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Old 02-09-2008, 20:48   #1 (permalink)
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Just been reading JAG's threat on shooting running water in bright conditions and it got me thinking about ND filters , would I be right in thinking that you would only need the ND8 as you would be able to adjust the camera to compensate thus negating the need for ND2 & 4, Thanks
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Just been reading JAG's threat on shooting running water in bright conditions and it got me thinking about ND filters , would I be right in thinking that you would only need the ND8 as you would be able to adjust the camera to compensate thus negating the need for ND2 & 4, Thanks
Not necessarily - changing the shutter speed will give a different 'flow' to the water, and changing the aperture will affect the depth of field.

Only using the ND8 will therefore restrict your options.
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No ND8 is for conditions like snowy mountains or water with lots of sunshine on it. I have the nd8 and used it in the park on a bright and sunny day. But I happened to get lots of nice pictures of my kids in the grass. But the photo's are to dark on some places. So I would definitely say the nd8 is something you use for very bright conditions. If I would have had the nd2 or 4 or a circular polariser, then the pictures would have been fantastic.
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Seeing as I own no filters, other than a CP which'll give 2 stops, and I've plenty of 'falls with (and without!) 'milky silky' water, I reckon ND8s have got to be OTT!
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Yes your right Markulous. It certainly isn't a filter that you would need over here. I ended up only using my circular polariser. I still haven't had a time that i've missed a nd2 or 4.
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