ND Filter Recommendation

Fjorko

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Hi

I'm new to this hobby, so please bear with me.

Would like some advice on which ND's you guys/girls might suggest in particular for SA's mostly bright sunny conditions. I know there are quite a few variables at play here ( budget, kit, shooting environment etc ), but just looking for a general idea of which brands are popular in SA

At the moment looking to maybe get a K&F Variable ND2 - 32 / 67mm to fit my Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 Lens which is 67mm. I will be mainly doing 50/50 stills/video.

Many thanks
 

nazmo

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I found variable can often cause wierd banding at certain settings, unless you buy a really expensive one. Rather just get the darkest you need
 

genetic

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I found variable can often cause wierd banding at certain settings, unless you buy a really expensive one. Rather just get the darkest you need
A variable ND is the most versatile tool one can have. Cheaper ones do suffer from colour shift, but I'd much rather use a variable ND for on the fly shooting, than having to swap out all the time. Another benefit being they're polarised too.
 

Da5idC

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ND filters are only necessary when you are filming video and are limited in the shutter speeds and apertures. In that case a variable ND is WAY more convenient than carrying a bag of filters with different densities around.
 

bwana

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ND filters are only necessary when you are filming video and are limited in the shutter speeds and apertures. In that case a variable ND is WAY more convenient than carrying a bag of filters with different densities around.
They're also useful for photography.
 
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