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ND Filter: A Beginner’s Guide to Neutral-Density Lens Filters

The neutral-density filter, or ND filter, is a powerful tool photographers use to reduce the amount of light entering a camera lens in order to select exposure combinations that would otherwise result in overexposed images. This article is a basic guide to ND filters and how they are used.

This Mirror Lens Filter Lets Models See Their Own Poses

Inexperienced models often struggle in front of the camera because they lack insight into their own appearance. While we all can look our best in front of a mirror, it's because we can see ourselves. This filter aims to bring that ease of posing to photography.

10 Minute Crash Course: Using Filters for Landscape Photography

Photographer Nicco Valenzuela recently published a helpful "crash course" that covers everything you need to know to get started using lens filters for landscape photography. The video covers everything from the two main filter 'formats,' to the three main filter 'types,' to the various situations where you might want to use each filter for the best possible results.

The REVORING is a Variable Step-Up Ring that Works with All Your Lenses

The folks at filter manufacturer H&Y have just unveiled a variable step-up ring for your camera lens filters called the REVORING. The idea is simple, brilliant, and apparently extremely popular: the REVORING Kickstarter campaign was fully funded in just 90 minutes, and has already raised almost $170,000.

4 Lens Filters That Are Still Relevant in Our Modern Digital Age

While digital photography and post-processing have done away with the need for certain types of lens filters, there are still a number of filters that can't be replaced by Photoshop. Here's a 8.5-minute video by DPReview on which filters you should still consider keeping in your camera bag.

How to Make a DIY Prism Lens Filter for Less Than $20

PrismLensFX unveiled a set of Variable Prism Filters back in March that lets photographers achieve prism effects using specially-designed lens filters. Upon seeing the prism filters, landscape photographer Christian Mögnum Möhrle decided to try his hand at making his own do-it-yourself version.

Lens Filters and Landscape Photos

In this article, I'll discuss how I use lens filters in my landscape photography. Chiefly I use filters when I want to smooth the water in a waterfall, shoot long exposures, or balance the light in a scene.

PolarPro Moves Into Still Camera Lens Filters with QuartzLine

PolarPro has announced that it is expanding beyond the drone and action camera products it is best known for and into the world of still and cinema cameras. The company's new QuartzLine Filters are a series of full frame filters for DSLR, mirrorless, and cinematic cameras.

Using Diffusion Filters: A Comparison of LEE Soft Filters 1 to 5

I've used diffusion filters for years but rarely for their intended purpose. If you haven't heard of them before, diffusion filters are transparent glass or plastic sheets that go in front of the lens and diffuse the light as it enters the camera. The resulting images taken with a diffusion filter have an appearance of reduced contrast that ultimately looks hazy, offering a slightly dream-like effect.

Ball Drop Test Shows the Strength of Sigma’s Ceramic Lens Filters

Back in December 2015, Sigma announced the world's first protective lens filters made of ceramic -- filters that it claims are 10x stronger than traditional filters and 3x stronger than chemically strengthened filters.

Sigma has just published pricing and availability info for the new filters, as well as the above video, which demonstrates the filter's strength through a ball drop shatter test.