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    Red on Red

    Thanks for the feedback everyone. All taken on board and will try reprocessing.
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    Red on Red

    Sunrise at Allt Dearg, the famous with cottage close to Sligachan on Skye where many photographers will have stayed. Sun rising behind the Red Cuillin Sony A7RII, Zeiss Batis 25mm. Benro TMA28C and GD3WH Benro Filters used; 4 stop GND
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    Review of the Benro Filter System

    The River Scavaig flowing into the sea ISO 100, F11, 13 seconds. Sony A7RII, Zeiss Batis 25mm. Benro Filters used; CPL, 6 stop ND and 3 stop GND A lot of photographers using other systems have seen and tried the Benro Filter set up and the feedback was very positive. Lots of love for the big...
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    Review of the Benro Filter System

    In the field, the Benro system has proved robust with no sign of wear, tear or damage. Although seemingly initially complex, once you get used to the system it is incredibly quick to set up and very secure. Having used the system a lot in both bad weather and in water margin areas like...
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    Review of the Benro Filter System

    Filter Frames in FH100 M2 holder 100x100mm ND to rear and 100x150mm GND at front. Note blue knob top centre that locks the glass into the frame. The slot it sits in doubles as a secure handle to extract filter from case and place in filter holder. Nice to be able to pick the glass up without...
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    Review of the Benro Filter System

    Checking out the competition Benro left and Lee Filters on right. Notice large, expensive CPL on front of the Lee The FH100 M2 is robust and I like that. It feels bomb proof and definitely an improvement on the plastic Lee holders. Kase and Nisi produce nice aluminium holders that look well...
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    Review of the Benro Filter System

    Not being used to using such filters, the initial setting up was a little daunting but soon everything slotted into place (literally) and the whole set up proved easy to use. Hence a bit of a shakedown on our pier, experimenting with different strengths of GNDs and NDs and the CPL. Everything...
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    Review of the Benro Filter System

    Graduated Neutral Density Filter with packaging and soft pouch Neutral Density Filter Our location at Sconser provided a great location for some initial tests and to get used to the gear. Perhaps more importantly, it’s a venue where lots of friends, clients, All Things Cuillin members etc...
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    Review of the Benro Filter System

    Benro have certainly hit the ground running and offer a very wide range; GNDs Hard and soft graduated neutral density filters in 2,3 and 4 stops NDs 10 and 6 stop neutral density filters Reverse GND CPLs Circular polarising filters The filters are available in a variety of sizes...
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    Review of the Benro Filter System

    Waterfalls below Sgurr nan Gillean ISO 100, F11, 30 seconds. Sony A7RII, Zeiss Batis 25mm. Benro Filters used; CPL, 6 stop ND, 3 stop GND In this age of digital wizardry and Photoshop manipulation, is there still a place for filters, or are they relics ripe for consignment to The Antiques...
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    Moody Marsco

    Thanks, Craig and Steve. In two minds about the blurred vegetation. It obviously goes with the whole LE shot but must admit it does bug me as well to the extent that I have already been back twice since hoping to get an LE shot and a sharp foreground shot. Both times rain stopped play, well...
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    Moody Marsco

    Sorry about that. Thanks for pointing it out and for the compliment, Robert. Here's a link https://benrofilters.com/
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    Moody Marsco

    Thank you, Pietrach . Here's a link to Benro Filters' website which not only details all the products but has a list of UK stockists. I know they are in big demand so not sure how stock levels are in the UK.
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    Moody Marsco

    Testing out Benro's new range of filters despite the drizzly weather. Not ideal conditions with lots of midges, rain spots to wipe of filters but perseverance paid off. Sony A7RII, Zeiss basis 25mm, Benro TMA28C ad GD3WH Benro Master Glass filters used; CPL, 3 stop GND, ND64 ISO 100, F11, 20...
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    Benro GD3WH Geared Head Longish Term Review.

    Hi David, grease seepage seems to have been a minor issue. With the really hot weather I had a little seep out but once wiped off no more has appeared. According to Benro Brand Manager, Mark Hoskins, with whom I've been in touch "the grease seepage. Benro have confirmed that this is due to...
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    Benro Filtr System

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    Benro Filtr System

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    Benro Filtr System

    Benro are well known for their tripods but have recently ventured into the field of top end filters. Having reviewed various tripod/heads for them, they wondered if I'd be interested in their new range of filters. Almost biting their hand off, I compiled a wish list and it has now arrived from...
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    Benro GD3WH Geared Head Longish Term Review.

    Thanks for the confirmed weight on your calibrated scales, Richard. Perhaps Benro should now be quoting the weight without the plate to make comparison with competitors easier.
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    Benro GD3WH Geared Head Longish Term Review.

    Having been in contact with Benro UK Brand Manger, Mark Hoskins, it seems the new official weight of the GD3WH is 740g so 130 g lighter than the previously specified weight. Apparently the discrepancy is due to the prototype (which weight was quoted) being cast in aluminium whereas the...
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    Benro GD3WH Geared Head Longish Term Review.

    Think there are going to be quite a few 410s on the market, Peter.
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    Benro GD3WH Geared Head Longish Term Review.

    Thanks, Richard. Got 3 in 1 and by default that's what i"d have used but good for the confirmation.
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    Benro GD3WH Geared Head Longish Term Review.

    Sounds useful advice, Richard and maybe i should do the same after a little grease oozed out during the recent heatwave. What sort of oil did you use, please?
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    Benro GD3WH Geared Head Longish Term Review.

    Thanks for the link to the thread, Richard. Very interesting.
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    Benro GD3WH Geared Head Longish Term Review.

    simonbarker, it does seem a huge difference and the question has been raised with Mar Hoskins at Benro UK and it appears the specified weight was based on pre production models. H has since weighed a couple of production models and they were both circa 740g including the area plate. 740g or...
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    Benro GD3WH Geared Head Longish Term Review.

    Richard, you are spot on with the huge weight difference between Benro's listed spec of 870g. I don't know why but I just accepted Benro's figure as a given but it did feel strangely not too much heavier than the B1 ball head I'd been using. Conversely, it did feel much lighter than the...
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    Benro GD3WH Geared Head Longish Term Review.

    Looks an interesting product, Peter. A good weight but £150 more than the Benro.
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    Benro GD3WH Geared Head Longish Term Review.

    Thanks for all that extra info, Richard. I can understand the need for super fine adjustments especially with macro photography but as you say, for it's price point, the Benro is superior to the Manfrotto 410 whilst not being as good as the 405 which does have the penalties of being twice the...
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    Benro GD3WH Geared Head Longish Term Review.

    Oh, and the clincher for me is the Arca Swiss compatibility that enables me to use a RRS L bracket on my Sony. Manfrotto has always used it’s own idiosyncratic system with no cross over to the industry standard Arca Swiss. It’s good for them and ties people into their product line but does...
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    Benro GD3WH Geared Head Longish Term Review.

    Charles and I have had several more days out comparing geared heads and also taken a lot of photos from the pier where we live in Sconser. Having used the GD3WH fairly extensively over about 6 weeks, I feel qualified to pass judgement on it. The conditions have for the most part been pretty...
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