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Bower 86mm Variable Neutral Density Filter

BH #BOVND86 • MFR #FN86
Bower
Bower 86mm Variable Neutral Density Filter
Key Features
  • 2 to 8 Stops of Light Control
  • Smooth Adjustable Dial
  • Multicoated Optics
  • Allows Use of High ISO in Bright Light
The 86mm 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.
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Bower FN86 Overview

The 86mm 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: 636980670652

Bower FN86 Specs

Density0.6 (2-Stop) to 2.4 (8-Stop)
Circular Size86 mm Filter Thread
Front Accessory Thread / Bayonet95 mm
CoatingsMulti-Coating
Filter MaterialGlass
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.205 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.35 x 4.4 x 0.85"

Bower FN86 Reviews

seems like great filter

By Eric
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-07

haven't used it yet.

Decent quality -- great value

By Erik
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-02-20

For the money, it's a good value. Yes, it WILL soften your image a little. Have not found a variable ND yet that doesn't. See photo. I tested by adjusting light output, not by changing ISO or shutter speed or aperture. I found that I can recover nearly all that sharpness simply with sharpen in Premiere Pro if I need it. But since this will be used for interviews and only occasionally, a wee bit of softness is ok. Sigma Art glass is painfully sharp, and in interviews, pretty unforgiving. This shows LESS color cast than a set of solid (non-variable) filters I tested. Some change across the ND field? Yes. But very good. It has hard stops at max and min settings, which makes it not only useful in use, but also helps get it on and off the lens. Note that the outside diameter is about 5mm wider than thread size. That makes for a large filter, but also helps eliminate vignetting with wide angle lenses. [note that ALL variable ND filters will make that X when near max ND and on a wide angle lens]. You can spend way more and get better quality. But for the price, this is solid so far. Paid double for a Genustech that now has fog between the glass panes. So in comparison, this is much better (so far).

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By Risto
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-12-15

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I was just now looking at the same subject shot with and without my Bower 52mm variable ND. And I didn't see the filter adding any softness at all. I'll do some more testing but I just don't see a problem at this point. Seems like a great value for 25 bucks. I suspect people may be shooting wide open, getting suboptimal sharpness, and blaming the filter.
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Date published: 2018-08-25
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