Finally this week the 3-stop grad ND has arrived. With the new filter I headed down south to Kurnell to test it out on a sunset shot.
Luckily the weather is good today, the sky is not too clear with some clouds – perfect for testing the filter – stacking + handhelding it on top of my 3 STOP ND filter screwed on to the lens of my SONY NEX C3’s Lens.
Too bad I only find out that I shouldn’t be hand-holding the resin filter with the lens hood on, this creates some reflection from the filter onto the lens which turned up in the photo which I only realized upon processing the photos 😦 Lesson learnt no lens hood on when handholding a resin filter.
Another problem I had was that handholding the filter against the lens introduce a little bit of shake to the camera, and this means that with long shutter speed some blur is introduced into my shots. I will have to research for ways to minimize shakes.
Will need to find a way to overcome the above two problems next time… (if anyone got suggestions it would be great).