How to use the ND (Neutral Density) filter on the GL2.

Article ID: ART154767 | Date published: 06/09/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015


How to use the ND (Neutral Density) filter on the GL2.


On bright days or when recording very bright scenes, despite the iris being at its smallest aperture, blurring of the image may occur. If this happens, using the ND filter should remove this problem.

Turn the ND filter on by pressing the ND FILTER ON/OFF button.

  • ND is shown continuously in the display while the ND filter is turned on.

    • ND ON flashes in the display to advise you to switch the ND filter on. (However it does not appear in the Manual mode or during exposure lock.)

    •  ND ON with the "ON" flashing advises you to fit an external ND filter* or that the light conditions are still too bright, despite having switched the ND filter on.

    • ND OFF with the "OFF" flashing warns you that the ND filter is no longer suitable for the current conditions. If this warning appears, turn the ND filter off by pressing the ND FILTER ON/OFF button again.

* When you don' t have an external ND filter, make the shutter speed faster in Tv mode or open the aperture in Av mode.


  • You cannot turn the ND filter on/off during exposure lock or while the PHOTO button is pressed halfway down.

  • The camcorder retains your selection if you turn the standby lever to LOCK. However, it resets to the OFF setting if you slide the POWER switch to OFF.



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