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52mm Variable ND Filter ▲▲

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About the product

Overview

Capture the beauty of movement and time.

The Gobe Variable ND filter can be rotated from ND2 (50% light transmittance) to ND400 (0.25% light transmittance) giving you great versatility in changing light.

  • ND2 to ND400

    The MIN marked on the rim of the filter denotes ND2 (1 f-stop) and the MAX denotes ND400 (8.66 f-stops).

  • Designed for the weather

    For perfect colour neutrality and durability. This filter can withstand salty water, dust, extreme wind and other abrasive elements.

  • Lifetime replacement

    At Gobe we stand by each product with a lifetime warranty.

Control the amount of light passing through your camera sensor.

By twisting the Gobe Variable ND filter you will be able to control the amount of light passing through your camera sensor without affecting the colour balance.

This will allow you to use lower apertures in bright light conditions, giving you a creative possibility for beautiful shallow depth of field photographs in bright light.

ND2 - ND400
Twist it your way

The rotating outer rim gives the versatility of adjusting between ND2 to ND400, saving you from constantly changing ND filters in varying light such as sunrise or sunset.

  • Premium optical glass

    Made with Japanese optical glass and weather sealed for extra sharpness.

  • Ultra-slim profile

    All Gobe lens filters have an ultra-slim rim, to avoid vignetting on wide angle lenses.

  • Magnalium framing

    Durable frame made from extra tough magnalium which prevents jamming.

For perfect ND photos

Rotate the Variable ND filter between the MIN and MAX markings on the rim.

Do not go past these settings, or you will see vignetting and at the extreme a dark cross will appear in frame wrecking your beautiful photos.

With wide-angle lenses, rotate only half way or until you begin to see vignetting.

Note: Lens caps and sunhoods need to be one thread size larger (ie. 62mm NDX uses 67mm lens cap).

Have fun!

Technical information

Specifications

Filter Grade ▲▲ (mid level)
Filter Type ND Neutral Density
Type Variable Neutral Density
Optics Japan Optics
Ultra-nano coating None
Grade ND2 to ND400
Density 0.3-2.6
Filter Factor 1-8 stops
Multi-Coated No
Rotating Yes
Effect To create special effects such as movement, blur, within the shot.
Application Nature, travel, outdoor photography To use high speed ISOs in bright light.
Color Temperature N/A
Construction Magnalium frame with optical glass
Warranty Lifetime Replacement

Reviews

Customer Reviews (33)

Practical and perfect for videoReview by George Smiley
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I was really amazed at how the quality of my films have been able to increase with these filters.
Applied to my lens with 49mm diameter I was able to take advantage of all the opening and above all , adjust the intensity of the filter instantly going from internal and external environments. Right now I could not live without and I will even buy it for larger lenses.
I confirm that the maximum intensity generates a cross effect but otherwise is perfect, especially considering the price and construction.
In Short - Excellent for video, even in 4K. (Posted on 4/14/2016)
Excellent, very well made NDReview by By Amazon Customer
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The packaging is impeccable; the cardboard box contains a hard case with the filter and a very solid chassis .
This Variable ND Does its job well, absent defects and dominant colours; when you are very close to the maximum setting ( ND400 ) instead the filter becomes unusable, because it appears to form a black silhouette of X which covers most of the picture. Clearing everything turning even a few degrees the quality returns to be excellent .
Having heard a lot of bad variable filters my expectations were not very high, but Gobe has made ​​me think again. (Posted on 4/4/2016)
Good ND filter Review by Amazon Customer
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Well packaged, have some time to learn to use the ND filter, works well on my RX100M2. No hard stop on the variable ring but very smooth and rigid. Need more practical testing to fully experience its good. I am just a newbie beginner and this ND filter fulfill most of my needs. (Posted on 3/30/2016)
High end product here!Review by James Fazio
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Been using this to film surfing with our zoom lens for Time Well Spent Documentary. Shooting into the sun. This was a life saver and unlike other products in this same price category. The light leak was so minimal. Like you are using a tiffen high end ND filter, but for 3/4 of the coast! Buy it and you won't be let down (Posted on 3/29/2016)
ND lens filter great qualityReview by Alessandro N
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I recently bought this lens for my 24/70. Simply fantastic and phenomenal price for the quality, I recommend it to everyone. It came a few days after purchasing it. (Posted on 3/29/2016)
Perfect filter, created by photographers for photographersReview by Livio Ascione
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Before beginning the review it is to say that these products arrive in a really cared packaging: Essential outside, safe inside. Each filter is closed in a rigid plastic box, which is very resistant. Inside the plastic box in the Gobe filter it is wrapped in a layer of neoprene that protects it from shocks.

I have tested this product on a Nikon D7000 that we have in the studio, allowing us to make a series of shots that would allow us to better evaluate the potential of these products.

I tested this filter on a 50mm f1.8 Nikon lens with which I find it works really well, both for portraiture and for the naturalistic details. I find it a versatile and very high quality ND Filter.

The Gobe NDX ND2-400 is a truly versatile lens filter. In fact, thanks to the rotating ring of which allows you to reduce the amount of light in put into the lens without changing the hue and the colours. This is really useful option that lets you use one and only one ND filter, adjusting the brightness stop only by the ring, without having to mount and unmount various filters. The Gobe ND2-400 allows you to control the amount of light received through the lens up to 8 apertures.

The filter profile is extremely flat, this allows us to avoid unpleasant vignetting of wide-angle lenses. It is not the case in our tests, but we have tried to move the filter on another lens of equal diameter and, at opening 18, we have not noticed chromatic aberrations of any kind.

This product is ideal for that kind of photographs in which we need to maintain a low shutter speeds and, consequently, of the highest exposure times without buring the image. This is the case of running water streams and waterfalls that give us, at long exposures, wonderful dynamic shots. Therefore ideal for photographing waterfalls, rivers, the ocean crashing on the rocks and the flight of surfers on the waves.

Moreover, thanks to this filter, you can decrease depth of field by allowing a large aperture value even in high light conditions. It's appropriate for very bright targets like the Nikon 50mm f1.8 that in bright light, does not allow us to appreciate the shallow depth of field as we would like.

The Gobe NDX ND2-400 also features in Magnalium ultra rugged chassis that provides durability and prevents the jam. Produced with Glass Optic Japan, the Gobe NDX filter reduces light absorption no impact on the overall colour balance.

A recommended product! (Posted on 3/25/2016)
Great Variable NDReview by Michele
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Variable ND excellent workmanship, robust, smooth rotation, lever up to 8.5 stops of light set to its maximum value of 400 without any discolouration. For the price, I think is a best buy. Really satisfied! (Posted on 3/23/2016)
Variable neutral density filterReview by By Amazon Customer
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The usefulness of this neutral density filter is to reduce ambient light to enable taking pictures with long breaks to create some pretty impressive effects (on gun BULB mode).

The filter comes in an extremely strong plastic box, to transport it's perfect.

The ring is easily installed on the lens, no worries.

For my part I took some pictures of a waterfall during the day, the sun at its peak, lots of light, tripod, remote control, setting the camera mode to BULB, the minimum ISO, shutter speed level one tries to settle down enough to have a light report / BULB indeed quite convincing, at the diaph is the filter that comes into play, it limits the amount of light that enters your lens, up to 8 notches diaphragm, for you to test and find the best setting.
Yes it is interesting with this filter is that it is adjustable, so you can choose the opacity of the filter, from soft to hard, everything here without degrading the characteristics of the picture (color, for example).

high quality filter, very good value, I recommend it without any problem, (Posted on 3/20/2016)
Great Quality, needs more infoReview by Frank
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Build quality is very nice and substantial. What is the thread diameter on the female side? I have a set of 62mm filters and they stack on the male but the female is too large. (Posted on 3/19/2016)
Gobe Variable Neutral Density FilterReview by Quikrix
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A really nice variable neutral density filter, and easy to use. The dial to change the amount of light is situated on the front with a max and min mark indicated on the filter, making it easy to change. This allows you to change the ND from 2-400 without having to swap between different filters, great for when you are out and about and don't want to be carrying lots of different filters. Also screws on and off very easily straight to the camera lens itself or on top of any other filters.

I have used the filter a few since purchasing it, and it does take a bit of trial and error to get the balance between the ND setting, shutter speed and aperture for any shot. However once you have got it all set up the results are definitely worth it and I would recommend using a tripod and remote control in most situations when using a neutral density filter.

It is a very good neutral density and very reasonable price, plus you help support the environment too as Gobe will plant trees for every order you making with them! (Posted on 3/19/2016)
Useful and with good resultsReview by Julio Alvarez
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The product conforms to what it offers and fulfills its function perfectly for the range in which it is located. (Posted on 3/18/2016)
Variable density filterReview by Gazmend Cerkezi
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Here to talk about the really good filter, although I'm not a professional but I've taken a couple of photos and the quality is very good. The filter construction is clearly very high quality, in short, I recommend it . (Posted on 3/18/2016)
Gobe ND FilterReview by Napoleoni
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Fully satisfied. I was not excepting this Variable ND filter to have the same result as a high-end filter for my use but it satisfied me greatly. Great product. I recommend (Posted on 3/16/2016)
Good filter without cross effectReview by Etzen
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Gobe ​​NDX filter 58mm

The filter is delivered in a stylish package , the package can be optimally used for transport.

The filter is well made and can rotate well . The thread is smooth and you get it gently on the lens on it . One finds on the surface of the glass no errors . The filter is without the cross effect as long as one remains in the scale . If you go beyond the scale , appears this . Say in the specified range of 2-400 this can not be seen .

Conclusion: Very good filter for beginners and advanced . (Posted on 3/12/2016)
Effective ND FilterReview by Guillaume Taillardle
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I really wanted an NDX filter to lower the brightness and make long exposures during the days. This filter is ideal, the ring can be rotated to the desired exposure.
The product is very well finished, an indicator lets you know which way to turn. Glass is also very good .
All received quickly, in a very nice packaging and a storage box. (Posted on 3/10/2016)
It does its job very wellReview by Blek
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With this lens I was able to make great shots at long exposure, that means a fantastic silky or trail on the photos. Build quality is excellent. Needless to say it is a must to use it manually, otherwise it could stumble in the usual problem of X dark in photographs. To be a variable lens I found it really good (Posted on 3/7/2016)
Excellent Variable NDReview by Luiscarlos
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Great construction, As good a quality as the lens. It screws gentle onto my lens, the rotating of the ring is good, neither too rigid nor too hard, for now I just did some testing at home and I have to say that the results satisfy me. (Posted on 3/7/2016)
Convenient for exposures breaks during the dayReview by Zast
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This variable ND filter is used to make long exposures during the day to create an effect on a photo. In fact, it absorbs light and allows you to shoot waterfalls and rivers and gives you a very nice story.

The advantage of this variable ND version is that one does not need to change the filter every time. It is allowed on the lens and we just have to turn the filter to the desired brightness (you have to remember to carry a tripod for long exposures) .

This is not the best filter that exists (non-variable filters are better) but it is really convenient.

Product received free of charge for objective review (Posted on 3/6/2016)
Great serviceReview by Justin
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I can't comment on the technical aspect of this product as I am a beginner, I can say however that the service from this website was brilliant. (Posted on 3/2/2016)
Eco-Friendly Filter for 20-30% LessReview by Raijin Photo
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GOBE 77mm 2Peak NDX Filter Review

The GOBE 77mm NDX filter is a great filter that brings out more contrast and color to your photos during bright periods of the day. While bringing more contrast to the photo, the level of darkness can be adjusted to slow shutter speed down; this will help to create silky flowing water in your photos.

Keys Benefits:
- High quality Japanese glass to cut down on chromatic aberrations, flare & haze.
- Easy to clean (Anti-Scratch, Water Repellent, Oil & Dust Resistant)
- Cost 20-30% less than competitors while not sacrificing quality.
- Brings out more contrast to photos while adding a hint more color during bright days.
- Slows shutter speed down while adding flowing water effect to photos.

Key Disadvantages:
- First time you add the filter to your camera, the filter may need to be seated properly in the threads. After you attach it correctly the first time, the threads be be set, making it easier for every time after.
- At maximum, you may see the inner glass crossing in the photo on wider angle lenses. If this happens, reduce the darkness to 75-25%. This range is optimal for wide angle.

GOBE also donates 1% of their profit to 1% for the Planet to non-profit orgs that help with environmental restoration and protection. GOBE also uses environmentally friendly packaging and labels that are recyclable. The plastic case uses less plastic while protecting your filter as well. Gobe is now planting trees with every purchase; a fantastic initiative empowering customers to join the environmental revolution! see their website for more details! mygobe.com

See sample photos for more information. Sample photo shooting info: Nikon D7000, Tokina 11-16 DX II lens @ 11mm, ~5pm sunset in Honolulu, Hawai’i @ISO 200, F22/, 1/4sec

Thank you for reading this review. Get out and go be an adventure photographer! (Posted on 3/2/2016)

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