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Teja Basireddy
Filters
on Sep 15, 2018 at 2:12:31 am

What kind of filters best support DSLR while making videos?


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Steve Crow
Re: Filters
on Sep 15, 2018 at 10:14:57 pm

By far, it's the ND filter, without it you will have a hard time achieving a shallow depth of field without blowing out your exposure. Circular polarizers are neat too for getting rid of reflections like off of windows or water. But basically get a Fader ND and be happy!

Steve Crow


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Teja Basireddy
Re: Filters
on Sep 16, 2018 at 1:48:18 am

If I have a 18-55mm lens and 70-300mm lens from Nikkor, which ND filter should suit. I mean there are a lot of filters with various dimensions. Thank you for answering.


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Fernando Mol
Re: Filters
on Sep 16, 2018 at 4:12:30 am

You want to look for the ring diameter. Usually is written in the front of the lens.


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Teja Basireddy
Re: Filters
on Sep 16, 2018 at 3:55:34 pm

Yes, what confuses me is that there are different ring diameters and most of the brands claim that they are fit for all DSLR lenses. For example, a 77mm Tiffen ND filter is said to fit to a 55mm lens. Similary, a 58mm ND filter by Amazon basics is also said to fit 55mm lens. This confuses me a lot and am not able to make the right decision. I am grateful if someone suggests ND filters for 55mm and 200mm Nikkor lenses. Thanks.


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Steve Crow
Re: Filters
on Sep 16, 2018 at 5:24:25 pm
Last Edited By Steve Crow on Sep 16, 2018 at 5:30:09 pm

Nikon Micro-NIKKOR 55mm f/2.8 Lens
Filter Thread Front: 52 mm

Nikon AF Micro-NIKKOR 200mm
Filter Thread Front: 62 mm

52-62mm Step-Up Adapter Ring


So you need a 62mm ND filter and then you also need to buy a 52 to 62mm Step Up Adapter Ring to screw onto your Nikon 55mm lens so that you can use the one ND filter on both lenses without issue. Like this: https://www.amazon.com/Tiffen-62mm-Variable-ND-Filter/dp/B005TFU7YK

Look into step up and step down rings and you can get most ND filters to work with any lens - check out Fader ND filters with 8 stops too - it's really so much easier than you are making this!

Steve Crow


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Teja Basireddy
Re: Filters
on Sep 17, 2018 at 1:46:03 am

Thank you Steve, highly appreciate your help.


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