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GAM GC1518 Cine ND 1.2 (4 Stops) Neutral Density Filter #1518 (20 x 24" Sheet)

BH #GA1518S • MFR #GC1518
GAM GC1518 Cine ND 1.2 (4 Stops) Neutral Density Filter #1518 (20 x 24" Sheet)
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GAM GC1518 Overview

GamColor Cine Neutral Density Filters from Gam are deep dyed polyester color filters in a superior color medium for use with all types of light. ND filters are often used on windows to reduce the brightness and balance the contrast ratio of daylight to the indoor or shadowed area.

Neutral Density (ND) Filters have several uses and offer the possibility to achieve otherwise impossible results. They enable the shooter to adjust exposure without affecting color balance. ND filters appear grey and reduce the amount of light reaching the film.

Determining which neutral density filter yields suitable results for any given lighting situation takes knowledge, experience, and a collection of such filters. Speaking generally, in photography, the 2-stop value (ND 0.6) effectively compensates average situations.

GamColor ND filters are available in five steps: .15, .3, .6, .9 and 1.2.
Because it is deep dyed, the color will not scratch off the surface and is optically clear
The clear polyester base is highly resistant to tears, punctures, cracking, and deterioration in high heat applications
The dyes used to produce GamColor are the most stable and heat resistant available
The chemical process ensures that the colors will be clean and clear with excellent transmission and consistency
GamColor quality control includes constant monitoring, from raw material to finished product
Neutral Density Filters Have Four Main Uses
Enables slow shutter speeds to be used, especially with high speed films, to record movement in subjects such as waterfalls, clouds, or cars
Decreases depth of field by allowing wider apertures to be used, which helps separate subjects from their background
Decreases the effective ISO of high speed film (above ISO 400) and allow it to be used outdoors in bright situation
Allows cine and video cameras (which have fixed shutter speeds) to film subjects such as snow, sand, or other bright scenes which could cause overexposure

GAM GC1518 Specs

1.2 (4 Stops)
Filter Number
W: 20 x H: 24" / W: 51 x H: 61 cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.08 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
24 x 20.24 x 0.1"

GAM GC1518 Reviews

I would use this product again.

By Kenneth
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2017-08-27

Used this film to create a series of filters for the solar eclipse, this was in addition to a normal solar filter. I layered each filter, up to 4-ply, and tested the 4-ply. The eclipse as it neared totality did not allow for testing of the 3-ply and lower constructs. However, the 4-ply did create some interesting and unexpected art results with light filtered through each layer and reflect a couple times between layers. The filters were created for a Tamron 150-600mm lens - 4.5 across at the filter hood. The film is easily handed with vinyl gloves or cotton, highly recommended to minimize fingerprints. I've used this product before for other large lenses. However, layering may not result in desired out come as expected. Results with layering and direct sun may and has resulted in multiple image reflections. Not a bad thing over all. Tonal quality was strong in blue refractions/reflections and a bright white central image, during the eclipse with the sun in shallow crescent.

Does what it needed to do!

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2012-02-08

This is probably a little silly, but I use this to cut down on the screen brightness of my iPad in situations where it's STUPID BRIGHT screen is not welcomed. A couple c-47s and you're good to go!

Great for controling Flash

By martyplay
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2012-01-29

This Gel is great for controling the power of flash. Insted of adding ND filer to the lens and taking a chance of diminuishing the quality of the immage. It is much safer to dim down the flash with a ND Gel and keeping the lens to its intended optical quality.

Inexpensive, good quality filter

By ahinesobc
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2014-08-06

Inexpensive filter stock, works just as intended

Silly but...

By 80Marks
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2012-09-27

...maybe not so silly? I bought this ND filter on a bit of a whim with the idea of dimming down a digital alarm clock I have that's way too bright. Worked like a charm. Now I use it at night on my iPad and cell phone when the lights are out. The 20x24 sheet still leaves me quite a bit to spare.

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