Any Downside to Using VND for Long Exposure Landscape Photography?

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Any Downside to Using VND for Long Exposure Landscape Photography?

I recently ordered the Freewell Magnetic Quick Swap Filter System to replace my PolarPro system. I got UV, CPL, ND8, ND64, and ND1000 filters. I also ordered Freewell's new Magnetic VND Filter System on Indiegogo, which comes with, among other things, a 2-5 VND (which is a CPL when used in reverse) and 6-9 VND (which is a ND32/PL when used in reverse). I am planning on using them for video and long exposure landscape photography at sunrise or sunset where fewer than 10 stops is required and the light changes quickly. Is there any downside (e.g., loss of detail) to the flexibility VNDs offer vs. using the fixed ND filters? For instance, is there a downside to using a 6-9 VND at 9 stops instead of an ND8 and ND64 combined? If so, what is the downside? I also like the ability to get 2, 4, 5, 7, or 8 stops, which is not available with an ND8 and ND 64.

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