ND filter 10 vignette problem

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by Hoddydod, Feb 16, 2017.

  1. Hoddydod

    Hoddydod New to Mu-43

    Oct 18, 2016
    I'm thinking of buying a ND10 (circular) and have been researching the subject and see that vignetting can be a problem. If I buy a filter latger than I need and use an adapting ring will that reduce the problem?

    Also any recommendations as to which make? I'm looking at a Tiffen as a probable purchase.
  2. Wisertime

    Wisertime Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2013
    Get a Haida (ebay). They are good. Minimal issues. You can correct any vignetting in post, but it's not a major issue and no color cast w/Haida.
  3. Wes Coleman

    Wes Coleman Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 24, 2015
    Huntsville, AL
    Wes Coleman
    I've had good luck with my Hoya 10-stop. Very little vignetting even at 12mm on my 12-40.
  4. Hoddydod

    Hoddydod New to Mu-43

    Oct 18, 2016
    Thanks both
  5. comment23

    comment23 Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    Aug 26, 2016
    Hampshire, UK
    I have a 62mm Hoya 9-stop for use with my Olympus 12-40mm f/2.8. Like Wes, I've not noticed any vignetting at 12mm.
  6. AllanG

    AllanG Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 26, 2014
    Brisbane, Australia
    I use a NiSi 10 stopper bought from eBay along with some Rangers ND2-16 filters.
    No colour casting and no problems with vignetting with a 14 mm lens. I use it with 46, 52 and 58mm step up rings. 58mm is my largest filter size.
    I also use an Hoya CPL. when used together ie cpl, 10stopper and a graduated ND filter - no colour case or vignette.
  7. ijm5012

    ijm5012 Mu-43 Legend

    Oct 2, 2013
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I agree with @Wisertime@Wisertime, Haida makes some excellent filters that are far more reasonably priced than Hoya or B+W. I own their 3, 6, & 10 stop filters in 58mm screw-in as well as 100mm slot-in, and a strong variable ND for shooting video.

    I don't regret purchasing them for a second.
  8. junkyardsparkle

    junkyardsparkle haunted scrap heap Subscribing Member

    Nov 17, 2016
    like, The Valley
    Using a larger filter is unlikely to help, since the problem is that the light further from center is going through more glass, because it's at more of an angle. Some vignetting with a wide-angle is pretty much inevitable. For serious purposes, this vignetting can be corrected in software reasonably well if you shoot RAW, provided there's a minimum of color cast, since correcting a changing color cast is a more difficult problem than correcting a simple brightness value. I have the thin version of the Haida 10-stopper, and it (or my copy, at least) has less color cast than my Hoya 1-stop, for whatever that's worth... it's impressively neutral. Here's a shot through it with the Oly 12/2 at f/8, and a comparison shot without it, for your evaluation. f2260730_01.jpg f2260728_01.jpg
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