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Old 12-04-2012, 12:06 PM
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G'day Mike. I definitely compose the shot first, lock the camera/tripod in position and manually focused, then slide the filter down. I don't use LiveView very often, usually do it by eye. But last time I did use LV and it did seem to help with where to position the filter graduation on the horizon. That seems to be the trickiest part, but I think you're better off erring on it being to high than too low. Just because I don't like seeing that dark band on the horizon, makes the use of the filter obvious. Guess you could dodge it out or something, but better to get it right first.

Don't ask me about mountainous horizons. I've only used them on seascape/level horizons mostly so far, just getting used to that. That's why I've kept it simple. Definitely be using the soft grad on horizons that are uneven I think.
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LiveView Exposure Simulation is mans best friend.

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Old 04-05-2012, 07:07 PM
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I just ordered a bunch of Lee gear including adapter ring, foundation kit, soft and hard ND grad kits and a (non Lee) 10 stop ND filter from these guys in the UK: http://www.studiokitdirect.com. They had everything in stock and shipped the same day. Their pricing looks very competitive too.

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How's the filter shooting going, Mike?
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I've had one other session using them since my post above and had better results. Still takes some getting used to though.

More sessions required.

I'll have to send yours back soon - I don't want you to be without them when you need them.
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How Lee filters are made:
http://diyphotography.net/how-lee-filters-are-made

After watching the video you'll understand why there are sometimes long lead times on these items!

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