NiSi Filter System

I've become completely enamored with this filter system and now travel everywhere with it! These are a premium set of filters and holders from this Australia-based company and while I made due with middle-of-the-pack filters in the past, I've had my eyes opened by how good these are - particular the new Enhanced Landscape Circular Polarizers. I captured the shot at right with this filter!

The company's focus is on their Square filter holder systems - something necessary for using graduated ND filters, but their ingenious mounting system allows these to be combined and/or mounted with the circular polarizer.

For more details on this filter system, visit www.nisiopticsusa.com

Standard screw-on filters are also available and I do have one that I use (an 82mm filter with various adapter rings for all my lenses) but once you spend a little time with the V6 System Square Holder and Circular Polarizer System, I'm sure you will be hooked! I'll be adding more options as I get time to test out all the filters, but I've included here an initial sampling of what I'm using and can therefore highly recommend.

All NiSi square filters are Nano coated and offer true to life color through our IR technology.  NiSi Filters are low reflection, are made from high definition Optical glass and offers double-sided waterproofing.  By using neutral density filters the camera is vulnerable to infrared light which will cast the unwanted red color to images.

 

NiSi Filters have an added infrared protection coating layer to eliminate the infrared light through the lens to bring back the True to Life Color. This is what sold me the very first time I used the Enhanced Landscape Circular Polarizer!

Your photography deserves the best raw file capture possible and the investment into a premium, professional level filter system is something that I had put off too long. It's simply worth the investment!

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NiSi V6 100mm Filter Holder with Enhanced Landscape CPL & Lens Cap

This is the piece that started it all for me! A couple of days with this filter holder and the new Enhanced Landscape CPL filter out in Moab and I was hooked! The kit includes the basics along with the filter holder that allows you to add up to three 100mm square filters.

It is made from aviation-grade aluminum with single element processing by CNC machine. This V6 kit comes complete with an ultra-slim 86mm Enhanced Landscape CPL and 4 adapter ring for most popular wide angle lenses (67mm, 72mm, 77mm, and 82mm). The matte black frosted finish on the surface to minimize reflection. With the unique rotation wheel design, the CPL filter can be rotated independently via a cog on the back of the filter holder.  Also included are a Soft Pouch and V6 Lens cap.

This system has great built quality, aluminum design and supports 3 x 100mm filters with a circular polarizing filter in any combination.  The V6 has no vignetting at 16mm on a full frame. Everything in the kit is pictured below!

$239 before Coupon Code Discounts

If you're ready to dive in to a first-class premium filter system, take a look at the more inclusive kits below.

NiSi 100mm Starter Kit Third Generation III with V6

with Enhanced Landscape CPL & Lens Cap

The NiSi 100mm Starter Kit Third Generation III with V6 and Pro CPL is a great value starter kit for landscape and seascape photographers with everything you need to get started.  It’s perfect for anyone who wants to create long exposure images and use ND filters & GND filters with multiple lenses up to 82mm with a standard filter thread.  The kit includes the most popular adaptor rings (67mm, 72mm, 77mm and 82mm) with others sold separately. The NiSi 100mm Starter Kit Third Generation III with V6 and Pro CPL saves you $79 compared to buying all the included items separately.

$499 before Coupon Code Discounts

NiSi 100mm Starter Kit PLUS 

with Enhanced Landscape CPL & Lens Cap

This more comprehensive Kit has all the pieces of the Starter Kit above PLUS a 6-Stop ND and the Reverse GND8 Filter.

$769 before Coupon Code Discounts

NiSi 100mm Professional Kit PLUS Third Generation III V6 

with Enhanced Landscape CPL & Lens Cap

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$1299 before Coupon Code Discounts

Enhanced Landscape Circular Polarizer Filters

The NiSi Ti Enhanced CPL Circular Polarizer Filterhelps to reduce reflections and glare.  They feature an ultra-thin ring made from titanium. 

 

The light from the sun naturally becomes partially polarized due to reflecting off electrons in air molecules, causing the light to scatter into what appears as haze.  A polarizing filter arranges, and filters, this directionally polarized light perpendicularly to the reflected light, allowing for the absorption of much of this light.  This results in a noticeable reduction of glare and reflections from non-metallic surfaces and an increase in the saturation of skies and foliage.  

 

The Ti Enhanced CPL Circular Polarizer Filter (Titanium Frame) has enhanced color compared to a standard CPL which increases the saturation of the scene when used.