Tweet to Win a Schneider Optics Variable ND Filter.


The good folks over at Schneider Optics are letting us giveaway the 77mm demo variable ND filter that we used for our Fader ND Filter Test. This is one of the best fader ND’s on the market and retails for around $450. A lucky Twitter follower will get this awesome filter. We also have 5 killer Schneider Optics T-Shirts to send out to new followers. All you have to do to enter is follow @SchneiderInfo and tweet the following in quotes below. We will announce the winners Friday January 18th Noon PST.
Update, Drawing is pushed until Monday Jan 21, 2013. Noon PST. Adding prizes!

” Follow @SchneiderInfo to win a variable ND #filter via @wideopencamera here ”

Click here to check it out.

Here is a rip from the B&H website.

The Schneider 77mm True-Match Vari-ND Filter is a solid variable neutral density filter providing a reduction of about 1.3 to 11 stops. The 0.4 to 3.3 density creates a darkening of the entire image, allowing you to photograph with a wider aperture or slower shutter speed than normally required. The degree of density is easily controlled by rotating the front filter ring, allowing you to previsualize the additional exposure length required. By slowing your exposure time or increasing your aperture, you are able to control depth of field and convey movement more easily. Neutral density filters do not affect the coloration of the image and are ideal for pairing with other filters.

This filter perfectly matches two opposing polarizing foils in order to accomplish the variable ND effect, and this precise combination allows a higher level of blue color shifting at maximum density. Because both filter substrates are combined into one filter ring, this filter is low profile and helps to eliminate vignetting on most lenses. The front filter ring diameter is 96mm in diameter, further helping to reduce vignetting, even on wide angles lenses. Schneider filters are diamond-cut from crystal-clear water-white Schott glass and polished to precise flatness and parallelism standards.

Variable neutral density filter allows you to dial in differing amounts of density scene to scene.
0.4 to 3.3 ND filter darkens the image, allowing you to photograph with a longer shutter speed or wider aperture than normally required.
Providing a reduction of 1.3 to 11 stops, this filter allows you to control depth of field and convey movement more easily.
Filter does not affect coloration of the image and can be used with other filters.

Low profile, wide design prevents vignetting with most lenses.

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.