Mr Fartleberry, I agree. Would we only use a filter when the camera's own dynamic range capabilities are stretched by the scene? Or because the filter offers effects that the digital darkroom cannot replicate as well?I prefer to control my application of ND Grey filter once back in the digital darkroom thanks - at least there I can decide if a filter was called for, and in what position to place it, and how strongly to apply it.Not to mention the optical compromise of glass in front of glass, scratches, or dust settling, and the time taken to load the filter on. That is where Lightroom comes in. Shoot the scene when the moment is best, and do the rest back at home.
Now I am keen to hear from anyone who can help me understand why I should still cart most or all of my old filters around with me.