BY : H&YFilter
Through the above several groups using nd8 filter/nd64 filter/nd1000 filter shooting images, you can see that different shooting scenes, switching different gears of the nd filter scrim, the effect presented is also unique.
In addition to using a single nd scrim to shoot, we can also stack multiple filters according to the shooting needs, such as shooting the sunrise and sunset, the sky and the ground light ratio contrast, you can stack gnd gradient mirror to balance the light ratio, rich clouds and clouds mood of the scene!
ND filter + GND filter overlay effect
In addition to the need for ND filter scrims in landscape photography, the use of GND gradient lenses is also very important in the field of landscape photography. The main role of GND filter gradient lenses is to darken the highlights of the image, while increasing the brightness of the dark parts, which helps to improve the contrast of the image.
In contrast to traditional square filters, the overlap of two filters may lead to loss of light at the corners of the lens, and multiple layers of lenses are allowed to stack, easily triggering flare and ghosting. While H&Y's GND filter gradient lens is made of high quality materials imported from abroad, multi-layer coating and exquisite craftsmanship make this trouble disappear completely, multiple filters stacked without flare ghosting, and no light loss.
As shown below, shooting at sunset using only the nd64 filter, you can see the effect of fogging on the water surface, but due to the high light of the evening sun at this time and the mountains in the shadow of the dark light ratio is too large, the clouds inevitably appeared overexposed dead white.
So, I superimposed a gnd gradient lens over the nd64 subtractor, and I can see that the light ratio of the highlights in the image is reduced, and the contrast between light and dark and the light ratio of the image is significantly improved.
With the above comparison chart, we can see the important function of using gnd gradient lens in shooting, it can make the sky light overexposure get normal exposure, balance the light ratio of the picture, and make the picture soft and natural!
My go-to ultra-wide-angle lens is the Nikon NIKKOR Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S, which is used in a wide range of scenarios such as landscape photography, architectural photography and interior photography.
This lens is compact and lightweight, and the front element doesn't stick out as far as the F-mount lenses do. It can fit round filters with a diameter of 112mm, but it's hard to fit a suitable square filter with this lens' oversized aperture.
That was until I came across the H&Y Swift Magnetic Mount Square Filter System, which is a 100 system (note that there is no need for a 150 system) that covers the 14mm end of the focal length perfectly and has no problem with dark corners when stacked in multiples, and which is compatible with the vast majority of lenses.
Now when I go out to shoot, this set of filters must be a must-have photography accessory for me to carry, which plays a role in my shooting with half the effort and greatly improves my shooting efficiency!
In the end, I would like to say, photography, is the art of light; long exposure, is the light and time of the blend; filters, is the hand of the photographer's pen, make good use of its ability to allow us to the magnificent mountains and rivers on the ever-changing light and shadow, painted into a beautiful and colorful beautiful picture!
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