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Johno
Date Posted: Dec/19/2010 3:48 PM
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Hello all,

Im currently in afghanistan and im wondering what the best filter to use is with the harsh lighting thats out here its making my photos overexpose too much and is causing me a headache trying to correct them in photo shop or paintshop pro.

Im using the COKIN P Series at the moment for my Nikon D 90.

Many thanks

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swanseamale47
Date Posted: Dec/20/2010 3:17 AM
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If your getting over exposure on all your shots it sounds like somethings out, have you tried exposure compensation? check you haven't got some dialed in by mistake.
Can you give us more details? maybe post a shot or two for us to see what your getting.

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Victor
Date Posted: Jan/11/2011 3:38 PM
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In addition to what Wayne said, there a several strengths of neutral density filters, essentially sunglasses for your camera.

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kennymc
Date Posted: Jan/12/2011 3:03 AM
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Keep your ISO as low as possible...
Use aperture priority and keep the aperture small (f/16 or smaller) unless you really need to have a shallow depth of field...
If it's still too bright try setting the exposure compensation to +1

Neutral density filters are a good option and as Victor said they come in different strengths 2X = 1 stop, 4X = 2 stops and 8x = 3 stops...

If it's only the highlights that are getting blown maybe a polarising filter would be a better option...

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chance
Date Posted: Jan/12/2011 7:24 AM
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Kenny the exposure comp to +1??

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kennymc
Date Posted: Jan/12/2011 1:14 PM
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Sorry, I pressed the wrong key on the numeric key pad, it should have been -1 stop, wish I could type proper like... Thanks for spotting the mistake Chance...

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chance
Date Posted: Jan/12/2011 5:22 PM
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Gosh and that is so hard to do with youReally it is!

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