Schneider 6.6x6.6" Graduated Neutral Density (ND) 0.9 Water-White Glass Filter - Hard Edge

B&H # SCGND.9H6.6 MFR # 68-050366
Schneider 6.6x6.6" Graduated Neutral Density 0.9 Water-White Glass Filter


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The Schneider 6.6x6.6" Graduated Neutral Density (ND) 0.9 Glass Filter enables the shooter to adjust exposure without affecting color balance. Neutral density filters are available in 1, 2, 3, or 4 stops to suit individual situations.

Often it is necessary or desirable to balance the light intensity in one part of a scene with another. This is especially true in situations where you don't have total light control, as in bright contrasty landscapes. Exposing for the foreground will produce a washed-out, over-exposed sky while exposing for the sky will leave the foreground dark and under-exposed. This filter enables cloud detail to be kept correctly exposed in the picture.

Determining which graduated neutral density filter yields ideal results for any given lighting situation takes knowledge, experience and a collection of such filters. Choose the filter strength which adjusts the lighting to stay within the exposure latitude (greatest difference between bright/dark values) which still shows details in both of the digital or film medium in use.

Speaking generally, the 2-stop value (ND 0.6 - the filter's clear portion allows 4x more light to pass vs. darkest portion) effectively compensates average bright sky-to-foreground situations, and the soft transition is applicable more often to a scene than the hard transition

The Soft or Hard label indicates the degree of color graduation. Horizontal/Vertical indicates the direction of the graduation.

Note: Graduated Neutral Density filters are available in 1-4 stops with 4 stops having the greatest effect

Neutral Density filters have four main uses

To enable slow shutter speeds to be used, especially with high speed films, to record movement in subjects such as waterfalls, clouds, or cars
To decrease depth of field by allowing wider apertures to be used, which helps separate subjects from their background
To decrease the effective ISO of high speed film (above ISO 400) and allow it to be used outdoors in bright situations
To allow cine and video cameras (which have fixed shutter speeds) to film subjects such as snow, sand or other bright scenes which could cause overexposure
High-Quality Construction
Schneider Graduated Color filters feature crystal clear, water-white optical glass, protected against edge-chipping and delamination by Schneider's unique Edge Seal, which also significantly reduces edge reflections and flare

Schneider Quality Control

Schneider filters are ground and polished to a precise flatness and plane parallelism
Because all Schneider filters are designed and manufactured with the highest possible degree of consistency, you can swap like filters mid-shoot with no discernible variation in color or effect

Neutral Density factors

ND.3 (exposure adjustment = 1 stop, reduces ISO 1/2)
ND.6 (exposure adjustment = 2 stops, reduces ISO 1/4)
ND.9 (exposure adjustment = 3 stops, reduces ISO 1/8)
ND1.2 (exposure adjustment = 4 stops, reduces ISO 1/16)
UPC: 605228047921
Type Graduated Neutral Density
Size 6.6x6.6" (165 x 165 x 4 mm thick)
Grade 0.9
Soft/Hard Edge Hard Edge
Horizontal/Vertical Orientation Not Specified by Manufacturer
Filter Factor Increase exposure by 3-stops - Transmits only 13% of light
Multi-Coated Yes
Rotating No
Effect Balanced light intensity from one part of a scene to another
Application Nature, Travel, Outdoor photography; To maintain light control, as in bright contrasting landscapes; i.e. bright sky, dark foreground
Color Temperature Not Specified by Manufacturer
Construction Water White Schott Glass
Front Filter Thread Size Not Applicable
Front Lens Cap Size Not Applicable
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.8 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.9 x 7.3 x 1.2"
Schneider 6.6x6.6" Graduated Neutral Density (ND) 0.9 Water-White Glass Filter - Hard Edge
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    By Ozi

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    Comments about Schneider 6.6x6.6" Graduated Neutral Density 0.9 Water-White Glass Filter:

    Used for Sunrise Sunset land scape, D3x 14-24, Glass is easy to clean, doesn't scratch, far superior optics compared to resin.Indisputable test on optical quality, shoot a subject through only the clear section of a glass filter, then a resin filter, then the same scene with out any filters and the answer is indisputable, if you have a quality screen and graphics card which you should have at this level anyway, there is no further discussion.In Australia we like the Kiss principal.Schneider Glass filter matches lens and camera optics more than resin, Glass seems on par to that quality of a B and W or Rodenstock Pro quality UV filter or Circular Polarizer.One of cost on the Schneider is well worth the result. Wont use resin again.No fear of breakage as I have set up the filter in my holder with safety catch, anyway you don't drop your camera so you shouldn't drop your filter. Resin filters degrade image quality and clarity significantly; this becomes clear on a quality higher resolution camera. PS is a poor solution as on my system images of a high quality to me always show PS work..In Australia the sun appears stronger in color so the 0.9 is the minimum I use, I have noticed only in some very rare circumstance I have become suspicious that the Schneider glass may in only extreme circumstances have a very slight magenta colour cast, I need to do some more testing on this to be conclusive, in general use its dose not seem to be the case, conclusion the Schneider is by far the best filter for my application from what I have experienced with the little use so far.Any brand Resin Filter for me is poor in clarity, generates static therefore attracts dust,scratches very easily if you're cleaning in the field and not super carefull, with glass a little spray of Windex and wipe with a micro fiber cloth and it's done.If I had to choose resin as an alternative Lee and Sing ray are the choice.I have custom fitted my Schneider glass filter to the 14-24 holder. Any further info please email to www.etchinghouse.com.au ask for Ozi.

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