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Hoya72mm NDx400 HMC Filter
 
4.7

(based on 23 reviews)

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    (18)

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    (4)

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (19)
  • Firm mount (14)
  • Strong construction (13)
  • Clear optics (12)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Image manipulation (16)
    • Color correction (3)
    • Lens protection (3)
    • UV protection (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (14), Semi-pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (22)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Excellent image quality

    Love it. I've used the uncoated cokin sqaures and what a differece. Thanks to the coating, there is no strange flares. And at that extreme density, there was no color shift. Like...Read complete review

    Love it. I've used the uncoated cokin sqaures and what a differece. Thanks to the coating, there is no strange flares. And at that extreme density, there was no color shift. Like the plastic box that came with it too, nice and slim.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not Quite Sure What to Say

    I have always had Hoya filters and have never had a problem with any Hoya products but upon receiving this item in the mail I found the filter to be quite dusty upon opening the...Read complete review

    I have always had Hoya filters and have never had a problem with any Hoya products but upon receiving this item in the mail I found the filter to be quite dusty upon opening the package. But much more to my horror when I used a Nikon lens cleaning wipe on the filter the solution on the wipe cut right through the coating on the filter and marred it. It's completely ruined and I never got the chance to even attach it to my lens let alone to even use it once. Maybe I shouldn't have used the cleaning wipe but i've used those wipes on other hoya filters without any problem. So I don't know quite what to say. I hate to give the product a 1 star, but can only give that rating based on my experience.

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    5.0

    Works Great

    By Mike

    from Elyria, Ohio

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Firm Mount

    Cons

    • Hard to Clean

    Best Uses

    • Image Manipulation

    Comments about Hoya 72mm NDx400 HMC Filter:

    The filter allows me to extent long exposures to shortly after sunrise. I use it as an artistic tool. It seems solid enough and does what I want it too.

    Have not looked for color shift, it is why I use Photoshop.

    It seem a little hard to clean for some weird reason, not enough to be a problems.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Great Filter

    By Chaim

    from New York

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer
    Staff Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Image Manipulation

      Comments about Hoya 72mm NDx400 HMC Filter:

      I used this to do long exposure on waterfalls. Worked fine.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Awesome filter and does the job

      By Kyle

      from Marblehead MA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Image Manipulation

        Comments about Hoya 72mm NDx400 HMC Filter:

        This has been my go to filter for several years now. I had been using the same filter on my DX lens and just made the switch to a Nikon FX set up. The first thing I needed to do was grab this filter and that's what I did. I do a lot of landscape/seascape photography and this thing does a great job at allowing me to get slow shutter speeds in low and high light. Definitely a product I would reccomend if in the market for a solid ND filter. Easy on and off in the field too.

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        5.0

        Great Glass

        By JJMPLS

        from Minneapolis, MN

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Image Manipulation

          Comments about Hoya 72mm NDx400 HMC Filter:

          I was simply impressed with how this filter has worked for me.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Nice and dark

          By Tim

          from Houston, Texas

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Firm Mount

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Hoya 72mm NDx400 HMC Filter:

              Does what it is supposed to do - enables long exposures during daylight hours.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Black Glass

              By Hindsight2011

              from Canonsburg, PA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Firm Mount
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Image Manipulation

                Comments about Hoya 72mm NDx400 HMC Filter:

                Very little color variance with this filter for a fair price. A filter to seriously consider if you are in the market for black glass.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Promising!

                By Aaron

                from Madison, WI

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Firm Mount
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Image Manipulation

                  Comments about Hoya 72mm NDx400 HMC Filter:

                  I've only used it two times but it has been as advertised!

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Hoya 72mm ND Filter

                  By durhampc

                  from Darlington UK

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Color Correction
                    • Lens Protection
                    • UV Protection

                    Comments about Hoya 72mm NDx400 HMC Filter:

                    Bought for use on a Panasonic 151 Camcorder does everthing I need for video can recommend

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    gotta wear shades

                    By line of sight

                    from wisconsin

                    Comments about Hoya 72mm NDx400 HMC Filter:

                    These ND's are the bomb. What else can I say?

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                    1.0

                    Not Quite Sure What to Say

                    By Steve Berger Photographic

                    from Cincinnati, Ohio

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Mars Easily

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Hoya 72mm NDx400 HMC Filter:

                        I have always had Hoya filters and have never had a problem with any Hoya products but upon receiving this item in the mail I found the filter to be quite dusty upon opening the package. But much more to my horror when I used a Nikon lens cleaning wipe on the filter the solution on the wipe cut right through the coating on the filter and marred it. It's completely ruined and I never got the chance to even attach it to my lens let alone to even use it once. Maybe I shouldn't have used the cleaning wipe but i've used those wipes on other hoya filters without any problem. So I don't know quite what to say. I hate to give the product a 1 star, but can only give that rating based on my experience.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Hoya ND Filter

                        By Brian

                        from Knoxville, TN

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Image Manipulation

                          Comments about Hoya 72mm NDx400 HMC Filter:

                          Haven't been able to use it much, but from what I can tell so far it is a solid filter.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          VERY HAPPY

                          By Ataman

                          from Istanbul

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Clear Optics
                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                          • Nothing

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Hoya 72mm NDx400 HMC Filter:

                            Miracle. I was able to get some pretty beautiful shots on my first outing. This filter allows for good manipulation in Photoshop.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Great Black Glass

                            By 64418

                            from Vallejo, Ca

                            About Me Photography Student

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                            • Difficult to clean

                            Best Uses

                            • Depth Of Field Manipulati
                            • Image Manipulation
                            • Removing Moving Objects

                            Comments about Hoya 72mm NDx400 HMC Filter:

                            This is the first extreme ND filter that I have used so I do not have a comparative point of reference. I however have found this filter to work very well. There is almost no color cast and the build quality is very good. The ring is made of brass and the glass is substantial. You just feel this thing will last forever. I did notice that it was very difficult to clean. I finally got it done with the same substance I use to clean the sensor. For me day time shoots are 30 seconds at most with the majority of them being around 8 to 15 seconds.

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                            5.0

                            Great lens

                            By markhep

                            from Glen Burnie,Md.

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Hoya 72mm NDx400 HMC Filter:

                              Works perfect. Fast Delivery

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Hoya HMC 400 ND Filter

                              By Randall

                              from Sellersburg, IN

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Image Manipulation

                                Comments about Hoya 72mm NDx400 HMC Filter:

                                Can be used to create really interesting effects utilizing extended exposure times. Great price and typical Hoya high quality. I am pleased with this purchase.

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                                5.0

                                Excellent ND Filter

                                By Dude

                                from American in Spain

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Excellent Contruction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Long Exposure Water Fx

                                  Comments about Hoya 72mm NDx400 HMC Filter:

                                  This is great for capturing those misty water effects using long exposures.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Great ND Filter for sony 16-50

                                  By Pete C

                                  from Powder Springs, Georgia

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Image Manipulation
                                    • Lens Protection
                                    • UV Protection

                                    Comments about Hoya 72mm NDx400 HMC Filter:

                                    Now that winter is underway I've had little opportunity to use the ND x400.

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                                    5.0

                                    Great investment

                                    By George K.

                                    from Jersey City, NJ

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Color Correction
                                      • Image Manipulation

                                      Comments about Hoya 72mm NDx400 HMC Filter:

                                      Truthfully still learning how to use the product, but very excited to compose new photos in the future using this filter. As an enthusiast I would recommend it.

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                                      4.0

                                      Works great on my Nikon D7000

                                      By RJS

                                      from Switzerland

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Clear Optics
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Firm Mount

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Image Manipulation

                                        Comments about Hoya 72mm NDx400 HMC Filter:

                                        Got some great shots of waterfalls. Still experimenting, but am sure I will have a lot of fun - and some great pictures - with this filter.

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                                        5.0

                                        A must for controlling water motion.

                                        By Pat

                                        from Kallispell, MT

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Clear Optics
                                        • Firm Mount
                                        • Strong Construction

                                        Cons

                                        • None

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Image Manipulation
                                        • Shooting water

                                        Comments about Hoya 72mm NDx400 HMC Filter:

                                        Outstanding for increasing exposure times to produce a flowing image of water when shooting rivers, rapids, waterfalls, and even wave motion on lakes and oceans - all without blowing out the exposure of the water (white) area. Also improves color saturation when vegetation is included in deep woods stream situations.

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