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    What's the current awesome Vari ND filter these days?
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    I'm using a first gen lightcraft workshops one and it does the job of setting exposure with a wide iris but it's not great. Image is a little soft and there's some definitely abberation going on. The variable settings are far too useful to just go straight filters with what I shoot. I'm outside a lot and don't want to be changing filters every time I rotate the camera a few degrees.

    Any better options than what was availble about 3 years ago?


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    I've been looking at the Singh Ray one, I don't know how it compares though


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    Philip Bloom swears by the Heliopan I think.
    I don't have it, but I own a couple of other Heliopan filters and they are well made, good quality.


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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisso View Post
    Philip Bloom swears by the Heliopan I think.
    I don't have it, but I own a couple of other Heliopan filters and they are well made, good quality.
    I didn't even know heliopan made one. Definitely a fan of the brand based on everything I've owned of theirs. Thanks!


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    I use a Genus ND 77mm which is quite acceptable, but if I were to do it again I'd get the Heliopan. The Genus doesn't have hard stops, the Heliopan does, and it also has markings to allow you to return to specific spots more easily.


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    Heliopan. And if you want to get it potentially much cheaper try the instructions here (down the page): http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread...od-news./page3


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    Quote Originally Posted by Searcher View Post
    Heliopan. And if you want to get it potentially much cheaper try the instructions here (down the page): http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread...od-news./page3

    Oh hell yeah. Thanks a bunch!


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    I need some help from you guys who have gotten a heliopan filter. I ordered one from fotomayr (thanks for the heads up guys!) I got the harder to find 82mm version and it's either messed up or I misunderstood what people meant by 'hard stops'. There's a set screw on one of the rings that stops the filter rotation, but only at each end of the range.......not the intermitent settings. Is this correct or do settings 1,2,3,4...etc also have hard stops so that they are also repeatable?

    Thanks!


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    Just at the ends. But this is a good thing -- smooth changes between stops.


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