Hoya 52mm Variable Neutral Density Filter

Hoya 52mm Variable Neutral Density Filter

Hoya 52mm Variable Neutral Density Filter

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  • Variable 0.45-2.7 Neutral Density Filter
  • Reduce Exposure by 1.5-9 Stops
  • Darkens Entire Image
  • Greater Control Over Exposure Settings
  • Allows Reduced Shutter Speed
  • Allows Wider Aperture
  • Optical Glass Construction
  • Threadless Front Filter Ring
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The Hoya 52mm Variable Neutral Density Filter is a solid variable neutral density filter providing an exposure reduction of about 1.5 to 9 stops. The 0.45 to 2.7 density creates a darkening of the entire image, allowing you to photograph with a wider aperture or slower shutter speed than would normally be required. The degree of density is easily controlled by rotating the front filter ring, helping you to predetermine 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.

This filter is constructed from optical glass to maintain image clarity and is set within a slim profile aluminum ring, which helps to reduce the likelihood of vignetting when used on wide-angle lenses, and does not feature front threads.

Variable neutral density filter allows you to dial in differing amounts of density from scene to scene
0.45 to 2.7 density filter darkens the image, allowing you to photograph with a longer shutter speed or wider aperture than normally required
Providing a reduction of 1.5 to 9 stops, this filter allows you to control depth of field and convey movement more easily
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
Slim profile filter ring helps to reduce the likelihood of vignetting with wide-angle lenses
UPC: 024066055507
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Hoya 52mm Variable Neutral Density Filter
  • Plastic Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Hoya A-52VDY Specs

    Filter Type Variable ND
    Density 0.45 (1.5 Stops) to 2.7 (9 Stops)
    Shape Circle
    Circular Size 52 mm
    Front Accessory Thread / Bayonet Unthreaded
    Filter Material Glass
    Ring Material Aluminum
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.13 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 3.9 x 3.8 x 0.9"

    Hoya A-52VDY Reviews

    52mm Variable Neutral Density Filter is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 25.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from I would never buy this again I used this product on my NIKKOR lenses so I could create long exposure photography. This is easy to use and I like how it fits into the lenses. I greatly dislike how the pictures come out when using this filter. All of them have color shifts that I couldn't possibly fix with the editing software that I use. I used this at my beach house and the green sea grass turned orange while the water turned green. The color of the sky and the clouds were also messed up. I read that this might happen at the darkest setting but this happened at EVERY setting for me. All in all, I am never going to use this filter again and I will never buy one again.
    Date published: 2016-08-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from high quality for the price i use this filter out in the woods i like to shoot moving water, at a slow enough exposure to create the effects without washing out the frame from too much light, this filter works exactly like i expected, and it lets me create the images i was hoping for.....there is a warning that comes in the package that at the absolutely darkest setting there will be a cross pattern in the image, and sure enough there is....it was the only negative thing i could say, but they do warn you about it....it is the nature of the ND lens construction
    Date published: 2012-12-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very impressive for the price ND filters are a big deal in photography and most people who take it seriously will tell you that you're looking at $300+ for a decent one. I've been using this for a couple weeks with a Canon 50mm f 1.4 (FD mount) and the Panasonic Leica 25mm f 1.4 (m 4/3 with a step up ring) and the colours have been fantastic and everything has been tack sharp. I should mentioned I'm shooting mostly video but all at very high bitrates and at 1080p. I would definitely buy this again and highly recommend it to anyone looking for a variable density filter at a reasonably price.
    Date published: 2012-07-16
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Cause softening and coloring This variable ND filter is cheap, notice that it does not have MRC, but generally it is working OK. I carefully focused the camera (both with ND filter on and off), at 400% and 50%, you can see softer image, especially at 400%. The image with ND filter is set at 6-7 stop short of the one without ND filter.
    Date published: 2014-09-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for long exposures and changing on the fly... Anyone looking at this product is likely looking for a filter that will extend their length of exposure. It serves that purpose well. The colors are good. I bought it specifically for my wide angle lens (28 mm) on my Nikon for fireworks this summer. Living in Utah we have a month of fireworks (the fourth and statehood is on the 24th) and this has enabled me to lengthen my shutter speed and include more bursts with less flare. Works great. At the beginning I use a lower amount of blockage and towards the finale I close it down to lengthen the exposure even more. WONDERFUL.
    Date published: 2016-07-20
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Causes Color Shifts, but Good Built. For the longest time I thought this was an awesome filter because it cut down light and it fit quite nicely. However, as I've gained experience, I noticed this filter tends to make your images look warmer (orange cast). I've primarily shot video with it and after running some tests, I finally realized this changes the color tones considerably.
    Date published: 2017-10-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well made Solid product. This was on sale when I bought it. The normal price seems too high in my opinion. That being said, it's a solid product that I intend to last for years and years. Note that variable density filters can cause an x pattern over your images/video in certain lighting conditions ? that is not a quality problem but a fact of physics and light mechanics. To avoid that you will need to stack ND filters.
    Date published: 2017-09-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from You can still use you lens hood I've only used this filter for a short time but so far I love it. Immediately I appreciated that it wasn't oversized as other variable NDs I've used, so I could still use my lens hood. Construction feels very solid and it comes with a nice hard plastic case.
    Date published: 2015-09-11
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