Recommended ND Filters

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by bobbywise, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. bobbywise

    bobbywise Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 23, 2011
    Nantes, France
    A few weeks back I wanted to do some portrait work on the beach with the Oly 45, wide open. However, too much light was hitting the sensor on this sunny day. I'll be going back to the beach soon and would like some recommendations on ND filters.

    I'm looking for your valued recommendations :biggrin:

    Many thanks !

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  2. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Do NOT get the B+W ND 0.9 8x

    The Oly 45 has a standard thread pitch of 0.75mm while this particular B+W one has a thread pitch of 0.50mm resulting in a thread-mismatch.

    I know this from my own experience..:redface:

    So I got a Tiffen instead....
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  3. dre_tech

    dre_tech Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 31, 2012
    You probably already bought an ND filter in the mean time.

    I bought a Kenko Zeta ND8 52mm as I have step-ups from 46mm and 37mm. Quite expensive, but it's very good, helps me use wider apertures. It's not dark enough to get slow shutter speeds & motion in bright light. Other Hoya/Kenko MC will be probably be alright as well.
  4. gsciorio

    gsciorio Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 29, 2011
    Miami, FL
    Good to know! I was going to suggest the B+W since I have three but they are all 58mm from my Canon system and I have yet to use them on my Olympus glass.

    If I were to get just one ND it would be a variable but I own a 3, 6 and a 10.