[Review] Haida 10 Stops Neutral Density Filter

THE OVERVIEW Website : Haida ND3.0, 1000X Optical Glass Neutral Density Filter Get from eBay : Click here Disclaimer : Fat affiliate link above, read my disclosure message here Price : About USD 90 Build Excellent optical quality. Usefulness   Landscape staple. Value   Decently priced. Average Mighty decent ND filter, well priced. THE BLACK GLASS ND filters have always been a staple to landscape photographers. While the “usual suspects” have always been 1 to 3 stops ND filters, some use a very dark ND filter of 10 stops and above for long exposures,…

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[Review] Hoya R72 Infrared Filter

THE OVERVIEW Website : Hoya R72 Infrared Filter Get from eBay : Click Here Disclaimer : Fat affiliate link above, read my disclosure message here Price : USD 38 to USD 110 (Depending on filter size) Build Solid build, excellent optical quality. Usefulness   Offers a different perspective. Value   Decently priced. Average An all-round interesting filter. SCIENCE IS COMING Brace yourselves, science is coming. Sorry folks, but we need a few boring paragraphs to explain to those who are new to infrared photography. I am not too bright in physics, so don’t burn me if…

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[Review] Lee Filters Graduated Neutral Density

THE OVERVIEW Website : Lee Filters Graduated Neutral Density Price : USD 275 (Set of 3 filters, you can buy them separately, but that will cost more) Build Excellent optical quality. Usefulness   Must have for landscape photographers. Value   On the expensive side. Average Expensive, but excellent filters. A STAPLE FOR LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHERS Every landscape photographer will probably have a set of Graduated Neutral Density (GND) filters and a Circular Polarizer (CPL) in their bag. I have a set of 3 Lee Filters GND in my bag for like, years now. It…

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[Review] Kenko Astro LPR filter Type II

THE OVERVIEW Website : Kenko Astro LPR Type II Get from eBay : Click Here Disclaimer : Fat affiliate link above, read my disclosure message here Price : USD 160 to USD 360 (depending on filter size) Build Good build quality, but watch that reflection. Usefulness   Astro photographers will love this one. Value   Very expensive. Average An interesting filter to have… except the price. EXPENSIVE ASTRO MIRACLE FILTER? The Kenko Astro LPR filter is one heck expensive filter. Priced at 32000 JPY or about USD 320 for the 77mm version, this is the…

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[Review] Singh-Ray Gold-N-Blue Polarizer

THE OVERVIEW Website : Singh-Ray Gold-N-Blue Polarizer Price : USD 240 to USD 480 (depending on the filter size) Build Excellent build quality and optics. Usefulness   Good for landscapers, unique filter. Value   On the expensive side. Average   An all-round good filter. SPREAD THE POISON!? Welcome people! Let me first explain “poisoning”. Here in Singapore, we have a very special way to categorize our gear. The better the gear, the more irresistible it is, the more “poisonous” it gets. So yes, this is another of my evil posts to poison…

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