The question is - which stops (ND 0.6, ND 0.9.....) are the most frequently used? I am currently choosing Tiffen ones and since there are plenty of different stops to choose from and I have nearly no experience in using ND filters - your suggestions would be highly apreciated

  • Are you stuck on Tiffen? I've read that Hoya ProND are some of the best ND filters you can get. Check out some comparison tests. Aug 26, 2014 at 14:02

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There is no "most used". You use whatever is appropriate for the exposure conditions you have and the desired aperture and shutter speed (and ISO, though turning down ISO is almost always better than using an ND filter if it is an option). The more light you have, the more wide open the aperture and the slower the shutter speed, the heavier the weight of the ND filter you need.

  • Thanks for teh answer. let me clarify a bit: I need my camcorder's setting to be constant at: exposure 50 aperture: f2.8 (or, as open as posisble...let's say up to f1.4) iso: 100/160 max and I am about to shoot in the middle of a brigh sunlit day.
    – Mironius
    Aug 26, 2014 at 22:03

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