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Filter Name F-Stop Reduction % of Light Transmitted

ND2 has an F-Stop Reduction of 1 which means 50% of the light gets through

ND4 has an F-Stop Reduction of 2 which means 25% of the light gets through

ND8 has an F-Stop Reduction of 3 which means 12.5% of the light gets through

ND64 has an F-Stop Reduction of 6 which means 1.56% of the light gets through

ND1000 has an F-Stop Reduction of 10 which means .1% of the light gets through

Izzit? lolx, just trying to help

I was thinking along those lines too... but if there are 'steps', isn't that not so pleasing...? Some people call it banding or posterization, am I right?

Filter Name F-Stop Reduction % of Light Transmitted

ND2 has an F-Stop Reduction of 1 which means 50% of the light gets through

ND4 has an F-Stop Reduction of 2 which means 25% of the light gets through

ND8 has an F-Stop Reduction of 3 which means 12.5% of the light gets through

ND64 has an F-Stop Reduction of 6 which means 1.56% of the light gets through

ND1000 has an F-Stop Reduction of 10 which means .1% of the light gets through

Izzit? lolx, just trying to help

Filter Name F-Stop Reduction % of Light Transmitted

ND2 has an F-Stop Reduction of 1 which means 50% of the light gets through

ND4 has an F-Stop Reduction of 2 which means 25% of the light gets through

ND8 has an F-Stop Reduction of 3 which means 12.5% of the light gets through

ND64 has an F-Stop Reduction of 6 which means 1.56% of the light gets through

ND1000 has an F-Stop Reduction of 10 which means .1% of the light gets through

Izzit? lolx, just trying to help

This makes more sense

It can also mean tonal steps like another said.

Besides the amusing possibilities that someone is trying to act smart, "stepping" could be a casual term whoever these person/people use to describe something else, but is not a photographic term.