Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Long exposures and Neutral Density filters...

Our most popular videos on YouTube is the Long Exposure tutorial that Scott Kelby was kind enough to do for us (and you).

Here is that video:

The two most important tools for using this technique is a tripod and an Neutral Density filter, and I frequently get emails asking "where can I get an ND filter?".

Well, I have a great answer for you today, you can get a Tiffen 77mm Variable Neutral Density ND Filter, that will allow you to go as low as 2 stops and as high as 8 Stops, for just $169 (with free shipping).

I am sure some of you are thinking "well that's great, but my lens is a 68mm, so this deal isn't for me". Yes, this is for you as well.

When I buy a filter I buy it to fit my largest lens (which happens to be 77mm) and then purchase a "Step-Up Ring" that will bring any lens from it current size up to the desired size (in the case 77mm).


Ken Zuk said...

Good stuff. I have also heard that if you forget to frame and pre-focus prior to putting the filter on, or wish to recompose, put the camera in live view and crank up the ISO to 6400 or whatever the camera max is.

Miguel Palaviccini said...

Great video Scott, I remember when this came out a couple of years ago. Also, good tip Ken!

half blind said...

Thank you Scott. Loved the video!

Anonymous said...

Great deal .... THANKS!