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Strong effect; excellent build quality
on 22 July 2010
I use the 0.9 (three stop) filter a good deal and it is particularly effective when used in conjunction with multi-bracketed exposures, HDR processing software and when applied to strong sunlight. I find that contrast in general and in clouds especially is made to look very striking, and the derived colours are very attractive. You might find that RAW image previews are initially disappointing, but once your basic adjustments are done the results are very impressive. Tiffen produces a more expensive and durable range of filters, but this one is solid glass and easy to keep clean. A very good purchase and I would have no hesitation in buying Tiffen again in the future.
A word of warning. Your camera previews will look very dark, through both the viewfinder and LCD screen, and it is easy to overlook unwanted details, especially around the edges of the frame. Be extra careful with composition and take your time. And because your exposures are going to be slowed down, use a tripod when necessary.