Hoya 77mm Variable Neutral Density (ND) Filter (0.45-2.7ND)

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The Hoya Variable Neutral Density (ND) Filter (0.45-2.7ND) uses two polarizing layers to control the amount of light that passes through the filter and into the camera lens. At it's minimum effect the filter passes 1/3 of the light in a scene. That is equal to 1.5 stops on the aperture or shutter speed. At it maximum effect the filter passes just 1/400 of the light in a scene. That is equal to 9 stops on the aperture or shutter speed.

After the filter is mounted on the lens, turning the filter ring between "Min" and "Max" can greatly control the amount of light entering the lens. With the Hoya Variable Neutral Density (ND) Filter (0.45-2.7ND) it is possible to shoot with fast lenses like 50mm f/1.4 lenses wide open at f/1.4 in full sun for a very shallow depth of field. Or, to slow down the shutter speed to where the shutter can be open for several seconds in full sunlight. This is enough to create artistic blurring shots of motion on water, cars, people or almost anything that moves. The creative possibilities are endless.

The Hoya Variable Neutral Density (ND) Filter (0.45-2.7ND) uses high-quality optical glass from Hoya Corporation, the worlds largest optical glass manufacturer and is available in sizes 52mm to 82mm.

For best results Hoya recommends using a tripod when photographing at slow shutter speeds.

Summary of Customer Reviews

(6)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Clear optics (4),Easy to use (4),Firm mount (3),Strong construction (3)
Best Uses:
Image manipulation (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (3)

Reviews about this item

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4

(based on 6 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent Variable Density Filter

Only one real issue: At the darkest setting (labeled as 'Min') there is an indistinct 'X' pattern. Adjusting slightly away from 'Min' solves this. Also at very dark settings there is a slight color change. Easy to use: Use aperture priority. Set to 'Max' (ie. maximum light transmission) focus, then dial in darkness to get the shutter speed you want.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Can't use the min setting at all

wow. terrible results at the min setting. HORRIBLE cross pattern for long exposures using wide angle lenses... absolute waste of money because you can't even use it for most dramatic settings.

Reviewed by 6 customers

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Can't use the min setting at all

By

from Boston, MA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

wow. terrible results at the min setting. HORRIBLE cross pattern for long exposures using wide angle lenses... absolute waste of money because you can't even use it for most dramatic settings.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Just what I was shopping for....

By

from Darke County, OH  -  Photo Enthusiast

I decided on a variable density for my Sigma 10-16mm wide angle lens and again Hoya had just what I wanted. I took it out for practice shots and it performed as expected.

(0 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Haven't had time to try this yet

By

from VT  -  Photo Enthusiast

I give this a 3 star only because I gave it to my husband Today for Christmas. He was SO Exicted when he opened it. So we havent had a chance to go out and try it yet.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent

By

from Highland Park, NJ

Solidly built and works great. Essential for achieving shallow DOF and long exposures during daylight.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Excellent Variable Density Filter

By

from Los Angeles, CA  -  Photo Enthusiast

Only one real issue: At the darkest setting (labeled as 'Min') there is an indistinct 'X' pattern. Adjusting slightly away from 'Min' solves this. Also at very dark settings there is a slight color change. Easy to use: Use aperture priority. Set to 'Max' (ie. maximum light transmission) focus, then dial in darkness to get the shutter speed you want.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

good filter

By

from Sylvester, GA  -  Photography Student

I was quite pleased with this filter. It seemed sturdy and well-made. It is the first one like this I have used, so I can't compare it to other brands, but it worked quite well giving me clear pictures while photographing waterfalls with longer shutter speeds for the silky water effect, without overexposing them.

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ALFRED T  I've got a different vari-ND filter. Unfortunately, if I use it, I can't use the lens hood. Can you use the lens hood with the Hoya vari-ND filter?
Andrew R  Any lens hood would need to be mounted to the filter using the filter threads on the front of the filter (a couple of such hoods may be found here: http://www.adorama.com/searchsite/default.aspx?searchinfo=rubber+lens+hood&category=1002+4294949486 ). Bayonet mounted hoods will interfere with the operation of this filter.
JAMES F  Don't think this answer is accurate. The lens hood mounts OVER the ND filter, not TO the ND filter.
ALFRED T  I've got a different vari-ND filter. Unfortunately, if I use it, I can't use the lens hood. Can you use the lens hood with the Hoya vari-ND filter?
Andrew R  Any lens hood would need to be mounted to the filter using the filter threads on the front of the filter (a couple of such hoods may be found here: http://www.adorama.com/searchsite/default.aspx?searchinfo=rubber+lens+hood&category=1002+4294949486 ). Bayonet mounted hoods will interfere with the operation of this filter.
JAMES F  Don't think this answer is accurate. The lens hood mounts OVER the ND filter, not TO the ND filter.
ALFRED T  I've got a different vari-ND filter. Unfortunately, if I use it, I can't use the lens hood. Can you use the lens hood with the Hoya vari-ND filter?
Andrew R  Any lens hood would need to be mounted to the filter using the filter threads on the front of the filter (a couple of such hoods may be found here: http://www.adorama.com/searchsite/default.aspx?searchinfo=rubber+lens+hood&category=1002+4294949486 ). Bayonet mounted hoods will interfere with the operation of this filter.
JAMES F  Don't think this answer is accurate. The lens hood mounts OVER the ND filter, not TO the ND filter.
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