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Hi Guys,

 

Using my m6 a lot after several years of a break, had a clan and all good. I live in Malta and shoot mainly in the street, i shoot trix for flexibility as i shoot in varying situations 400 seems to cover me however often in bright light i have run out at 1/1000 and f 16 on my version 4 summicron 35mm. obviously filtration is the way forward as i do not want to drop my iso. my question is what brand and what level of nd should i go for. 

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I think ND 0,9 (grey 8x) will do the job. I use B+W or Heliopan. For your summicron the size is E39.

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I think a 3x would be more useful. You may need both.

 

However, why don't you adjust the ISO dial for a while in your day-to-day photograph to get an idea as how many stops you're usually overexposed and then get the appropriate ND filter.

 

I agree with B+W and Heliopan.

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However, why don't you adjust the ISO dial for a while

The TO uses an M6.

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The TO uses an M6.

I think Mark means just to measure the number of stops required, not to take photos with. (Threw me for a minute..)

 

Michael

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I had a similar situation, bought an ND 0.6 (4x) from B+W for my M7 from Leica shop, it works well but today I think as suggested by mic the ND 0.9 (8x) is more appropriate for intended use (working with 400 iso film in bright daylight).

robert

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I think Mark means just to measure the number of stops required, not to take photos with. (Threw me for a minute..)

 

Michael

 

 

Exactly what I meant, thanks :-)

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If you are shooting in the Street, 2 stops is just fine .... essentially that is 1/125 @f/16 meaning stop action 1/500 at 1/5.6 or 1/1000 at f/4 .... going wider than that really makes the focus so critical for subjects that are moving and at f/4 you will still get decent separation. IF you want more and go to 4 stops, that is 1/125 @ f/8 or 1/1000 @ f/2.8 -- great if people are posing or relatively, or it is a broader street scene, there is no hyperfocal here, just hyper to focus. 

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All great points thanks guys, i think i will consider it a bit more before the summer really arrives, but i do like using hyper focal distance and dont want to open uo too much, infact i intend where possible to shoot f8 and f 11, f 16 is too much sometimes and in the bright sun I'm stuck there often. but hellion are recommended? i have a b+w polariser for my eos system. optically great, build wise very disappointing, 

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If you are shooting in the Street, 2 stops is just fine .... essentially that is 1/125 @f/16 meaning stop action 1/500 at 1/5.6 or 1/1000 at f/4 .... going wider than that really makes the focus so critical for subjects that are moving and at f/4 you will still get decent separation. IF you want more and go to 4 stops, that is 1/125 @ f/8 or 1/1000 @ f/2.8 -- great if people are posing or relatively, or it is a broader street scene, there is no hyperfocal here, just hyper to focus. 

 

 

Yes. I don't "shoot street" but find a two stop ND filter ideal when shooting 400 speed film in the conditions described. It effectively makes it a 100 speed film and provides plenty of flexibility with regard to aperture and shutter speed (assuming, like me, you typically don't want to open up beyond F5.6 or so).

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Yes. I don't "shoot street" but find a two stop ND filter ideal when shooting 400 speed film in the conditions described. It effectively makes it a 100 speed film and provides plenty of flexibility with regard to aperture and shutter speed (assuming, like me, you typically don't want to open up beyond F5.6 or so).

Thanks!

 

I do like shooting wider than f5.6 but if they are moving targets 25 ft or closer it is tough to nail exposure at f2 :-)

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