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  1. #1
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    A post to say hello and ask advice about ND filters.

    Hello, this is our first Nikon camera we have ever owned.

    We have bought a Nikon D7500 today along with a Tokina AT-X Pro wide angle lens and a Nikon AF-S DX 18-140mm lens.

    We are looking for some advice on ND filters. We are off to Iceland in Feb for the holiday of a lifetime and would like to take some long exposure shots of the various waterfalls there but are not totally sure what ND filters to go for, for the wide angle lens. We are thinking an 3 stop ND3 filter but as this is totally new to us, we would really appreciate the help of people with far more experience than we have.

    Any help you could provide would be much appreciated.

    Apologies for the long first post!


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    Re: A post to say hello and ask advice about ND filters.

    A 3-stop would be a good start, but there's no single one-size-fits-all ND filter. Some folks are happy with a 3- and 6-, others drop the dime on a good variable 2-8 stop. They may add a 10-stop somewhere along the line as well.

    Just keep in mind a 3-stop will be limited to....... well,........ three stops. So if you're lowest ISO and smallest aperture still required 1/4 sec without the filter, it will only get you to 2 seconds. You may need a longer exposure to get the effect you want.
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    Re: A post to say hello and ask advice about ND filters.

    Welcome!

    There are lots of threads here for ND filters.
    https://nikonites.com/search.php?searchid=6566807

  4. #4
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    Re: A post to say hello and ask advice about ND filters.

    That link doesn't work for me I'm afraid.

  5. #5
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    Re: A post to say hello and ask advice about ND filters.

    Thanks 480Sparky. We are looking at other options now in light of what you said.

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    Re: A post to say hello and ask advice about ND filters.

    Quote Originally Posted by TB32 View Post
    That link doesn't work for me I'm afraid.
    Sorry it doesn't work for you. You can do a search. ADVANCED SEARCH is at the top right side of the screen (under the yellow title line). Just type in ND FILTER, and click TITLE ONLY. It will bring up a list.

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    Re: A post to say hello and ask advice about ND filters.

    Welcome to the forum!
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    Re: A post to say hello and ask advice about ND filters.

    As Sparky mentioned, a 3-stop ND filter isn't overly strong. Either a 6-stop, 9-stop, or 10-stop might be a better option. I have a 10-stop by ICE which works well. However, one problem I experienced was that it was windy. And when the shutter speed is slowed down that much, tree branches blur due to swaying. So you'll want to keep that in mind. The ICE one wasn't too expensive--you might want to look at it along with a 6-stop. OR...adjust your shutter speed/ISO to compensate for the wind if you get a 9-stop or 10-stop. Hindsight is 20-20. Lol.

    Some people might suggest stacking a couple of filters together, but since you will be using a wide angle, you might wind up with vignetting (wide angle lenses are more prone to that). If possible, try to find a slim/thin profile filter which will help cut down on vignetting on a wide angle lens. Or zoom out a little to avoid it.

    I don't know if you've ever heard of the variable ND filters. You rotate them and dial in the strength you want. But some reviews say they don't work well on the higher end (around 6-stops or higher than that). Personally I would rather spend the money on separate filters.

    Lastly, there are phone apps you can use to help determine your settings (if needed). And consider using either a timer or remote due to the longer shutter speeds. It will help alleviate any blurring from pressing the button with your finger. And of course a tripod might be necessary--or use something to set your camera on like a Platypod. Hand holding at such slow speeds will probably be blurry. Have fun and be sure to show us your images when you get back.
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    Re: A post to say hello and ask advice about ND filters.

    Welcome aboard. Enjoy the ride.
    We look forward to seeing more posts and samples of your work.
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    Re: A post to say hello and ask advice about ND filters.

    Welcome to the forum
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