Hoya 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter

Hoya 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter

Hoya 77mm 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 77mm 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: 024066055569
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Hoya 77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter
  • Plastic Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description
    Filter Type Variable ND
    Density 0.45 (1.5 Stops) to 2.7 (9 Stops)
    Shape Circle
    Circular Size 77 mm
    Front Accessory Thread / Bayonet Unthreaded
    Filter Material Glass
    Ring Material Aluminum
    Coatings Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.1 x 3.8 x 0.8"
    77mm Variable Neutral Density Filter is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 80.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Build quality lacking I bought one of these to stop down my D610 when shooting video in daylight and it was a good performer optically. However the filter came apart while in my padded camera bag. The filter consist of at least 6 different parts: 2 optical, 2 metal rings that comprise the frame and 2 inner metal rings bracketing the fioltering elements to the frame. The inner ring facing the front element of my lens popped out. I discovered the back filtering element of the filter resting on the face of my lens...luckily my lens' front element was in its most recessed position so that it couldn't be scratched. I managed to snap the pieces back into place, but immediately initiated a return on the filter.
    Date published: 2013-11-25
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not the first time but will be the last! I've been recommended Hoya filters and have used them. There's a big awful common issue with Hoya's products: the filters come loose from the rings and spin freely inside! This has happened to my UV filters which does not affect the image so it wasn't a deal breaker and just very annoying. Now this Variable Density filter with the spinning glass issue makes it unusable. Even though the glass filters are good, I am very disappointed with the build quality from Hoya and all their products. I will no longer be purchasing Hoya any longer.
    Date published: 2014-01-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Filter This is the second of these I have purchased. I have to admit that I was not happy with the results I was getting from the first -- but then I discovered that it was a problem with the camera I was using at the time, which has IR issues. After changing camera bodies, the results from that filter soared. The images were beautiful. I bought this filter to go on a couple of new lenses requiring a larger filter than the original filter. I am very happy with it. Top-notch construction. Rotate smoothly, and really knocks down the light, especially when cranked up to the full 9 stops. Very nice.
    Date published: 2015-08-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love it! I took it for a test drive to California coast where the waves are ebbing and flowing. Started from Max to Min. at every other stop line beginning at 1/6 sec, 2 sec, 4 sec, 6 sec, 8 sec, and 10 sec. They all came out nicely, except 10 sec. might have been a little too dreamy. I used focal length of 24mm, f/29, ISO100, the attached photo was taken at 6 sec. There's a slight color shift towards warm but in this case it worked to my advantage; it was close to sunset. One negative element: My Tamron lens cap won't fit. Does Hoya make a lens cap to fit this filter?
    Date published: 2014-06-23
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing Filter Product functions as advertised. The slim form factor is what attracted me most. Some variable ND filters I have used in the past are wider then the lens outer casing. This makes it impossible to attach the default lens hood to prevent lens flares when shooting outdoors, which is what I bought this for in the first place. The only down side is the sensitivity in the higher filter ranges, which after using this filter I have now discovered is common across all of products of this type. It takes only a fraction of a turn to increase or decrease the amount of exposure which makes it hard to find the right amount of adjustment. Also, the markings on the outer ring do not clearly state specific stops which might also prove useful. Again, something that no one does, but is still a negative.
    Date published: 2013-10-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this filter I use this filter to slow shutter speeds in bright light and it has replaced the other ND filters of varying strengths that I used to carry. With the ND400 that I used previously I had to compose, focus and then screw the filter on. With this filter I can focus and compose and then rotate the filter to get the degree of light restriction I want. So much easier than carrying several filters and operates smooth as silk. Fast and free shipping from B&H. I'm glad I bought it.
    Date published: 2013-01-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from like a new toy to play with I got this filter after reading several reviews, one by Ron Martinsen, in which he did a comparison between this filter and an older Singh-Ray he owned. His impressions were that it worked very well. Then I found an article by Peter Hill from Sydney, Australia. His article is very informative, and his example photos using this filter with the camera that I use, was good enough to fully convince me I would soon own one. Peter's pictures are just really nice. There is no limiter on the range so you need to set your density level looking at the scale on the filter. If you go beyond the limits you get some really undesirable effects. It is probably a much less usable filter for someone who has a camera without live view, which permits you to see your composition where as the view finder only lets you see black, if you are at the black end. I have reluctantly kept a circular polarizer on my 24-105 for quite a long time simply because I don't like to be taking filters off and on constantly. It does backfire now and again because you need to tend to it for almost every shot, but i have trained my self to do that. Having said that, I have left the Hoya on my lens since it went on, and I will probably leave it on for a long time. The only issue I really have with it is that my lens cap will not clip onto it. I will need to solve that problem before too long. I think its fair to say that using this filter takes some getting used to. If you are shooting with your camera on BULB with the aperture set where you want it, you must give your best guess for your exposure time. It may take a couple of try's to get the exposure the way you like it, but this is kind of fun and probably good for your brain. The longer exposures are less critical. I have not taken much over a two minute exposure and to do that you have to be in some shade. It kind of goes without saying that you are on a tripod and have some kind of shutter release so you don't have to jiggle the camera. It is a lot of fun and a nice departure. I like to get out at night especially when there is fog. the more the better, and take 30 second exposures with the camera setting on aperture priority, so Im used to the process, Now I will more than likely start doing that in BULB, to remove the camera's 30 second limit. Read Peter Hill, The Ultimate Guide To Neutral Density Filters both for the information and the inspiration.
    Date published: 2014-06-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from oh yeah this is just the filter I have been searching for.I have a Nikon D-810 with 24-70 and 70-200 F2.8 Nikon lenses (77mm) and a 105 mm Nikon f2.8 macro lens (62 mm) that I use outside in variable lighting conditions (tropical environment) ranging from extremely sunny to cloudy, that can change in an instant. I bought the same filter in both sizes and can only say Oh Yeah. The ability to change density without having to change filters... sweet. The filter works well edge to edge when using the full frame camera and I see very little blurring due to the filters.
    Date published: 2014-11-18
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