View Full Version : Light reducing filter???

LR Max
04-04-2007, 06:32 AM
I know this one if off the wall, but are there filters out there that reduce the amount of light that enters the camera? I was out taking waterfall pictures yesterday and even at F/36 in the shade, I could not get the shutter speed down low enough for the proper effect.

Like I said, kinda a wierd requirement but I forsee myself in this situation in the future. If anyone has any other techniques for reducing light, I'd like to hear it.

Thank you.

04-04-2007, 07:05 AM
Yes, they are called neutral density filters and come in +1>+10 and that indicates number of stops it reduces incoming light by.


LR Max
04-04-2007, 09:14 AM
Oh Awesome!! Thank you for the information.

04-05-2007, 01:05 AM
You may try a polarizer. It is not exactly a neutral filter, but it usually darkens image. If you properly set it, you may not just darken whole image, but you may darken specific parts of it (sky or reflections on water).
Here (http://www.dcresource.com/forums/showthread.php?t=27760) you can find some info about it.

Robert Besen
04-05-2007, 07:09 PM
Here's one to put on your wish list. Brace yourself, it's expensive, but way cool.