Wine Country Camera Precision Filter Holder Plus 3, 6 and 10 Stop ND Filters Kit
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Wine Country Camera Advanced Filter Holder Plus 3, 6 & 10 Stop ND Filter Kit
Kit contents: Filter holder, high quality internal circular polarizer, one 100x100 square ND filter holder, one 100x150 Grad filter holder, one adapter ring (Choose from 82, 77, 72, 67, 62 or 58mm) and 3, 6 and 10 Stop ND Filters with Holder Vaults
Light Tight Recess for the ND Vault
Light leaking between the ND filter and the lens is the number one challenge faced by holder system users … until now. We’ve built a dedicated recess into the holder system to create a light-tight environment for the ND filter. This feature alone makes the WCC Holder System the de facto standard for long exposure photographers. The vault surrounds your ND filter on all four sides, eliminating internal reflections caused by light entering on-edge, ensuring that your ND filter provides high-fidelity and high-contrast.
Push-button Adjustable Grad Vaults
The holder system features two stages for grad filters. Each stage is independently adjustable. Simply push the button, adjust the horizon line of the filter and release. And because you were just about to ask … yes the grad vaults are keyed for safety so your valuable filter doesn’t go plummeting into the earth the moment you push the button. We’ve got your back.
Polarizer attachments on legacy holder systems are, in a word, awful. The light leaking behind the polarizers is severe and causes haze and reflections, the very thing you’re trying to remove with the polarizer! Our removable polarizer is mounted inside the body of the holder, completely eliminating reflections and vignetting caused. Polarizer rotation is controlled by the adjustment knob. The knob is placed on the lower-left rear of the holder so you can adjust it while looking through the lens. It’s geared so that the direction you turn the knob is the direction of filter rotation. And, we’ve made the knob from wood, so you don’t have to freeze your fingertips off on those cold days.
"Do Not Disturb" Release
Installing or removing the holder without disturbing framing or focus is absolutely critical, especially for long exposure photographers who must frame and focus the image before adding a heavy stack of ND.
Most epic locations are pretty chilly. So we designed the holder with wooden handles so that your fingers will enjoy outdoor photography as much as the rest of your body. The wood is weather sealed for longevity.
We worked tirelessly throughout the design process to gain back every millimeter between the adapter ring and the outer grad tray to ensure that vignetting was reduced to an absolute minimum. The wood handles are even carved away to reduce vignetting. No detail is too small.
A complete holder system with two vaults, polarizer and adapter ring is less than a pound (around 0.42 kilos or 15 ounces)
Blackstone ND Filters Features
100% Neutral. 100% Resolution
Blackstone ND filters are a technological leap-frog advancement over competing ND filters. Legacy dye-based ND filters suffer from serious color cast. The first generation of Vapor Deposition Coated (VDC) ND filters have largely corrected the color cast problem, but lack the ability to resolve high-megapixel camera without diffusing the image. Wine Country Camera’s exclusive Blackstone ND features the next generation of vapor deposition coating that is both perfectly neutral across all spectrums of light (including UV and IR) and resolves the image with zero diffusion effect.
Visible Light + UV & IR
Digital cameras place a far greater demand on filters to perform across the entire light spectrum due to the digital sensor’s ability to record both UV and Infrared light. Legacy “stoppers” are now obsolete as the digital sensor records both the color cast and the infrared light pollution that overwhelms the sensor and causes digital artifacts. Blackstone’s NextGen VCD technology is perfectly neutral across all spectrums.
Fire Polished Schott Ultra White Glass
If you’re going to build the best ND filter in the world, use the best glass in the world. Period. Schott’s Ultra White optical glass has a crystal-like appearance and extremely high transmittance across the visible light spectrum. Schott Ultra White glass features an extremely flat, fire polished surface to eliminate any visible distortions caused by surface imperfections.
The trajectory of cameras and megapixels is an obvious one. 35mm sensors are regularly resolving 40+ to 50+ megapixels, while medium format cameras are at 100 megapixels. Many filters (especially bonded ones) simply cannot resolve light at a sufficient resolution. The result is blurring of the image. Blackstone ND filters are designed and extensively tested on high megapixel Phase One cameras to ensure that they resolve to the highest degree possible. The Blackstone ND coating is the state of the art in ND science.
Includes Protective Filter Vault
Each Blackstone ND filter includes a protective filter vault for free (a $35 value). Filter vaults protect the filter from fingerprints and damage. When used in the Wine Country Camera filter holder system, they create a light tight enclosure to eliminate reflections behind your filters.
Wine Country Camera’s innovative filter holder system redefined how photographers use filters.
Our holder system focuses usability once the camera is on the tripod, and allows the photographer to fine tune their images using an iterative workflow.
Our mission is clear. We’re dedicated to providing the most innovative products available for photographers. We don’t skimp on quality and only use the finest materials. Anything less is unacceptable.