Bower 72mm Variable Neutral Density Filter

Bower 72mm Variable Neutral Density Filter

Bower 72mm Variable Neutral Density Filter

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Bower 72mm Variable Neutral Density Filter

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  • 2 to 8 Stops of Light Control
  • Smooth Adjustable Dial
  • Multi-Coated Optics
  • Allows Use of High ISO in Bright Light
  • Allows Wide Apertures in Bright Light
  • Selective Focus and Motion Blur
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The 72mm Variable Neutral Density Filter from Bower gives you the capability of shooting with high speed film or high ISO settings on your digital camera, even in direct sunlight. ND filters reduce the amount of light that reaches your film or your sensor, and this variable ND filter allows you to choose just how much light you want to block from 2 to 8 stops. To adjust the amount of light, simply turn the adjustable dial for a seamless adjustment.

With the variable ND filter on your lens, you can control both the exposure time and depth of field in your photos. Without an ND filter, most cameras do not have a shutter speed fast enough to allow you to shoot wide open in bright conditions. By adding an ND filter, you can blur your background and isolate your subject, even under direct sunlight. You can also shoot very long exposures which is useful for landscape and architecture photography. Exposing your shot for a long period can make people, clouds, cars, and other moving objects seemingly disappear from your images.

UPC: 636980704203
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Bower 72mm Variable Neutral Density Filter
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    Bower FN72 specs

    Density 0.6 (2 Stops) to 2.4 (8 Stops)
    Shape Circle
    Circular Size 72 mm
    Front Accessory Thread / Bayonet 77 mm
    Filter Material Glass
    Coatings Multi-Coating
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.2 x 3.6 x 0.4"

    Bower FN72 reviews

    72mm Variable Neutral Density Filter is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 20.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing for the price! I love the quality of hardware for the price I paid. It is glass and metal so I feel confident that it will take a few bumps. Pros: price!!! Durable and easy to slide the dial. Cons: there's really no gauge to tell you how many stops you set it to, just little squares. The filter is not made to take a lens hood so I have to put the hood on first and try to screw the filter on with the tips of my finger. If you set the filter to max, be sure it's not in full sun, you will get dark spots and polar lines. It's probably best to take test shots and keep notes, it helps me when I don't have much time to get the shot! Great buy all around! I would recommend this product to a friend!
    Date published: 2014-03-22
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from A reasonably priced product Bought this filter, and I also bought one of other brand which costs two times more. I compared these two filters and here is what I found: 1) Neither of these two filters is able to reduce the light 8 stops (assuming the first metering value is -2 stops when the filter is placed on lens while setting it to let max amount light pass through). The expensive filter is able to achieve -7 stops, and the Bower is -6 stops (then the big black X shows up). 2) The Bower produced a bit more saturated pictures. The more expensive one produced more natural-looking pictures. It seems the Bower falls short a bit, but at only 1/3 of the cost of other product(s), it's a reasonable priced VND for anyone at a tight budget.
    Date published: 2017-04-01
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from A Blurry Mess I did not want to pay too much money for a variable ND filter when I found this filter with favorable reviews. This cheap filter was a blurry mess even at its lightest setting; I was shocked on how blurry the images were. After this experience, I bought the Tiffen which cost me 5x more, talk about a night and day difference! The Tiffen is sharp SHARP, near impossible to tell the difference between with and no filter. After a few uses, the Tiffen has not displayed the X which is common in these filters. I am sure that X will show up under certain circumstances but I am not worried about it because it happens in the max range and I really do not intend to use it in that range anyways. If you value your images, avoid this filter and buy the Tiffen.
    Date published: 2014-08-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good but watch for quality Good for the price, but watch for build quality. The glass on one that I purchased spins around so I am having it exchanged for a new one. A little thin but fine by me.
    Date published: 2015-03-22
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from 72mm Variable Neutral Density Filter by very good quality for the price. Relatively easy to use.
    Date published: 2014-08-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works as described I like it so far, the fact that you can go through so many stops of light is pretty cool, but I cannot see the need to use the darker stops. I'm using it on the min setting with my two f1.2 lenses and it's enough to shoot in bright day light, stopping down (increasing the darkness) makes it a bit too dark, but some might have use for it in landscapes. For portrait, the lowest setting is the sweet spot, I can now shoot in broad daylight without having to stop down. Works as advertised, highly recommended.
    Date published: 2016-08-15
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from OK for the price I use this filter with 2 older Tamron 28-300 lenses purchased from B+H. Fit is snug,but miles away from Tiffen or B+W. Will also be using with step rings on various other lenses. Very thin construction, more difficult to adjust than other brands,but for the price,it will do. More hands on use will help, as I've only had this filter for 3 weeks.
    Date published: 2014-04-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works well on Sony�Distagon T* 24mm F2 SSM Since I just received the filter, I haven't tested in all situations that I would normally use the ND filter.� However, it fits on my lens well and smooth transition when changing filter density.� It works as expected and I haven't found anything that could be improved.
    Date published: 2018-01-08
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