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Has anyone ever tried the Haida 10 stop ND filters? They seem pretty cheap on fleabay at £39.00 for a 77mm version and wondered if they are any good??
Depends I guess, if you have low expectations of them and the images are never going to go further than 1000pixel wide on the internet then they should be fine. Sure you're going to loose overall resolving power, but on the upside you can do some fantastic things with a 10 stop filter.There is a reason why the likes of B&W, Lee and Heliopan charge the prices they do. It's a false economy to purchase these cheap filters from Fleabay because, in general, they are a waste of time.
I bought the Haida 10stop a few weeks back, cost me £39.99 and I felt it was a good way to 'test' if i liked shooting long exposures before spending alot of cash on a quality big stopper. Having never shot daylight long exposures before I wasn't about the spend over £100 on one just to realise I didnt enjoy it, therefore a sensible purchase. At the end of the day I agree they probabaly dont touch the quality a B&W or Lee would but they serve a purpose, just as lower end lenses do, for people on a budget.As a general rule of thumb,"you get what you pay for".
Why spend hundreds of pounds on good glass to then shove crap filters in front of it?
There is a reason why the likes of B&W, Lee and Heliopan charge the prices they do. It's a false economy to purchase these cheap filters from Fleabay because, in general, they are a waste of time.
Yeah it is pretty blue, and ive shot all mine using auto white balance and havent really tried altering to cloud or kelvins so cant really say how that would turn out. Ill try it next time im out with it and let you knowThat's a bit blue, but not a million miles out. I'm wondering if you just put the white balance on the Shade setting it wouldn't be far out for rough working, until you correct in post. Or maybe up to 8000-10,000K on manual WB.
Next question - what's the density? How close to ten stops?
no, just AWB and away we go. i wanted to see how it would look without tweaking anything and this is what i got. Ok, so it was a great day for it, with a nice blue sky and a bit of wind to give the clouds some movement - but it gives me confidence now to go out and give it a bash in varying conditions and lighting.Did you set a custom white balance or have you altered it in post? Looks good mate, nice and sharp and the colours looks pretty bang on
here is their store on fleabayThese photo's look great, I'd really like to give them a go myself. Can anyone link me up to these £40 ones as all I could find was these Heliopan ones at £50.
It'll work well on either but if you're wondering which size filter to buy, I'd go for a 77mm and buy step up rings for each of your lenses. That way you have covered most eventualities if you want to use it on other lenses in future.I'm undecided what lens one of these would be best on, 35mm or 18-105?