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  1. #1 Best ND Filter Set In 2018 
    For screw in filters what would you guys recommend?

    1. Tiffen NATural Full Spectrum Neutral Density 1-7 stop set.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPFHpu0bD7w

    2. SLR Magic Circular Fixed ND Filters 1-10 stop set.
    https://www.newsshooter.com/2017/10/...ar-nd-filters/
    https://vimeo.com/238741439

    3. PolarPro Quartzline only 3, 4 and 6 stop filter.
    https://www.cinema5d.com/polarpro-qu...gold-standard/

    4. Breakthrough Photgraphy X4 ND only 3 and 6 stop filter.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7bKaAG5SNo

    I care about color neutrality and no apparent image degradation.
    Some of the ones above are not full sets as they are more targeted to still shooters.
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    Just great !! : Breakthrough Photgraphy
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    You check out Formatt-Hitech firecrest NDs? Just bought some, no noticeable color shifts, best i’ve seen so far.
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    Firecrest for screw-in. SLR magic if you must use a fader.
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    I heard some bad things/read some bad reviews about formatt-Hitech firecrest NDs a year or two ago and stayed away.

    For variable ND I hear the SLR Magic 82mm ND 0.4 to 1.8 Filter is the best variable ND on the market right now.

    Besides for the review I posted in my top comment there is not too much info/reviews about SLR magic's fixed ND set.
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    These are on my cameras most days:
    http://www.tokinacinema.com/filters/...d_filters.html

    Still have and use my Firecrests too.
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    Hi Phil,

    Would you consider the Tokina filters color neutral (I hate any color cast with a passion)?

    Did not know Tokina even made high end ND filters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Weinberg View Post
    Hi Phil,

    Would you consider the Tokina filters color neutral (I hate any color cast with a passion)?

    Did not know Tokina even made high end ND filters.
    I only use neutral filters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Holland View Post
    These are on my cameras most days:
    http://www.tokinacinema.com/filters/...d_filters.html

    Still have and use my Firecrests too.
    Why IR ND and not ND?

    Pat
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Tresch View Post
    Why IR ND and not ND?

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    Evils of the past haunting present day.

    Remember when all this IRND stuff started that the "og" filters we not actually IR cutting, blocking, or even absorption tech but rather just green tlnted bastards. This effected RED and Arri shooters back when MX was the main sensor and well Alev III was closer to their OG spec.

    These modern metallic and nano-tech coatings do protect against IR in a more desirable way, but the industry never figured out a proper way to differentiate between those older IRND tinted filters and modern things like Rhodiums, Nisi, Firecrests, Tokinas, Mitomo, etc.....

    So here we are because nobody could name them right :)

    Which is yet another reason why I literally test everything, especially when it comes to bloody NDs.
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