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The 55mm Neutral Density x400 (ND) 2.7 Filter from Hoya has several uses and offers the possibility to achieve otherwise unachievable results. This filter reduces light value by 9 stops to less than 1/500 of its original intensity. This enables you to use slower shutter speeds such as when you want to remove moving objects from the image. ND filters appear gray and reduce the amount of light reaching the film. This filter has no effect on color balance. It is multi-coated to minimize reflection at the filter surfaces which reduces flare and ghosting. Photographing solar eclipses and ultra-bright light sources can be extremely dangerous. This filter reduces light values by 9 stops to less than 1/500th of its original intensity and allows safe photography. It can also be used to achieve super slow shutter speeds in daylight to render moving subjects invisible. Neutral Density Filters Have Four Main Uses To enable slow shutter speeds to be used, especially with high speed ISOs, to record movement in subjects such as waterfalls, clouds, or cars To decrease depth of field by allowing wider apertures to be used, which helps separate subjects from their background To decrease the effective ISO of high speed film (above ISO 400) and allow it to be used outdoors in bright situations To allow cine and video cameras (which have fixed shutter speeds) to film subjects such as snow, sand or other bright scenes which could cause overexposure As one of the premier filter manufacturers, Hoya filters continue to made from quality glass assuring the photographer clear, sharp and accurate images Hoya filters consistently provide even color all the way through the filter; All surfaces are ground and polished to specific thickness and tolerances Even non-multi-coated Hoya filters have one layer of anti-reflective coating applied to each surface of the glass; Hoya's single layer coating decreases light reflection off the surface from approx. 9% to an average of 4-5%