Fuji X100 & 20 stop ND filter long exposures.

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Photonhunter
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Fuji X100 & 20 stop ND filter long exposures.
May 1, 2012

Hi all. I have been doing some long exposure shooting with my X100 with 10 and 20 stop ND filters to achieve 20-30 minute exposures on broad daylight. This camera is amazingly capable.. Thought I would share, here a couple examples:

Critiques and comments are most welcome.Thanks for watching.

E.

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Krowland
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In reply to Photonhunter, May 1, 2012

20 stops?! Very cool shots.

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nicador
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In reply to Krowland, May 1, 2012

Interesting shots, thanks for posting.

The 1st one is my favorite, just pity the 2 ships in the background. But the effect in the water around the tower is great.

It's harder to evaluate the effect of long exposure time on the 2 following pics. It's probably clearing the sky - but well couldn't it be just a clear day?

Is vignetting added in PP or is it an artifact of long exposure time?

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Photonhunter
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In reply to nicador, May 1, 2012

Hi thanks for the comments. Nicador, you are right, the last two shots probably would have probably benefited from a shorter exposition that revealed the cloud movement a bit more clearly. Problem is I only have 10 and 20 stop ND filters at the moment, and the 10 stop filter will only allow a 30 second exposure (one minute tops) in plain daylight, even when combined with the internal ND filter. I want to get 3-4 stop filter and stack it on top of the 10 stop filter to see if I can get exposures in the 2-8 minute range.. With the 20 stop filter on the other hand, I canĀ“t get anything shorter than 8-16 minutes exposures unless I go for bigger apertures and give up depth of field.

Thanks again for taking the time to comment, critique is alway welcome.

E.

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Photonhunter
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In reply to Photonhunter, May 1, 2012

Oh, by the way, answering your question: yes, vignetting is added in post-processing, the filters have no other effect over the image than a color cast that can be corrected in PS or Lightroom if you shoot in raw (and that is irrelevant if you intend to convert to BW).

Thanks.

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Birse Boy
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In reply to Photonhunter, May 1, 2012

Lovely images all of them, really like them.

What PP are you using, I'm still new to the X100 and haven't dabbled much yet with PP

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Photonhunter
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In reply to Birse Boy, May 1, 2012

Thanks for your kind words. I use Nik Silver Efex Pro2 for BW converting and Photoshop for burning-dodging and general editing. Hope this helps.

Thanks!!

E.

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matt mikulla
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In reply to Birse Boy, May 1, 2012

Great images.

Out of curiosity, what 10 stop ND are you using? Is it a screw or filter system.

I also didn't know that you get get a 20 stop ND.

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Photonhunter
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In reply to matt mikulla, May 1, 2012

Hi, both my 10 and 20 stop filters are B+W screw in. The 20 stop one gets pretty expensive, specially on big filter sizes, but 15-30 minute exposures in the middle of the day is something else....

Thanks for watching.

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Photonhunter
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In reply to Photonhunter, May 3, 2012

Just two more long exposures from yesterday. Am I loving this camera!!

Thanks for watching.

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Bad Pic kev
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In reply to Photonhunter, May 4, 2012

wow for the first one
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I have a picture,
pinned to my wall.
An image of you and of me and we're laughing and loving it all.

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