I’ve been using the Fotga Fader ND for a while now, and it has turned out to be a fantastic piece of kit for sunny days, especially for the price.What the Fader ND does, is allow you to adjust the amount of light that comes into your lens by simply turning the filter.
This can come in handy on sunny days while filming, especially if you want to shoot at a wide aperture.Using this Fader ND means that you can continue shooting at the correct shutter speed, but also keeping that shallow depth of field.
The Fotga Fader ND (also goes under the name NEEWER), is one of the cheapest that you can get on the market, but as you can see in the video above, it actually works quite well. It does lose a little bit of sharpness when using a tele lens, but overall i’m very happy with it and can recommend it for someone looking to get a new fader nd.
I tested out the Canon 70D in low light on my holiday in Spain and I’ve got to say it performed fantastically. It really is fantastic, especially paired up with the 18-135mm STM lens which i’ve been testing out lately.
I’ve always found that the best autofocus test is while in low light and i’m happy that the 70d still worked great. I used both spot focus (where I pointed on the lcd touch screen) and also face tracking and they both worked great.
I’ll be releasing a new video in the next few days about the low light performance in general.
They consistently perform flawlessly, which makes recording audio so much easier. As I often am a one man band, setting up a lav mic on someone is just a lot easier, and stress free, than having a separate boom operator.