Hoya Variable ND 58mm Variable Neutral Density Filter
- Variable Control Neutral Density Filter
- Minimum effect of 1.5 stops
- Maximum effect of 9 stops
After the filter is mounted on the lens, turning the filter ring between â€œMinâ€ and â€œMaxâ€ can greatly control the amount of light entering the lens. With the Hoya Variable Density filter it is possible to shoot with fast lenses like a 50mm f/1.4 lens wide open at f/1.4 in full sun for a very shallow depth of field. Or, to slow down the shutter speed to where the shutter can be open for several seconds in full sunlight. This is enough to create artistic blurring shots of motion on water, cars, people or almost anything that moves. The creative possibilities are endless.
The Hoya Variable Density filter uses high-quality optical glass from Hoya Corporation, the worlds largest optical glass manufacturer and is available in sizes 52mm to 82mm.
For best results Hoya recommends using a tripod when photographing with slow shutter speeds.