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Fader Filters 77mm Mark II Variable Neutral Density Filter

B&H # FAVND277 Mfr # VND-77II
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You Pay: $199.99
Product Highlights
  • Offers 2 - 8 Stops of Neutral Density
  • Rotates to Whatever Density You Need
  • Multi-Coated
  • Allows Use of Fast Film in Bright Light
  • Use Wider Apertures When It's Bright
  • Good for Blurring Motion/Selective Focus
  • Helps Control Manual Flash Output
  • Holds Optical Quality at All Settings
  • No Need to Purchase Separate ND Filters
  • Fast and Easy to Use

The 77mm Mark II Variable Neutral Density Filter from Fader Filters is a remarkable tool to have on hand. With one filter, you can dial in the degree of neutral density that suits your need. No more having to buy multiple ND filters and lugging them around in your gear bag. The cost-effectiveness of this filter is self-evident. The glass is multi-coated to help prevent flare and ghosting on the camera's sensor. The frame is made from ionized steel for additional durability. As an added feature, the Mark II filter is indexed with lines on the filter ring to help you select the desired degree of neutral density. This filter provides neutral density from ND2 to ND400.

Neutral density filters offer you some exciting possibilities for creating images that would ordinarily not be possible. For those who enjoy blurred or motion images, this is the filter of choice since it allows you to slow down your exposure and "capture" the motion of flowing water or speeding cars, birds or athletes.

Neutral density filters reduce the amount of light reaching the film. When used with a digital camera, you can effectively see how this filter works. After the initial exposure, you can check your LCD image and then make whatever change in exposure you feel you need to enhance your image. By rotating the ring, you can either increase or decrease the ND effect. This will be especially useful when trying to achieve "blurred" or "panned" shots.

Operates on the same principle as a Circular Polarizing Filter - rotate to the desired degree and shoot
Filter ring is indexed (lines) to mark the degree of neutral density you choose

Neutral Density Filters Have Four Main Uses

To enable slow shutter speeds to be used, especially with high speed films, to record movement in subjects such as waterfalls, clouds, or cars
To decrease depth of field by allowing wider apertures to be used, which helps separate subjects from their background
To decrease the effective ISO of high speed film (above ISO 400) and allow it to be used outdoors in bright situation
To allow cine and video cameras (which have fixed shutter speeds) to film subjects such as snow, sand or other bright scenes which could cause overexposure
Type Mark II Variable Neutral Density
Size 77mm
Grade Not Applicable
Filter Factor Depends on how it is rotated
Multi-Coated Yes
Rotating Yes
Effect Reduce the amount of light reaching the film
To use high speed film in bright light
Application Outdoor, nature and scenic photography
Color Temperature Not Applicable
Construction Glass
Front Filter Thread Size 82mm
Rear Thread: 77mm
Front Lens Cap Size 82mm
Fader Filters 77mm Mark II Variable Neutral Density Filter
  • Plastic Storage Case
  • 5-Year Warranty
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    Fader Filters77mm Mark II Variable Neutral Density Filter
     
    4.8

    (based on 8 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (5)
    • Clear optics (3)
    • Firm mount (3)

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        4.0

        The Fades the Way

        By Drew Renaud

        from San Diego, CA

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Video Quality
        • Great Picture Quality

        Cons

        • Can Vignette
        • Vignettes

        Best Uses

        • Video

        Comments about Fader Filters 77mm Mark II Variable Neutral Density Filter:

        I use this mostly for video. I like to keep my aperture at a 5.6 and my shutter at a 60 and this is during the day. I don't have to carry a bunch of different NDs around. It's great for run and gun situations such as documentary filmmaking because you can adjust right then and there and be set. I think a fader is a must especially if you want to keep a consistent look and more probability of capturing the unexpected shot. It's frustrating when your missing good action because you were putting on or taking off a filter just to get a proper exposure and your settings set.

        The only problem I've had is when I close down/fade down too much it will begin to vignette. But that can be fixed by opening up just a bit.

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        5.0

        MUST HAVE!!!

        By Phoenix Digital

        from Jensen Beach, FL

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Optics
        • Easy To Use
        • Firm Mount

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Filter Protection
          • Lens Protection

          Comments about Fader Filters 77mm Mark II Variable Neutral Density Filter:

          This is the 2nd Fader I've purchased of this brand. The first one still works perfect, but I used multiple cameras outdoors for weddings and films, and needed a second fader. The 8stops they provide, allow me to shoot at 160 ISO with Fstop of 1.4 in Bright Sunlight!!!!

          I'm A DSLR filmmaker and I couldn't shoot any quality films outdoors without these faders.

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          5.0

          Works for me

          By Mr. Keter

          from Piedras Negras, Mexico

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

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                Comments about Fader Filters 77mm Mark II Variable Neutral Density Filter:

                Works well with the Canon 50mm and 85mm Lenses. It will never work at 100% on a 24mm, or a 11-16mm, but it stills works great for what this was expected. i bought this bigger so i use different step up rings to save money.

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                4.0

                MARK II VARIABLE ND FILTER

                By filmerguy

                from Los Angeles

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Firm Mount
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Fader Filters 77mm Mark II Variable Neutral Density Filter:

                    I recieved the filter in the post about a week ago, so far it has been great.
                    There is a color shift when using the filter but a little color correction will sort it out if you have the time. Also, it seems like the image is a little less sharp but with the price difference in the nicer variable ND filters it is suitable for the job.

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                    5.0

                    Mark 2 filters

                    By Video guy

                    from North Hollywood CA

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Optics
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • UV Protection

                      Comments about Fader Filters 77mm Mark II Variable Neutral Density Filter:

                      I use it for video. Its great at cutting down light. Whats not great about it is you cant get a lens cap on it. Other then that its great!

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                      5.0

                      Highly recomendable

                      By abraxas

                      from peru

                      About Me Pro Photographer

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                            Comments about Fader Filters 77mm Mark II Variable Neutral Density Filter:

                            great for several efects

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                            5.0

                            Great Fader

                            By Laerscip

                            from Bensalem, PA

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                            Pros

                            • Compact Design
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Improves Picture Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Fader Filters 77mm Mark II Variable Neutral Density Filter:

                                Mark II Fader works great and is easy to use

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                                5.0

                                Perfect

                                By Seth

                                from Boston, MA

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Image Manipulation

                                  Comments about Fader Filters 77mm Mark II Variable Neutral Density Filter:

                                  I bought this filter for use on some of my canon lenses. This filter is so well built. The glass is beautiful and allows you to still get great images when it is stopped down. Great for video. Not quite as necessary for photography.

                                  Something to remember is that the filter fits a 77mm lens but it is actually larger than 77mm. Once this is on you can no longer put the lens cap on it. It is also difficult to use with the Canon lens hoods.

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