Post by yashica1943 on Sept 17, 2016 15:48:29 GMT -5
I wanted to try out some 'misty milky sea' effects, although I am not that keen on some of the images that I have seen, but as I live beside the sea, I thought that it would be worth trying with my 24mp DSLR to broaden my experience.
I looked up various reviews of ND filters, expensive and very cheap. The general view was that cheap filters are not worth having and I do agree that a £5 filter does not belong on the front of a £500 lens etc. etc. But I took a chance and bought one of the cheapest that I could find and decided that if it was no good, it could act as a removable screw-on lens protector. To cut a long story short, when it arrived I took some shots from the window of flowers etc to check that the colors registered correctly, then today, as there was a wind blowing, I went off to the beach and set up my heavy tripod and took a few test shots at various settings - around 20-30 seconds at f 16, 11 and f 8 of the water breaking near and over some rocks. Because the sun was strong I couldn't really see the results in camera but at home I was pleasantly surprised at the results. The filter cost £6.69 with free post and was a 'Chic' grey ND 10 stop from a seller in Jersey. You might not use it for competition class results, but for my own use the images were good and I am sure that if required they would print up to at least 10x8 with no problem.