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PolarPro 82mm Peter McKinnon Signature Edition II Variable ND 0.6 to 1.5 Filter (2 to 5-Stop)

BH #PO8225VNDED2 • MFR #82-2/5-VND-ED2
PolarPro 82mm Peter McKinnon Signature Edition II Variable ND 0.6 to 1.5 Filter (2 to 5-Stop)
Key Features
  • Variable 0.6 to 1.5 Neutral Density
  • Reduces Exposure by 2 to 5 Stops
  • Darkens Entire Image
  • Greater Control over Exposure Settings
The 82mm Peter McKinnon Signature Edition Variable ND 0.6 to 1.5 Filter from PolarPro is designed for lenses with 82mm front filter threads and provides an exposure reduction of 2 to 5 stops. The 0.6 to 1.5 density creates a darkening of the entire image, allowing a wider aperture or slower shutter speed than usually possible. The degree of density is easily controlled by rotating the front filter ring, helping to predetermine the additional exposure length required. By slowing the exposure time, you convey movement or increase the blur. By increasing the aperture, the image depth of field can be more easily controlled. For easier, repeatable control over density settings, the front ring features a numbered scale of the stop values, and it also features haptic feedback to feel a click when reaching a number without the need to look at the ring. The ring features side knurling for a secure grip and to further enable fast and precise positioning, and it is designed to prevent any rotation beyond the stop values etched on it.
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PolarPro Peter McKinnon 2 to 5 Stop VND Ed2 Overview

The 82mm Peter McKinnon Signature Edition Variable ND 0.6 to 1.5 Filter from PolarPro is designed for lenses with 82mm front filter threads and provides an exposure reduction of 2 to 5 stops. The 0.6 to 1.5 density creates a darkening of the entire image, allowing a wider aperture or slower shutter speed than usually possible. The degree of density is easily controlled by rotating the front filter ring, helping to predetermine the additional exposure length required. By slowing the exposure time, you convey movement or increase the blur. By increasing the aperture, the image depth of field can be more easily controlled. For easier, repeatable control over density settings, the front ring features a numbered scale of the stop values, and it also features haptic feedback to feel a click when reaching a number without the need to look at the ring. The ring features side knurling for a secure grip and to further enable fast and precise positioning, and it is designed to prevent any rotation beyond the stop values etched on it.

This filter is constructed from quartz glass for enhanced durability. To prevent internal ghosting and reflections, 16 layers of antireflective coatings offer scratch protection to the filter substrate while promoting clarity and color fidelity. The coatings also provide improved beading when in contact with water or oil, allowing for more efficient cleaning.

The quartz optics are set within an aluminum alloy filter ring assembly for lightweight durability. The unique Defender 360 hybrid case/cover is included for storage and transport and acts as both a front cap when the filter is in place on a lens and as a rigid dustproof and waterproof storage case by adding the rear cover when the filter is not in use.

Variable neutral density filter allows applying differing amounts of density from scene to scene.
0.6 to 1.5 neutral density filter darkens the entire image area to easily photograph with a longer shutter speed for added blur or to convey more movement.
Providing a reduction of 2 to 5 stops, this filter allows a wider aperture to control the depth of field and help emphasize the subject.
Offers increased flexibility to use specific ISO settings or ISO films under bright ambient light.
Provides increased exposure flexibility while using cinema or video cameras within a designated film frame rate.
Constructed from quartz glass for enhanced durability.
Multi-coated to prevent internal ghosting and reflections while promoting clarity and color fidelity.
Side knurling allows the filter glass to be easily rotated.
Filter ring incorporates a haptic feedback mechanism for quick adjustment, without stopping to look at the filter position.
Front filter ring scale ensures that its rotation corresponds to the filter's exposure reduction range.
Microfiber cloth for cleaning and maintenance.
Includes Defender 360 hybrid cap/case for storage and transport, featuring a waterproof and dustproof seal.
UPC: 817465026007

PolarPro Peter McKinnon 2 to 5 Stop VND Ed2 Specs

Filter Type
Variable ND
Exposure Reduction
2 to 5-Stop
Size
82 mm Rear Filter Thread 
Front Accessory Thread / Bayonet
Unthreaded
Coatings
Multi-Coating
Filter Material
Glass
Ring Material
Aluminum
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.47 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
4.8 x 4.7 x 1.2"

PolarPro Peter McKinnon 2 to 5 Stop VND Ed2 Reviews

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is it a polarizer filter as well?

is it a polarizer filter as well?
Asked by: Hesham
This is mainly for reducing the light as a whole while a polarizer will reduce glare/reflections with a minimal loss of light.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2021-05-24

What is the outside diameter? I need it to fit ...

What is the outside diameter? I need it to fit inside of a SmallRig mini matte box. My 82mm tiffin is too wide at 98mm. I believe it has to be less than 95mm to be compatible.
Asked by: Pat
We measured this at the store and it measured 89.5mm on across the front element.
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2023-05-16

Can any step-up rings be used with theses ...

Can any step-up rings be used with theses filters?
Asked by: Joseph
Yes, the PolarPro 82mm Peter McKinnon Signature Edition II Variable ND 0.6 to 1.5 Filter (2 to 5 Stop) can be connected to any aluminum step up ring.
Answered by: Michael S
Date published: 2024-06-18

Does this filter color match the Polar Pro ...

Does this filter color match the Polar Pro Basecamp Matte Box ND filter?
Asked by: lorenzo
These will both be different in terms of the intensity of ND they include, however colorcast and filter color matching should be the same out of both.
Answered by: Zachariah
Date published: 2021-02-22

Will this filter allow the hood to be used with ...

Will this filter allow the hood to be used with the Canon RF 85mm F1.2L lens? Is their any colour shift, image loss of detail, or vignetting when using this filter with that lens?
Asked by: Khurram
The lens hood for the Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L Lens can still be used along with this filter. However, it is best to adjust the filter to the desired setting prior to attaching the hood.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2021-05-31

this reduce IR?

this reduce IR?
Asked by: carlos
Unfortunately, this filter does not block IR.
Answered by: Arturo
Date published: 2021-05-06

Can you have half stop e.g. 2.5, 3.5 etc without ...

Can you have half stop e.g. 2.5, 3.5 etc without incurring problem with this VND?
Asked by: Olivier
Yes, you can do it.
Answered by: Arturo
Date published: 2021-04-13

is this the mist edition?

is this the mist edition?
Asked by: ulices
No is not, but I like how it works so far. If you are planing to take it outside to shoot in a sunny day you may get the other one too the (6 to 9-stop). I like the one I have (2 to 5-stop), perfect for outside on the shadow areas.
Answered by: Arturo
Date published: 2021-02-02
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