Neutral Density filters evenly reduce the amount of light passing thru the lens without effecting color.
Ideal for reducing bright light in large aperture situations when a narrow depth is field is needed.
Allows for slower shutter speeds when blurring or showing of movement is desired.
Allows balancing of exposure to highlight a key subject.
Lets you use higher speed films in bright light.
Hoya Neutral Density filters are available in most sizes and in three strengths:
.3 (2X) Reduces the light one f-stop.
.6 (4X) Reduces the light two f-stops.
.9 (8X) Reduces the light three f-stops.
Reviewed by 2 customers
I took a before picture of my pet and then put the Hoya 58mm 4X (0.6) Neutral Density Multi Coated Glass Filter on my camera and took another photo and the difference was amazing! The color popped after using this filter..so I bought another one for another lens I have.
I recently used this to photograph some waterfalls and passing cars (pan shots) with excellent results. I had to stop down to f/8.0 at ISO 100 to get enough motion blur in daylight, so for narrower depth of field I'd really need the 8X (0.9) filter. Still, it's fun to experiment with - and I highly recommend spending the extra few bucks for this multi-coated version.