Hoya Pro ND Filter Review

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Hello Photographers Tom here from Cameras Direct with another Hoya Filter Review.

Today we’re going to have a look at the Hoya Pro ND Filter range.

ND stands for “Neutral Density” A ND filter blocks light and it blocks all wave-lengths of light equally which means you’re not going to get any color shift when using a neutral density filter.

ND filters come in varying strengths. They start off at ND2 which is basically half as much light and that is called “one stop.” If you then double that number to ND4 which is a quarter as much light, that is two “stops of light” … you continue on ND8 is 3 “stops”ND16 is four stops and so on.

You can then make your way through the range up to a 10 stop filter which is
called a ND1000. (Also known as a Big Stopper).

So why use ND Filters?
Well there are many reasons, the most popular one is to slow the shutter speed down for photographers where they want to get a lovely blurred effect with water particularly with waterfalls or waves on beaches. That’s one of the ND filters primary uses.

Another use that ND filters can be used for, is in bright sunny conditions to reduce the light coming in so you can use larger apertures to get shallow “depth of field” for portrait photography.. … particularly handy when using Flash outside. Why? Because flash of course gives you a maximum shutter speed that you can use unless using high-speed flash sync for high-speed sync. So the neutral density filter can come into play there to allow you to basically open up your aperture for shallower depth of field.

Thirdly for the videographer .. very popular because again in bright sunny conditions the shutter speed is too high and gives you a fuzzy light effect … so they use an ND filter to bring the shutter speed down to approximately double the frame right to give a more smooth appearance to movies. So that’s another very popular use for ND filters.

Obviously being a Pro series filter, they give you six coatings on either side of of the filter to help reduce flare and ghosting. High quality filters again with black almite frame black rimmed glass, all there to help reduce those reflections.

So folks if you want to get into some special effects photography where you want to slow down your shutter speed then the Hoya Pro ND range could be the filters for you.

Hoya Pro Neutral Density Filters.

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