Hoya ND8 filter...good? Bad?

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by LowriderS10, Apr 14, 2014.

  1. LowriderS10

    LowriderS10 Monkey with a camera.

    May 19, 2013
    Hi guys,

    I've been shooting with Light Craft Workshop's variable ND filters for years, but I'm thinking about switching it up and seeing how I like a straight up ND filter. I found one locally for about 31 bucks, which is pretty decent for a high-quality, multi-coated filter.

    Question is...are they any good? (I'm thinking mostly about colour cast, loss of sharpness/contrast, etc).

    I'm mostly happy with the LCW filter, but since I use them on UWAs, they do tend to have the cross-hatch effect when I stop it down too much, so I don't think it's the most efficient option. I have to leave it only about halfway closed (maybe ND4-6 equivalent?) to get even exposure across the frame in a lot of situations.

    Also...is ND8 good enough for waterfalls, fountains, etc during the day?

  2. adamsmt2013

    adamsmt2013 Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 31, 2013
    I like my filter. If I need more, then I add a polarizer for an extra two stops. Never had an issue.
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