I thought I would offer some tips in this blog that I have picked up as I went along my photographic journey. Finding ways for the average photographer to save money while obtaining top quality results is not always easy to accomplish, but welcomed by many including my family. One of the first thing that a Landscape photographer usually invests in are filters. The can be quite expensive and when you have screw on ND filters that have to be purchased for every lens that you have I have some filters from B&W ND filters that cost well over $100 each. I originally got this tip from Ken Rockwell. I only buy 77mm filters and then use step-up rings. So if your lens uses a 58mm filter buying a 58mm---->77mm step-up ring will cost you about $6. When getting into Lee sheet filters you only neet to buy the 77mm adapter and at $35 each they add up quickly. The disadvantages are that your lens hoods will not fit on the lens with a step-up ring installed. Hand shading is a good solution when shooting towards the light source since using an ND usually involves a tripod and a remote release. Another possibility is that with a wide angle lens the ring may protrude into the field of view of the lens. I own a Nikon 16-35mm zoom and it works with no vignetting till I get to about 17mm. For me, using Lightroom to eliminate the vignetting is a very viable solution. Here is a link to B&H that shows a ring. They should be reasonable at almost any vendor.
Save some dollars to make living with Photography a little easier.