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Schneider Optics 4 x 4" Graduated Neutral Density (ND) 0.3 Water White Glass Filter - Soft Edge

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  • Tiffen 4" x 4" Graduated Neutral Density Soft Edge Filter 0.63
  • Part clear, part neutral density with soft color graduation
  • Reduces the amount of light passing through the camera lens
  • Prevent over exposure

The Schneider 4 x 4" Graduated Neutral Density (ND) 0.3 Water-White Glass Filter - Soft Edge 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

The Soft or Hard label indicates the degree of color graduation. Horizontal/Vertical indicates the direction of the graduation.

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  • Schneider 4x4" Graduated Neutral Density (ND) 0.3 Water-White Glass Filter - Soft Edge
  • 10-Year Warranty
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  • Type: Graduated Neutral Density
  • Size: 4x4" (100 x 100 x 4 mm thick)
  • Grade: 0.3
  • Soft/Hard Edge: Soft Edge
  • Filter Factor: Increase exposure by 1-stop - Transmits only 50% of light
  • Multi-Coated: Yes
  • Rotating: No
  • 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
  • Construction: Water White Schott Glass
WARNING: This product may expose you to chemicals which are known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
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