What? A 16-Stop ND Filter?!?


Do you want to smooth a waterfall to get that silky flowing look or smooth the ripples on a lake to make it look like glass? You’ll be able to do it with a 16-stop ND Filter. But is the one I demo in this video any good? In this video, I test it out to see.

Gear Used:

Firecrest by Formatt Hitech – 16-Stop ND Filter (77mm): https://amzn.to/2Uj30Jx

Make sure you get the correct size to fit your lens — they also have them in several different square sizes but they cost considerably more.

The remote timer I used:

PIXEL FSK 2.4GHz Wireless Shutter Remote Release Control for
Nikon D850 D810 D700 D500 D3 D4 D5 D4s N90s and Fujifilm Kodak Cameras: https://amzn.to/2ZxRHhD

Here is the same remote timer for other model cameras:

Pixel TW-283/90 Wireless Shutter Release for Fuji Timer Remote for
Fujifilm GFX50S/X-Pro2/X-T1/X-T20/X-T10/X-E2S/X-E2/X-M1/X-A10/X-A3/X-A2/X-A1/X100F/X100T/X70/X30/XQ2/XQ1/Finex S1: https://amzn.to/2HtEqR9

PIXEL Wired or Wireless Timer Shutter Remote Control for
Nikon D5200 D3100 D5000 D7200 D600 D610 D750 D3200 D3300 Cameras: https://amzn.to/2MJWavO

PIXEL TW283E3 Wireless Shutter Remote Release Control for
Canon EOS R 700D/T5i 650D/T4i 550D/T2i 500D/T1i 350D/XT 400D/XTi 1000D/XS 450D/XSi 60D 100D and Pentax: https://amzn.to/2L9xdYO

PIXEL FSK 2.4GHz Wireless Shutter Remote Release Control for
Canon 7D Series, 5D Series, 50D, 40D, 30D, 10D: https://amzn.to/2MJzZ8U

PIXEL FSK 2.4GHz Wireless Shutter Remote Release Control for
Sony Micro Single Digital Camera a58 NEX-3NL A7 A7R A7II A7RII A75 A3000 A6000 NX300 RX100II: https://amzn.to/2NEVis4

Pixel TW-283 S1/S2 Wireless Shutter Release Timer Remote Control for
Sony A300 A350 A400 A450 A500 A550 A560 A580 A700 A850 A900 A33 A35 A37 A55 A57 A65 A67 A77 A99 A58 A7 A7II A7R A7RII A7S A3000: https://amzn.to/2L6uKOv

Nikon D850: https://amzn.to/2K498SZ
Nikon 24-70mm F2.8 Lens: https://amzn.to/2VQMKi9
Vanguard Tripod: https://amzn.to/2WqWB2u
Siriu Ballhead: https://amzn.to/2W1MyS0
Peak Design Everyday 30L Backpack: https://amzn.to/2MJPFcb

Video Gear Used:

Nikon Z6: https://amzn.to/2TIBGnR
Nikon Z 24-70mm F4.0 Lens: https://amzn.to/2Z0hW55
MeFOTO Travel Tripod: https://amzn.to/31GVvys

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For first image, without the filter on:

Aperture Priority Mode
Spot metering – metered on the steps in front of the building
Single point focus – focused on the same stops
Auto White Balance
1/320, F5.6, iso: 64 at 35mm

Second image, with the filter:

Manual Mode
I did not try to refocus. Kept it the same as the first image.
Auto White Balance
3’24”, F5.6, iso: 64 at 35mm

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I used this software to record my screen in this video