After poring over dozens of reviews and watching countless comparisons on YouTube, we think we’ve finally landed upon an ND filter adapter and drop-in filter system that (1) is compatible with the RED Komodo; (2) whose solid NDs have remarkably neutral color rendition; and (3) that won’t break the bank. Kolari is asking $224.99 for the EF-EOS R Drop-In Filter Mount Adapter with clear filter while individual drop-in NDs are selling for $129.99. The only catch is that, like most other adapters practically everywhere, they’re on backorder. If it turns out that Kolari’s drop-in filters are compatible with Meike’s $159.99 MK-EFTR-C adapter, you can save an additional $65.00 and get a Meike variable ND and clear filter thrown in. Not only that, but Meike’s website says their adapter is now in stock. Regardless of which adapter and drop-in filter you eventually settle on, it’s always a good idea to confirm that they’re in stock before placing your order.
Kolari also have screwable IRND filters which I almost bought but finally not because only available in 2 and 5 stops (and then 10 and more which is too much).
I finally ordered and received a screwable B+W MRC nano pro 0.9 which is 3 stops.
I’m currently using it. 3 stops is somewhat in the middle when shooting 1h30 after sunrise or 1h30 before sunset at f8 for documentary style.
I could not always keep 1/50s (for 25p) but if not, was not far.
What’nice is I can put my lens cap directly on the filter to protect it.
When back home, if I’m happy with the results, I may have a look at their 2 stops and 6 stops brothers.
What’s seems nice is that 3 stops at f8 is equal to 6 stops at f2.8 which is my maximum zoom aperture (16-55 f2.8).
What is good with the system you chose is that you can drop a filter quite easily, have no reflections on the filter as on a lens and Kolari sells all stops values with this system.
I could not order it because it doesn’t exist for Fuji X mount right now.
Maybe later, knowing that Kolari just released their magnetic filters you put directly on your camera mount but I didn’t like this kind of system, it’s much too close to the sensor, can damage the camera mount (cf Youtube reviews) and certainly a high risk to put dust of the sensor when wan to switch.
The system you chose is in the middle and seems right ^^
I’m just hoping that the Kolari drop-in filters fit the Meike adapter. If not, there’s no telling when the Kolari one will be in stock.
I’ve been massively overexposing my shots. So stupid of me! I need NDs ASAP.
Time has come I also need to use NDs even if it’s annoying.
To avoid to overexpose without ND we must increase the shutter speed but it clearly affects the motion.
Also I avoid to go beyond f8 to avoid diffraction.
Hope your products will match.
Edit: My latest tests showed that a 3 stops ND is not enough to get 1/50s at f8 and 640 ISO on a summer sunny day 1h30 before sunset and get correct exposure.
4 stops would be better (and then 3 stops).
Screwable B+W are only available in 2, 3, 6 and 10 stops.
I think at least a 4 stops would be good to have.