Kenko PRO1D+ INSTANT ACTION VARIABLE NDX3-450+C-PL

PRO1D+ INSTANT ACTION VARIABLE NDX3-450+C-PL

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This ND filter provides a convenient way to control exposure by being able to vary the amount of light entering the camera from 1.5 to 9 stops while it can also control polarization. The filter replaces a whole set of several neutral density filters that saves your budget. VARIABLE NDX3-450+C-PL incorporates a new revolutionary magnet attaching system - "INSTANT ACTION".
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Kenko PRO1D+ INSTANT ACTION is a revolutionary filter attaching system.

We believe that every photographer has at least once in their lifetime experienced the frustration of missing the perfect shot because it took too long to attach or change the filter. We believe if one could attach and detach the filter from the lens easier and quicker, the perfect shot won't be missed. Our mission is to free the photographer from the hassle of changing filters and make him focus on taking the best photos.

We are proud to present our solution - the Kenko PRO1D+ INSTANT ACTION magnetic attachment filter system. Not only does it free all photographers from the inconvenience of changing filters, but it will also greatly reduce the risk of filters accidentally dropping by screwing them onto the lens.

The system is very easy to use. All you need is an adapter and a filter. Attach the adapter to the lens. Once the adapter is attached, there is no need to remove it every time. Then, simply attach the filter to the adapter. You will not miss a moment.

We are confident that Kenko PRO1D+ INSTANT ACTION will widen your shooting possibiliteis.

What is Variable NDX

Kenko PRO1D+ INSTANT ACTION VARIABLE NDX3-450+C-PL neutral density filter provides a convenient way to maintain exposure control by being able to vary the amount of light entering the camera from 1.5 to 9 stops. The filter provides several advantages such as being able to control the depth of field by using a wider aperture or to control motion blur by choosing just the right slow shutter speed. The Kenko PRO1D+ INSTANT ACTION VARIABLE NDX3-450+C-PL also allows the user to control polarization by rotating the whole filter frame. This function is realized thanks to the revolutionary magnet attaching system - "INSTANT ACTION".

Note: Kenko PRO1D+ INSTANT ACTION VARIABLE NDX3-450+C-PL is not a kit consisting of two filters. It is a variable ND filter with polarizing function.

How to attach

To attach the Kenko PRO1D+ INSTANT ACTION VARIABLE NDX3-450+C-PL you will need an Adapter Ring and a filter of the same size as your lens.

Tip: No need to remove the Adapter Ring from the lens every time you change the filter.

  1. Screw the Adapter Ring onto the lens. Make sure the size of the Adapter Ring fits the size of the lens.
  2. Attach the Kenko PRO1D+ INSTANT ACTION VARIABLE NDX3-450+C-PL magnetic filter onto the Adapter Ring.
  3. Enjoy shooting!

How to use

  1. Attaching special knobs (included in the package) to the filter ring on one or both sides will make density and polarizing adjustments more convenient.
  2. Adjust the desired density by turning the outer ring.
  3. Adjust the desired polarization effect by rotating the whole frame using special knobs included in the package.
  4. Release the shutter.

Note: Due to the specific construction of the filter, the polarization effect changes when adjusting the density. Therefore, make sure to adjust the density first and the polarization afterwards.

Advantages

One instead of several

The great versatility of the PRO1D+ INSTANT ACTION VARIABLE NDX3-450+C-PL filter replaces a whole set of neutral density filters from ND4 to ND400. The filter can greatly save your budget and make you forget about vignetting caused by stacking several ND filters to achieve a desired density.

Polarization effect

The PRO1D+ INSTANT ACTION VARIABLE NDX3-450+C-PL filter allows you to create a polarizing effect when you want to control the reflections on the water surface or color saturation.

Without filter With Variable NDX filter

Realizing longer exposures

Without changing the aperture, the PRO1D+ INSTANT ACTION VARIABLE NDX3-450+C-PL filter provides the freedom to change the shutter speed according to the desired effect. For example, without adjusting the aperture, the same scene can be taken with a wide range of shutter speeds just by rotating the outer filter ring. The problem of diffraction can be eliminated by being able to work with a slow shutter speed.

Without filter With Variable NDX filter

Without filter @ f/9, 1/50 sec With Variable NDX filter @ f/9, 5 sec

Without filter @ f/8, 1/1000 sec With Variable NDX filter @ f/8, 1/100 sec

Realizing wider apertures

When using PRO1D+ INSTANT ACTION VARIABLE NDX3-450+C-PL filter with super fast lenses the shutter speed can be secured within an appropriate level for the sake of a wider aperture. Through this, a beautiful blurred background effect can be created.

Without filter With Variable NDX filter

Preventing overexposure

Even with a shutter speed of 1/8000 seconds, a large aperture of f/1.4 or f/1.2 can cause overexposure. With the PRO1D+ INSTANT ACTION VARIABLE NDX3-450+C-PL filter, overexposure issues can be avoided.

Without filter With Variable NDX filter

Realizing cinematic looking video

For video-enabled cameras, use the PRO1D+ INSTANT ACTION VARIABLE NDX3-450+C-PL filter as a means to easily adjust light control and shutter speed according to the frame rate setting to achieve that natural and smooth looking motion. The operation workflow can become more effective since there is no need to change different density filters according to the scene conditions. The filter can produce blurred background effects, simulate a night scene or create manual fade in/out effects.

Note: For best results we recommend using a tripod when photographing with slow shutter speeds.

Highlight features

Attaching Lens hood

A lens hood can be attached with the KENKO PRO1D+ INSTANT ACTION filter attached on the lens (when knob is detached).

Line up

Kenko PRO1D+ INSTANT ACTION VARIABLE NDX3-450+C-PL is released in two packages: Solo package and set package. Set package includes the VARIABLE NDX3-450+C-PL filter and an Adapter Ring.

Note: Kenko PRO1D+ INSTANT ACTION VARIABLE NDX3-450+C-PL is not a kit consisting of two filters. It is a variable ND filter with polarizing function.

Registered Patent Number: CN 209044251 U, CN 210691007 U.

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Category
Filters
Model
Kenko PRO1D+ INSTANT ACTION VARIABLE NDX3-450+C-PL
Series
PRO1D+ INSTANT ACTION
Type
ND, PL
Available Sizes, mm
49, 52, 55, 58, 62, 67, 72, 77, 82
Main Characteristics
ND Number (Filter Factor)
3 - 450
f-stops
1.5 - 9
Frame Material
Aluminum with the magnet inside
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Kenko PRO1D+ INSTANT ACTION VARIABLE NDX3-450+C-PL magnetic filter for still and video shooting
Kenko PRO1D+ INSTANT ACTION magnetic filter attach system. No more filter drop accidents!
Kenko PRO1D+ INSTANT ACTION magnetic filter attach system. Oil repellent test.
Kenko PRO1D+ INSTANT ACTION magnetic filter attach system. Water Repellent test.
Kenko PRO1D+ INSTANT ACTION magnetic filter attach system. Instant change filter action.
Kenko PRO1D+ INSTANT ACTION system. Quick attach and detach action.
Kenko PRO1D+ INSTANT ACTION magnetic filter attach system concept video.
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