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Landscape Photographer, Jeffrey Tadlock, unboxes Maven Magnetic Filters and gives a close look inside of it’s components. Check out the first unboxing video! Thank you Jeffrey!
"My Maven magnetic filters from the Kickstarter have arrived for landscape photography! These filters feature color-coded filters, high-quality optical glass, and strong magnets I look forward to giving these filters a full test out in the field in the future.
In this video, I unbox the filters and take a closer look at the components included inside, as well as why I wanted to try this filter kit."
00:00 - Intro
01:32 - Start the Unboxing
02:52 - Core Filter Kit
09:16 - Hard Shelled Accessory Case
09:53 - Soft Carrying Case
11:06 - Adapter Rings, Step-up Rings, Lens Caps
14:25 - Another look at the Accessory Case
15:20 - More Filter Tech Specs
17:53 - Wrap up
Im happy to announce that I have a Canon RR6ii in hand and am taking it through its paces. So far, it is a beautiful and very capable camera.
Watch my free YouTube tutorial on the Canon R6ii HERE
We are already under production on the full Crash Course! If you are interested in being notified as to when the Canon R6ii Tutorial Crash Course is ready, be sure to leave your name and email address in the comments and we will reach out to you as soon as it is ready!
Alex Armitage shares some test images and what he likes about the Maven Magnetic Filters. Check it out!
"Magnetic filters have been around for a few years at this point and just when you think they don't need to be more, you're given something that just makes so much sense it makes all the other systems obsolete."
Slash Gear has written an article reviewing MAVEN Magnetic Filters. They give a full comprehensive review testing the quality of each filter and are here to tell you what you should know. Give it a read! SPLASH GEAR - MAVEN Magnetic Filters Review
Landscape photographer Nick Page reviews the MAVEN Magnetic Filters. Check out Nick's video review and what he has to say:
"It was time... my previous filter system had let me down for the last time... dropped filters, easily broken filters and Magnets that couldn't hold fast to a lens. These new Maven filters are not only built better, with better materials, but the magnets are strong and positive, color coded for ease of use, the same price once they go to retail... but they are independently owned... The color coded design makes these fast and easy to grab the filter you need. In my opinion they are a better filter in every way."
"Why aren't you making a Variable Neutral Density Filter (VND)?" Is one of the most common questions I get about my new filter line. This is the video I wanted to make to explain it my reasoning to focus on solid NDs first. I have owned and used VNDs for many years, but I stopped using them back in 2014 after I did a side by side shoot with a buddy who was using a solid ND, and the reason: VNDs create unpredictable color shifts for reasons as simple as connecting them to your camera, or when you are changing the degree of filtration. I wouldn't be opposed to making VNDs in the future either as I know there are many, many users out there who love them, I just want to make sure my customers understand their strengths and weaknesses before purchasing them, vs not telling them and letting them discover this on their own.
I realize many of you will be irritated with me for pointing these issues out. If you are ok with color shifts in your footage, then yes, by all means use them. Some of you are also ok with shooting on AWB and letting the camera adjust this automatically as you adjust filtration. I get it. I personally like to have consistent, reliable color, and make my tweaks to exposure by other means (like ISO, or aperture for example).
If you are in the market for a great set of solid NDs, be sure to check out my MAVEN Magnetic filter line now on Kickstarter!