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Netural Density Filter Recommendations Please

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Hello Everyone!  I have a Nikon P900 and am looking for a variable ND filter.  I'm really just starting out  (amateur plus) and this is a hobby.  I've read tons of reviews about the pros/cons of a standard ND filter vs. a variable and I think variable would be the best investment for the future uses as I become more educated / experienced.  My budget is around $100 US.  I appreciate any recommendations.....thanks!



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With that budget, Hoya or Tiffen are probably your best bet. A B+W is 100% over budget and a Heliopan or Singh-Ray are 200-250% over budget.

 

There are cheaper variable ND filters on the market, but with four glass-to-air surfaces I wouldn't want to go below Hoya's quality level.

 

Another way is to go for a Cokin P system with their 3-filter ND set, a holder and an adapter for mounting the holder. The advantage is that you will then already have the holder when you want to get a graduated ND filter.



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Also... depending on what you want to do with ND filters (i.e. blend motion with slow shutter speeds), some effects can be done in post with multiple exposures.

 



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With that budget, Hoya or Tiffen are probably your best bet. A B+W is 100% over budget and a Heliopan or Singh-Ray are 200-250% over budget.

 

There are cheaper variable ND filters on the market, but with four glass-to-air surfaces I wouldn't want to go below Hoya's quality level.

 

Another way is to go for a Cokin P system with their 3-filter ND set, a holder and an adapter for mounting the holder. The advantage is that you will then already have the holder when you want to get a graduated ND filter.

THANKS!  I've read numerous responses from you on this forum and really appreciate the sharing of information / knowledge / experience.!!!



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With that budget, Hoya or Tiffen are probably your best bet. A B+W is 100% over budget and a Heliopan or Singh-Ray are 200-250% over budget.

 

There are cheaper variable ND filters on the market, but with four glass-to-air surfaces I wouldn't want to go below Hoya's quality level.

 

Another way is to go for a Cokin P system with their 3-filter ND set, a holder and an adapter for mounting the holder. The advantage is that you will then already have the holder when you want to get a graduated ND filter.

Hi - any thoughts on the Syrp brand filters?  I was looking at B&H for the ones mentioned in your initial reply and came across this brand.  Thanks!!!!



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Hi - any thoughts on the Syrp brand filters?  I was looking at B&H for the ones mentioned in your initial reply and came across this brand.  Thanks!!!!

Never tried them, so I don't have an opinion.