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| p.1 #17 · Question : Shooting Formals ND Filter VS Kaesmann Polarizer |
B+W 77mm .9-8x #103 filter is the one I use. Too much ND is better than not enough.
Okay so question... is that a variable ND filter or just 8x? I could maybe see using the variable ND since you set it to minimum walking around and then crank it up just when you need it without screwing/unscrewing a filter.
I have a B+W 1000x ND that I purchased for a specific series of 60-second exposures mid-day in New York where all the people walking around are pretty much a blur while the environment remains sharp. Obviously when you look through the camera with a 1000x ND filter all you see is darkness... lol, so it's not something you'd use for portraits.
I do have a Lee Filter kit with graduated NDs, polarizer, etc. which I've used for landscape stuff, I just can't see myself using that for people. Of course, I don't use a lot of OCF to begin with in my portraits and when I do it's right before the sun sets.
Example: Shot this with an AcuteB 600 w/ the split head cable, had two heads on pretty lower power in a 3x4 softbox and a zoom reflector. Shot at ISO 200, 1/200 w/ 35mm f/1.4 at f/1.8...