Schneider Neutral Density (ND) filters are designed to control exposure or depth of field under various lighting conditions without affecting color or contrast.
These filters have numerous applications:
- They permit the use of high-speed film (i.e. Kodak 5298) in bright lighting conditions
- They diminish distracting backgrounds in a scene by permitting the use of wider apertures to reduce depth of field as required to throw the background out of focus while maintaining focus on the subject
- They allow you to control the amount of light reaching the film without relying solely on the lens aperture
- Graduated Schneider ND filters enable you to evenly expose an unbalanced lighting situation