Recently I got a ND filter for my Noctilux. Fact is that my Broncolor Siros flash kit lowest output is two stops too high to shoot the Nocti wide open at base ISO. I do like to use the Nocti wide open, so an ND filter solves the ‘problem’.
The additional benefit is that I can use my strobe, equipped with a large softbox, as close as I can get to the talent. That means more light on the subject (which we solve with the ND), but also softer light.
The disadvantage is that the viewfinder will get a bit laggy, due to the fact that the studio is dark and some of the incoming light is blocked with the ND. It still works, but you’ll have to use a modeling light to make it work.
If you want to know more about stuff like this, and/or would like to learn to work in a studio, send me a message and maybe you can join me in a workshop.
Leica SL with Leica Noctilux 50/0.95