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1) Buy a circular ND filter to fit to the front of the lens.
2) Buy a square ND filter to fit to a filter holder and then on to the lens
Option 2 might be better if you have got a few lenses because you can use the same filter on all of them by just replacing the adapter ring to attach the filter holder. This is cheaper than replacing the circular filter of number one for different lenses and it would also allow you to use other filters too like ND grads if you want. Check out Lee, B&W or Formatt Hi-tech. They come in varying degrees of strength from a reduction of one stop of light to ten stops. Any questions, feel free to ask us.
Conor Casey wrote: One more thing actually that I have just noticed, should this topic really be in the welcome mat?
Yes So i moved it to another section.
About the question,
I think Conor and Roy said it all. You can always start with a slow shutter speed and compensate it with your aperture.
In the beginning, you don't need a tripod for that, a tripod will make the job easier though, but a steady ground can do the trick. Find a rock or so which you can trust your camera on, place your camera in manual mode and on timer, so you get less movement in your camera (so no movement of pushing the button).
A slower shutted speed of 1/25 or lower should do something already, you do not need a shutter speed of 10 seconds or so, for the beginning, try 1/25 or 1/10 for example.. and again, try to compensate with you aperture
Hope these tips will help you towards a result. I am looking forward to see it!
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