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Old Aug 8, 2004, 6:26 PM   #1
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I am after blurry water pictures so I just bought a ND filter 2x, cant think of brand off the top of my head, but was the darkest one they had. I just got it in the mail and with a lenes adaptor and sky light filter. I put on the ND filter and went down to the creek were there was a rocky crossing and some tiny rapids flowing over the rocks. It was real sunny and first I put it in auto mode with out the ND filter. Then I put the filter back on and checked the auto set shutter speed and it droped by half. I then went to manuel and turned down the shutter down to around 40 or so and the arpture around 8.0 and ISO to 200 (as low as it goes). Was not real pleased, picture was real washed out, I slowly raised it till it was about 70-80 till they started comming out right, but not very blurry at all. What am I doing wrong? Should I head back when the sun is setting so its darker? The sky light filter will stack onto the ND filter, should I buy one more ND filter and dubble them up?

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Old Aug 10, 2004, 12:57 PM   #2
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should I buy one more ND filter and dubble them up?
Yes, but it's better to haveone darker ND; stacking will give you vignetting , plus more glass / filter = worse pic quality.
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Old Aug 10, 2004, 11:37 PM   #3
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Hi,I have a Fuji 602zoom and I think it would be similar settings for your camera.Anyway,try this.

Arpeture 1/15 sec.

Exposure 2 sec.

NDX8 Filter.

Tripod.

Take pic on A mode

Self timer.

Take pic on cloudy day and set

white balance to cloudy.

AF lock.

Best of luck and hope this helps.
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Old Aug 11, 2004, 10:41 PM   #4
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The brand is possibly HOYA.But there are others.
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I use Hoya ND too, but I find it a little too thick, buy a thin one to avoid vignetting risk, especially when you stack them and use wide angle zoom end
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