what not. And yeah I am not too gung ho about square filter set up times, however, I don't much enjoy my currently fiddling of ND filters on and off a lens, perhaps it would still be in my best interest to migrate across to a system that can accommodate all my glass.

I have not heard of the term 'Exposure Fusion' before, thanks for that, I shall read up about it. It's quite possible I've used the techniques in the past without knowing what they are properly called
08-09-2018, 07:10 AM   #19
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
CharLac's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Ottawa
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 7,791
So I as well am looking at buying a system that I can use across a range of lens. I fully understand and embrace the bracketing method for landscapes but my need of ND filters is somewhat different. I want to darken up the view to lengthen exposure times. (think moving water and clouds)

Anyway, I have NO experience whatsoever in this realm. Does anyone have any suggestion on a good system? Especially if I want to use it with many lens of varying end sizes.

08-09-2018, 07:10 AM   #20
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
CharLac's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Ottawa
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 7,791
So I as well am looking at buying a system that I can use across a range of lens. I fully understand and embrace the bracketing method for landscapes but my need of ND filters is somewhat different. I want to darken up the view to lengthen exposure times. (think moving water and clouds)

Anyway, I have NO experience whatsoever in this realm. Does anyone have any suggestion on a good system? Especially if I want to use it with many lens of varying end sizes.
08-09-2018, 03:49 PM - 1 Like   #21
Veteran Member




Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 746
Graduated NDs really need square filters because you need to match it to your horizon or wherever your line of bright to dark is. If you are looking a full ND to slow your shutter speeds, you can easily do this with screw-on filters, just buy the largest you need and a bunch of step down rings. I can't really recommend brands other than to say that a lot of 10 stop ND filters aren't that neutral, and some will give your shot a significant color cast. If you don't mind fixing that with software, you can probably get away with cheaper filters, but in the end, you do get what you pay for, and I'd lean toward brands with better reputations.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
cpl, filter, tripod
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Graduated ND Filter vs Polarizer BruceBanner Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 9 04-25-2018 04:51 PM
ND Graduated Filter domisplanet Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 13 07-09-2017 10:21 PM
Graduated ND Filters and Breakthrough ND Greenneck Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 13 06-04-2017 07:57 AM
Graduated ND filter for 15mm recommendations? Mark Steele Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 11 03-20-2017 04:13 AM
For Sale - Sold: Light Craft Workshop 77mm Fader ND Mark II Graduated ND Filter Adam Sold Items 1 06-29-2013 08:12 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:05 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top