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Heliopan 77mm Graduated Neutral Density (ND) 0.6 (4x) Filter

B&H # HEGND.677 Mfr # 707768
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Often it is necessary or desirable to balance the light intensity in one part of a scene with another. This is especially true in situations where you don't have total light control, as in bright contrasty landscapes. Exposing for the foreground will produce a washed-out, over-exposed sky while exposing for the sky will leave the foreground dark and under-exposed. Grad ND filters are part clear, part neutral density (available in grades of .3 (1 stop), .6 (2 stops), .9 (3 stops)). They allow the transition to be blended into the scene, often imperceptibly. A GND .6-to-clear, with a two stop differential, will generally compensate the average bright sky-to-foreground situation and is also the most popular density of the series.

Graduated Neutral Density factors:

GND.3 (exposure factor = 2x; exposure adjustment = 1 stop; reduces ISO 1/2)

GND.6 (exposure factor = 4x; exposure adjustment = 2 stops; reduces ISO 1/4)

GND.9 (exposure factor = 8x; exposure adjustment = 3 stops; reduces ISO 1/8)

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Heliopan77mm Graduated Neutral Density (ND) 0.6 (4x) Filter
 
4.5

(based on 6 reviews)

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Pros

  • Clear optics (4)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Color correction (3)
    • Image manipulation (3)

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    5.0

    GRADUATED TO GRADUATED

    By TIMETRAVELER

    from UNION HALL, VIRGINIA

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Optics
    • Darkens Sky
    • Easy To Use
    • Firm Mount
    • Not Too Light Or Dark
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Cloudy Days
      • Color Correction
      • Filter Protection
      • Image Manipulation
      • Landscapes Seascapes
      • Lens Protection
      • Sunrises Sunsets
      • UV Protection

      Comments about Heliopan 77mm Graduated Neutral Density (ND) 0.6 (4x) Filter:

      I have never found a need to use a graduated filter until I purchased my 77mm ND 0.6. Now I feel like I must use it no matter what. A fantastic filter to use, Easy screw on and to adjust. Granted you must line up with the horizon to receive the best shot possible, or locate your area to split if no true horizon is visible. With practice , the 0.6 is fun to say the least. It darkens the sky and lightens the foreground. There are so many applications to use this filter.

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      3.0

      Vignetting and blue cast

      By Arnod

      from Utah

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Pros

      • Clear Optics
      • Firm Mount

      Cons

      • Bad packaging
      • Blue cast
      • Needs positon marking

      Best Uses

      • Image Manipulation

      Comments about Heliopan 77mm Graduated Neutral Density (ND) 0.6 (4x) Filter:

      This is definitely the right density (0.6) to render a naturally defined sky. However, this filter adds a blue cast also over the clear bottom half of the filter.
      On my 24mm lens, there was significant vignetting.
      The filter ring needs to be marked to positively identify the position, but that can be added by the owner.
      The filer arrived soiled by foam rubber particles from the packaging. Do not wipe that off, it is hard to clean. Use a blower instead!

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      5.0

      Great gear addition!

      By Walter the vendor

      from covington, WA.

      About Me Professional Artist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Highly Compatible
      • Improves Performance
      • Lightweight
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Complex Projects

        Comments about Heliopan 77mm Graduated Neutral Density (ND) 0.6 (4x) Filter:

        This filter is just what was missing, from my gear! It performs beautifully! Living in the Pacific Northwest, and having access to so much water (waterfalls, rivers, lakes, etc.) it goes everywhere my camera goes.

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        4.0

        great performance and quality

        By vladida

        from florida

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Weak Construction

        Best Uses

        • Lens Protection

        Comments about Heliopan 77mm Graduated Neutral Density (ND) 0.6 (4x) Filter:

        great performance and quality

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        5.0

        i love it

        By vetas227

        from Russia

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Clear Optics

        Cons

        • Inconsistent Effect

        Best Uses

        • Color Correction

        Comments about Heliopan 77mm Graduated Neutral Density (ND) 0.6 (4x) Filter:

        i use it everywere, with nikkor 17-35..

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        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Works great.

        By Kris

        from Iowa

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Optics
        • Consistent Effect

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Color Correction
          • Image Manipulation

          Comments about Heliopan 77mm Graduated Neutral Density (ND) 0.6 (4x) Filter:

          It did everything I needed it to when I photographed Lake Superior on vacation. It helped me to balance bright water or bright skies. Heliopan is a brand I trust.

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