Long exposures – testing out my new Hama ND filter

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I’ve dabbled with ND filters in the past with my DSLR but not on my Micro Four Third System. I purchased a Hama variable ND filter that you turn to increase the strength of filter. My three Kowa lenses all have different filter sizes so I opted for the 12mm lens as I think this is perfect for natural landscapes. I visit the coast a lot so I would like to produce some lovely sea mist long exposure images.

For a trial run, I headed up to a nearby lake at dusk.¬†Turning the ND filter to various strengths, I was taking images with exposures up to 40 seconds resulting in an effect that smoothed out the¬†water to look like glass. A really useful feature of the Olympus OMD EM-1 that is perfect for long exposure photography is something called ‘LIVE TIME’ in which on the LCD screen you press the shutter and then can watch in real time the image exposing- then once you feel the image is correct you stop the exposure. Can’t wait to try this technique at the coast.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Olympus OMD EM-1 and Kowa MFT 12mm f1.8

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOlympus OMD EM-1 and Kowa MFT 12mm f1.8

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOlympus OMD EM-1 and Kowa MFT 12mm f1.8

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOlympus OMD EM-1 and Kowa MFT 12mm f1.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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