Need ND Filter Help!
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31-03-12, 09:56 AM
Join Date: Feb 2011
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Just a suggestion if you haven't already done it, make sure your ISO is manually set to 100 and not automatic. Also use the camera in aperture priority mode, and the smallest aperture (usually around f/22 depending on the lens). Those things will make the camera as slow as naturally possible. Then you won't need an expensive 10-stop filter.
As the old song goes, "It Ain't Necessarily So."
Nice bright sunshine at ISO 100 will give you about 1/60 at f22. This is nothing like slow enough for the effect Clikin' Girl is looking for. By contrast ISO 100 at f11 and a 10-stop ND will give about 8 seconds which is more like it. Even this may not be slow enough for the cloud effects she's after; Stopping down to f22 will only give her 16 seconds, whilst she could need
depending on how fast the clouds are moving. Bearing in mind that she's shooting the sky (which is a lot brighter than Auntie Mabel under the Apple Tree), the necessary combination might have to be TWO 10-Stoppers!
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