Freewell Gear is widely known for its high-quality filters for drones and action cams and relatively recently branched out into making filters for DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. The versatile Magnetic VND is essentially a circular screw-on filter kit with a couple of magnetic variable neutral density (ND) filters and a mist filter that can be used with the ND filters.
Variable neutral density (VND) filters are more flexible than standard filters because they allow the degree of filtration, or the density of the filter, to be adjusted. This means that it’s easy to adapt to changing lighting conditions. Instead of having to unscrew a filter and mount an alternative, you just rotate the filter to change its strength.
While standard neutral density filters give the best results, VNDs make life easier and they’re especially popular for video when the lighting conditions can change quickly throughout the day.
There are two VND filters in the Freewell Gear kit, a 2-5 stop filter and a 6-9 stop filter.
Read our guide to the best variable neutral density filters.