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Old May 7, 2007, 4:54 PM   #1
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Hello. I would like to take long exposure shots (a second, or so) in normal light, with my Panasonic FX9. Unfortunately, it doesn't have any manual exposure modes.

I don't think an ND filter is available to fit this camera... I've tried holding sunglasses infront of the lens but I just get reflections.

The scenarios I have in mind are shooting waterfalls or the sea, with an exposure of 1/2 to a second -for blurry water. Sometimes my 20D is just too big to take out with me!

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Old May 7, 2007, 10:26 PM   #2
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Have you tried holding an actual ND filter up to your lens? To minimize reflections you could hold a piece of cardboard, a hat or other suitable object to shade the front of the camera from direct light.

If the ND filter you have isn't strong enough, try stacking it with a polarizer.

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Old May 10, 2007, 9:16 AM   #3
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Hello there,

Thanks for the suggestion - I don't own an ND filter at the moment, but I will report back on how it goes after I have purchased one.

All the best.
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Old May 12, 2007, 5:28 PM   #4
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Unless you plan to use the ND filter a lot, you can get ND gels at relatively low cost.
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