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  • Steve Crow

    September 15, 2018 at 10:14 pm

    By far, it’s the ND filter, without it you will have a hard time achieving a shallow depth of field without blowing out your exposure. Circular polarizers are neat too for getting rid of reflections like off of windows or water. But basically get a Fader ND and be happy!

    Steve Crow

  • Teja Basireddy

    September 16, 2018 at 1:48 am

    If I have a 18-55mm lens and 70-300mm lens from Nikkor, which ND filter should suit. I mean there are a lot of filters with various dimensions. Thank you for answering.

  • Fernando Mol

    September 16, 2018 at 4:12 am

    You want to look for the ring diameter. Usually is written in the front of the lens.

  • Teja Basireddy

    September 16, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    Yes, what confuses me is that there are different ring diameters and most of the brands claim that they are fit for all DSLR lenses. For example, a 77mm Tiffen ND filter is said to fit to a 55mm lens. Similary, a 58mm ND filter by Amazon basics is also said to fit 55mm lens. This confuses me a lot and am not able to make the right decision. I am grateful if someone suggests ND filters for 55mm and 200mm Nikkor lenses. Thanks.

  • Steve Crow

    September 16, 2018 at 5:24 pm

    Nikon Micro-NIKKOR 55mm f/2.8 Lens
    Filter Thread Front: 52 mm

    Nikon AF Micro-NIKKOR 200mm
    Filter Thread Front: 62 mm

    52-62mm Step-Up Adapter Ring

    So you need a 62mm ND filter and then you also need to buy a 52 to 62mm Step Up Adapter Ring to screw onto your Nikon 55mm lens so that you can use the one ND filter on both lenses without issue. Like this:

    Look into step up and step down rings and you can get most ND filters to work with any lens – check out Fader ND filters with 8 stops too – it’s really so much easier than you are making this!

    Steve Crow

  • Teja Basireddy

    September 17, 2018 at 1:46 am

    Thank you Steve, highly appreciate your help.

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