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Hoya77mm NDx400 HMC Filter
 
4.6

(based on 148 reviews)

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    (101)

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    (42)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (105)
  • Strong construction (99)
  • Clear optics (88)
  • Firm mount (84)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Image manipulation (92)
    • Lens protection (16)
    • Color correction (15)
    • Filter protection (8)
    • UV protection (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (74), Semi-pro photographer (37), Pro photographer (13), Photography student (6), Casual photographer (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (123)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    What Lightroom Can't do

    I use this to capture motion. Something Lightroom 5 can't do. Lately, I've been using it just after sunrise and just at sunset. I get about 10-20 second shutter at ISO...Read complete review

    I use this to capture motion. Something Lightroom 5 can't do. Lately, I've been using it just after sunrise and just at sunset. I get about 10-20 second shutter at ISO 100. This allows some blur in the vegetation keeping the earth clear/sharp. Also, great for morning sun and tall waterfalls of 10ft+. It increases the exposure for that smooth water effect.It does get fingerprints of oil. But I just wipe it down pretty firm, and it cleans up well. When I first got the filter, I took great care and used gentle pressure to wiped it, and the gentle wipe does not work well. I found using a breath and firm wipe with a microfiber gives me better results on removing fingerprints.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Coating is fragile

    This filter serves its purpose. However, the coating got sticky in the heat. I tried wiping it off with a microfiber cloth and the coating smeared. I dampened the cloth and that created...Read complete review

    This filter serves its purpose. However, the coating got sticky in the heat. I tried wiping it off with a microfiber cloth and the coating smeared. I dampened the cloth and that created scratches and swirls.
    It says not to use any chemicals on it. I guess H2O is a chemical.
    For the money, very disappointed.

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    5.0

    Great filter

    By JimS

    from Richmond, TX

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Image Manipulation

      Comments about Hoya 77mm NDx400 HMC Filter:

      Best use is on sunny days where you want to slow down the shutter speed.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Dark

      By marc

      from alabama

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Optics
      • Easy To Use
      • Firm Mount

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Image Manipulation

        Comments about Hoya 77mm NDx400 HMC Filter:

        Havent had a lot of use of it; yet, it is dark enough to vail the waterfalls in the late morning sun.

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        5.0

        Excellent as always

        By Bob

        from Maine

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Image Manipulation
          • Long Exposure

          Comments about Hoya 77mm NDx400 HMC Filter:

          A name i've come to rely on and am never been disappointed. Great for long exposures where you want the water or sky blurred to smokey viscosity. Great for slowing down the shutter to use fast lenses on bright sunny days

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          4.0

          Perfect ND Filter

          By Ram Bahadur

          from Raymand nh,

          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 77mm NDx400 HMC Filter:

            Perfect for Landscaping photography

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            • No

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            3.0

            Works as expected!

            By davidrsinger

            from Fairfax, VA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Hoya 77mm NDx400 HMC Filter:

                I really love playing with this. I've been experimenting with long exposure photography and this works well. I get a kick out of the results I'm getting. It's a lot of fun!

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                4.0

                Hoya 77mm NDx400

                By John T

                from California

                Comments about Hoya 77mm NDx400 HMC Filter:

                Quality looks good, very dark filter pergect for long exposure. Good value at the deal price.

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                5.0

                what you see is what you get

                By ivanpah

                from Alamo Nevada

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Color Correction

                  Comments about Hoya 77mm NDx400 HMC Filter:

                  Always enjoy sureal images always wanted to able to create one. very simple and adds hours of fun to taking pictures.

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                  5.0

                  Very afordable

                  By Rinbo

                  from Middlesex

                  Comments about Hoya 77mm NDx400 HMC Filter:

                  A great value, well worth the price.

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                  4.0

                  Good Qulaity Glass

                  By Mickey

                  from Washington DC

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Optics
                  • Firm Mount
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Image Manipulation

                    Comments about Hoya 77mm NDx400 HMC Filter:

                    Quality glass and good threads. I have 2, 6 and 9 stop filters. I use this one more than the others. I tried square resin filters because they were cheaper but they scratched. Go for glass. Great for long exposure cityscape shots.

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                    5.0

                    Good Filter

                    By Josh

                    from Newport Beach, CA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Image Manipulation
                      • Lens Protection

                      Comments about Hoya 77mm NDx400 HMC Filter:

                      This is my first 'tinted' filter and it opens up so many more possibilities for shooting. I love that I can get long exposure shots in lighter situations now. Can't wait to take this to some waterfalls!

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                      5.0

                      Hoya 77mm NDx400 HMC Filter

                      By Sgt. Smith

                      from Albuquerque

                      Comments about Hoya 77mm NDx400 HMC Filter:

                      Great filter. A must have for any long exposure. Great glass and heavy. I don't mind it being heavy cause that most of the time means quality. You can really feel the quality in this lens filter.

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                      5.0

                      Well made.

                      By Rod K

                      from Omaha, Nebraska

                      Comments about Hoya 77mm NDx400 HMC Filter:

                      While I have not yet been able to use much yet, the lens looks to be of excellent quality in build.

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                      5.0

                      No colour shift

                      By MichaelC

                      from Vancouver Island

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Optics
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Long Daylight Exposures

                        Comments about Hoya 77mm NDx400 HMC Filter:

                        Unlike the variable ND filter I have (cheap one) this filter has consistent density all across the view with wide angle lenses. You can barely make out the subject in daytime but using the cameras live-view allows you to see the image normally and zoom in to focus without having to remove the filter constantly.

                        The longest exposure I got with it on a bright overcast day at iso 100 was around 30 seconds at f22 in my first test. If you need a longer exposure, you might consider a second filter or one that's darker (if there are any).

                        I didn't notice any colour shift either.

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                        5.0

                        9 stop neutral density filter

                        By Rob

                        from North Strabane

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Image Manipulation

                          Comments about Hoya 77mm NDx400 HMC Filter:

                          To slow things to a crawl, use this filter. A 1/500 shutter speed will result in a one second exposure using this filter. This is the filter to get if you want dreamy water and cloud shots.

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                          5.0

                          Great value

                          By John

                          from Woodbury, NJ

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Image Manipulation

                            Comments about Hoya 77mm NDx400 HMC Filter:

                            Great value and a quality filter

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Hi Expectations

                            By caddisfly

                            from Issaquah, WA

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Hoya 77mm NDx400 HMC Filter:

                                  While I have not had the opportunity to use this filter as of yet, I've used Hoya products for many years. I don't expect anything but excellent results for this or any other Hoya products.

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                                  5.0

                                  Good filter for the money

                                  By DCMJensen

                                  from Clinton, Wa

                                  Comments about Hoya 77mm NDx400 HMC Filter:

                                  I was considering geting the Big Stopper. Finding this 9stop filter was a better fit for my budget. It works great.

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                                  5.0

                                  great filter

                                  By Yolanda

                                  from New Jersey

                                  About Me Semi-pro 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 77mm NDx400 HMC Filter:

                                    I love this Hoya filter is great for taking photos in very bright situation like snow or a bright water fall

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                                    4.0

                                    Excellent filter

                                    By Terry

                                    from Las Vegas, NV

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Hoya 77mm NDx400 HMC Filter:

                                        Just dark enough, enjoy using it.

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        BLACK GLASS

                                        By RON

                                        from CONROE TEXAS

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Hoya 77mm NDx400 HMC Filter:

                                            nICE nd FILTER - i DO NOT SEE COLOR SHIFT - HAVENRTTUSED A LOT AT THIS POINT SO MAY COME BACK AND ADJUST . BUT FOR NOW BERY NICE COST EFFECTIVE FILTER

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