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Neutral Density Filters

A Neutral Density Filter (ND filter) is a round piece of dark glass that you can screw on to your lens to limit the amount of light that gets to the sensor so you can use a larger aperture or a longer exposure.

websters falls revisited

Photo by: Paul Bica | License: Attribution 2.0 Generic

In the end it means you get to make pretty blurs in the daytime like in this photo above.

I was looking for a ND filter for my Minolta lens of 49mm diameter and I couldn’t find any shops that posted to France for a reasonable price. All of them asked for almost the price of the filter to send it so that would double the price.
So, I have to wait to get the ND filter I want. *sad face*

In the meantime I read this cool article about creating your own with two polarizing filters and I’m going to try it out. I just ordered the filters on ebay and now I’m crossing my fingers that the french mail doesn’t screw this one up. I’m sure it will be fine.

I’ll keep you posted about this experiment. Can’t wait to try it!

Here is one more great photo that uses a ND filter:

Fire Island Lifeguards

Photo by: annabelleny | License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic
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