Digital Neutal Density Filter??

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  1. rmh159

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    I was checking out the neutral density filters at adorama.com and noticed that they have digital neutral density filters as well the ... non-digital??? What's the difference? Sounds gimmicky to me but maybe someone can prove me wrong.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Sounds gimmicky to me as well.
     
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    I was told by our local photo shop that the digital ones have more coatings to prevent light flares in digital cameras. I thought it was a gimmick also. I just bought a regular circular polarizer with no problems so far.
     
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    this sounds ..... stupid to me ;)

    the rear coating of a lens might be of some effect, to prevent reflections between that real lens element and the sensor, but the filter is just on the other side ;)
     
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    Sometimes you do need the filter, though. I was shooting a waterfall and I had my aperture as small as I could get it but still to properly meter I couldn't do more than a 1/2-sec shot. A good ND filter would've helped a lot there.
     
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    That would be a regular nd not a graduated nd.
     
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    but... nobody mentioned a graduated nd..
     
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    Your right, for some reason I thought we were talking about graduated. I'm a moron.
     
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    It's not gimmiky it's marketing. There's a clear difference, you can find exact details in the financial reports for the company ;)
     

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