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Old October 26th, 2004, 10:15 AM   #1
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GL-2 ND filter

Does anyone know the strength of the built-in ND filter on the GL-2? I looked through my manual and could not find it.

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Old October 26th, 2004, 12:03 PM   #2
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Bill,
You could work it out by exposing a scene with the ND filter on in manual mode, then switch filter off and see how many stops you have to close down to get the correct exposure.
I might try it for you later when I get home...

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Old October 26th, 2004, 07:07 PM   #3
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Offhand, I believe it's approximately 2 stops.
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Old October 26th, 2004, 09:51 PM   #4
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I did my own little test on this a few days ago and it seemed to be about 2 stops.
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Old October 27th, 2004, 01:00 PM   #5
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Bill, as far as I know, every step up/down is 1/4 of a stop. So 8 steps should be 2 stops. Is that true guys? I need to be sure of this...
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Old October 28th, 2004, 06:16 AM   #6
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Not sure what you mean by the 'step', but half stops are shown in the v/finder. So f2 to f2.8 is a whole stop. f4 to f4.8 is a half stop. If you're filming at f4 and want to film at f5.6 you've got to double the amount of light in the room.

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Old October 28th, 2004, 10:10 AM   #7
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Thanks Tom. I'll have to check the viewfinder with your information.
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