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Old Oct 17, 2004, 11:17 PM   #1
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Im looking a buying some ND filters for my FZ10 but im getting a bit confused. My main aim was to take photos with long (2-8 sec) exposures during the day to try to get some cool effects with movement.
What sort of filter would I need to achieve this sort of exposure time?
Also, if anybody has some photos taken with ND filters on an FZ I would love to see them. :?:
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Old Oct 18, 2004, 12:22 AM   #2
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I never seems to figure out or at least in my pictures the differences with and without the ND (Neutral Density).

What I did like about it and use it often is that it allows me to bring down the shuttle speed easier on a bright sunny day.

I will switch between polorize filter and ND or sometimes use both at the same time if it is too bright.
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Old Oct 18, 2004, 6:39 AM   #3
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ND filter is exactly what you need. Get the filter that cuts down on the most amount of light you can get for these shutter speeds during the day. Also, don't forget to set your ISO to 50 (80 for FZ20), and aperture to F8.0. A polariser can also act as a ND filter, but won't give you those kinds of long shutter speeds. You need a dedicated ND filter.
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Old Oct 18, 2004, 7:11 AM   #4
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Thanks for the advise BobsterLobster. Do you know what sort of density value a ND filter would need to achieve an exposure time of 2-8 sec during the day?
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Thanks for the advise BobsterLobster. Do you know what sort of density value a ND filter would need to achieve an exposure time of 2-8 sec during the day?
THat would depend on the lighting condition you are taking pictures of. You could stack the ND filter. I have the B+W brand and stack it with my polarizer filter. But you could stack two ND filters and it will work.

Bring your aperture down to F8 and ISO to 50. First try with the 0.3 (2x) and increment up.

BW101 (ND.3) (exposure adjustment = 1 stop, reduces ISO 1/2)
BW102 (ND.6) (exposure adjustment = 2 stops, reduces ISO 1/4)
BW103 (ND.9) (exposure adjustment = 3 stops, reduces ISO 1/8)


I am using this one

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...151&is=REG

Works great.
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...as an aside, I ALWAYS leave my Teffen ND on my FZ-1 to protect the glass.
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