split neutral density filters?

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by pete, Mar 20, 2010.

  1. pete

    pete Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 26, 2010
    Phoenix, Az
    anyone using split neutral density filters for landscape shots. Ive been thinking of getting one to try on my panny 20mm. I can get a 46mm stepup filter to 52 then by a cokin adapter....any thoughts on this...and thanks very much.

  2. BillN

    BillN Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2010
    SW France
    morning Pete - good points - I'm clueless - so look forwards to the replies
  3. cosinaphile

    cosinaphile Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 26, 2009
    new york city
    i want a neutral density filter in the software of my digital camera,

    if the computers in these machines can recognise sylvester the cat and expose and focus for his cheshire grin, , then surely it can use an algothrim that can identify a sky\ foreground perimeter and give me a few stops of different exposure ala digital nd filter
    and give me a decently exposed foreground without a blown out sky

    im not joking ....grrrrr
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  4. badlywornroy

    badlywornroy Mu-43 Rookie

    Mar 20, 2010
    Hi Pete,

    I have a selection of Cokin P series Graduated Neutral Grey filters that I originally bought to use with my dSLR. When I moved to the G1 I just purchased the 52mm adaptor ring. Now also the owner of a GF1 I purchased the 46mm to 52mm stepup ring. I know some say you can achieve the same end result in image editing but I disagree. The m4/3rds sensor is prone to burning out highlights and you cannot rescue these with editing. With landscape shooting and the huge dynamic range difference between sky and ground I find these filters very useful.

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  5. oris642

    oris642 Mu-43 Regular

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