Multi layer coating Camera Neutral Density Filter ND16 4 stops light reduction


  • Brand: GiAi
  • Product Code: GA-ND16
  • Availability: In Stock

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What's ND filter?

This 4 stops camera ND filter is best used for creative applications, ideally long-exposure photography in bright, mid-day conditions.

Neutral Density filters are the most commonly used along with C-PL and UV filters. These filters, instead of the ones that protect the lens from damage or UV pollution, were created to decrease the volume of the light entering the lens. True ND filters decrease light equally to achieve the same density through the all visual spectrum giving no changes in color balance of the image. That is why the called Neutral Density.

-Before & After ND Filter Effects-

camera neutral density filter ND16

Why ND filter is important?

We have already entered the era of super high sensitivity, super high resolution photographic equipment. Obviously, the power of this huge sensor can easily be affected by lenses and other optical accessories that are located right on the path of the light entering the camera. In other words, the filter quality serves as the front "gate" for the light to enter and is of the utmost importance.

In particular, ND filters have become a must for high sensitivity cameras with ISO settings that starts from 200 or 100. This is the reason that ND filters currently garner a high level of attention and have strict quality requirements. Professional photographers requires ND filters that decrease light volume in the most natural and harmless way.

When to use ND16 filter?

GiAi PRO ND16 presents neutral density filter of the highest quality that are designed to be used with the latest DSLR high sensitivity cameras that will allow photographers to realize photos with the shallow depth of field achieved with a wide open aperture during sunny days or with objects that are relatively blurred. GiAi PRO ND16 filter are recommended for use with landscapes, city snapshots, video, and nature genres during sunny days while using a wide open diaphragm to prevent overexposure and achieve a shallow depth of field when it is necessary to separate foreground objects from the background. For landscape photography the use of a ND16 (or higher) density filter is advised, although your choice depends on your personal purposes and work goals.

To choose ND filter with suitable density, use the spread-sheet below
ND Number F-stop Reduction Transmittance (%)
4 2 25.00
8 3 12.50
16 4 6.250
32 5 3.125
64 6 1.563
100 6 2/3 1.000
200 7 2/3 0.500
500 9 0.200
1000 10 0.100

camera neutral density filter ND16

38mm, f/2.8, 1/6 sec   GiAi ND1000

The example of sea level snap showing the possibility of wide open diaphragm shooting with fine bokeh during shiny day aiming to separate foreground object from background combining surrounding objects in blur motion. This effect can be hardly achieve without ND filter.

camera neutral density filter ND16

Long Exposure

Heavy-stop NDs allow you to extend shutter speeds to extremely long lengths of time for creative photographic applications.

camera neutral density filter ND16

General Info
Camera Filters
Neutral Density
37mm, 40.5mm, 43mm, 46mm, 49mm, 52mm, 55mm, 58mm, 62mm, 67mm, 72mm, 77mm, 82mm, 86mm

Main Characteristics
ND Number (Filter Factor)
4 stops
Glass Material
HD Optical glass, with multi-layer coating.

General Care And Handling of The Camera Filter

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