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Circular ND + Square GND...or...Square ND and GND
  
 
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Circular ND + Square GND...or...Square ND and GND


Currently have circular NDs and want to get the square Grad NDs. I also have a circular CPL.

To make the system more streamlined, I was thinking of replacing my circular NDs with square NDs so it can be more easily stacked with the square Grad NDs in the holder. But wondering how often people stack these two together, and what people use as far as circular vs. square NDs, especially when they also have the square GNDs.

Also, if I keep the circular NDs, I wonder how easy it is to stack these with the square GNDs in the holder.

I admit that I'm not an expert so wanted to ask everyone here.



May 19, 2017 at 06:59 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Circular ND + Square GND...or...Square ND and GND


How many filters do you think you're going to stack?


May 19, 2017 at 11:43 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Circular ND + Square GND...or...Square ND and GND


sjms wrote:
How many filters do you think you're going to stack?


I don't know. One ND and one GND?



May 19, 2017 at 11:48 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Circular ND + Square GND...or...Square ND and GND


then there should be no problem


May 20, 2017 at 02:35 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Circular ND + Square GND...or...Square ND and GND


Most square/rectangular filter holders have slots for two filters. So you would have no problem using an ND and a graduated ND. The downside relative to your circular ND is the possibility of light leaks around the filter which can degrade or ruin an image.

The nice thing about circular ND's is that they screw into the lens, no light leak, and you can still use the lens hood to reduce flare. The downside though is that you need multiple sizes of each filter - or if you use step up rings you lose the ability to use a lens hood and then wonder about using square filters.



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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Circular ND + Square GND...or...Square ND and GND


Thanks!

Just wondering about the feasibility and hassles around using circular NDs and rectangular grad NDs at the same time.

jharter wrote:
Most square/rectangular filter holders have slots for two filters. So you would have no problem using an ND and a graduated ND. The downside relative to your circular ND is the possibility of light leaks around the filter which can degrade or ruin an image.

The nice thing about circular ND's is that they screw into the lens, no light leak, and you can still use the lens hood to reduce flare. The downside though is that you need multiple sizes of each filter - or if you use step up rings you lose the ability to use a lens
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May 20, 2017 at 03:04 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Circular ND + Square GND...or...Square ND and GND


I use circular nd and rectangle gnd without any issues. With the greater dynamic range cameras I'm finding less need for gnd, but when I use them, I handhold the filters.


May 20, 2017 at 06:12 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Circular ND + Square GND...or...Square ND and GND


I've read that a lot of people do that and I'm trying to picture it. Wouldn't it be awkward to determine the exact location to hold the gnd while also looking at Live View? Maybe my arms are not steady enough to do that because I can picture myself finding the right spot after a few minutes and then accidentally moving it while try to take the shot haha

chez wrote:
I use circular nd and rectangle gnd without any issues. With the greater dynamic range cameras I'm finding less need for gnd, but when I use them, I handhold the filters.




May 20, 2017 at 06:25 PM
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Ming-Tzu wrote:
I've read that a lot of people do that and I'm trying to picture it. Wouldn't it be awkward to determine the exact location to hold the gnd while also looking at Live View? Maybe my arms are not steady enough to do that because I can picture myself finding the right spot after a few minutes and then accidentally moving it while try to take the shot haha



I actually jiggle the filter so to give it an even better transition. Sometimes during longer exposures I'll move the filter up part way through the exposure to the more brighter area. Hand holding allows much more flexibility.



May 20, 2017 at 07:13 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Circular ND + Square GND...or...Square ND and GND


Thanks for the info. I still might get a filter holder "just in case" but see where handholding would be useful.

chez wrote:
I actually jiggle the filter so to give it an even better transition. Sometimes during longer exposures I'll move the filter up part way through the exposure to the more brighter area. Hand holding allows much more flexibility.




May 20, 2017 at 07:27 PM







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