• Bower FN55 Variable Neutral Density Filter 55 mm (Black)
  • Bower FN55 Variable Neutral Density Filter 55 mm (Black)
  • Bower FN55 Variable Neutral Density Filter 55 mm (Black)
Bower FN55 Variable Neutral Density Filter 55 mm (Black)
Bower FN55 Variable Neutral Density Filter 55 mm (Black)
Bower FN55 Variable Neutral Density Filter 55 mm (Black)

Bower FN55 Variable Neutral Density Filter 55 mm (Black)

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  • 55mm Variable Neutral Density Filter
  • Allows Use of High ISO Bright Light , Selective Focus and Motion Blur
  • Allows Use of Wide Apertures in Bright Light
  • Limited Lifetime Manufacturer Warranty

Customer Reviews

You can fix color cast in post, you can't fix this... I bought this because I'm on a serious budget but wanted to be able to play with longer daylight exposure times. I saw the reviews about color cast and didn't mind because I'm pretty handy in Lightroom and Photoshop, and can fix those types of issues.Unfortunately, this filter has a different problem -- it doesn't filter evenly. Pretty much every picture I took with the filter has a big, black X through the frame (see attached photo). I can't fix that -- especially because in the unfiltered portions, the exposure is completely clipped. Worthless. Don't buy it. 1Five Stars I have always liked bower NDs! As expected :) 5Quality and price performance. The Bower filter is very well made, performs with clarity, and isn t overpriced by competitors. And this variable ND filter slides with precision and allows for optimal performance as the light changes. 5No well made I used it once and the retaining ring whichcame apart from the filter 1I can't recommend this one to anybody, even if I don't like them. Had to send this filter back. Even going to manual focus, couldn't get a sharp image with my Nikon D3300/Tamron 150-600mm lens. Doesn't matter what ND level, just won't give a clear image. I've had tack sharp imaging with smaller sub $20 variable ND filters on my other lenses, but this just didn't work. 95mm is a tough size to find good filters for anyway, but I can't recommend this one to anybody, even if I don't like them. 1I ll give it a chance for now Sometimes I read reviews about the engineers that buy products and complain about how something is not working to spec, but I ll buy it anyway. This was one of those itemsI took a base photo with my Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art that has an 86mm filter size (I also have step up rings for my 35mm lens so I can use it for that too) and it was at ISO 100, f/1.8, 1/8000 sec. Then I placed the filter on and cranked it all the way to the stopper and got the dreaded ND X pattern. Backing off from that I was then at 1/320 sec., a nice 4 2/3 stops of light, which should be enough for portraiture. Yes, my lights can handle HSS, but sometimes you want a little motion blur before strobing your subject.The photo of my dog was taken using a speedlight and edited in Lightroom (1/125 sec. l, f/1.4, ISO 100 in full sun).What I like: stops at either end of the rotation, the color cast doesn t seem too bad, not bad for the price if I decide to keep it.What I don t like: the X, not getting a full 8 stops of light (which should have been 1/30 sec.), doesn t come in hard case, rather a soft case with the same material on the inside as on the outside. 4Inexpensive Variable ND Filter that Suits My Needs An affordable fader/variable ND filter! This 77mm filter is on my 17-50mm Sigma and it preforms very well. Just like my 95mm Bower, the action is smooth for fading. The other feature I really like is that it has a stop built into the MIN and MAX so you cant move past the filters range causing image issues.Going into buying this, I knew shooting at a wide angle (17mm) and a high ND stop (8-10) that there was the potential for the "X" pattern. And while it does happen, it isnt a deal breaker for me. The overall quality of the shots and video are still very good. Eventually, I will buy a 10-stop ND so if needed I can shoot at 17mm and stop my camera down and not have the pattern. For now, this filter is great for my shooting/video needs.Pros:Smooth fadingMin/Max stopAffordableFeels well builtCons:Wide Angle lenses may suffer from "X" pattern issues - this is likely with any Variable/Fader ND thoughSlight color shift to cooler side 5You get what you pay for That weird X shaped dark spot other reviews talk about is prominent when you use this at the darker settings or the widest angle. I have this same filter in two sizes and it's the same for both. Just save up and get something quality. Not being able to use a product across it's entire range defeats the purpose. 2Good product. Works well Good product. Works well. No complains. Used it on Sony 28-135mm FE PZ F4 G OSS Full-frame. You must have it if you recording SLOG-2 or 3. 5Good variable ND filter for the price If you're looking for ultimate IQ or professional results then you may want to get something a little better but for my casual video use I think it's a good performing ND filter for the money. I can now shoot wide open at the optimal shutter speeds for that cinematic look for video. The stiffness in adjusting the filter is just the right amount so it's not too hard or too loose that it'll turn on its own. The only issue is that at max or near max there's heavy vignetting and a black X across the image. It's a common issue on these variable ND filters so it's not really a fault of this particular brand/model. 4
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Description
  • 55mm Variable Neutral Density Filter
  • Allows Use of High ISO Bright Light , Selective Focus and Motion Blur
  • Allows Use of Wide Apertures in Bright Light
  • Limited Lifetime Manufacturer Warranty
Reviews

Customer Reviews

You can fix color cast in post, you can't fix this... I bought this because I'm on a serious budget but wanted to be able to play with longer daylight exposure times. I saw the reviews about color cast and didn't mind because I'm pretty handy in Lightroom and Photoshop, and can fix those types of issues.Unfortunately, this filter has a different problem -- it doesn't filter evenly. Pretty much every picture I took with the filter has a big, black X through the frame (see attached photo). I can't fix that -- especially because in the unfiltered portions, the exposure is completely clipped. Worthless. Don't buy it. 1Five Stars I have always liked bower NDs! As expected :) 5Quality and price performance. The Bower filter is very well made, performs with clarity, and isn t overpriced by competitors. And this variable ND filter slides with precision and allows for optimal performance as the light changes. 5No well made I used it once and the retaining ring whichcame apart from the filter 1I can't recommend this one to anybody, even if I don't like them. Had to send this filter back. Even going to manual focus, couldn't get a sharp image with my Nikon D3300/Tamron 150-600mm lens. Doesn't matter what ND level, just won't give a clear image. I've had tack sharp imaging with smaller sub $20 variable ND filters on my other lenses, but this just didn't work. 95mm is a tough size to find good filters for anyway, but I can't recommend this one to anybody, even if I don't like them. 1I ll give it a chance for now Sometimes I read reviews about the engineers that buy products and complain about how something is not working to spec, but I ll buy it anyway. This was one of those itemsI took a base photo with my Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art that has an 86mm filter size (I also have step up rings for my 35mm lens so I can use it for that too) and it was at ISO 100, f/1.8, 1/8000 sec. Then I placed the filter on and cranked it all the way to the stopper and got the dreaded ND X pattern. Backing off from that I was then at 1/320 sec., a nice 4 2/3 stops of light, which should be enough for portraiture. Yes, my lights can handle HSS, but sometimes you want a little motion blur before strobing your subject.The photo of my dog was taken using a speedlight and edited in Lightroom (1/125 sec. l, f/1.4, ISO 100 in full sun).What I like: stops at either end of the rotation, the color cast doesn t seem too bad, not bad for the price if I decide to keep it.What I don t like: the X, not getting a full 8 stops of light (which should have been 1/30 sec.), doesn t come in hard case, rather a soft case with the same material on the inside as on the outside. 4Inexpensive Variable ND Filter that Suits My Needs An affordable fader/variable ND filter! This 77mm filter is on my 17-50mm Sigma and it preforms very well. Just like my 95mm Bower, the action is smooth for fading. The other feature I really like is that it has a stop built into the MIN and MAX so you cant move past the filters range causing image issues.Going into buying this, I knew shooting at a wide angle (17mm) and a high ND stop (8-10) that there was the potential for the "X" pattern. And while it does happen, it isnt a deal breaker for me. The overall quality of the shots and video are still very good. Eventually, I will buy a 10-stop ND so if needed I can shoot at 17mm and stop my camera down and not have the pattern. For now, this filter is great for my shooting/video needs.Pros:Smooth fadingMin/Max stopAffordableFeels well builtCons:Wide Angle lenses may suffer from "X" pattern issues - this is likely with any Variable/Fader ND thoughSlight color shift to cooler side 5You get what you pay for That weird X shaped dark spot other reviews talk about is prominent when you use this at the darker settings or the widest angle. I have this same filter in two sizes and it's the same for both. Just save up and get something quality. Not being able to use a product across it's entire range defeats the purpose. 2Good product. Works well Good product. Works well. No complains. Used it on Sony 28-135mm FE PZ F4 G OSS Full-frame. You must have it if you recording SLOG-2 or 3. 5Good variable ND filter for the price If you're looking for ultimate IQ or professional results then you may want to get something a little better but for my casual video use I think it's a good performing ND filter for the money. I can now shoot wide open at the optimal shutter speeds for that cinematic look for video. The stiffness in adjusting the filter is just the right amount so it's not too hard or too loose that it'll turn on its own. The only issue is that at max or near max there's heavy vignetting and a black X across the image. It's a common issue on these variable ND filters so it's not really a fault of this particular brand/model. 4
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Return And Refund Policy
  • Return or exchange requests can be made within 10 days of the delivery date.
  • To return or exchange any items, please email us at info@directnine.uk, clearly mentioning your order number and our customer support team will guide you on the process.
  • To be eligible for return, products must be in the exact condition you received them in. All packaging material must be undamaged and unused with the price tags intact.
  • Orders can be cancelled before dispatch. If the order has already been dispatched, cancellation fees might be charged.
  • Due to the nature of the products that we sell, we will not be able to replace or refund unwanted items if they have been opened or any seals are broken.
  • The refund will not include the import duties or the cost of delivery or return postage.
  • If your refund is approved, then it will automatically be credited to the original method of payment, within 7-10 days.
  • DirectNine reserves the right to alter and enforce this Return and Refund Policy at any time without having to serve a prior notice to users.
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Shipment tracking ID will be provided after your product(s) is dispatched. The delivery date stated is indicative and subject to availability, payment authorization, verification, and processing. In case your product(s) is not delivered due to an incorrect or invalid address, we will not be able to process any claims. However, we will notify you if it is returned to us.

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