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Hoya Variable Density Filter

 
pxchoi
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Aug 08, 2012 02:02 |  #1

I was shopping around for an ND filter and a stumbled across the Hoya Variable Density Filter. Has anyone used this before? I wonder how it stacks up to other manufacturers.

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …iable_Density_F​ilter.html (external link)


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Aug 08, 2012 02:18 |  #2

One of my concerns when I first got my 58mm Hoya Variable Density filter (external link) was that some had complained about banding from the different angles but I didn't find that to be a problem with the higher quality ones. I've used Hoya filters for some time now and while they aren't top of the line they are still pretty damn good.

They are quite useful and allow you to just carry one item vs having to carry and switch out multiple filters until you figure out which one you want/need for the settings you want. They also work great for video use so you can lower shutter speeds easily while maintaining the DOF you want.

I don't have the same one that you are after but it's pretty much the same as what you are looking for.

I've always wanted to try one of these though:
Hoya 58mm Eight Point Cross Screen Glass Filter (8X) (external link)
Kind of a cool idea, would make for an interesting set of photos at parties and such.


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Aug 08, 2012 03:10 |  #3

BoneJj wrote in post #14829462 (external link)
One of my concerns when I first got my 58mm Hoya Variable Density filter (external link) was that some had complained about banding from the different angles but I didn't find that to be a problem with the higher quality ones. I've used Hoya filters for some time now and while they aren't top of the line they are still pretty damn good.

They are quite useful and allow you to just carry one item vs having to carry and switch out multiple filters until you figure out which one you want/need for the settings you want. They also work great for video use so you can lower shutter speeds easily while maintaining the DOF you want.

I don't have the same one that you are after but it's pretty much the same as what you are looking for.

I've always wanted to try one of these though:
Hoya 58mm Eight Point Cross Screen Glass Filter (8X) (external link)
Kind of a cool idea, would make for an interesting set of photos at parties and such.

I think I heard somewhere that the banding comes up at wide angle. What focal length are you using it with?


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Aug 08, 2012 03:31 |  #4

pxchoi wrote in post #14829542 (external link)
I think I heard somewhere that the banding comes up at wide angle. What focal length are you using it with?

I've used mine at 20-24ish mm on my cropper 18-55 and haven't had much issue with it. Mostly though I do use it on my 50 and 100mm lenses for a lot of different things.


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