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Hoya 58mm NDx400 HMC Filter

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Hoya 58mm NDx400 HMC Filter

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  • 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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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.
UPC: 024066018083
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
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.13 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.5 x 2.8 x 0.6"
Hoya 58mm NDx400 HMC Filter
  • Plastic Storage Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Hoya58mm NDx400 HMC Filter
     
    4.4

    (based on 21 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (14)

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      (5)

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      (1)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (13)
    • Firm mount (12)
    • Strong construction (11)
    • Clear optics (8)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Image manipulation (11)
    • Lens protection (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (11), Photography student (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    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

    Amazing results

    By Jack1234

    from Ranson, WV

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Optics
    • Dark
    • Easy To Use
    • Firm Mount
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Image Manipulation
      • Lens Protection

      Comments about Hoya 58mm NDx400 HMC Filter:

      I used this product to take some waterfall pictures. I used it to slow down my shutter speed to show some movement in the water. The smoothness of the water looked amazing and the sharpness of the rocks and trees were nothing short of spectacular. I would buy this product over and over again. Worth every penny.

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      5.0

      Great Price!

      By carol s

      from Asheville, NC

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

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        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Hoya 58mm NDx400 HMC Filter:

            Great price for a great filter, got the filter on B&H deal zone, and it was my birthday. Filter is great!

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            5.0

            Great Filter

            By criswell3000

            from Broken Arrow, OK

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Hoya 58mm NDx400 HMC Filter:

                No issues with this filter at all. I have used the 77mm version for the last few years and just ordered the 58mm version for my voigltander 21mm f1.8.

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                5.0

                Good Price with Shippin

                By Wants Perfect Picture !!!

                from DFW USA

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Firm Mount

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Filter Protection
                  • Lens Protection

                  Comments about Hoya 58mm NDx400 HMC Filter:

                  It is Great product.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Good fun

                  By David

                  from Washington DC area

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Image Manipulation

                    Comments about Hoya 58mm NDx400 HMC Filter:

                    This lens is intimidating. It is highly specialized, geared to the artistic endeavors, but the good news is that B&H sold it to me anyway! This lens allows you to experiment with light and images to create beautiful photos. It is true that this will take experimenting and less than optimal results but that's part of the fun. Luckily, digital photography allows for no cost experimentation. Once you figure out how to use the lens, it opens up a wide range of spectacular photos. You will need a tripod, however. I also use a remote shutter.

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                    1.0

                    Poor Quality Control

                    By JeffP

                    from Miami,Fl

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                      Cons

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                          Comments about Hoya 58mm NDx400 HMC Filter:

                          I had to return my filter. Upon opening the case the filter was dirty and the coating was chipped. I am sticking with B&W in the future.

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                          4.0

                          Very very opaque

                          By LMSavannah

                          from Charleston SC

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Video

                              Comments about Hoya 58mm NDx400 HMC Filter:

                              Very very opaque. Of limited use to me, but might be useful to Sony a7s users who are using S-Log. On a bright sunny day, your exposure is around 1/8 of a second at f2.8 at 200 iso.

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                              4.0

                              Nice black filter

                              By PhotographerJim

                              from Minneola, FL

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Firm Mount
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Image Manipulation

                                Comments about Hoya 58mm NDx400 HMC Filter:

                                I bought this so that I could shoot slower shutter speeds in daylight. Works very well, does what it's made for. Although it alters the color balance a bit, but if you shoot raw, that is easily fixable. Easy to put on and take off, I'd recommend this to my friends.

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                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                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 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  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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                                    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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                                      (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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                                          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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                                            (5 of 5 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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                                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                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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                                                  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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                                                    (3 of 3 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.

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