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ND Filter?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by tjlt123, Oct 7, 2015.

  1. tjlt123

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    Hi,
    I've heard a lot of talk on here about ND Filters. I've looked them up and sort of understand what they do. I was just wondering though what the different grades mean (ND3,4,5,8 etc.). I think I'll get one but don't want to get the wrong one. I tend to only film on bright sunny days.
    Many thanks
     
  2. msinger

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    The higher the number, the more light it'll block out. You'll want an 8 and 16 for normal daylight conditions. A 32 will be a must-have too if film in locations where it's extremely bright during the day.

    You can find a list of available lens filters here. My recommendation would be the screw on filters -- DJI, Polar Pro, or TACO-RC.
     
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    Please let me know, is anyone using these filters???
     
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    I am only interested if people are using them. Thanks
     
  6. msinger

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    I use them when shooting video.
     
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    Yes I am using them.
     
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    Wouldn't you also be interested if people were NOT using them...wouldn't that inform you as well? What if some folks were sometimes using them, but other times not...would that interest you?
     
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    Yes, it absolutely would interest me.
     
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    I use one, sometimes - a graduated Snake River Prototyping 16/8. :)
     
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    I'm not using them. And sometimes I enjoy a grilled cheese sandwich for lunch.
     
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  12. Ing Zimmerman

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    Very good. I would also like to know if people are using their RC while flying? Also who is flying without using their RC.
    IZ.
     
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  14. tjlt123

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    Thanks for all the replies
     
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    I have the polar pro set and use the polarized one for shooting over water to reduce glare, especially on sunny days. Other than that, I use the stock filter and it is all I really need.
     
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    I use the filters all the time even on cloudy days. The best person to give you info on nd filters is Frederick Hagan on this forum. He produced a video on camera settings and nd filters. Sorry I don't have a link for you. Search for his name
     
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