Haida PROII CPL-VND 2 in 1

Haida’s new screw-in circular polarizer and variable ND filter combines two of the most useful filters for landscapes & video

5 Star Rating
Haida PROII CPL-VND 2 in 1 review
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Digital Camera World Verdict

Haida’s PROII CPL-VND 2 in 1 filter puts a variable neutral density filter in the same frame as a circular polarizing filter so you only need to mount one filter to control exposure and reduce reflections. It’s a useful addition to a videographers kit and it opens up some creative opportunities for photographers, although in very bright light you may wish for an even stronger ND filter.


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    Attractively prices

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    Clever design

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    Good optical quality


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    Only 3 sizes available

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    The VND rotation could be a little stiffer

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Haida is a Chinese optical filters company that was founded in 2007. It currently offers a range of filter types including drop-in filters, square filters, circular magnetic filters and circular screw-on filters. 

The Haida PROII CPL-VND 2 in 1 filter is a circular screw-on filter that combines a circular polarizer (CPL) with a variable neutral density filter (VND or variable ND) . That’s a very useful combination because it enables you to cut down on glare and reflections, boost color saturation and extend the exposure time with just one filter. Neutral density and CPL filters are commonly used for videography and landscape photography, and mounting one filter rather than two saves time and hassle.

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Angela Nicholson

Angela has been testing camera gear from all the major manufacturers since January 2004 and has been Amateur Photographer’s Technical Editor and Head of Testing for Future Publishing’s photography portfolio (Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-PhotoPractical PhotoshopPhotography Week and Professional Photography magazines, as well as the Digital Camera World and TechRadar websites). She is the founder of SheClicks - a community group that encourages and supports female photographers.