Just months after launching its QuartzLine filters for DSLR and mirrorless lenses, PolarPro has launched a buyback program that will give you credit towards a PolarPro filter for trading in an old one - even if it isn't theirs.
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lens newsMay 18, 2018 at 13:39
In a bid to clear up online speculation, surprise entrant to the full frame cinema lens market Nisi has answered some questions about its relationship with brands marketing lenses very similar to its own F3 series.
Apr 11, 2018 at 13:52
Stepping beyond the realms of smartphones and drones, PolarPro is making its first foray into the professional lens filter market. Its all-new QuartzLine Camera Filters are made of 99.9% pure fused quartz wrapped inside a brass frame.
Mar 6, 2018 at 15:20
The Irix Edge ND32000 offers 15-stops of light reduction, allowing for about five minutes of exposure time at F16 and ISO 100 on a sunny day.
Jan 19, 2018 at 19:31
Aurora Aperture has created a hybrid filter that we haven't seen before. Meet the Aurora PowerGXND: the world's first variable graduated neutral density (GND) filter family.
Nov 16, 2017 at 22:42
B+W has announced a new aluminum filter holder that offers three slots so users can use multiple filters at the same time. The holder goes with the 2mm thick 100mm square filters it launched earlier this year.
Oct 20, 2017 at 20:40
LEE has released a new series of Reverse ND filters that are most opaque in the middle and become progressively clearer towards the top. This makes them ideal for capturing scenes where the sun is close to the horizon.
Sep 11, 2017 at 20:34
Sigma users who want a rear filter holder on their Canon mount 14mm f/1.8 Art lens can now pay the company to fit one on there for them.
Aug 23, 2017 at 22:16
Cinema equipment powerhouse Arri has introduced a new line of full spectrum neutral density filters that drawn on its years of experience creating internal filtration systems for its ALEXA Mini and the AMIRA movie cameras.
videoJul 3, 2017 at 19:07
This quick demo shows the power of polarizing filters to cut down on reflections and totally change a scene.
Jun 30, 2017 at 20:01
Lee Filters is bringing its highly regarded ProGlass IRND cinematography filters to stills photographers. These exceptionally neutral filters come with IR and UV filtration, which should mean less time correcting color in post-production, and more time shooting.
videoJun 28, 2017 at 22:05
When one of his friends got a filter stuck on his $1,700 Canon EF 24-70mm F2.8L, former MythBuster Adam Savage removed it using an unlikely, terrifying tool: a band saw.
mobileJun 7, 2017 at 18:05
GoPro accessory maker Sandmarc has launched a crowdfunding campaign to fund final development and mass production of a new smartphone polarizer and a range of ND filters.
Jun 6, 2017 at 18:03
The filter is a deep blue and cuts twenty stops of light, making brightness levels more manageable for regular cameras while shooting – you guessed it – a solar eclipse.
Jun 5, 2017 at 19:05
Are you puzzled about what protective filter to buy for your expensive lenses? Roger Cicala from Lensrentals tested twenty of them to see which are the best choices.
May 5, 2017 at 18:59
San-Francisco based Breakthrough is looking to crowdfund production of new neutral density and graduated neutral density filters made with Schott B270 tempered glass.
Apr 27, 2017 at 18:50
US filter brand Aurora Aperture has announced a neutral density filter that it claims reduces exposure by 16 stops. Read more
Apr 18, 2017 at 23:49
Filter manufacturer Lee has announced a new Deluxe Filter kit that includes the five 100mm sized filters the company thinks most essential along with a twin-slot holder and an accessory ring for 105mm screw-in filters. Read more
Apr 1, 2017 at 07:01
Specialist filter manufacturer STC Optical Ltd has expanded its range of Clip filters to include a ND64 with infrared-cut properties. The new filter, which clips directly in front of the camera’s sensor, provides 6-stops of light reduction. Read more
Feb 7, 2017 at 20:32
Accessory manufacturer Manfrotto has launched a new filter suite that features a magnetic adapter and filter holders that it says make fitting and removing filters quicker and easier. Read more
Dec 22, 2016 at 19:22
Taiwan-based filter maker STC is offering an Astro-Multispectra filter for several full-frame Nikon DSLR cameras, clipping over the camera's sensor to cut light pollution for astrophotography sessions. Read more
Dec 12, 2016 at 21:50
Accessories brand Syrp has announced a new variable neutral density filter that will appeal to those who like to create very long exposures. Read more
Oct 4, 2016 at 18:17
Hoya has launched new USA-exclusive Solas infrared neutral density filters, touting their consistent color balance across the density range. Read more
Apr 7, 2016 at 18:32
Lee Filters has announced a new range of neutral density graduated filters that have an extra hard transition from dark to clear, making them suitable for shooting seascapes and scenes in which the horizon is very flat. Read more
Mar 30, 2016 at 21:56
US accessory manufacturer Fotodiox has announced an XL version of its WonderPana Free Arc filter system designed specifically to allow users of the Canon EF 11-24mm F4L USM lens to use filters over the front element. Read more
Mar 4, 2016 at 19:04
Lee Filters has announced a 15 stop neutral density filter, able to convert what would normally be a two-second exposure into one that lasts 17 hours and 4 minutes. The new Super Stopper reduces the amount of light entering the lens to enable especially long shutter speeds in normal daylight conditions. Read more
Feb 22, 2016 at 20:34
A California-based company called Aurora Aperture has introduced a variable density filter that can cut up to eleven stops of light, an amount it claims is more than anything else on the market. The Aurora PowerXND 2000 has a rating of ND 16-2000 or ND 1.2-3.3, meaning that it can reduce exposures by between 4 and 11 stops. Read more
Jan 25, 2016 at 22:28
In a newly released video, Sigma tests the strength of its line of protective ceramic lens filters. Putting claims of toughness to the test, the video shows a 49g / 1.7oz metal ball dropped from a height of about 1.3m / 4ft onto the WR Ceramic Protector as well as three competing lens filters. Read more
Dec 14, 2015 at 15:26
Japanese glass manufacturer Hoya says it has created a new coating that prevents dust, water and fingerprints from sticking to the surface of its filters. The company claims the coating acts like a 'force field' around its new Fusion series of filters, protecting them from stains as well as scratches. The idea behind the coating is to make the filters easy to clean and to reduce the chance of damage while in use or storage. Read more
Nov 10, 2015 at 20:38
Breakthrough Photography, a San Francisco-based startup, is seeking funding for what it claims is the 'world's sharpest and most color neutral circular polarizer,' the X3 CPL. This polarizer is constructed with Schott B270 optical glass from Germany, MRC16 and nanotec coatings, a weather-sealed brass Traction Frame, and new American-made CrystalVision CPL film. Read more
Aug 26, 2015 at 18:39
Kenko Tokina USA recently announced the Hoya HD3 series UV and Circular Polarizer lens filters. According to the company, the filters are 4 times stronger than optical glass, and offer a 99.7 percent light transmission rate. Read more
Filter manufacturer Cokin has introduced a new range of neutral density filters that it claims are free of color casts and which block infrared light. The Nuances range comes in sizes to fit the company's Creative Filter System holders, from M (P) to XL (X-Pro), and in six different strengths. Read more
May 7, 2015 at 21:17
Updated The Lee Filters SW150 Mk ll filter holder system for especially wideangle lenses is now shipping, and Lee has announced pricing for the holder, the adapter rings and the filters. The system is designed to allow filters to be held in front of the Nikon AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED wideangle zoom without vignetting and uses a light seal to prevent reflections on the filter's rear surface. Read more
Mar 27, 2015 at 23:37
A new version of the Lee Filters SW150 system holder has been introduced that allows compatibility with a broader range of extreme wide angle lenses, and which has been designed to reduce the impact of reflections from the rear surface of fitted filters. The Lee Filter SW150 Mark ll now allows the existing 150mm-wide filters that were developed for the original SW150 to be fitted to four lenses using model-specific adapter rings - with more on the way. Read more
Mar 17, 2015 at 21:24
A new filter manufacturer called Novo is promising a range of filters that will be made from super-durable sapphire crystal and Gorilla Glass, which should have enhanced scratch resistance. The company also claims its filters will have extremely thin brass frames, and will feature 'superior coatings'. Read more
mobileDec 18, 2014 at 00:23
The popular photo sharing application has just added five new filters.
Nov 11, 2014 at 01:15
Tiffen has introduced a new range of neutral density filters that aim to allow stills photographers to shoot extreme long exposures without incurring the red colour cast that is so common with ND filters. The XLE series comprises three 10-stop ND filters with differing infrared-cut characteristics, ranging from none in the XLE Axent, to moderate in the Advantix and complete IR suppression in the Apex. Learn more
Sep 13, 2014 at 01:33
Optical manufacturer Sigma has expanded its portfolio of lens filters with the introduction of four new models, three of which feature water and oil repellent coatings. The new coatings have been applied to the company's ultra violet and circular polariser filters, as well as a new clear-glass protector. Read more
Oct 21, 2013 at 11:15
Can cheap filters damage your expensive lenses? LensRentals' Roger Cicala decided to look into the possibility, after seeing a number of lenses returned with odd circular scratches on the front element. His investigations provide a cautionary tale against skimping on buying a new protective filter after buying an expensive lens. Click through for a link to his full article.
Sep 6, 2013 at 14:26
Cokin has announced a complete overhaul of the branding and packaging of its square filters. The existing different-sized ranges ( 'A', 'P', 'Z-Pro' and 'X-Pro') have been rebranded into a single 'Creative Filter System', with the four sizes relabelled 'S', 'M', 'L' and 'XL'. Gone are the old bulky plastic storage boxes too, replaced by a slimmer 'SlidePack' design which takes up half the space, and uses a microfibre-lined sleeve to help keep your filters clean. Photographers nostalgic for the good old days can breathe a sigh of relief though - old classics such as Tobacco Grads and Sunset filters are still in the catalogue.
mobileMar 21, 2013 at 15:38
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