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Old Aug 15, 2011, 1:19 PM   #1
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hi,i am looking for a budget nd filter,screw in type.I dont want graduated or square though.The most important thing is it has to be neutral,i dont want any color cast,i know it is hard yo get it with budget ones but i am sure there must be one someone knows.All the answers are very much appreciated.
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you dont say what size but amazon does a selection
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55mm please
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Camlink ND filters. About 10 on eBay. This was taken
through a Camlink ND4.


http://www.camlink.eu.com/products/c...s/nd4/ND4.html
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Adding an extra optical element to the light path will reduce image quality, a good quality filter less so than a poor quality filter. You're asking for a cheap filter. Is there a particular reason you want a filter that will perform badly?

(See Good Times with Bad Filters.)
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i want to take some coastal pictures,some river and lake pictures,but at the moment i cant exactly afford expensive filters,what s the lowest one i should go for?
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Like TCav said go with only the best filters, even on a UV filter get a good one or it will cause images to be downgraded/less quality.

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Once you get something that's "good enough", you'll never get something good.
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Cost is partly dependent on size. A filter that costs $50 for a 52mm will be $100 or more for 77mm. I ended up buying one expensive filter that fits my largest lens and then use step-up rings to use it on other, smaller lenses. You can't do it the other way (buy a small filter and use step-down rings) because you'll get vignetting.
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i have read some good things about hoya and tiffen nd filters,any ideas?
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