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Hoya 67mm Variable Density Filter

B&H # HOVD67 Mfr # A-67VDY
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You Pay: $109.00
Product Highlights
  • Variable 0.45-2.7 Density
  • Reduce Exposure by 1.5-9 Stops
  • Greater Control Over Exposure Settings
  • Low Profile, Rigid Aluminum Filter Ring
  • Optical Glass Construction

The Hoya 67mm Variable Density Filter is a solid variable density filter providing an exposure reduction of about 1.5 to 9 stops. The 0.45 to 2.7 density creates a darkening of the entire image, allowing you to photograph with a wider aperture or slower shutter speed than would normally be required. The degree of density is easily controlled by rotating the front filter ring, helping you to predetermine 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.

This filter is constructed from optical glass to maintain image clarity and is set within a slim profile aluminum ring, which helps to reduce the likelihood of vignetting when used on wide-angle lenses, and does not feature front threads.

Variable density filter allows you to dial in differing amounts of density from scene to scene
0.45 to 2.7 density filter darkens the image, allowing you to photograph with a longer shutter speed or wider aperture than normally required
Providing a reduction of 1.5 to 9 stops, this filter allows you to control depth of field and convey movement more easily
Slim profile filter ring helps to reduce the likelihood of vignetting with wide-angle lenses.
Type Variable density
Size 67 mm
Density 0.45-2.7 (1.5 to 9 stops)
Rotating Yes; to vary density
Effect Permits a longer exposure
Construction Optical glass; aluminum ring
Front Filter Thread Size N/A
Front Lens Cap Size 67 mm
Hoya 67mm Variable Density Filter
  • Hard Plastic Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Hoya67mm Variable Density Filter
     
    4.4

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    88%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Clear optics (5)
    • Easy to use (5)
    • Strong construction (5)
    • Firm mount (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Image manipulation (4)
      • Lens protection (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (8)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Works as advertised

      I bought this filter to use for long exposure photography with my Nikon D600 as well as being able to use wide apertures in bright sunlight. As long as you stay within the marked...Read complete review

      I bought this filter to use for long exposure photography with my Nikon D600 as well as being able to use wide apertures in bright sunlight. As long as you stay within the marked limits of the filter, it works as advertised and produces great results. Colors seem to be unaffected, but some minor post-processing adjustment may be necessary to get the photo to where you want it to be. I expect this is normal.

      What's great about it is that it is easy to use. One short twist and you go from light to dark or dark to light. There is no need to remove the filter to re-adjust focus the way you'd have to do with darker filters. Just twist it to its lightest setting and you can see through the viewfinder. (Maybe a different story if you're trying to use live view)The clarity is very nice and photos come out sharp.

      This is nearly a perfect and very convenient product EXCEPT.... there may be some cases at its darkest setting where you may see some uneven exposure or vignetting. Instead of the vignetting being visible in the corners, it may appear in the top and bottom middle of the frame. You probably won't notice it at all if you're shooting longer exposures in less available light (I didn't), but if you're using it at its darkest setting in bright daylight, you might see it. To be honest this filter is not dark enough to use for long exposures in bright daylight, so this may not be much of an issue. For that you'd have to go with a 1.2 or darker filter anyway.

      When using this filter make sure to always stay within the marked limits. If you try to go beyond that at the darkest setting, you're going to see a giant, dark X across your photo. There's nothing to stop you from twisting the filter 360 degrees, so just pay attention to the markings as you're rotating it.

      Overall I would recommend this product for its clarity, ease of use, convenience and construction. It produces great results when used correctly. If you want to do long exposures in bright sunlight or directly into the sunset, you'll need something stronger than this. Otherwise it will work well even during the day with shorter exposures.

      Images below taken with a Nikon D600, 28mm f/1.8G and the Hoya variable density filter. Vignetting you see in corners was added in post and is not a result of using the filter.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Bad Product. Do not buy.

      Causes an uneven X pattern in images.

      Causes an uneven X pattern in images.

      Reviewed by 10 customers

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      5.0

      Great Filter

      By Lucas

      from Santa Catarina, Brasil

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Hoya 67mm Variable Density Filter:

            My amateur use is for landscape photography. I found it very good filter, delivers what it promises!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            No threading on outside edge

            By Eric

            from Charlotte, NC

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Clear Optics
            • Firm Mount
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Hoya 67mm Variable Density Filter:

                I think this is a very high quality product. What drives me nuts is that there are no threads on the outside of the filter. I can't use stack caps and the lens cover won't stay on with this filter on the lens. I have to remove the filter to put the camera away and I have a special pouch to carry this filter. If that won't irritate you then it is highly recommended.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Bad Product. Do not buy.

                By Del

                from Winter Haven, FL

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Inconsistent Effect

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Hoya 67mm Variable Density Filter:

                    Causes an uneven X pattern in images.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Exactly what I needed

                    By Bryan Burch

                    from Umatilla, FL

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Optics
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Image Manipulation
                      • Lens Protection

                      Comments about Hoya 67mm Variable Density Filter:

                      I use this on my Sigma 35mm 1.4 and it worked great. The stop down allowed me to use my Elinchroms, shooting in low F values while in bright Florida sun with fantastic results. This filter was easy to use and I saw little to no sign of quality loss.

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                      • No

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great quality materials.

                      By JV

                      from Boston, MA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • DSLR Video

                        Comments about Hoya 67mm Variable Density Filter:

                        The filter is easily installed and unlike other filters, it doesn't "wobble" after it is installed. It turns easily and slides without a hitch.The glass is of high quality and colors don't suffer when using it. It has several markings on the side that show you how much "darkening" is happening and how much more can you go.I've read reviews where people comment on how you get dark lines after you've set the filter to the lightest setting. This is not a quality issue but a side product of the fabrication method. While you won't use this when you are shooting, it goes away by turning the filter ever so slightly so it is not a big deal at all. The box clearly states that these artifacts appear: "When using the filter near or at MIN. a cross-like dark pattern will appear across the image and cannot be eliminated. This is a property of the structure of the filter".

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Increased exposure setting flexibility

                        By BWH

                        from Louisville, Ky

                        Comments about Hoya 67mm Variable Density Filter:

                        Sometimes you just have to have a certain ISO, a certain shutter speed and a certain f/stop and you can't have them without a variable neutral density filter.
                        That's not to say the VNDF is always the solution, but it's an important piece of gear to have on hand when it does make sense to use certain exposure settings.
                        Caveat: like so many filters, any other piece of glass between your lens and your subject is going to degrade your image resolution and this one will, too, though only very minimally.

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        GREAT CONTROL

                        By LaMosca

                        from Los Angeles

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Image Manipulation
                          • Lens Protection

                          Comments about Hoya 67mm Variable Density Filter:

                          If you have bright light conditions or may it just be the middle of the day this filter gets any job done!. I love the ability it gives you to control light and your exposure. Originally I was just going to just going to go with a 10 stop and call it a day but this was much better as your not always going to need a long exposure. This is a must have in your arsenal of filters as you never know what the day of shooting pictures in the day holds.

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                          • No

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Excellent Filter

                          By Agedrunner

                          from Aurora, CO

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Image Manipulation

                            Comments about Hoya 67mm Variable Density Filter:

                            Excellent filter that is easy to use. It is easy to adjust and allows use of the correct neutral density filter without carrying a large number of filters. Great for use with waterfalls.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Works as advertised

                            By DSS

                            from Huntington Beach, CA

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                            • Inconsistent Effect

                            Best Uses

                            • Color Correction
                            • Filter Protection
                            • Image Manipulation
                            • Lens Protection
                            • UV Protection

                            Comments about Hoya 67mm Variable Density Filter:

                            I bought this filter to use for long exposure photography with my Nikon D600 as well as being able to use wide apertures in bright sunlight. As long as you stay within the marked limits of the filter, it works as advertised and produces great results. Colors seem to be unaffected, but some minor post-processing adjustment may be necessary to get the photo to where you want it to be. I expect this is normal.

                            What's great about it is that it is easy to use. One short twist and you go from light to dark or dark to light. There is no need to remove the filter to re-adjust focus the way you'd have to do with darker filters. Just twist it to its lightest setting and you can see through the viewfinder. (Maybe a different story if you're trying to use live view)The clarity is very nice and photos come out sharp.

                            This is nearly a perfect and very convenient product EXCEPT.... there may be some cases at its darkest setting where you may see some uneven exposure or vignetting. Instead of the vignetting being visible in the corners, it may appear in the top and bottom middle of the frame. You probably won't notice it at all if you're shooting longer exposures in less available light (I didn't), but if you're using it at its darkest setting in bright daylight, you might see it. To be honest this filter is not dark enough to use for long exposures in bright daylight, so this may not be much of an issue. For that you'd have to go with a 1.2 or darker filter anyway.

                            When using this filter make sure to always stay within the marked limits. If you try to go beyond that at the darkest setting, you're going to see a giant, dark X across your photo. There's nothing to stop you from twisting the filter 360 degrees, so just pay attention to the markings as you're rotating it.

                            Overall I would recommend this product for its clarity, ease of use, convenience and construction. It produces great results when used correctly. If you want to do long exposures in bright sunlight or directly into the sunset, you'll need something stronger than this. Otherwise it will work well even during the day with shorter exposures.

                            Images below taken with a Nikon D600, 28mm f/1.8G and the Hoya variable density filter. Vignetting you see in corners was added in post and is not a result of using the filter.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Great filter.

                            By 90210 Kings

                            from Los Angeles ,CA

                            See all my reviews

                            Verified Buyer

                            Comments about Hoya 67mm Variable Density Filter:

                            Amazingly sharp , superior quality , I used Tiffen and Heliopan and I trust this filter more due to the outcome and the quality of the pictures.

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