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Old Mar 6, 2008, 2:41 AM   #1
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if i buy just one nd filter which should i buy, x2, x4 or x8? should it be multicoated, and what firms are recommended
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Old Mar 7, 2008, 9:00 AM   #2
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I have 2 ND 8s that I use on the FZ cameras......I see no need for much less than that, but perhaps you are using the filter for another reason.....I use it almost 100% of the time to slow the water motion.

I have Multi coated filters. I use the Hoya HMC filters.

I also have a ND 4 filter but I find very little use for it......
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thanks

I thought that nd 8 is what i need, basically for water movement and also for using larger apertures for portraits in sunlight. Have you ever tried them threaded together?
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Yes I have stacked them and even added a polarizer........I think you will find that a lot of waterfall photos, if in bright conditions, one ND 8 will be hard to get much over a 1/4 second exposure.....F11 and a ND 8 are jut barely enough for some conditions.

I do understand a fella should consider the time of day, but quite often when on vacation, you need to take the photo when you can.
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