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9.6 out of 10

Hoya Variable Density 52mm

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Overall 6
6.0

Cause softening and coloring

lifepo4, B&H Photo
5 September 2014
  • Excerpt: 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.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Firm Mount
  • Cons: Inconsistent Effect
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Overall 4
4.0

hoya variable density filter

bhit, Adorama
19 August 2014
  • Excerpt: nice filter, very well made But you cant use your lens cap with it so i'm sending it back
  • Pros: Clear Optics, Easy To Use, Firm Mount
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Overall 10
10

Excellent

Katie, B&H Photo
9 June 2014
  • Excerpt: Does the job at a fraction of the cost!
  • Pros: Easy To Use
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Overall 10
10

Performs beyond expectations

Bob, B&H Photo
17 January 2014
  • Excerpt: I do a lot of outdoor photography (waterfalls, rivers, beach,and bright sunlight). Having the opportunity to adjust the amount of light aids in the creativity of the photographs. Having the variable density feature allows me to "experiment" without having to change filters.
  • Pros: Clear Optics, Easy To Use, Firm Mount, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Great filter for your bag

Mike M, B&H Photo
17 October 2013
  • Excerpt: It's nice to have one filter to carry in your bag if you're going light or don't have much room to carry multiple filters. The filter is built solidly, as I've come to expect from Hoya.
  • Pros: Clear Optics, Easy To Use, Firm Mount, Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

I'll recommend this to anyone

tushb, B&H Photo
16 October 2013
  • Excerpt: Waterfall photography in bright sun light Easy adjustment to allow wider range of shutter speed selection Wish it would accept the standard lense cover
  • Pros: Clear Optics, Easy To Use, Firm Mount, Strong Construction
  • Cons: No lense cap
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Overall 8
8.0

great sturdy filter, very recommendable!

luis masco, Adorama
7 March 2013
  • Excerpt: At first everyone told me this was a begginers toy but the old square nd filters didn't fit my needs, so I decided to give this a try. I found that it suited all my needs. It eliminates the air gap between the front element and the first square filter, and or course the distortion of multiple overlapping filters. It takes some learning but the results are really good.
  • Pros: Clear Optics, Easy To Use, Firm Mount, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

high quality for the price

cosmic charlie, B&H Photo
11 December 2012
  • Excerpt: 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...
  • Pros: Clear Optics, Easy To Use, Firm Mount, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Very impressive for the price

Garlandb, B&H Photo
16 July 2012
  • Excerpt: 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.
  • Pros: Clear Optics, Easy To Use, Firm Mount, Strong Construction
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