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Old March 13th, 2018, 05:50 AM   #1
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Variable ND Filter Quality? Need help to decide.

What is the difference between brands, Tiffen and Hoya & ect.?

What do you guys use on your lenses?
I'm using a sigma 18-35 1.8.
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Old March 15th, 2018, 03:24 PM   #2
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Re: Variable ND Filter Quality? Need help to decide.

I don't use variable NDs generally, as many can create issues (while shooting anamorphic, for example). The best ND filters I've found are from Breakthrough Photography:

https://breakthrough.photography
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Old March 18th, 2018, 06:30 AM   #3
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Re: Variable ND Filter Quality? Need help to decide.

As an enthusiast, there are a ton of inexpensive variable ND's out there and I think it is worth buying a cheap one to try out and see if it works for you.

The thing about variable ND's and the cheaper ones, is whether or not there will be a color shift and whether it will show an "X" or uneven filtration at maximum ND. Usually backing off the ND and stopping down the aperture will avoid it.

I assume the pricier ones will address those concerns.
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Old March 25th, 2018, 03:05 AM   #4
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Re: Variable ND Filter Quality? Need help to decide.

The variable NDs are useful for sure as you would like the aperture to be enough to create a right DOF.

I have used Variable NDs and still use them, on wider lenses like the 12-35 i use a TIFFEN 77mm Variable ND as i found that most of these have a bit of color shift on the outer end near the edges at higher value so using a bigger ND than you need avoids it, i found it very useful when shooting mid day too.

This is a example of what i shot with the ND last year and it was around 11am onwards


its surely useful
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