G1X and 60 sec. exposure in a bright sunny day!! (pics)

Started Aug 17, 2012 | Discussions thread
juantastico
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Re: G1X and 60 sec. exposure in a bright sunny day!! (pics)
In reply to h2k, Aug 18, 2012

Yes there are very different qualities, I would stay away from any cheap filters as they can produce heavy color casts and reflections.

I recommend any of the following:

B+W 110 multi-coted 106 multi-coted
Hoya ND x400 Filter
Heliopan Variable ND (very expensive!)

I have both the B+W filters mentioned above, and so far no complaints, the building quality is as good as it gets! One of the best brands but not cheap approx 80.00 USD per filter.

I have not use the other filters yet (the hoya and heliopan) but they have very good reviews as well.

If you want long exposures in day light do not go bellow 6 stops, this will give you between 5-15 sec exposures). For longer exposures in bright light you need a 10 stop filter, it is a little more tricky to takes pictures with (focusing and metering) as it is very dark but you will get use to it and master the technique quickly

Hope this helps!

Cheers

h2k wrote:

Interesting resultants certainly. Make one stop and ask, Huh?

I was also aware that the built-in ND filter isn't ok for the results you present here, but i wasn't aware of the math that you present in your answer. Interesting!

Are there different qualities for ND filters? Is B+W the best brand?

(U guessed it, i want to ape you.) (I already have the filter adapter.)

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Regards,

Juan

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