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    cheap neutral density filters on ebay

    I was looking at some cheap neutral density filters on ebay (the description is Green.l 52mm ND2 ND4 ND8 Neutral Density Filter KIT ) that are about $13 from China.
    I am only new to photography and wanted to muck around with them taking shots of the water while on holiday on the goldcoast next month. I have some tutorials in a photo magazine I bought showing how to do it and I really like the look.
    Is this something I shouldn't even bother with if I can't afford decent ones or do you think that for $13 I might get some ok results?
    thanks for your help.

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    Leanne

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    You will get an idea of what you can produce with them. They do show up a colour cast which may not be appealing. Cheap enough to give you an idea of what they can do. The holder tends to be not wide enough for a wide angle lens i.e. you will see the sides of the holder, which means you can't take a pic at the widest focal length.

    If you get them you will be able to tell if you can be bothered with all the mucking around setting up.
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    it`s not much money in the scheme of things just to try it out and see what you can get. I`d definitely shoot in RAW only so you can correct any colour casts.
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    I use a variety of these with very good results. Some densities give stronger colour casts than others.

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    Maybe, these el-cheapos to give you a play / test.

    But, if you get serious.... with optics, you definitely get what you pay for.
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    how about instead of buying a kit and buy ONE regular branded one for about the same amt? at least you won't have 3 filters to offload later?

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