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    Gradient Banding

    I am new at long exposure photography and while some shots are coming out a treat, others are getting some strange gradient banding. I am using a variable ND filter and it seems that the darker the filter the worse the banding. I have only just gotten back into photography and am using my old Nikon D60, 18-55mm lens, ISO100. This is what is happening:

    demo-banding.jpg

    Is this just due to a cheap camera and cheap filter?

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    Re: Gradient Banding

    What happens if you remove the filter and adjust the shutter speed to suit?
    Mark
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    Re: Gradient Banding

    what nd filter? the cheap ones are known for weird colour effects
    nikon abuser

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    Re: Gradient Banding

    Quote Originally Posted by redeye View Post
    what nd filter? the cheap ones are known for weird colour effects
    Was a ND4-400 Variable fliter and it is cheap. Ended up that I was going past ND400 and it couldnt handle it, once I knew that I was fine.

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    Re: Gradient Banding

    variable filters can often cause weird vignetting and banding. I have a hoya 10 stop (i think, could be 6?) and I never had too much trouble with it, I slight touch of vignetting in the corners, but nothing PP couldn't fix

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    Re: Gradient Banding

    Yep. Looks like a cheap ND filter...

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    Re: Gradient Banding

    Yeah!
    Anyways, you will get to learn so many things here, Keep Going!
    All the best!

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