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Schneider 77mm True-Match Vari-ND Filter

B&H # SCND1177 Mfr # 68-031177
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You Pay: $396.00
Product Highlights
  • 0.4-3.3 Variable Neutral Density Filter
  • Increase Exposure by 1.3 to 11 Stops
  • Eliminates Blue Color Shift at ND 3.3
  • Water-White Schott Glass

The Schneider 77mm True-Match Vari-ND Filter is a solid variable neutral density filter providing a reduction of about 1.3 to 11 stops. The 0.4 to 3.3 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.

This filter perfectly matches two opposing polarizing foils in order to accomplish the variable ND effect, and this precise combination allows a higher level of blue color shifting at maximum density. Because both filter substrates are combined into one filter ring, this filter is low profile and helps to eliminate vignetting on most lenses. The front filter ring diameter is 96mm in diameter, further helping to reduce vignetting, even on wide angles lenses. Schneider filters are diamond-cut from crystal-clear water-white Schott glass and polished to precise flatness and parallelism standards.

Variable neutral density filter allows you to dial in differing amounts of density scene to scene.
0.4 to 3.3 ND filter darkens the image, allowing you to photograph with a longer shutter speed or wider aperture than normally required.
Providing a reduction of 1.3 to 11 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.
Low profile, wide design prevents vignetting with most lenses.
Type Variable density
Size 77 mm
Filter Factor 0.4-3.3 (1.3-11 stops)
Rotating Yes, for changing density
Effect Permits a longer exposure
Construction Water-White Schott glass
Front Filter Thread Size 96 mm
Front Lens Cap Size 96 mm
Schneider 77mm True-Match Vari-ND Filter
  • 10-Year Limited Warranty
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    Schneider77mm True-Match Vari-ND Filter
     
    4.5

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    89%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Clear optics (7)
    • Strong construction (7)
    • Firm mount (6)
    • Easy to use (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Image manipulation (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (4), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (10)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Very likely the best Vari-ND filter

      I wanted this filter to slow down the shutter speed in bright light. Originally I was considering some other brands at the same price point, but the design and performance of this filter really...Read complete review

      I wanted this filter to slow down the shutter speed in bright light. Originally I was considering some other brands at the same price point, but the design and performance of this filter really stand out. First, it has a greater ND range than every other filter I could find. Second, though threaded in 77mm in my case, the filter surface itself is larger, like having a built in step ring. This prevents vignetting. Third, the filter is quite thin, about the same as a thin mount polarizer. This is amazing considering most other filters I found are as thick as three standard filters. Throw in the Schott glass and the brass construction and this filter is almost perfect. There is a slight amber color drift at maximum effect, but due to physics is unavoidable. 5 Stars.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Cannot be used with a lens hood

      I did not appreciate that with the large oversized filter that it precluded the use of a lens hood. This would limit the filter to use in shaded areas or having the sun at...Read complete review

      I did not appreciate that with the large oversized filter that it precluded the use of a lens hood. This would limit the filter to use in shaded areas or having the sun at my back whenever using this filter and this is a very real limitation of the Schneider design.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Not really 11 stops

      By Nathan

      from San Francisco

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Pros

      • Clear Optics
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Only 6 Stop Difference

      Best Uses

        Comments about Schneider 77mm True-Match Vari-ND Filter:

        I've owned this filter for a few years and have enjoyed using it. However, if you're thinking you can make water look smooth and clouds move because the filter density is "11 stops" look elsewhere. This filter is really a 6 stop filter. For example, if a scene is 1/1000 then the max density will give you 1/15. Also, yellows take on a really weird look if you use this filter. I'm assuming that's because of the polarizers.

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        • No

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        5.0

        necesity

        By quantumrider

        from new york, ny

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Schneider 77mm True-Match Vari-ND Filter:

              with fast glass to open aperture in daylight you need one of these

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              • No

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              better then other expensive faders

              By quantumrider

              from New York, NY

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Schneider 77mm True-Match Vari-ND Filter:

                    pretty good, still get's an X so you just have to play with aperture to come up just below the X threshold and that's it, I just want to be clear... X is there in some conditions but it can be worked around

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Amazing Filter

                    By Senna JR

                    from Santa Monica, CA

                    Pros

                    • Clear Optics
                    • Firm Mount
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Schneider 77mm True-Match Vari-ND Filter:

                        Amazing Filter, I purchased one to use on a BMCC while I placed Schneider .9ND's on a BMPCC. The colors that I got from this filter were amazing. In large measure because the filter appears to also have an IR reduction function. Matching the shots from the two cameras proved very difficult because of this so be forewarned I think this filter also cuts IR.

                        Great product highly recommended.

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Time saver for video

                        By Matthew

                        from Las Vegas, NV

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Clear Optics

                        Cons

                        • Some Artifacts At Highest

                        Best Uses

                        • Video Production

                        Comments about Schneider 77mm True-Match Vari-ND Filter:

                        A great time saver for video, allows you to quickly dial in ND. No matte box needed.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        Cannot be used with a lens hood

                        By Samson

                        from Santa Cruz, CA

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Pros

                        • No vignetting

                        Cons

                        • Obstructs Lens Hoods

                        Best Uses

                        • Light Reduction

                        Comments about Schneider 77mm True-Match Vari-ND Filter:

                        I did not appreciate that with the large oversized filter that it precluded the use of a lens hood. This would limit the filter to use in shaded areas or having the sun at my back whenever using this filter and this is a very real limitation of the Schneider design.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        4.0

                        How did I work without this.

                        By Aaron

                        from Houston, Tx

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Firm Mount
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Image Manipulation

                          Comments about Schneider 77mm True-Match Vari-ND Filter:

                          I just took this filter out on my 2nd wedding video and it was a must have for the project. The only thing that makes me worried is that since it is so big, I am afraid that I will break it. Can't find a cap that would fit on it so I will be looking into some kind of filter carrying case.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          High quality product

                          By Scott N

                          from Denver, CO

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                          • Inconsistent Effect

                          Best Uses

                          • Image Manipulation

                          Comments about Schneider 77mm True-Match Vari-ND Filter:

                          I haven't used this filter very much yet, but I plan on using it at weddings when I need a lower aperture for portraits as well as strobes during the day. It feels very solid and yet the 'Varying' aspect of the twist is very smooth. The only bad thing, which is stated in the included literature, says that at its darkest setting, with any kind of slow shutter will reveal an 'X' type shape of a darkened area on the photo. After some testing, this is more than accurate. However, if you can back the filter down about 1-3 stops, this 'X' nearly goes away.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Key for getting great exposure, perfect

                          By Sev

                          from Vancouver B.C Canada

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Clear Optics
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Firm Mount
                          • No color shift
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Color Correction

                            Comments about Schneider 77mm True-Match Vari-ND Filter:

                            I wouldn't rate any thing this high, but no color shift and large stop rang as well as hight image quality it's unmatched. I was going to get the tiffen nd set but with the run and gun shooting it wasn't going to get the use because miss the shot changing nd filters of hit the exposure. The filter is smoother then some of my lenes when shifting through stops. Money well spend it also hard to scratch I have been shooting moto x with and has see a ton of flying dirt.

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                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Best Variable ND out there

                            By Luis Ribagorda

                            from New York, NY

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Image Manipulation

                              Comments about Schneider 77mm True-Match Vari-ND Filter:

                              I've tried every variable ND on the market. Personally I preferred a set of ND filters but in some occasions I like the portability and versatility of a vary-ND and thats why I bought one. This is the best variable ND out there. No color change. Great looking images. 11stops. If you need one, this is the one.

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                              • No

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                              (14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Very likely the best Vari-ND filter

                              By John D

                              from Hawaii

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Clear Optics
                              • Complete Design
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Firm Mount
                              • Strong Construction
                              • Strong Performance

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Image Manipulation

                                Comments about Schneider 77mm True-Match Vari-ND Filter:

                                I wanted this filter to slow down the shutter speed in bright light. Originally I was considering some other brands at the same price point, but the design and performance of this filter really stand out. First, it has a greater ND range than every other filter I could find. Second, though threaded in 77mm in my case, the filter surface itself is larger, like having a built in step ring. This prevents vignetting. Third, the filter is quite thin, about the same as a thin mount polarizer. This is amazing considering most other filters I found are as thick as three standard filters. Throw in the Schott glass and the brass construction and this filter is almost perfect. There is a slight amber color drift at maximum effect, but due to physics is unavoidable. 5 Stars.

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                                • No

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