Excerpt: I use this to capture motion. Something Lightroom 5 can't do. Lately, I've been using it just after sunrise and just at sunset. I get about 10-20 second shutter at ISO 100. This allows some blur in the vegetation keeping the earth clear/sharp. Also, great for morning sun and tall waterfalls of 10ft+. It increases the exposure for that smooth water effect.It does get fingerprints of oil. But I just wipe it down pretty firm, and it cleans up well.
Pros: Clear Optics, Easy To Use, Strong Construction
Excerpt: This Hoys 9D stop filter is awesome. I was considering B+W but there was the 'magenta' cast which I did not want. I was ok for a stop less than 10D, but no color cast for me. The 9 stops of Hoya are more than enough. I have got pretty good snaps of waterfall with this filter, with exposure time of 20sec in some cases in sunlight (reduce the EV if 20sec is too much of shutter speed). The build quality is great.
Excerpt: HOW I USE IT: Hobby-type landscapes. (I bought it for night scapes in particular. I don't know if it will work, as I'll explain.) PROS: - My copy was indeed about 8 1/2 to 8 2/3 stops of attenuation. Quite powerful. - You can tell it's quality; also a quality, positive mount. - Easy to mount to a Tokina 11-16mm, and I have not had problems with vignetting even at 11mm. (Note: I'm using a crop sensor.
Excerpt: When I first started looking for filters the ONLY thing folks would recommend was the B+W filters. Nothing against them but, man, the price. I'm an amateur, not a pro. I was told I wouldn't like this. I started researching, on the web, and dozens, if not hundreds, of pro photographers had this one in their kits, not the B+W's. In fact, when I started looking at pro gear, very few of the actual pros had B+W's... so, on a whim, I bought it and I don't regret it, at all.
Pros: Clear Optics, Easy To Use, No Color Distortion, No Visible Vignette, Strong Construction