Hoya 82mm Variable Density II Filter

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The Hoya 82mm Variable Density II Filter is a versatile tool offering numerous uses and benefits for photographers. With its adjustable ND filtration, it allows precise control over the amount of light entering the camera, making it ideal for capturing scenes in bright daylight or achieving creative long-exposure effects.

The variable nature eliminates the need for multiple filters, providing convenience and flexibility. This high-quality filter maintains accurate color reproduction and image quality while protecting the lens from scratches and dust. It is a valuable accessory that opens up creative possibilities and enhances your photography, making it a worthy addition to your camera gear.

Hoya 82mm Variable Density II Filter

A density adjustable filter with an ND range from 1.5 to 9 f-stops (ND3-400).

  • Exclusive frame design to fit wide angle lenses.
  • Special knob for convenient density adjustment.
  • Enable to attach a lens cap.*
  • Convenient density scale.
* Can take lens caps one size bigger than the filter size.

HOYA Variable Density II is a density adjustable filter with an ND range from 1.5 to 9 f-stops (ND3-400).

The difference with the previous HOYA Variable Density filter is the newly designed rotatable frame with convenient knob, allowing for better operation.


Variable density filters are widely used because they can replace a set of solid ND filters by providing a range density that can be adjusted according to the desired exposure settings.

In still shooting, variable density filters lower the shutter speed according to the photographer’s intentions when the shutter speed cannot be lowed due to camera limits.

Variable density filters can also increase the amount of boke when shooting in the over-lit conditions, thus, preventing the image from overexposure.

In video shooting, it is fundamental to keep the shutter speed fitting the frame rate setting. That is, to keep it equal to double the frame rate for optimal results. This is because, unlike still photography, an excessively fast shutter speed may create a jarring effect and produce afterimages that will not look good in the final video.

As you can see from the image below, unlike still image, a video clip is made of a sequence of still images. With low shutter speed, each still image will blur but will look smooth in the video sequence. On the contrary, a higher shutter speed will capture the object solid and sharp, but once in a video sequence all objects will appear separated, creating jarring and unnatural looking motion.

By using variable density filters, the shutter speed can be adjusted to the proper value to get that natural and smooth looking motion requested in video footages



    Without changing the aperture, the HOYA Variable Density II provides the freedom to change the shutter speed according the effect desired. Effective for motion blurring effects like waterfalls, cars or blurred panning movement to make the subject stand out from the background.


    Allows wider apertures in over-lit conditions be used to decrease depth-of-field, literally focusing more attention on the subject.


    Even with a shutter speed of 1/8000 seconds, a large aperture of f/1.4 or f/1.2 can cause overexposure. With the HOYA Variable Density II filter, overexposure issues can be avoided by adjusting the light intake.


    Variable Density filter is a must-have item for video bloggers and professional video content creators. Allow cine/video cameras to set the appropriate exposures in a bright lighting conditions to achieve cinematic look.

    The practical exposure range and light transmittance will vary depending on the situation. When using the filter near or at MAX a cross-like dark pattern will appear across the image and cannot be eliminated. This is a property of the filter and all variable ND filters.


The Hoya 82mm Variable Density II Filter comes with a full Australian warranty.

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Manufacturer Hoya
Filter Type Variable Neutral Density
Filter Size 82mm
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