The Schneider Optics 6.6 x 6.6 inch Graduated Neutral Density Filter used for Cinematography. 50% of the filter is clear and 50% has a Neutral Density of 1.2 (4 stops). The transition from clear to ND is done with a Soft Edge (SE) transition line. Soft Edge grads lines are used with wide angle and normal focal length lenses. Graduated Neutral Density filters are used to balance exposure within a scene. One very common use is to balance the exposure of sky and earth in a landscape, avoiding overexposed blank white skies.
|Filter type||Graduated Neutral Density|
|Soft/Hard Edge||Soft Edge|
|Filter Factor||Increase exposure by 4-stops - Transmits only 6% of light|
|Effect||Balanced light intensity from one part of a scene to another|
|Application||Nature, Travel, Outdoor photography; To maintain light control, as in bright contrasting landscapes; i.e. bright sky, dark foreground|
|Construction||Water White Schott Glass|
|Size||6.6 x 6.6" (165 x 165mm, 4mm thick)|