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Hoya 58mm NDx400 HMC Filter

B&H # HOND400MC58 MFR # A58ND400
Hoya 58mm NDx400 HMC Filter

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Product Highlights

  • 9-Stop Neutral Density Filter
  • 2.7 Solid Optical Density
  • Permits Increased Exposure Length
  • Three-Layer HMC Coating
  • Optical Glass, Aluminum Filter Ring
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You Pay: $39.50

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The Hoya 58mm NDx400 HMC Filter is a solid neutral density filter that enables a 9-stop increase in exposure length. The optical 2.7 density creates a darkening of the entire image, allowing you to photograph with a wider aperture or slower shutter speed than normally required. By slowing your exposure time or increasing your aperture, you are able to control depth of field and convey movement more easily.

This filter features a three-layer HMC multi-coating, which provides 98-99% light transmission and helps to reduce internal flare and reflections. It is constructed from high-quality optical glass for notable image clarity and is set in a durable aluminum filter ring.

2.7 ND filter darkens the image, allowing you to photograph with a slower shutter speed or wider aperture than normally required.
Providing a 9-stop reduction, this filter allows you to control depth of field and convey movement more easily.
Three-layer multi coating helps to minimize internal reflections and ghosting and maintain an overall neutral color balance.
Type Solid neutral density
Size 58 mm
Density 2.7 (9 stop)
Multi-Coated Yes; HMC
Effect Permits an increased exposure
Construction Optical glass and aluminum filter ring
Front Filter Thread Size 58 mm
Front Lens Cap Size 58 mm
Hoya 58mm NDx400 HMC Filter
  • Plastic Storage Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Hoya58mm NDx400 HMC Filter
     
    4.5

    (based on 13 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (8)
    • Firm mount (7)
    • Strong construction (7)
    • Clear optics (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Image manipulation (8)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (7)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (11)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Nothing

      I purchased this filter to capture blurred motion shots, particularly of moving water. While my camera would take acceptable shots under very low light conditions, it was impossible to capture any images in...Read complete review

      I purchased this filter to capture blurred motion shots, particularly of moving water. While my camera would take acceptable shots under very low light conditions, it was impossible to capture any images in full, or even partial sun.

      This filter has performed flawlessly, and I now have no difficulty capturing some very beautiful images during even the brightest days.

      The product is well made, and has met all of my expectations.

      As an aside - the customer service at B&H was outstanding.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Think twice before buying

      Hello, well i got this filter about 3 weeks ago and have been testing it out. Let me tell you flat out, this filter degrades the quality of the photos very much. I...Read complete review

      Hello, well i got this filter about 3 weeks ago and have been testing it out. Let me tell you flat out, this filter degrades the quality of the photos very much. I have yet to capture a printable image with this filter. Yes my focus is on point and i double check it everytime, but i never get a great quality image. Secondly, if you are planning on buying this for an 18-55mm kit lens, Don't! With your average kit lens you only produce a 8-10 megapixel image from a 18 megapixel sensor, with no filter on it. Once you put the filter on, forget about good quality photos. The glass you are shooting with is more important, save up for at least a sigma/tamron/canon/nikon 17-55 f/2.8 or a nice 24-105. This will allow you to capture the most megapixels from your sensor. After buying good glass, then you can buy a nice filter.Next, i dont see much of a color difference in my photos from this filter. If anything there a slight blue hue. Okay, so i thought i got a good deal for this only being $ at the time i got it....Wrong...with all the things talked about above, the most irritating thing is the fact that i can get the long exposures i was hoping to acheive. If i wanted to shoot a 1 minute exposure, in the day i couldnt. Not even 30 seconds or 20 seconds. The best i could get is 6 seconds. I recommended buying a 10stop filter. Even though they are more expensive, it is worth it in the long run. A 30 second exposure on this 9 stop would be a 1 minutet picture on a 10 stop filter and thats a lot more time when you are trying to acheive nice and smooth clouds and water. Buy a 10 stop.Lastly i would recommended getting a filter holder and drop in filters rather than a screw-on filter. i have a holder and formatt hitech 1.2 resisn drop in filter and i would rather use that than this. Let me remind you resin means plastic. Well theres my review. Hope it helps you out, even though its all downgrading information about the filter. I would not reccommend this filter.

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      5.0

      Crazy, but awesome!

      By Charles M

      from Charlottesville, VA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Clear Optics
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Image Manipulation
        • Period Photography
        • Time Lapse Photography

        Comments about Hoya 58mm NDx400 HMC Filter:

        This thing is totally crazy! If you use a viewfinder, it seriously helps to get a dark cloth to cover the camera with so you can see. This has the added advantage of getting strange looks from everyone on the street. If you're the kind of person who needs a nine-stop ND filter, you're probably the kind of person who secretly enjoys funny looks from people. =)
        I've been using this on slow film (ISO 50) in daylight, to get images that suffer from awful reciprocity failure and have a nice 1870s look to them. It's also great for time lapse videos, I can take eight-second exposures at one frame every ten seconds and my time lapses look much more fluid and smooth than they would with a 1/60 second exposure every ten seconds.

        I have no reservations in recommending this to someone who can actually use it, but be aware that it really does take the right situation for it to be useful.

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        2.0

        Think twice before buying

        By caseyoliverphotography

        from Beverly, Massachusetts

        Comments about Hoya 58mm NDx400 HMC Filter:

        Hello, well i got this filter about 3 weeks ago and have been testing it out. Let me tell you flat out, this filter degrades the quality of the photos very much. I have yet to capture a printable image with this filter. Yes my focus is on point and i double check it everytime, but i never get a great quality image. Secondly, if you are planning on buying this for an 18-55mm kit lens, Don't! With your average kit lens you only produce a 8-10 megapixel image from a 18 megapixel sensor, with no filter on it. Once you put the filter on, forget about good quality photos. The glass you are shooting with is more important, save up for at least a sigma/tamron/canon/nikon 17-55 f/2.8 or a nice 24-105. This will allow you to capture the most megapixels from your sensor. After buying good glass, then you can buy a nice filter.Next, i dont see much of a color difference in my photos from this filter. If anything there a slight blue hue. Okay, so i thought i got a good deal for this only being $ at the time i got it....Wrong...with all the things talked about above, the most irritating thing is the fact that i can get the long exposures i was hoping to acheive. If i wanted to shoot a 1 minute exposure, in the day i couldnt. Not even 30 seconds or 20 seconds. The best i could get is 6 seconds. I recommended buying a 10stop filter. Even though they are more expensive, it is worth it in the long run. A 30 second exposure on this 9 stop would be a 1 minutet picture on a 10 stop filter and thats a lot more time when you are trying to acheive nice and smooth clouds and water. Buy a 10 stop.Lastly i would recommended getting a filter holder and drop in filters rather than a screw-on filter. i have a holder and formatt hitech 1.2 resisn drop in filter and i would rather use that than this. Let me remind you resin means plastic. Well theres my review. Hope it helps you out, even though its all downgrading information about the filter. I would not reccommend this filter.

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        5.0

        Long Exposure Perfection

        By T-Bone

        from Greensboro, NC

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Firm Mount
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Image Manipulation
          • Long Exposure

          Comments about Hoya 58mm NDx400 HMC Filter:

          Works great for Bright daylight long exposure shots. High quality as always.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Great for beginners

          By Connor

          from San Diego, CA

          About Me Photography Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Beginner Friendly
          • Clear Optics
          • Easy To Use
          • Firm Mount
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Fingerprint Magnet

          Best Uses

          • Long Exposure Photography

          Comments about Hoya 58mm NDx400 HMC Filter:

          I bought this about a year ago not knowing much about long exposure photography and I had seen this in an article I read on how to take better long exposure photos.
          It is very sturdy and I still use it every once in awhile when I am doing (~30 seconds) long exposure photography.
          It is really straight-forward on how to use: screw it on and take the picture. The only problems I have had with this filter: if you are going to stack a few of these for an even longer exposure they will cause a vignette; it's very easy to get finger prints on it (also very easy to fix).
          I would highly recommend this to my friends who are just starting out with long exposure photography.

          PROS:
          Cheap
          Strong/Durable
          Great to learn long exposure photography with
          Clear images produced

          CONS:
          Stacking causes vignette to occur
          Fingerprint Magnet

          ALSO: MAKE SURE YOUR LENS IS 58MM BEFORE YOU THINK ABOUT BUYING THIS...

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          5.0

          Nice ND filter

          By Lovel

          from Houston, TX

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Image Manipulation
            • Slow down shutter speed

            Comments about Hoya 58mm NDx400 HMC Filter:

            As expected. Good price.

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            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great filter for sunny days

            By chalkart

            from Seattle, WA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Optics
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Dimming Bright Shots
              • Image Manipulation
              • Lens Protection

              Comments about Hoya 58mm NDx400 HMC Filter:

              Went shooting the day after I received this lens. Found a nice spot on the South Fork of the Snoqualmie River near Twin Falls State Park (WA) and set up for the attached photo, and many others. Because it is a ND400, or ~8.6 stop drop, one needs a lot of light to get a shot. This was a 30s exposure, for example, in the afternoon sun. Optics are clear and the ND effect is consistent across the glass. Recommend.

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              5.0

              Easy to Use

              By Shana

              from Brooklyn, New York

              About Me Photography Student

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Firm Mount
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Image Manipulation

                Comments about Hoya 58mm NDx400 HMC Filter:

                Screws on easy and pretty straight forward. Does exactly what you need it to do.

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                • No

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                4.0

                great filter

                By eric

                from san diego CA

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Optics
                • Firm Mount

                Cons

                • Inconsistent Effect

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Hoya 58mm NDx400 HMC Filter:

                  great filter, but the rim of the filter is a bit too thick and may cause vignetting in certain lenses at wider angles.

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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Unbeatable for the price

                  By karinatwork

                  from British Columbia, BC

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Optics
                  • Firm Mount

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Hoya 58mm NDx400 HMC Filter:

                      No nasty orange tones like with the B&W 10 stop. Great value for the money.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Great

                      By Astral Will

                      from WV

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Image Manipulation

                        Comments about Hoya 58mm NDx400 HMC Filter:

                        This one really slows the motion down for you--easily took the shutter speed to BULB setting. I'll need to learn a little about exposure through bulb, but definitely a worthy ND.

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                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Hoya 58mm ND x400 (HMC)

                        By gachiman

                        from Rutherfordton, NC

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Firm Mount
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Image Manipulation
                          • Long Exposures

                          Comments about Hoya 58mm NDx400 HMC Filter:

                          You can get some very interesting effects using this filter. It's great for landscape photography and for photographing sunspots

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                          • No

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                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Nothing

                          By Cabin 14 Guy

                          from Whitby, Ontario - Canada

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                          • None

                          Best Uses

                          • Image Manipulation

                          Comments about Hoya 58mm NDx400 HMC Filter:

                          I purchased this filter to capture blurred motion shots, particularly of moving water. While my camera would take acceptable shots under very low light conditions, it was impossible to capture any images in full, or even partial sun.

                          This filter has performed flawlessly, and I now have no difficulty capturing some very beautiful images during even the brightest days.

                          The product is well made, and has met all of my expectations.

                          As an aside - the customer service at B&H was outstanding.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          A jewel when shooting infrared

                          By Ricardo Capilla

                          from Ourense (Spain)

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent Effect
                          • Firm Mount

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Infrared photography

                            Comments about Hoya 58mm NDx400 HMC Filter:

                            Combined with an infrared filter as the R72 or even standalone, you will be impressed about the fascinating results you can get. A fantastic and surreal world is waiting for you!.

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