ND filter for 25mm PL lens wide open in daylight

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ND filter for 25mm PL lens wide open in daylight
Mar 22, 2013

I have the PL 25 and use it wide open in low light all the time with my OM-D. I plan on taking some photos with shallow DOF outdoors. Is there an advantage to using a true ND filter to be able to accomplish this versus just using a polarizer which seems like it should have enough light reduction to use f1.4 at 1/4000 sec?  If so, what strength ND filter is usually recommended?

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