This article has been replaced by this one:
Due to the condition of the Singh-Ray filter I tested for this review, I’ve removed the original article. The new article features FIVE brand new filters and more in-depth testing for more accurate results.
The net result is similar to this article in that the Singh-Ray is the Ferrari of VND’s and the Hoya is like the Corvette (great performer and great value, but not the same quality as the Singh-Ray). Due to a loose element in this original round of testing the Singh-Ray didn’t perform as well as a properly working copy.
Singh-Ray 77mm Vari-ND Variable Neutral Density Filter is the standard by which many judge other variable neutral density filters. With the ability to reduce the light into your lens from 2 to 8 stops, it offers a compelling choice for doing long exposures of moving objects like streams, waterfalls, etc… However, some say the $340 Singh-Ray is overpriced and old technology, so I thought I’d do a little research and find out if that was true.
Hoya Variable Density vs Singh-Ray Vari-ND Thickness
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Where to order
Click here to order the Singh-Ray 77mm Vari-ND Variable Neutral Density Filter or click here to see other sizes on the B&H web site.
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If you make a purchase using links found in this article, I may make a commission. It doesn’t cost you a penny more, but it does help to support future articles like this. I also borrowed a Hoya filter for this article, but the Singh-Ray was my own personal property.