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Genus ND Fader Filter

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BY JON LAWTON
Neutral density filters are a popular tool for photographers. ND filters are essentially a tinted filter that, when placed in front of a lens, limits the amount of light that can pass through without affecting the color balance. They are primarily used to give a photographer more creative control over exposure. By limiting the amount of light passing through the lens, you can extend your exposure time or select a smaller aperture to capture a more shallow depth of field. ND filters are commonly available in 1-, 2-, or 3-stop densities. A filter with the greatest number of stops will block more light.
The new Genus ND Fader is an all-in-one variable neutral density filter that allows the user to dial-in up to four stops of light reduction. Until recently, a photographer might have to pur- chase two or three separate ND filters to equal the range capability of the Genus ND Fader. The ND Fader screws on to the front of your lens and is operated much like a circular polarizer. It is made up of two glass elements stacked together. The outermost element can rotate 360 degrees, allowing you to increase or decrease the amount of light that passes through the filter. The filter’s metal ring also features a thumb screw that makes it easy to adjust with precision.
The Genus ND Fader Filter ships with a protective case, two removable thumb screws and a micro fiber cleaning cloth. It is currently available in standard lens diameters ranging from 52mm to 82mm.♦
If you have any questions about the Genus ND Fader Filter or any other photo- related topic, please contact Jon Lawton at jlawton@wbhunt.com.
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