I was recently sent a couple of Haida Red Diamond filters by Haida Australia to test out, a 100x100mm ND 4.5 15 stop neutral density and a 100mm x 150mm GND 0.9 3 stop Medium ND filter. These are Haida’s latest generation, anti colour cast, shock and scra
If you recall the last sunset you tried to shot, for sure you will also recall the challenge that every photographer faces. If you expose for the sky you get a dark foreground, if you expose for the foreground then your sky gets blowned away…
Filters are an important complement for every landscape photographer.
In use I found the Haida filters did not introduce any strong colour casts, drop of image quality or purple fringing. They are extremely easy to keep clean with just a lens cloth or with bit of fresh water and cloth to remove salt spray or stickiness from
Over the past couple of months I have been using Haida's 150mm filter system, these optical glass filters are perfect for use with ultra wide-angle lenses.
There are three main types of filters I'm using: polarizers, ND filters and graduated ND filters. All of them have different purposes and today I concentrate on one of the graduated ND filters from Haida's Red-Diamond series.