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Old 07-31-2014, 12:19 PM   #1
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Welding glass as a high stop ND filter

I had this idea a few weeks ago and after looking into it it seems I'm not the only person to think of it. http://www.alexwisephotography.net/b...-for-under-10/ I'll get the Lee Big Stopper at some point but for now some cheap welding glass will have to suffice. I've ordered a #12 and #14 and plan on 3D printing a frame that will work with my Lee filter ring to hold the glass in place. They're supposed to be delivered today and if I have time tomorrow I'll get out for some practice shots. Have any of you ever played with welding glass like this? I'm looking forward to getting some long exposure shots during the day and seeing what I can do with them in B&W

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Old 08-01-2014, 06:51 PM   #2
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Creative. I spent the $150 on a B&W filter, but will be the first to admit that it doesn't matter what you use as long as you get the shot.
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I'm using this and happy with it:


This pic was taken in the early sunny afternoon:

untitled-2134 by JinForTheWin, on Flickr
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Thats pretty genius. Ive always thought of using whatever tinted glass I could find.
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Old 08-06-2014, 09:15 PM   #5
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Still haven't had time to get out and shoot with them yet, hopefully sometime over the weekend because I'm busy all week.
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