Schneider 77mm True-Match Vari-ND Filter

Schneider 77mm True-Match Vari-ND Filter

Schneider 77mm True-Match Vari-ND Filter

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  • 0.4-3.3 Variable Neutral Density Filter
  • Increase Exposure by 1.3 to 11 Stops
  • Eliminates Blue Color Shift at ND 3.3
  • Water-White Schott Glass

Size: 77mm

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Schneider 68-031177 Overview

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The Schneider 77mm True-Match Vari-ND Filter is a solid variable neutral density filter providing a reduction of about 1.3 to 11 stops. The 0.4 to 3.3 density creates a darkening of the entire image, allowing you to photograph with a wider aperture or slower shutter speed than normally required. The degree of density is easily controlled by rotating the front filter ring, allowing you to previsualize the additional exposure length required. By slowing your exposure time or increasing your aperture, you are able to control depth of field and convey movement more easily. Neutral density filters do not affect the coloration of the image and are ideal for pairing with other filters.

This filter perfectly matches two opposing polarizing foils in order to accomplish the variable ND effect, and this precise combination allows a higher level of blue color shifting at maximum density. Because both filter substrates are combined into one filter ring, this filter is low profile and helps to eliminate vignetting on most lenses. The front ring diameter is 96mm in diameter, further helping to reduce vignetting, even on wide angles lenses. Schneider filters are diamond-cut from crystal-clear water-white Schott glass and polished to precise flatness and parallelism standards.

Variable neutral density filter allows you to dial in differing amounts of density scene to scene.
0.4 to 3.3 ND filter darkens the image, allowing you to photograph with a longer shutter speed or wider aperture than normally required.
Providing a reduction of 1.3 to 11 stops, this filter allows you to control depth of field and convey movement more easily.
Filter does not affect coloration of the image and can be used with other filters.
Low profile, wide design prevents vignetting with most lenses.
UPC: 605228105942
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Schneider 77mm True-Match Vari-ND Filter
  • 10-Year Limited Warranty
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    Schneider 68-031177 Specs

    Filter Type Variable ND
    Density 0.4 (1.3 Stops) to 3.3 (11 Stops)
    Shape Circle
    Circular Size 77 mm
    Front Accessory Thread / Bayonet Unthreaded
    Filter Material Glass
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.35 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.6 x 4.6 x 0.9"

    Schneider 68-031177 Reviews

    77mm True-Match Vari-ND Filter is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 19.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very likely the best Vari-ND filter I wanted this filter to slow down the shutter speed in bright light. Originally I was considering some other brands at the same price point, but the design and performance of this filter really stand out. First, it has a greater ND range than every other filter I could find. Second, though threaded in 77mm in my case, the filter surface itself is larger, like having a built in step ring. This prevents vignetting. Third, the filter is quite thin, about the same as a thin mount polarizer. This is amazing considering most other filters I found are as thick as three standard filters. Throw in the Schott glass and the brass construction and this filter is almost perfect. There is a slight amber color drift at maximum effect, but due to physics is unavoidable. 5 Stars.
    Date published: 2012-09-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Highest Quailty Glass I bought it because its the best as far as vari ND filters. Why would anyone put a low quality Vari ND filter on high end lens. Defeats the purpose. BUT, the only gripe about this filter is you will not get 11 stops. You will realistically get only about 8 stops. After that, you will get a crazy dark/light blochy pattern in the pictures. I called schneider and they confirmed. Which leads me to wonder why that make it to 11? Never the less, it is still the best Vari ND on the market. O, one more gripe, the front is not threaded, which, there is really no reason that could not have been.
    Date published: 2015-08-23
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from It's Great, but not complete The filter is great and operates as expected, but I am not sure it really reach the 11th stop, as a matter of fact, if what I have seen on Youtub reviews, in Stop 10 one should not be able to see anything at all, and I can see in the darkest setting which makes me think, the filter only reach the 9th Stop. Aside from that, I got other med-range filters and they cam with a pouch to protect the filter, this filter is the most expensive filter I have seen, and yet it is shipped in a plastic box and not a secure one at that. Schneider, sham on you for that.
    Date published: 2015-07-24
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not really 11 stops I've owned this filter for a few years and have enjoyed using it. However, if you're thinking you can make water look smooth and clouds move because the filter density is 11 stops look elsewhere. This filter is really a 6 stop filter. For example, if a scene is 1/1000 then the max density will give you 1/15. Also, yellows take on a really weird look if you use this filter. I'm assuming that's because of the polarizers.
    Date published: 2014-05-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Filter Amazing Filter, I purchased one to use on a BMCC while I placed Schneider .9ND's on a BMPCC. The colors that I got from this filter were amazing. In large measure because the filter appears to also have an IR reduction function. Matching the shots from the two cameras proved very difficult because of this so be forewarned I think this filter also cuts IR. Great product highly recommended.
    Date published: 2014-03-20
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from High quality product I haven't used this filter very much yet, but I plan on using it at weddings when I need a lower aperture for portraits as well as strobes during the day. It feels very solid and yet the 'Varying' aspect of the twist is very smooth. The only bad thing, which is stated in the included literature, says that at its darkest setting, with any kind of slow shutter will reveal an 'X' type shape of a darkened area on the photo. After some testing, this is more than accurate. However, if you can back the filter down about 1-3 stops, this 'X' nearly goes away.
    Date published: 2013-08-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from better then other expensive faders pretty good, still get's an X so you just have to play with aperture to come up just below the X threshold and that's it, I just want to be clear... X is there in some conditions but it can be worked around
    Date published: 2014-03-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well made The main purpose to order that filter was to allow to use my CCD sensor equipped H5D's live view function via tethered Phocus software during daylight. That works really well. While experimenting with that filter I found out, that it works pretty well for my landscape photography, e.g. smoothing water movements, etc. That's a real surprise for me since many people reported about uneven darkening effects of variable ND filters. I couldn't figure out that effect with this Schneider filter. There is only very little shift of white balance which can readily be fixed with a very minor adjustment. The shift is almost negligible compared to my B+W and Heliopan fixed ND filters. The filter is very well made. There is no friction when screwing it onto the lens. And it does not stuck! Adjustment of ND effect is smooth and precise due to marks on the filter's ring on two opposite sides. So it isn't too hard to read. The only issue is its size. That filter is much bigger than a standard 77mm filter. So consequently the lenses' original lens hoods cannot be used!
    Date published: 2015-02-05
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    By using an ND like this one, is there still a use for a separate polarizing filter in combination? For example shooting against a bright background with a running stream in the foreground - if that would be an example where both this filter and a polarizer are to be used together.
    Asked by: Anonymous
    I wouldn't advise using a variable ND filter in conjunction with a circular polarizer, as a variable neutral density filter is essentially two circular polarizers stacked together. You would be better off using a 0.6 or similar solid neutral density filter and then using a standard circular polarizer for the effect you want to achieve.
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    Is this Vari-ND filter also cuts IR?As reviewed by one of your buyers, when used in Black Magic Cameras (which needs IRND to work best) it seems to cut IR and have better color accuracy than other Vari-ND brands.
    Asked by: Anonymous
    This is not an IR cut filter. A filter with IR Cut will be designated as such, and are generally UV filters.
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    How do I fit this filter onto the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens, which has a filter thread of 82mm?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    To use this filter on a lens with an 82mm filter thread, you can use an 82-77mm step-down ring, such as this model from Sensei:
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    Is this filter multicoated to prevent flare in difficult lighting conditions?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    The Schneider 77mm True-Match Vari-ND filter is not multicoated. If you want a 77mm threaded variable ND filter with a coating, check out the B+W XS-Pro Digital ND Vario MRC Nano Filter:
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-28

    can i use this on ziess milvus 15mm with a step ...

    can i use this on ziess milvus 15mm with a step down ring?
    Asked by: Debejyo
    One can use the Zeiss Milvus 15mm f2.8 lens, (with the hood removed), with a Schneider 77mm True-Match Vari-ND Filter, using a step down adapter: But, one may experience severe vignetting when looking through the lens.
    Answered by: Lenny
    Date published: 2019-06-20


    Does this filter have hard stops at the ends of its density range ?
    Asked by: David A.
    No hard stops on this one. But not too loose either. Solid build.
    Answered by: Nasri Lian Z.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    will this filter vignette with the Canon 16-35mm f4L lens?? How pronounced and at what density setting and aperture is the X effect?
    Asked by: Khurram S.
    It does not vignette with my 16-35 F4l even at 16mm. The x effect will come in a a little short of as far as you can take it at f8
    Answered by: Tim B.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    Some filters such as the Singh-Ray use a thin mount to make sure they do not vignette. I would be using this on a Nikon 17-35 lens.77mm. Does this have a thin mount, and will it vignette?
    Asked by: GEORGE M.
    I have used this product on a 12-24 and a 18-300 Nikon lens and have not had any problems with vignetteing. Yes this is a thin mount ND filter...
    Answered by: Stan J.
    Date published: 2018-08-28
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