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Schneider 6.6x6.6" Graduated Neutral Density (ND) 0.6 Water-White Glass Filter - Soft Edge

B&H # SCGND.6S6.6 Mfr # 68-050666
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The Schneider 6.6x6.6" Graduated Neutral Density (ND) 0.6 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)
Type Graduated Neutral Density
Size 6.6x6.6" (165 x 165 x 4 mm thick)
Grade 0.6
Soft/Hard Edge Soft Edge
Horizontal/Vertical Orientation Not Specified by Manufacturer
Filter Factor Increase exposure by 2-stops - Transmits only 25% 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
Schneider 6.6x6.6" Graduated Neutral Density (ND) 0.6 Water-White Glass Filter - Soft Edge
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    5.0

    You get what you pay for -Ozi Down Under

    By Ozi

    from Australia

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Sharp Clear Neutral

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sunrise Sunset Colour cor

      Comments about Schneider 6.6x6.6" Graduated Neutral Density 0.6 Water-White Glass Filter:

      Pro Results used with 14-24, 0.6 soft grad, 0.9 hard grad, Lee 14-24 holder which is modified so the Schneider filters I use (2 off ) suit lenses 14-24, 16-35, 24 70, 24mm prime etc. One holder 2 filters universal fit nearly any lens considered for this style of shooting.Used for sunrise sunset land and sea scape, also works very well walking around hand held for city scape where sun rise shooting is applicable. I only use the D3x for serious shooting, how ever the quality of the Schneider glass is very evident on my D700 and older D300 as well.I have a passion to take as much as possible stunning quality shots in camera and the Schneider glass simply allows this to happen indisputably over any resin filter, the Schneider glass provides accurate colour great filtration and control, delivers what it says. I find I get the filtration I want but am able to obtain the super sharp detail light and colour of the foreground, there is no need to use Software - Photo Shop to sharpen images dramatically like needed using the resin filters.I have a safety catch on my Lee modified holder to ensure no dropping occurs, lets face it you wouldn't drop your camera so don't worry about dropping your filter.I often shoot in demanding conditions, salt spray is an issue, water splashes from waves crashing and often in the dark early hours at sunrise and sometimes in high winds etc, the glass is easy to clean one spray with Windex and a wipe with a micro fibre cloth and back to shooting, with resin filters I destroy several resin filters doing this as the salt spray dry's quickly and becomes abrasive if not soaked first, this is not what I am there to do, the Schneider is a spray wipe and shoot method for me.It's a very cheap Filter System when you look at the longer term and universal applications.The Schneider is optically more suited to the quality of the lens glass used, the Schneider GND allows me to simply take images with out degrading the shot and allows me to do what I do well and get stunning shots in camera.I have used the 0.6 soft grad and 0.9 hard grad combined with excellent results.You get what you pay for and the Schneider for me lives up to and exceeds expectations.I have sold all my resin filters and wouldn't go back, the cost of Schneider glass is insignificant compared to the result, if cost is an issue use the Lee or Sing Ray they deliver very good results but really soften the images, scratch easily and require lots of software sharpening.Resin filters for me work more acceptably with entry level or medium range quality cameras that are not so revealing, high resolution cameras make this very apparent.. I won't use anything other than glass and this brand.Any questions ask for Ozi at www.etchinghouse.com.au

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