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Polaroid 77mm Neutral Density Fader Filter

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Product Highlights
  • 3x to 400x Variable ND Filter
  • Decrease Exposure by 1.3 to 8.6 Stops
  • Multicoated Glass Construction

The Polaroid 77mm Neutral Density Fader Filter is a solid variable neutral density filter providing a reduction of about 1.3 to 8.6 stops. The ND 3x to ND 400x 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 and are ideal for pairing with other filters.

Variable neutral density filter allows you to dial in differing amounts of density scene to scene.
3x to 400x neutral density filter darkens the image, allowing you to photograph with a longer shutter speed or wider aperture than normally required.
Providing a reduction of 1.3 to 8.6 stops, this filter allows you to control depth of field and convey movement more easily.
Filter does not affect coloration of the image and can be used with other filters.
Multicoated glass filter for optical clarity and color fidelity.
To help minimize vignetting, the front filter thread dimensions are larger than the mounting thread dimensions; for stacking filters, the front thread diameter is 82mm.
Type Variable neutral density
Size 77 mm
Filter Factor ND 3x to 400x (1.3 to 8.6 stops)
Rotating Yes; to vary density
Effect Permits a longer exposure
Color Temperature Does not affect color
Construction Aluminum filter ring and multicoated glass
Front Filter Thread Size 82 mm
Front Lens Cap Size 82 mm

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Polaroid77mm Neutral Density Fader Filter
 
3.5

(based on 37 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

72%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (19)
  • Strong construction (19)
  • Clear optics (16)
  • Firm mount (15)

Cons

  • Inconsistent effect (13)

Best Uses

  • Image manipulation (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (11), Photo enthusiast (10), Pro photographer (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (30)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Love the photos I get with this!!!

This filter is one of the most creative filters I have ever owned. At its maximum setting, I can shoot a 1 minute exposure in bright sunlight without overexposing any highlights. Anything moving...Read complete review

This filter is one of the most creative filters I have ever owned. At its maximum setting, I can shoot a 1 minute exposure in bright sunlight without overexposing any highlights. Anything moving through the scene either disappears (people) in the final image or has a beautiful, soft motion blur (flags). Super easy to use, just set it to minimum to get your focus, twist to maximum, and expose!!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Ok for beginner

I use this product for practice and it seem to be okey for the price I paid. It's good to have variable ND fader filter so you don't need to change the filter often. ...Read complete review

I use this product for practice and it seem to be okey for the price I paid. It's good to have variable ND fader filter so you don't need to change the filter often. It got the same problem with other brand, you can't use your existing lens hood. I will definitely recommend to the beginner.

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5.0

Great Filter

By Jeff

from New Orleans, LA

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Image Manipulation

    Comments about Polaroid 77mm Neutral Density Fader Filter:

    Just received this filter and used it for the first time this weekend. Worked exactly as expected. Could have spent hundreds more, and I'm sure that some pros will see a difference. But for the advanced amateur such as myself, it is perfect.

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    2.0

    Fine for novice use

    By coulior

    from Lawrence, KS

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Price
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

    • Inconsistent Effect
    • Soft Photos

    Best Uses

      Comments about Polaroid 77mm Neutral Density Fader Filter:

      This filter is fine for novice use or to use to determine what fixed ND filter would be of the most use to you. As a pro, the resulting images are too soft. At the lightest end of the filter there are no issues other than the soft photos. Once you go any darker than that you start to get weird vignetting.

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      4.0

      Great filter for starters

      By Caleb Spann

      from Mountain View, Arkansas

      Comments about Polaroid 77mm Neutral Density Fader Filter:

      This is a good filter for someone who is new to variable ND's. I use it on my my 24-105, so it's good for f/4. I haven't used it on my 50mm, so I don't know quite how well it works at 1.4. This is a good product, and a good price, but if you are doing a lot of professional work, and don't want to lose any sharpness, you should get the Tiffen which comes in at over $, but is super sharp.

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      4.0

      Can't wait to try it out on my next trip

      By Stewie

      from Texas

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Firm Mount

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Polaroid 77mm Neutral Density Fader Filter:

          It screws on firm and with a quick twist you can view the change through the view finder. the 8.6 stops of reduction is just what I need for taking pictures of the moon - next time it's full.

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          • Yes

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          1.0

          linited uses

          By Luke

          from Australia

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Bad Color Cast
            • Inconsistent Effect
            • Soft focus

            Best Uses

              Comments about Polaroid 77mm Neutral Density Fader Filter:

              For the price I wasn't expecting a amazing filter with this in mind I was still dissappinted, for still photography if you are after long day time exposures such as smooth water effects it is completely useless, the filter has horrible uneven exposures and over exposed and underexposed in different blotches and also has a strong color cast, the only use is to gain a few stops control while shooting video wide open, don't expect to be using this nd filter at its larger nd settings

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              4.0

              Not bad for the price

              By Cable

              from Rowland Heights, CA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Firm Mount
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • Inconsistent Effect

              Best Uses

                Comments about Polaroid 77mm Neutral Density Fader Filter:

                For the price, it works. Don't expect stellar results for a $[$] filter. Construction and build seem decent. The darkening effects are decent up until the last stop or so. You may get uneven exposure at that point, so anywhere before that, it's quite even. Optically its not the best, but for $50 or so, its not too bad at all. So its a 4/5 for a $[$]. If it was a $300+ filter it'd likely get a 1 star, but that's in an entirely different league at that point.

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                • No

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                5.0

                works

                By b

                from maryland

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Polaroid 77mm Neutral Density Fader Filter:

                    works good. fits well. does what it's suppose to. good quality. cheaper than other brands.

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                    4.0

                    best value for the buck

                    By Gabas

                    from Engenheiro Coelho, BRAZIL

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Image Manipulation

                      Comments about Polaroid 77mm Neutral Density Fader Filter:

                      It does what it is expected to do. Blocks brilliantly the light, but... when I was using it on my Rokinon 35mm T1.5, it seams like if I was trying to block a huge amount of light (somewhere between 6 to 8 stops of light) the ND Fader would appear to slightly have a vignette coming from left and right, but not from the top or bottom... just a loooong degrade from the left and right edges to the inside. So, I tried to keep it under 6 stops of light blockage. But it's worth the price.

                      Also, even being 77mm, the actual size of the ring on the outside it's more like a 79mm so it's impossible to put a cap on the lens with this ND fader on it. Tha'ts kind of a bummer, to always take it out, and put it back on, every time you want to use the ND fader... Not the perfect scenario, but I learned to live with it.

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                      2.0

                      good for video, not good for photography

                      By dubcee

                      from los ángeles, ca

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Inconsistent Effect
                        • No Marked Numerical Incre

                        Best Uses

                        • Video

                        Comments about Polaroid 77mm Neutral Density Fader Filter:

                        you get what you paid for. there are no definite increments so you can't calculate the settings for exposure time. there are weird dark spots when you stack on top of another filter.

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                        5.0

                        77mm Neutral Density Fader Filter by Pol

                        By leois

                        from Iceland

                        Verified Buyer

                        Comments about Polaroid 77mm Neutral Density Fader Filter:

                        super

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                        1.0

                        Terrible

                        By TMPhotographs

                        from Lawrence, Kansas

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Pros

                        • NONE

                        Cons

                        • Inconsistent Effect

                        Best Uses

                        • None

                        Comments about Polaroid 77mm Neutral Density Fader Filter:

                        I bought this ND Filter for rushing water and for moving clouds. I tried it out yesterday on the clouds. It was a perfect day. The spring clouds were streaming pretty quickly over an old barn in a Kansas prairie. I wanted to show the movement of the clouds over the barn and green field. The ND filter was an absolute failure. The effect was very inconsistent. No matter how hard I tried to even out the effect of the filter, there were underexposed spots/blobs - or overexposed spots/blobs. I would highly recommend not purchasing this item. It's nearly impossible to get an even exposure with this. If you're a stickler for quality, like I am, then DO NOT purchase this item. Spend the extra money on something good because this is a waste of money for sure.

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                        4.0

                        works great

                        By milo

                        from brooklyn, ny

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Polaroid 77mm Neutral Density Fader Filter:

                            I use this with my T4i and canon 28-55m 2.8, and it helps me keep a fast aperture and slow shutter speed in bright daylight, and adjust enough to work in lower light as well. I like this very much.

                            the only reservation that I would about it is that it might be wider than some other ND filter out there, which means you might not be able to put a hood on your lens when using this. I can fit my hood on when using my 50mm lens, but all others I can not.

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                            1.0

                            Absolutely Horrible

                            By Merwin

                            from Maryville, Tennessee

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                              • Inconsistent Effect

                              Best Uses

                              • None Whatsoever

                              Comments about Polaroid 77mm Neutral Density Fader Filter:

                              Don't take Polaroid's history in polarization into account with this beast. These days, the name Polaroid is simply a brand for rent. This filter gave terrible banding, and at it's darkest position even created a dark gray "X" across the image. I just returned it, but of course I have nothing but applause for B&H, which as always honored their return policy.

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                              4.0

                              works well

                              By milo

                              from Brooklyn, NY

                              Verified Buyer

                              Comments about Polaroid 77mm Neutral Density Fader Filter:

                              Seems to work well with out careful evaluation. I have not tested, or looked closely enough to say if it gives of a slight amount of purple or not, but I can say that this ND filter works great for everything I am doing. I mostly use it for doing video out side on my DSLR. It helps me keep a fast aperture, with out increasing the shutter speed, which gives me nice smooth footage with great depth of field in bright light.
                              The only thing I done like about using this filter is that I can not fit my lens hood on while using it because it is wider than the opening of the lens hood. Otherwise, it works great for me.

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                              4.0

                              Simple and easy to use

                              By Terence the Awakened

                              from Franklin, WI

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Polaroid 77mm Neutral Density Fader Filter:

                                  This was my first ND filter. I like it. I don't know what else to say about it other than, It does what it says it will do...

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                                  4.0

                                  Great Versatility

                                  By CJividen

                                  from Durango, CO

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                  • No 77mm Lens Cap

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Filter Protection
                                  • Image Manipulation
                                  • Lens Protection

                                  Comments about Polaroid 77mm Neutral Density Fader Filter:

                                  Use this on multiple lenses with the aid of a step-down ring. Adjustable from 1.5~ stops to 8.5~ stops and I use it for shooting in bright situations to show movement and use for video as well. Feels pretty solid. The only thing I don't like is that when adjusting, the ring does not have a stopper at the end of the maximum, it rather just continues on. Just a little thing, though. Good product. 77mm lens cap does NOT fit.

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                                  5.0

                                  ; ND Filter

                                  By Alex

                                  from NYC,NY

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Image Manipulation

                                    Comments about Polaroid 77mm Neutral Density Fader Filter:

                                    Use it to create a slower shutter speed in daylight.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Great effect

                                    By Grey Elf

                                    from Israel

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                    • Contains Darker Areas
                                    • Inconsistent Effect

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Image Manipulation

                                    Comments about Polaroid 77mm Neutral Density Fader Filter:

                                    I bought the filter for 2 main reasons1) I am an amateur and wanted the minimal number of accessories for an effect, the filter gives me this desired wide range of ND values which works great for me2) It was cheaper than any of the other fixed ND filters.before I bought the filter I missed the reviews telling about the strange dark X effect and I guess I would have think twice if I would have seen the sheer number of them but after getting the filter and having the X effect it was replaced by B&H with a perfect one...so, there is hope.As for focusing, it is great to simply spin the filter a bit, focus, return it to the appropriate position and take the picture is an easy operation.Admittedly, it does not always return to the exact same location but I have no problem twicking it a bit with different exposures.

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                                    1.0

                                    Unuseably soft

                                    By Ryan the DP

                                    from Portsmouth, VA

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Pros

                                    • Cheap

                                    Cons

                                    • Soft

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Polaroid 77mm Neutral Density Fader Filter:

                                      At all lens lengths this filter is noticeably soft. Even at HD video resolution. I assume ti would be worse at higher still photo resolutions.

                                      Do not purchase.

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                                      2.0

                                      Not all I'd hoped

                                      By Dave

                                      from Brisbane, Australia

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Firm Mount

                                      Cons

                                      • Inconsistent Effect

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Image Manipulation

                                      Comments about Polaroid 77mm Neutral Density Fader Filter:

                                      Was hoping to use this to stop down for daytime use in photographing lightning. Unfortunatly after about half-way the density just becomes a smudged black "X" on my 5D MKII , so not as useful as I had hoped. A bit of googling reveals this is a pretty common problem in cheaper ND filters. Also mine arrived with lots of unidentified smudge marks on both sides, maybe finger prints?

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