Schneider Optics True Match Vari ND Fader Filter Video Review.


Here is the new Schneider Optics True-Match Vari-ND fader filter. Schneider claims that because of the matched glass there is no color shift on this fader ND filter. It will also give you from 1/1/3 to 11 stops of ND filtration. We took it out for a few exterior shots here in Hollywood. The results were quite good. I can only see a slight color shift on the focus chart with the dollar bill. It is also razor sharp with both the 50mm and 135mm with 2X extender. Currently there is only the 77mm size available. There is also no front thread, so this filter will work best with a matte box. This fader filter is not cheap. It will set you back a whopping $450.

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Here a quote from Schneider Optics.

“This carefully matched set of filters work in combination to produce a density range from 1-1/3 stop loss to 11 stops of light loss. By selecting the best quality materials, Schneider variable ND offer 11stops (ND3.3) attenuation with no blue color shift at maximum density which is a common problem with inferior and unmatched materials common in lesser variable ND filters.

The 77mm True-Match Vari-ND Thread-In is a single low profile filter with both True-Match Polarizing filters in the correct orientation for maximum ease of use and efficiency. The low profile ring prevents vignetting on most DSLR and Video Camera lenses. Step rings are available in common sizes to adapt the 77mm size to smaller lens thread diameters.”



Jared Abrams is a cinematographer based in Hollywood, California. After many years as a professional camera assistant he switched over to still photography. About two years ago a new Canon camera changed the way the world sees both motion and still photography. He just happened to be in the right place at the right time.