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Hoya77mm NDx400 HMC Filter
 
4.6

(based on 154 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (106)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (42)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (109)
  • Strong construction (101)
  • Clear optics (90)
  • Firm mount (87)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Image manipulation (93)
  • Color correction (16)
  • Lens protection (16)
  • Filter protection (8)
  • UV protection (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (76), Semi-pro photographer (38), Pro photographer (14), Photography student (6), Casual photographer (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (126)

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

More than adequate

By Ray

from Monroe NY

Comments about Hoya 77mm NDx400 HMC Filter:

I shopped and read reviews on several brands of nd filters and decided on the Hoya brand. I had a Hoya polarizer for many years and it is still doing a great job. I have a heliopan as well which has a sturdier build but no discernible diff in my pictures. The nd filter provided several stops of reduced exposure with no color cast. It has a quality build. I hope it lasts like my other Hoya filter.

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5.0

Perfecto

By Dwart59

from Brownsville Tx

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:

    EL Mejor filtro ND.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Works great

    By miro

    from Norwalk, CT

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Hoya 77mm NDx400 HMC Filter:

        Great accessories for photographers bag ;)

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        • No

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        5.0

        Good quality, reasonable price

        By Feng

        from Pittsburgh, PA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Hoya 77mm NDx400 HMC Filter:

        It is worth of that price. No color correction needed.

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        3.0

        Useful but not designed well

        By thecanonguy

        from NJ

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Optics
        • Easy To Use
        • Firm Mount

        Cons

        • Weak Construction

        Best Uses

          Comments about Hoya 77mm NDx400 HMC Filter:

          This filter gets easily scratched.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great Filter

          By Saturn82

          from Panama

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Firm Mount
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Hoya 77mm NDx400 HMC Filter:

              Great Product.
              Nice quality

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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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                  • No

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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

                      Verified Buyer

                      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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                          • No

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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

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                          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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                            • No

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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

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                            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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                              • No

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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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                                • No

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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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                                  • No

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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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