Cities are great big fun playgrounds for photographers to get out and about with their cameras after dark! The colours of the lights, movements of vehicles and people and events create opportunities to capture movement, light trails and to introduce a sense of time and motion into longer exposures.
The Fujifilm X100 series of compact cameras are highly regarded and extremely popular within the passionate Fujifilm photography community.
When you are shooting long exposure images using neutral density filters, a very common issue is the appearance of light leakage in your images.
When it comes to ND filters there are two main types – neutral density and graduated neutral density. These types of filters are different even though they both have “neutral density” in their name. Both are designed to impact the overall exposure and amount of light being allowed to hit the camera sensor. Both types of filters are available in multiple sizes such as 75mm, 100mm, 150mm, 180mm and also in circular filters within the NiSi product range. Neutral density filters are also available in the NiSi product range for DJI drones.
There are two different circular polarizers available to suit the V5 and V6 100mm NiSi filter systems – the NiSi Pro CPL and the Enhanced Landscape CPL. Prior to the V5 Pro filter holder being released, the NiSi Pro CPL was the standard circular polarizer that came with the V5 filter holder kit as well as the NiSi Starter / Advanced / Professional Kits. Since the release of the V5 Pro and V6 filter holder kits the Enhanced CPL is now the default CPL within the boxed kits.
When it comes to lenses for Nikon bodies, the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 and the Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 are two of the most popular lenses. The Tamron 15-30mm is available for Canon bodies as well as Nikon, and is extremely popular due to its focal length, optical sharpness and wider f/2.8 aperture. Due to their physical designs containing a bulbous front element and what many to consider an ultra-wide focal length, circular polarizers and other ND filters selection for these lenses is limited to the larger 150mm square systems within the NiSi product range. Screw on filters are not compatible with either of these lenses.
When using any of the square neutral density filters in either the 70mm, 75mm, 100mm, 150mm or 180mm sizes the back side of the filter has a foam gasket that is designed to create a light seal against the filter holder.