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RichardStringer
02-07-12, 09:24 AM
Hey ya guys, how's it going there? I'm from the UK and normally here the skys are very cloudy, and so when I take photos the skys are normally whited out and the foreground is ok. I've heard that a great idea would be to get a neutral density graduated filter so i'm after one, the only problem is, where do I get one? All i've seen is normal ND filters. My camera is a Nikon D3100 with the standard 18-55mm kit lens, filter size for the lens is 52mm.

Also, any ideas for a camera bag? I don't need a massive one, just a normall carry round town sized bag, i've been looking at a Tamrac 5627 Pro Digital Zoom 7, it says its good for a Nikon D70 with the lens attached so would it be a good size for my D3100?

Any help would be apreciated, thanks.

wave
02-07-12, 03:24 PM
look at cokin or lee filters they are square so need a holder you put the nd grad in and can move it till its in the right place

RichardStringer
02-07-12, 07:48 PM
Hey ya, thanks for the reply, ah right, aren't there any 52mm circular ones? I really can't be bothered with messing about with a holder and the square filters.

wave
03-07-12, 08:26 AM
heres one i have found quickly
http://www.amazon.com/Tiffen-Graduated-Neutral-Density-Filter/dp/B00004ZCAT

RichardStringer
03-07-12, 10:55 AM
Oh cool, thanks, I wonder if they ship to the UK with it being Amazon.com I should think they do maybe.

wave
03-07-12, 12:34 PM
try the uk site

RichardStringer
03-07-12, 04:30 PM
I have done and hell no, they're 74, i'd never pay that much for a filter, 1 filter, hell no.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tiffen-52CGND6-52mm-Color-Filter/dp/B00004ZCAT/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1341332966&sr=8-4

wave
04-07-12, 07:29 AM
what you have to look at is you have a good lens with good glass are you going to put low quality glass in front of it. look at the price of hoya filters or lee filters. they are good but expensive

RichardStringer
04-07-12, 08:55 AM
No i'm not, plus Hoya here in the UK are pretty cheap'ish on Amazon's UK site, although Hoya don't make a graduated ND filter, they just make normal ND filters. I've been looking and the one I think i'm gonna go for is the Hama one here :

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hama-52mm-Graduated-Filter-Dark/dp/B00005YVCM/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=3HK02I4ZN8OFZ&coliid=I2M0C0YAWA3JFE

I'm gonna use that one until next month when I can afford the B+W one here :

http://www.amazon.co.uk/77mm-Graduated-Dark-Filter-Uncoated/dp/B00017LSCG/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pdT1_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=3HK02I4ZN8OFZ&coliid=I31BM22XJ3VCFW