Fotasy 46mm Adjustable Fader ND Filter Neutral Density (ND2 - ND400) Multi-Coated

Fotasy 46mm Adjustable Fader ND Filter Neutral Density (ND2 - ND400) Multi-Coated
This is the variable ND filter from Fotasy.

It's difficult to find such filters at 46mm, which is a common filter size for Micro Four Thirds lens, such as the Olympus 12mm f/2, Panasonic 14mm f/2.5 lens, 20mm f/1.7 lens, 25mm f/1.4 lens and the 45mm f/2.8 lens.

It should be more useful for the Panasonic 20mm and 25mm since they are quite fast to begin with.

This is multi-coated to reduce lens flare and reflection.

The ND filter can rotate from ND2 to ND400. That's 8 stops which is good enough for long exposure shots, i.e for waterfalls, rivers, waves. Typically for normal still shots, ND4 or ND8 is sufficient.

The manufacturer states that the ND filter works best for lens under 200mm.

The main advantage of this filter is you can keep it on all the time. When you don't need it, you can just rotate it down to ND2.

The price is really attractive compared to other brands. But the main draw is the 46mm filter size.


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Sony RX1 daytime and night sample shots from darwinfish105

Photos from the timelapse guy darwinfish105.

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Panasonic GH3 Preview from Trusted Reviews

Source: Panasonic Lumix GH3 Preview (trustedreviews.com)

There are many nice photos of the GH3 to give you a sense of it's body design. It really isn't that much bigger than the GH2.

Sony RX1 Sample Photos from Steve Huff

Source: Hot Off The Press! Exclusive Sony RX1 Samples..by ME!

You have got to be kidding me. I don't see image quality that's worth $2799. Yes they are sharp, so?

Why not just get an X-Pro1 and lens instead for a lesser price.

The Autographer (World's First Wearable Camera)

The world's first intelligent, wearable camera, The Autographer.

I'm not sure what kind of camera this is, but it seems like you can clip it to your t-shirt. There's a lot of marketing speak on their website.

Fujifilm First Impressions from Roel

Roel has his Fujifilm X-E1 first impressions after using it for some weeks.

Fujifilm X-E1

And here's dpreview's hands-on preview if you haven't seen it.

Green Screen Tutorials

This is from one of Vimeo's weekend project.



Here are some other ways:
iMovie with Jonah Salsich
Final Cut Pro with Nick Horrox
Final Cut Pro X or Adobe Premier Pro with Web Video Chefs

The World's Most Powerful Photographs

Aperture of the 12-35mm f/2.8 lens is not constant?

Some comments are going around online regarding the audible clicks that are heard while zooming with the Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 lens.

I even had one stranger messaging me about that.

Mine does that too, on a Panasonic GH2. Slightly on the A and S mode, and more frequently with the video mode.

A Panasonic camera will adjust the aperture blades to varying amount of light to give a well exposed image on the LCD screen. The keyword in the previous sentence is blades. When you press the shutter, you will get the aperture that's shown on the LCD screen.

Olympus cameras will, if I'm not wrong, adjust the aperture whenever possible giving the clicking sound constantly.

Here are two interesting tests to try.

In the first test, set your camera to Aperture mode at f/2.8, zoom to 12mm, and hit the Shutter Effect button. Look at the aperture blades as you zoom slowly to 35mm. You should notice the blades close down by 3 clicks, or 1 stop, but the LCD is still showing f/2.8.

In the second test, at either 12mm and 35mm, press the Shutter Effect button and count the number of clicks you get to f/22. They should be the same.

This tells us that at 35mm, to achieve f/2.8, the aperture blades have to open wide all the way. And at 12mm to achieve f/2.8, the blades have to close down by 3 clicks.

So the f/2.8 is still constant throughout the zoom. The clicking is there for a reason.

On a more important note, the clicking might actually cause flicker when you're in video mode.

Difference Between Full-frame and Crop Field of View

This video shows the effective field of view of a crop vs full-frame sensor.

Desert art of Burning Man 2012

EGO Project at Burning Man 2012

Review: Zelenpol Half Case for X-Pro1

Zelenpol Half Case for X-Pro1

Video Review: Blackmagic Cinema Camera

Philip Bloom has made a 45min detailed video review of the Blackmagic Cinema Camera.


There's a great quote at the 26:24 mark that really stood out for me. In case you missed it, he said,"If you're out shooting for fun, just getting some shots of images of anything that you want, don't listen to anybody saying 'That's no good, you got no story' or anything like that. As long as you're shooting and you're happy, who cares?"

Below's the full short clip featured in the video above.

Hunter as a Horse "Your Darkest Hour"

A music video shot with the Fujifilm X-Pro1

Tips for DSLR Video Recording with Lok C

Lok C, from DigitalRevTV, gives tips on video recording with DSLR. He shoots with a Canon 5D something and 24-105mm f/4 lens.

The first video talks about IS, aperture, wide angle lens, and distance scale.


This second video looks at shutter speed, audio recording, and video editing.

Nikon D600 High ISO Shots

Here are some Fujifilm X-E1 high ISO shots from That Nikon Guy.

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Fujifilm X-E1 High ISO Shots

Here are some Fujifilm X-E1 high ISO shots from That Nikon Guy.

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GH3 High ISO Comparison Shots

Here are some GH3 high ISO shots from That Nikon Guy

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