Summary – Neutral density (ND) filters make it possible to use shutter speeds that are slow (-er than without them). Think cotton candy water, streaming clouds, fireworks. As compared to a normal ND, a variable ND allows you to vary the amount of shutter speed slow-down to suit the subject.
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Today’s opening summary at the top gives essentials of
What ND density filters are used for
For more on Variable ND read here
The main purpose of this post is to
Point you to an inexpensive Variable ND (< $15)
Something you can experiment with before spending big-$
On something you may rarely use
Here’s an excellent review of VND filters
The <$15 shown above is referred to as Cheap-O
Before laughing – note that it gets a good review
As a point of reference
Name brands (quality products) run hundreds of dollars
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