Light Craft Workshop is known for their quality filters. The Digi Pro-HD is the newest in their lineup. This fader is capable of ND2-ND1000 and yes, this once 4X4 filter is now available for DSLR shooters (hence the name). Fader ND filters work by dialing in the exact amount of density you need when shooting in daylight settings while still being able to maintain a shallow depth of field. If you aren’t clear about what an ND filter does, I did a Neutral Density Filter Test video that you can watch HERE .
This Digi Pro-HD Variable ND Filter is a 77mm thread with a conical shape to it. This means that is opens up to an 82mm diameter so there is no introduction of vignetting in your images. When filters are stacked, this is a common issue. Since this fader is threaded to fit a 77mm lens, it doesn’t fit all of the lenses. A cheap solution to this problem is purchasing step up filter adapter rings. The step up filter rings I show in the video will allow the LCW fader to fit on a variety of lenses with different diameter sizes. With the step up rings in place, the standard lens cap won’t fit. So in order to protect all of the lenses, inexpensive 77mm lens caps were also purchased to fit each lens with the adapter ring attached. This way, if you’re out on an event shoot and you need to swap out lenses very fast, you won’t need to fumble around looking for the correct lens cap to fit. Speed and efficiency – priceless.
You can check out some of LCW’s still image tests for the Digi Pro HD fader on their homepage lightcraftworkshop.com. The new Digi Pro HD filters will be available very soon, and you can find all of the Light Craft Workshop (LCW) products available via eBay at their official store (click here).adaptor ring, camera, Canon, Digi Pro HD, DSLR, fader, lens adaptor, lens cap, Light Craft Workshop, Light Craft Workshop Variable ND Filter, ND filter, neutral density filter, photo, photography, step up ring, Variable ND Filter, videography