ND filter for street shooting?

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linux99 Senior Member • Posts: 2,075
Do you want lots of blur for street shooting?

Do you really want lots of background blur for street shooting? Isn't the whole idea that you are capturing the environment (street) as well as just the person?

Sunny 16 rule says f16 for ISO 100 at 100th.

To shoot at f/1.4 you would need to be at 1/16,000 shutter speed (or 32,000 for ISO 200). My X100T does 1/4000 max speed so - this would be too fast!

At 1/4000 speed you are looking at f2.8 for 100 ISO or f4 for 200 ISO.

F4 on a APSC camera is really very thin for street shooting! f2.8 is maybe too shallow.

I think the advice about the ND filter was BS.

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