Meta’s Neutral Density Filters Table for Long Exposures with ND Filters
ND Filters for Long Exposures – Shoot in Aperture Priority Mode on a Sturdy Tripod with a Wireless Remote Control
The Left Aqua Column is your Standard Non-Filtered Exposure Time.
The Pink Row is your ND Filter Light Reduction in f/stops.
The Table displays your New Shutter Speed with the ND Filter attached.
Shutter Speeds over 30 Seconds (Purple), will require switching to Bulb Mode and using an Intervalometer (Timed Shutter Release).
Example (Shown in Yellow): If you normally shoot at 1/125th of a second (Left Aqua Column) and add a 3 Stop ND8 Filter (Pink Row), your new ND Filter Shutter Speed will be slowed down to 1/15th of a second. Most Digital Cameras can automatically compensate for the addition of ND Filters, and automatically adjust the shutter speed (up to 30 seconds) when you are in Aperture Priority Mode.
Meta’s ND Filter Kits for Sony and Minolta Common Lens Sizes
Set of 3 Tiffen 49mm Filters – 2 Stop, 3 Stop and 4 Stop ND Filters with 4 Pocket Filter Wallet
Set of 3 Tiffen 55mm Filters – 2 Stop, 3 Stop and 4 Stop ND Filters with 4 Pocket Filter Wallet
Set of 3 Tiffen 72mm Filters – 2 Stop, 3 Stop and 4 Stop ND Filters with 4 Pocket Filter Wallet
Set of 3 Tiffen 77mm Filters – 2 Stop, 3 Stop and 4 Stop ND Filters with 4 Pocket Filter Wallet
ND Filters are Essential for shooting Long Exposures and for many Bracketed HDR Shots in Aperture Priority Mode to prevent over exposure. They are used to Smooth Water, Smooth Waterfalls, Long Exposure Fireworks, and Bright Sunsets and Bright Sunrises.