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Photographing solar eclipses and ultra-bright light sources can be extremely dangerous. This filter reduces light values by ISO 1/8 of its original intensity and allows safe photography with 3 stops exposure adjustment. It can also be used to achieve super slow shutter speeds in daylight to render moving subjects invisible. Neutral density filters are made to be waterproof and built multi-coated to be scratch and stain resistant. It is available in sizes 27, 37, 46, 49, 52, 55, 58, 58, 62, 67, 72, 77, 82 mm. Having conditions of extreme light intensity like sunshine on snowy mountains or on the beach, or even when using a camcorder, ND (Neutral Density) filters are recommended as the best for use.
Product Features in Detail
Four main uses:
- To enable slow shutter speeds to be used, especially with fast films, to record movement in subjects such as waterfalls, clouds, cars, seas etc.
- To decrease depth of field by allowing wider apertures to be used, which helps separate subjects from their background.
- To decrease the effective ISO of high speed film (ie: above ISO400) and allow it to be used outdoors in blight situations.
- To allow cine and video cameras (which have fixed shutter speeds) to film subjects such as snow, sand or other bright scenes which would normally cause over-exposure.
Digital cameras need multicoated filters
Digital camera CCD or CMOS sensors are highly susceptible to reflections - this stray light can ruin your photographs! Don't risk your valuable photos by using bare-glass filters.
The clear advantage
Take a bare glass filter, hold it so that light reflection off the surface can be seen. Then take a long, very thin object like a pin or the tip of a pen and hold it over the filter so that its reflection can be seen. There will actually be two reflections of the pin on the surface, one a little more pronounced than the other. The more pronounced reflection is from the front surface and the lighter one is from light reflecting off the rear surface. Now try it with a HOYA Digital Multi-Coated filter and see how much more dim the reflection is, a dimmer reflection means less light is reflected off the surface of the glass.
A multi-purpose fine-weather filter
Absorbs the ultraviolet rays which often make outdoor photographs hazy and indistinct. A multi-purpose, fine-weather filter for color as well as black and white films. Also serves as a permanent lens protector.
Color and contrast enhancement
Light rays which are reflected by any surface can become polarised so polarising filters are used to select which light rays enter your camera lens. CIR-PL filters allow you to remove unwanted reflections from non-metallic surfaces such as water, glass etc. They also enable colors to become more saturated and appear clearer with better contrast. This effect is often used to increase the contrast and saturation in blue skies and white clouds. HOYA's polarising filters will not affect the overall color balance of a shot.
Protect your valued lenses
This is the ultimate in clear filters. It will not affect the color balance or performance of your lenses in the slightest. However, constant use will protect your valued lenses from expensive front element damage which could be caused by dirt, knocks or scratches. A cracked filter costs nothing in comparison to a cracked lens.
Included in the Box
Hoya Neutral Density Filter HMC 8x
12months warranty with CR Kennedy Australia
This Hoya Neutral Density Filter HMC 8x comes with 12months warranty with CR Kennedy Australia.
Our products are sourced from authorized Australian suppliers and therefore come with genuine Australian warranty.
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|Filter type||ND Filter|
|available in sizes||27, 37, 46, 49, 52, 55, 58, 58, 62, 67, 72, 77, 82 mm|