HELP...Which Filter?

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  1. sinjans

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    Looking for a 72mm Neutral Density for general landscape and outdoor shots. Which one and which number should i buy?

    Also same question for a circular polarizer.

    They will both be attached to a canon 18-200IS.

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    I always use Hoya, but as ive heard B+W has one of the best filters. You can't go wrong with both of them. I really don't know much about the other brands..
     
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    So which is the ideal number to use in a ND filter?
     
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    There isn't just 1 ideal number, you need an assortment. Be sure an get some GND's too.

    B+W makes very good filters.
     
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    Thanks guys. Whats the difference between a ND and a GND?
     
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    Also where is the best place to buy a few filters?
     
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    Anywhere online or in store that sells B+W.
     
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    Both Adorama and B&H carry quality filters..

    There are only certain scenes where you need an ND filter (I would recommend a Hoya ND 2 or 4 or similar), so make sure that you really need one before spending the money.
     
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    Thanks Larry. I like to use long exposures and photograph rivers as i salmon fish. I see that a ND is used for this type of shot. Cheers
     

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