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Century Precision Optics 4x4" Soft Edge Graduated Neutral Density (ND) 0.6 Glass Filter

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  • Fits Standard 4x4" Matte Boxes
  • No Color Change
  • High Quality Schott Glass

The Century Optics 4x4" Soft Edge 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.

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

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)
Type Neutral Density (Soft Edge)
Size 4 x 4" (100 x 100mm, 4mm thick)
Grade 0.6
Filter Factor 2-stop; Reduces ISO by 1/4
Multi-Coated Not Applicable
Rotating Not Applicable
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 Applicable
Construction Schott Glass
Front Filter Thread Size Not Applicable
Front Lens Cap Size Not Applicable
Century Precision Optics 4x4" Soft Edge Graduated Neutral Density (ND) 0.6 Glass Filter
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    Century Precision Optics4x4" Soft Edge Graduated Neutral Density (ND) 0.6 Glass Filter
     
    4.5

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    • Clear optics (4)

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      • Image manipulation (4)
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      5.0

      Great Glass

      By Pete

      from Melbourne, Fl

      About Me Pro Photographer

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      Pros

      • Clear Optics
      • Easy Mount
      • Strong Effect

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Image Manipulation

        Comments about Century Precision Optics 4x4" Soft Edge Graduated Neutral Density (ND) 0.6 Glass Filter:

        I bought this to use with the Century Optics 0.6 ND, outdoor use with all my lenses for video to pull the sky down a few stops. Even telephoto for those certain shots. Using the two filters simultaneously, the image quality is great. Very sturdy glass that will last a long time!

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        4.0

        Good product!

        By Doug_EX

        from Gaspé, Qc

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        Pros

        • Clear Optics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Image Manipulation

          Comments about Century Precision Optics 4x4" Soft Edge Graduated Neutral Density (ND) 0.6 Glass Filter:

          It does what it suppose to do. Not cheap but not too expensive either. Great product!

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          5.0

          Absolutely love this filter

          By jp0629

          from New Jersey

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          Pros

          • Clear Optics
          • Easy Mount

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Image Manipulation

            Comments about Century Precision Optics 4x4" Soft Edge Graduated Neutral Density (ND) 0.6 Glass Filter:

            I used this filter with my Genus Matte Box on a recent trip to Cancun and the results are ver favorable. Does exactly what is supposed to.

            Built quality is great. Amazing quality for the price.

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            4.0

            Great addition to my bag.

            By Art

            from Los Angeles

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            Pros

            • Clear Optics

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Image Manipulation

              Comments about Century Precision Optics 4x4" Soft Edge Graduated Neutral Density (ND) 0.6 Glass Filter:

              Great quality glass should last a lifetime.

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