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Heliopan 72mm Variable Gray ND Filter

B&H # HEVGND72 Mfr # 707290
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You Pay: $375.00
Product Highlights
  • 0.3-1.8 Variable Neutral Density Filter
  • Increase Exposure by 1 to 6 Stops
  • Brass Ring Construction
  • High Quality Schott Glass

The Heliopan 72mm Variable Gray ND Filter is a solid variable neutral density filter providing a reduction of about 1 to 6 stops. The 0.3 to 1.8 density creates a darkening of the entire image, allowing you to photograph with a wider aperture or slower shutter speed than normally required. The degree of density is easily controlled by rotating the front filter ring, allowing you to previsualize the additional exposure length required. By slowing your exposure time or increasing your aperture, you are able to control depth of field and convey movement more easily. Neutral density filters do not affect the coloration of the image.

This filter features a brass mounting ring that is painted matte black to help reduce reflections. High quality Schott glass provides optical clarity and greater contrast to help render scenes with greater fidelity and resolution. This filter does not have front threads for attaching other filters.

Variable neutral density filter allows you to dial in differing amounts of density scene to scene.
0.3 to 1.8 ND filter darkens the image, allowing you to photograph with a longer shutter speed or wider aperture than normally required.
Providing a reduction of 1 to 6 stops, this filter allows you to control depth of field and convey movement more easily.
Filter does not affect coloration of the image.
Matte black brass ring reduces reflections and improves durability.
Type Variable neutral density
Size 72 mm
Filter Factor 0.3 to 1.8 (1 to 6 stops)
Rotating Yes; to vary density
Effect Permits a longer exposure
Color Temperature Does not affect color
Construction Schott glass and brass ring construction
Front Filter Thread Size N/A
Front Lens Cap Size 72 mm (no front threads)
Heliopan 72mm Variable Gray ND Filter
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    Heliopan72mm Variable Gray ND Filter
     
    4.5

    (based on 4 reviews)

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        4.0

        Great little filter

        By shawn

        from vancouver, canada

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Optics
        • Easy To Use
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • No Lens Cap

        Best Uses

          Comments about Heliopan 72mm Variable Gray ND Filter:

          In terms of performance, it does the job pretty good. I love there is a manual stop that limits you between 1-10.

          But one downside is that there is no option for you to put the lens cap on.

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          5.0

          Nice but avoid wide angles outside

          By Carl

          from Alaska

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Inconsistent Effect

          Best Uses

          • Video

          Comments about Heliopan 72mm Variable Gray ND Filter:

          Sharp, neutral, this filter is the best vari ND filter made. Only drawbacks are the lack of front threads and the strange affects with wide angle outside, which is an issue with all vari ND filters.

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          5.0

          nice product, very useful

          By sonji

          from ny

          About Me Avid videophotographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Filter change needed
            • May need step-up ring

            Best Uses

            • Shooting Outdoors

            Comments about Heliopan 72mm Variable Gray ND Filter:

            because it's variable, i can set the lens aperture and adjust the filter to set exposure. very convenient and useful. i used it on a 52mm dia lens with a step-up ring, also by heliopan. fits perfectly. and good quality. clean images even with the filter.

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            4.0

            One of the best variable ND's available

            By 72mm Production

            from Walnut Creek, CA

            About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Improves Picture Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Shooting Indoors
              • Shooting Outdoors

              Comments about Heliopan 72mm Variable Gray ND Filter:

              This is one of the best variable ND filters out there. Heliopan took care to calibrate the filter and limit the angle of the rotation (yet you still can remove the limit by removing a small screw) so you do not get weird color shifts. Once you white balance with the filter on (it differs slightly from where there is no filter)the white balance will stay valid throughout the adjustment range. There is no noticeable clarity loss as far as video image is concerned. Not sure about the stills as I use it for video only.

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