Hey guys, new user to this forum and am needing advice on Grad ND filters. Here's my equipment that I'll use filters with/on:
-- I know the square Cokin filter system is popular, and I never considered using them until now. I always use traditional, if you will, threaded filters. However, I've never used Grad ND or any ND filter and don't want to blindly buy $400 worth of filters if I'm not going to get the most benefit. Obviously both lenses above are 77mm....what I "possibly" plan on buying in the future is the Zeiss 21mm (82mm filter thread) once I get acclimated to Nikon SLRs. Just got rid of my Canon 5d2 and 17-40L about a month ago -- and still learning differences in Canon vs. Nikon ergonomics.
What's most "flexible" system? I see that an adaptor is required based on lens -- to match filter holder, correct? I don't want to lock in a fortune on filters if they'll vignette on a larger filter thread. I also would like to experiment with ND filters (not just Graduated) for various scenes. I shoot landscapes about 90% of time and most of you know how a southern California sun will wash out a scene!! Please post a link to product if you have the time. It would mean a lot to me.
Right now I'm just using Nikon NC filters on my glass....and I do see another forum topic on polarizers. For that filter, I plan on getting just a "traditional" threaded filter. Thanks guys!