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Hoya 52mm Pro 1 Digital Neutral Density 64x Filter (6 stops)

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Hoya 52mm Pro 1 Digital Neutral Density 64x Filter (6 stops)

Hoya 52mm Pro 1 Digital Neutral Density 64x Filter (6 stops) Filter Effect

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Product Highlights

  • Digital Multi-Coated/Both Sides of Glass
  • Minimizes Flare/Ghosting On Sensors
  • Ultra Thin for Use With Wide Lenses
  • Knurled Frame for Easy Handling
  • Permits Use of Wider Apertures
  • Black Aluminum Filter Ring
  • Hoya Optical Glass
  • Use to Create Blurs/Special Effects
  • Use With Film or Digital Cameras
  • UV Protected Storage Case
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The 52mm 52mm Pro 1 Digital Neutral Density 64x Filter from Hoya is an ultra thin filter that permits you to shoot and create images that would not ordinarily be possible to capture. This filter effectively reduces your ISO by 1/64 (6 stops).This means that a shot normally taken at 1/500 sec @ f/11 can be shot at f/11 at 1/8th second. Designed with the outdoor shooter in mind, this filter helps reduce the amount of light entering the lens. This translates into the use of wider apertures and, thereby, permits the photographer to have more control over his depth of field. This is especially useful when shooting outdoor portraits when you wish to establish more of a separation between subject and background. The result will be a sharp, clear subject with a soft background. The ultimate value of this filter is its ability to allow you to use high speed ISOs under bright light conditions.

This effect can be used to create even more exciting images such as the "whooshing" effect of a mountain stream or the chaos of city traffic where one car appears to blend into the other. The operative effect is to enhance movement within the shot.

In order to provide the photo industry with a better made filter, Hoya created their multi-coated line of filters. These filters have a minimum of 3-layer coating system (front and back) that minimizes reflections off the filter's glass with the average being about 1-2%. In other words, Hoya states that approximately 98-99% of the light striking the filter will pass through the glass, and depending on the type of filter, into the camera lens and onto the film or digital sensor. During the manufacturing process these layers of anti-reflective coating are bonded to the surface of the glass in a furnace at a temperature of up to 800°F.

The almite filter ring is special manufactured to withstand the effects of corrosion. Hoya prefers to use aluminum filter rings since they believe that aluminum will "give" a bit if your lens accidentally bangs into another object and not, as with brass rings, remain completely rigid and transfer the brunt of the impact to the optic itself. The ring itself is knurled to make it easier to install and remove the filter from your lens - a clever innovation. As an added benefit, the plastic storage case that the filter is packed in has been UV protected. This will help extend the life of the filter.

Hoya optical glass has been around since 1941 and is world recognized for its superiority in the fields of not only photography but advanced optics such as electro-optics, photonics, vision care, health care and crystal products.

Digital Multi-Coated
Digital multi-coating greatly reduces the appearance of lens flare and ghosting caused by reflections
Black Almite Frame
Filter features a black matte aluminum satin finish almite frame which reduces reflections. The almite frame is manufactured to minimize any corrosion
Black Rimmed Glass
This filter is equipped with black rimmed glass to reduce the chance of light reflecting off the edge
Low Profile Frame
Ultra thin filter frame to help avoid vignetting on super wide angle lenses are also designed to hold a lens cap
Knurling Edge Frame
This filter is equipped with a straight knurling edge for non-slip, easy attachment and removal
UV Protected Case
Filter case is UV protected to further lengthen the life of the filter

Neutral Density Filters Have Four Main Uses

To enable slow shutter speeds to be used, especially with high speed ISOs, 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 ISOs (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 Solid Neutral Density
Size 52mm
Frame thickness: 4mm
Glass thickness: 2mm
Grade 64x
Filter Factor 6 stops
Reduces ISO by 1/64
Multi-Coated Yes - Hoya Digital Multi-Coating (3 coatings on each surface - front/back)
Rotating Not Applicable
Effect Permits use of high speed ISOs in bright light
Helps create special effects like "blurs"
Application Nature, travel, outdoor photography
Color Temperature Not Applicable
Construction Hoya Optical Glass
Front Filter Thread Size 52mm
Front Lens Cap Size 52mm
Packaging Info
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.5 x 2.8 x 0.6"
Hoya 52mm Pro 1 Digital Neutral Density 64x Filter (6 stops)
  • Plastic Storage Case
  • One-Year Warranty
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    Hoya52mm Pro 1 Digital Neutral Density 64x Filter (6 stops)
     
    4.7

    (based on 3 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    5.0

    Great ND

    By Jack

    from Maine

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Longer Shutter Speeds

      Comments about Hoya 52mm Pro 1 Digital Neutral Density 64x Filter (6 stops):

      This is a great, low-cost ND filter. I mainly use it for long exposure landscape photography at and around sunset/sunrise. I'll be buying a stronger 10-stop ND filter soon for even longer shutter speeds. I haven't seen any color tints or problematic artifacts when using this filter-the glass is good quality. Would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants longer shutter speeds or wider apertures in broad daylight.

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      4.0

      Works intended

      By Sierpien

      from Las Vegas

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      Pros

      • Clear Optics

      Cons

      • Hard to Clean

      Best Uses

      • Image Manipulation

      Comments about Hoya 52mm Pro 1 Digital Neutral Density 64x Filter (6 stops):

      Works perfectly like it should with no color loss.

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      5.0

      Great Deal

      By Hamfats

      from Montreal, QC

      About Me Pro Photographer

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Color Correction

        Comments about Hoya 52mm Pro 1 Digital Neutral Density 64x Filter (6 stops):

        Bought it on B&H for $. Great deal to get summer photos looking better.

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