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ND Filter... why should I get one?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mendezl, Dec 26, 2014.

  1. mendezl

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    So my next thing on the list is ND Filter. How do they work, why should I get one?

    What is a good one to get?
     
  2. Meta4

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    A ND filter is simply a way of reducing the light coming through your lens in brightly lit situations - sunglasses for your camera.
    Tricky to use on a Phantom because it makes the camera/gimbal unbalanced.
    Better to concentrate on shooting away from the sun rather than towards it.
     
  3. Fyod

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    Naw, you can get great shots not only against the sun, but nd filters also make reflective things nicer, ie. water, glass structures etc.
    The gimbal works fine with filters/protectors. You can add a counterweight the same weight as the filter on the opposite arm if you like.
     
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