UK based filter company LEE Filters is producing their filters for the first time in a circular form, no longer needing to use a filter holder. Aimed at both stills and video shooters, the Elements range comprises neutral density filters called Big and Little Stoppers, a circular polarizer, and a variable neutral density filter.
Have you ever wanted a set of filters that could offer 1 to 9 stops of light reduction without having to screw in different filters? Then check out the latest kit from Haida with their Nano Pro Magnetic Variable ND.
Variable ND filters have come a long way in the last few years. They offer a great combination of image quality and versatility. While there are a few different types of variable ND filters, the most common normally come in two verities:
Ones that offer a very wide range of ND reduction. Say, for example, one to eight stops with no limitations on rotation. These tend to cause image quality issues like the dreaded X pattern when you try to reach their advertised limit or surpass them.
Normally when we think of Variable ND filters, we think about a circular filter. One that gives us the ability to change the exposure simply by rotating the front element. Something like this K&F concept one I recently reviewed here.
But what if you wanted both the convenience of a Variable ND filter AND the ability to use graduated or other filters. This would give you far more control over the scene that you are going to capture?
Well! Haida has released a brand new filter the ‘Insert Variable ND filter‘.