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Just arrived from Premier Ink and Photographic my 77mm FaderND MkII from Light Craft Workshop. The best part of the filter apart from the variable ND is the fact that although it’s a 77mm thread the upper glass is 82mm giving you the ability to use wider lenses without vignetting.

This filter allows FS100 owners to film fully wide F2.8-f1.4 outdoors in daylight giving you a far better shallow depth of field. Some vary ND filters cause a colour shift when adjusting the ND, I have tested this and do not perceive any colour shift in the picture.

This filter is a Mark 11 second generation filter from Light Craft and gives you the equivalent of 9 stops.

I am very pleased with my filter and it’s about the right price £106 is not going to break the bank so much so I have ordered the 58mm ND Fader filter for my Nikon 50mm f1.4 lens for £57.


Having been working in the video business since 1988 I have amassed a great amount of knowledge of both the kit and production values over the last 30 years.

6 thoughts on “FaderND MkII from Light Craft Workshop £106

  1. Hi Oliver, basically it’s two polarised filters one on top of the other and you turn the top filter with your finger and “dial in” your level of blackness (ND).

  2. Best I can do is a test with the Sony FS100 Super 35mm using the Tokina 11-17 f2.8 with the 77mm Fader ND and amazingly no vignetting at the 11mm end !

  3. Just a word of warning, I tried the 37mm version of this fader ND on my NX70, and it vignettes at wide angle, and doesn’t fit under the hood.

    A real pity, because it’s a very nice piece of kit.

  4. Mike have you found an ND/UV that does fit cleanly under the hood! Maybe the vari would fit with Philip’s hood mod?

    Sorry for the hijack Philip, just looking for some recommendations from those using NX70s already.

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