Graduated Density Filters

Started Nov 17, 2012 | Discussions thread
greyhorse
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Re: Graduated Density Filters
In reply to sharperest, Nov 19, 2012

As everyone has already said, go with the drop-in filters as opposed to the screw-on types.  One thing to note is that you don't really need the filter holder, especially if you are only buying the one filter.  I bought the Lee filter holder system when I bought my first filter, but I rarely take it with me any more.

Holding the filter by hand allows you to "feather" the filter during longer exposures to prevent an obvious transition between the light and dark sections of the filter.  This is huge when taking pictures of complex objects like mountiains or valleys.  You will want to get the larger sized filters to make this work though.

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