My budget isnt too much more, the wife will kill me! You're right, I think I'll stick with the Hoya CP filter for $36 (eBay) and lll look for some ND filters. What's your thoughts on ND1000 10 stop filter to get that nice flowing water effect? I'll check that tripod out, I think it's just out of my budget though. I found this which had extremely good reviews. Do you think it'll be alright for now? Honest opinions! https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/262474303461 And I agree, I'm not a professional by any means so sinking money into gear seems fruitless at this stage. I'm happy to see how I go and I'll go from there. I bough a year old a6000 with stock lens, 7000 shutter count and in good condition.