Variable ND filter that doesn't leave an "X" in your image?

3 months 2 weeks ago #760232 by Adam G
Is there a ND filter that offers complete adjustment without getting that annoying "X" that shows up in the shot?  Please let me know.  Thank you very much in advance!!


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3 months 2 weeks ago #760248 by agiledogs
I have had decent luck withhttps://www.promaster.com/Product/5694. Keep in mind thoug that all variable nd flters will have tha x under certain conditions where cross polarization occurs.


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3 months 1 week ago #760266 by TCav
As with all other filters, price is an excellent indicator of quality. That is, expensive filters are good, while cheap filters are bad. The factors that tend to create the X pattern are mostly associated with the manufacturer cutting corners (so to speak).


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3 months 1 week ago #760270 by Razky

Adam G wrote: Is there a ND filter that offers complete adjustment without getting that annoying "X" that shows up in the shot? Please let me know. Thank you very much in advance!!

Regardless of brand or price, try to avoid the darkest settings and wide-angle lenses. Better yet, avoid variable neutral density filters altogether.


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3 months 1 week ago #760324 by Ontherocks
I have two variable NDs from Polar Pro.  They were pricier than others, but they work and they work really well.  I originally picked up the 1-5 stop filter, and then got the 6-9, which in retrospect, hardly use and don't recommend getting as the 1-5 will do nearly everything that you should need.  Regarding "X", I don't see any of that in my footage when using.  


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3 months 1 week ago #760403 by Howard T

Ontherocks wrote: I have two variable NDs from Polar Pro.  They were pricier than others, but they work and they work really well.  I originally picked up the 1-5 stop filter, and then got the 6-9, which in retrospect, hardly use and don't recommend getting as the 1-5 will do nearly everything that you should need.  Regarding "X", I don't see any of that in my footage when using.  


GREAT filter!!


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