Last edited by kriegsketten; 9th August 2010 at 12:43 PM.
Hi thanks everybody for your feedback. Think i will start with LEE filter Holder + Hitech GND and ND. Just have a feel how these filter work first, maybe in future will invest on the LEE big Stopper. Time to check for the price
Got all my Hitech filters from TK Photo.
For my landscape photos, the 3-stops GDN and RGND are able to meet my needs. Don't feel like shelling out more dough for the 1 and 2-stops filters.
Actually, the trend these days is to fire multiple shots with different exposures and make use of layering to cover the entire dynamic range of the scene. I am just a little lazy for that sort of thing.
Just check the price today, LEE holder + adapter ring around $200, Hitech GND $90 per piece while LEE GND $155, set of 3 LEE GND $375. Really not cheap, need around $400-$500 to start playing with it....
Otherwise, buy the holder+ring and purchase the filter a piece at a time and learn to use it well before acquiring another.
Vision is more important than gear
I just got my Lee bracket and ring last month... $200...
Hitech 0.9 soft GND $90 just recently...
Preordered my Big Stopper...which will be covered probably next month... $188....
Take it as if like "paying by installments"... You'll feel less pinch on your wallet.
Btw, TK has Cokin P systems brought in recently... a cheaper bracket alternative. But be aware that P system is 85mm...
If you want Lee/Hitech - get the bracket first + ring if you can afford to push the budget a bit... then...slowly... piece by piece... the GNDs and NDs... By end of the year you'd have a substantial set to work with!
Last edited by kriegsketten; 10th August 2010 at 09:21 PM.
Is there any different in Cokin Z-pro and lee holder and ring???
Ya, i like landscape a lot!! 80% of my pic now is landscape. Thinking to get a decent set of filters for long run, in stead of keep upgrading in future, which is a waste of money too.. I should be getting LEE Holder set + Hitech 0.6GND and 0.9GND to start with, $380 can settle...
Yeah I agree that GND hard can also be used as a normal ND. They should have the same effect. Have fun with your filters! But take extra care when taking them out and storing them