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#1 Irakli Megre

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Posted 27 March 2018 - 04:14 PM

Hello, need recommendation regarding variable nd filters, i have never used any nd filters before and dont know which will be better for my Panasonic GH5 and PANASONIC LUMIX G LEICA 12-60MM, F2.8 , and which has better quality

I have to choose between this filters ,(price doesn't matter) no other options will be considered smiley.gif))

its good idea to choose 180$ Marumi CREATION VARI. ND2.5-ND500 ? its expensive than others it will be better in quality as well ?

http://www.marumi-fi.../en/product/03/
Marumi CREATION VARI. ND2.5-ND500 + Step-Ring 180$
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http://www.kenkoglob....s/variable_nd/
Kenko PL ND3-ND400 fader $147.28
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http://www.kaiser-fototechnik.de/…/…...ktanzeige.asp…
Vario Greyfilter ND2x – ND400x EUR 58,95
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https://aurora-aperture.com/…/press-...rora-apertur…/
PowerXND 2000 ND 16 – 2000 (ND 1.2 – 3.3, or 4 – 11 stops) $123.00
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http://www.haidaphot...tsd.php?pid=450
Haida 62mm Variable ND Filter ND8 to ND1000 3 to 10 Stops PRO II-S MC Super 80 $
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KANI HT PRO + MC ND2-400 Variable $170


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#2 Tiago Pimentel

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 09:44 AM

Though I never tried it, the Heliopan variND seems to be the champ with almost no color shift and tack sharp.

https://www.bhphotov...al_Density.html

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#3 Richard Lacey

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Posted 30 May 2018 - 07:50 AM

I've been using the Tiffen Vari ND for the last year or so and have been quite happy with it.

https://www.bhphotov...al_Density.html

 

I haven't done any heavy testing with it, but the bits I've shot with it have been grand.


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#4 Matias Nicolas

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 02:45 PM

It depends on what is your quality standard.. Obvoisuly it's better to choose a set of 4  filters instead of one: 1 for nd.3, another for n.d6 , 1n.9, 1nd1.2, 1.5 ..etc ... With variable's nd you loose some quality: image turns a little green, and you'll have problems with sunlight coming on to your lense... But, if you only want a variable nd filter, choose allways the best brand.... 

Tiffen is not on your list?... yo should try that one ...  


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