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Old 06-19-2007, 11:51 PM
isabib isabib is offline
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Default Re: ND Grads

Agree with Ben here with the use of hard and soft ND Grads.

I just want to suggest Hitech NDGrads instead of Cokin's. I'm using the Cokin P Holder w/ the Hitech NDGrads and it fits very well.
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Old 06-20-2007, 01:54 AM
Keitht Keitht is offline
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Default Re: ND Grads

I agree with the suggestion for HiTech filters. They fit Cokin P holders and from my experience do not have any colour cast. The Cokin NDs I used had a distinct purple cast which was impossible for me to correct.
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Old 06-20-2007, 02:22 AM
ronners ronners is offline
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Default Re: ND Grads

I would guess that technically speaking since it's easier to recover underexposed areas than overexposed ones, it would make more sense to go for the darker ND grad. In reality a 2-stop works pretty well for me though - if you have such a huge range of luminosity then you may well be shooting at the wrong time of day ;)

I recently 'upgraded' from a Cokin ND to a Singh-Ray 2 stop soft grad. It's too early to say much about the quality, but the experience so far is that the Singh-Ray definitely doesn't have that color cast. In general if using a Cokin filter you should be working toward a final image in B&W, or a color image where the tint isn't important to what you are trying to achieve.

Ron.
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Old 06-20-2007, 10:44 AM
marioana marioana is offline
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Default Re: ND Grads

Hi Gani.
I didn't realise the Hitech filters fit the P holder. That's good news. I think I'll look into that option. I apreciate you taking the time to help.
Best regards, Steve.
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Old 06-21-2007, 04:07 PM
Emiel_Skyfreak Emiel_Skyfreak is offline
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Default Re: ND Grads

These Cokin P holders, how do you know they fit your lens ? Do you have to look for specific sizes (as with filters)
or well, how do they work and attach to your lenses ?
Do you need a few holder if you have different sizes of lenses..or can you use some adapters?

I'm also interested in ND Grad's..they are not very common on eBay though, I believe..also not in the Dutch webshops which offer filters..so I got to spend some time searching for a proper site I believe.
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Old 06-21-2007, 04:15 PM
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Default Re: ND Grads

With all of the slot in filter systems, not just Cokin, you have one holder and adaptors to suit the thread size of the various lenses. If you swap between 2 lenses with different thread sizes on a regular basis it is worth considering having 2 holders.
Some people have commented that HiTech filters are sometimes a bit tight in Cokin P holders. If that is a problem then rubbing one edge on very fine sand paper / emery paper will fix it.
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