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.
Soft/hard indicates the degree of transition.
|Type||Graduated Neutral Density|
|Filter Factor||2-stops - Reduces ISO 1/4|
|Effect||Balanced light intensity from one part of a scene to another|
|Application||Nature, Travel, Outdoor photography; to maintain light control, as in bright contrasty landscapes; i.e. bright sky, dark foreground|
|Color Temperature||Not Applicable|
|Construction||Schott-Desag B270 Crown Optical Glass|
|Front Filter Thread Size||None|
|Front Lens Cap Size||77mm|