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    Default Neutral Density Graduated Filters

    I am into landscape photography. Can someone give advise on the brand of Neutral Density Graduated Filters? The cost and the various types of ND filters? Thank

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    Default Re: Neutral Density Graduated Filters

    There are quite a few brands around.
    E.g.

    Singh Ray
    LEE
    Hi-Tech
    Tian-ya

    As for the cost, Singh Ray and LEE are quite expensive. HiTech is quite reasonable. Tian-ya is quite cheap, but there is some issue with the colour cast.
    You can refer the the following website for some of the pricing.

    http://www.tkfoto.com.sg/index.php/l...ters-pricelist
    http://www.tkfoto.com.sg/index.php/p...tech-pricelist

    Or visit their respective website for more info or prices.

    Hope that helps.
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    Thank Francis. Any comment about Cokin?

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    Oh, what is the different between hard and soft filter? If I am using it on the Nikon 16-35mm lens, which should i go for?

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    another note: tianya filter will cause vignetting for UWA lens and ND8 will have a serious color cast
    i would personally recommend B+wnd110 or hoya nd400 and a Hightech soft GND

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    Default Re: Neutral Density Graduated Filters

    Quote Originally Posted by tonychua View Post
    Oh, what is the different between hard and soft filter? If I am using it on the Nikon 16-35mm lens, which should i go for?
    It is either "hard edge" or "soft edge" graduated filter. Soft edge has a gradual change over Get soft edge as it is more flexible in use. There are sizes for filters besides the brand name. Some say a 77mm lens needs the bigger size than the usual "P" size. I forgot what's it call.

    Also graduated filters have either a 2 or 3 stop graduation.

    Cokin and Hi-Tech (may be cheaper over there now) suffices for hobbyist.
    Last edited by Daoyin; 4th September 2011 at 03:52 PM.

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    Thank Steve. U mean in HK or Europe is cheaper? Cokin or Hi-Tech is better in your own opinion?

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    Default Re: Neutral Density Graduated Filters

    There is an excellent guide here done up by Daredevil123:

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/threa...ide-to-Filters

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