Home made 11 stop nd filter, now with screw thread!

My 77mm screw in adaptor FINALLY arrived after weeks of waiting.

I have glued it to the glass after carefully cleaning both surfaces and then painted the edges black to prevent and light seeping through.

Works well at the moment, I've found its much nicer shooting buildings with the sun behind the camera.

  • lone receiver 5y

    ah ha! a tripod. fantastic- have you tried shooting under street light with it yet Pete?
  • StevanFane 5y

    That's awesome! I have a homemade filter but I attach mine with a few rubber bands lol. What are you using to stop down?
  • JamesAlexR 5y

    you might need black leccy tape on the edges dude?
  • PeterChinnock PRO 5y

    David - I have indeed! Getting a bit cold going out in the evenings at the moment though...
    Stevan - I generally put the camera in Av, get a shutter speed w/o filter then add 11 stops, usually using Bulb mode.
    James - The tape didn't like sticking, but I have added some black paint! :)
  • Chris Conway 5y

    You went down my route then Peter?,I should have patented my idea........... ;) ,lol,
    Nice 1
  • StevanFane 5y

    no i mean like what are you using haha? is that welding glass?
  • PeterChinnock PRO 5y

    Yes! It is welding glass, about £2.50 off eBay.
  • Gail Edwards 5y

    Sweet! I love shots like this, where there is a story of how to get the job done! And it's about ND, even more sweet! Love it!
  • Rich Graves PRO 4y

    Very cool. I need one of those so I can take some of those great long exposure shots. Love to know more about it. I love the shots in your stream. Reminds me of me ;). Nice to meet you and keep up the good work.

    [ via PeterChinnock's flickriver  --Jersey Rich ]
  • David Sr. - 4y

    Do you get huge color shifts?? How do you handle WB. No doubt this has been discussed. A link to it would be welcome, rather then rehashing here. thanks
  • JamesAlexR 4y

    David- if you shoot RAW you can alter the WB in processing.
  • Tony Lasagne 4y

    I've been thinking about making on of these. seems like a good money to effect ratio. What screw in adapter did you get?
  • PeterChinnock PRO 4y

    Tony Lasagne Definitely give it a go, you get some pretty crazy shots sometimes though.

    I ordered one of these


    And glued the glass onto it.
  • Tony Lasagne 4y

    PeterChinnock I think thats the wrong link, it takes me to my photostream lol.
  • PeterChinnock PRO 4y

    There we go! Fixed
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