Graduated ND filters

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  1. Lol999

    Lol999 TPF Noob!

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    Help an old boy out here:blushing: From my recent series I noticed a need for a graduated ND filter to hold back the sky and retain cloud detail. In my favourite retailer, E-Bay, I see grad grey filters advertised in the Neutral Density section with their rating i.e. ND2. Now, is there a difference between these and the rarely listed graduated neutral density filters? In the picture for a grad grey nd, a Cokin one, the demonstrated effect shows no grey tinge added, just better cloud detail. Is there a difference?

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  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Grey is neutral density...if I'm not mistaken.

    It just darkens part of the images and does not add a "tinge" of grey. Although that may be one and the same.
     
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    j_mcquillen TPF Noob!

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    'Grey' filters produce the same effect as Neutral-density, but under certain conditions they can introduce a slight colour-cast. For most photography this won't be a problem, however - I've been using Grey grads for a while now, and have never noticed any cast.

    Filters decribed as neutral-density are just that - neutral. They shouldn't introduce any colour cast, under any situation.
     
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    Ahh, I see, thanks!
     

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