Use an ND Filter or CPL Filter
A Circular Polarizer is the must have filter every photographer needs and Hoya’s top-selling NXT Circular Polarizer is the best value around. Polarizers do one thing: Remove Reflections. It’s a 2 element design and you twist the outer ring to have the light hit the surf cafe at a different angle. By removing reflections, you reveal the color, texture, and detail in the scene you’re photographing. So, leaves are greener, skies are bluer, and the rocks at the bottom of that secret mountain lake become revealed. A CPL is a must-have filter for photographers shooting outdoors! its also amazing for car photography.
- Rotate the outer ring to achieve the perfect amount of reflection control.
- High-quality polarized glass removed reflections from car windows, painted surfaces, or just about any non-metallic surface.
Neutral density (ND) filters play an important role for filmmakers and photographers because they allow you to precisely control the amount of light passing through the lens for greater creative control over exposure. For filmmakers, this means shutter speeds that match your frame-rate while maintaining the depth-of-field you want. For photographers, it means you can reach longer exposures or achieve a shallow depth-of-field in bright sunlight.
Use an ND filter when you want to utilize bright light and that 180 degree shutter rule for video.
If you’re familiar with Neutral Density filters you may already know that a 3-stop filter won’t have a huge impact during brighter hours. Compared to the 6 and 10-stop filters, the 3-stop is not particularly dark and it won’t allow you to use those extremely slow shutter speeds of several minutes. Use a larger stop filter, like a 6 or 10 stop, to better adjust your slow shutter speed.
- You can stack ND filters to get different stops. (ie. a 3-stop on top of a 6-stop is equivalent to a 9-stop filter)
- It's lightweight and made of top of the line materials.
- Allows you to control light for better photos and videos.