Grad ND filter through adapter

Started Mar 4, 2012 | Discussions thread
Jeff Semprebon
Jeff Semprebon Forum Member • Posts: 81
Just hand-hold it? Re: Grad ND filter through adapter

Perhaps most compact is to use a square filter and just hand-hold it at the desired location in front of the lens. No step-up rings needed, and easy to adjust the transition to the desired elevation. I believe I read this technique in one of John Shaw’s books on landscape photography (just a few days after completing a clunky mount to allow mounting a Cokin holder onto my EP1 to avoid straining the wimpy kit zoom's focusing motor).

W/o a holder, you do need to take more care to avoid reflections on the filter if the light is coming from behind you.

Even the Cokin P size (since the 121M and 121S never seem to be on eBay in the smaller A size) does not take up that much space when you dispense with the adapter ring and plastic mounting contraption.

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