Maven Specialty Filters

There have been many exciting and legendary filters designed since Maven Filters first launch in early 2023. While there is a specialty factor in all Maven Filters, there are filters that can go beyond polarizing and reducing light intake. While those tend to be more familiar, some are not, such as an Infrared Filter or Bahtinov Mask. These unique filters are photography tools made for creativity and efficiency. Let’s jump into these Maven Specialty Filters to find out what they are, what they do and how they can benefit your shooting needs.

Astrophotography Filters:

Night Sky Filter

Your nighttime photography is enhanced with the Maven Night Filter. This filter eliminates yellow to orangish color cast (this is why this filter is yellow) caused by artificial light sources like street lamps. Artificial light sources flood the sky in big cities, making it difficult to have a clear night sky that is true to life. The MAVEN Night Sky filter cuts down on artificial light pollution to achieve clearer and more captivating nightscapes. Furthermore, subjects will stand out against the backdrop of the night sky with this enhanced clarity. 

Night shots appear more natural and true to life when color cast made by artificial light sources is minimized. Elevate your nighttime photography with the Maven Night Filter, ensuring your images are free from unwanted color cast and full of captivating clarity. Say goodbye to night skies that are destroyed by city lights. See your city’s night sky in a new way you haven’t seen before!

Starry Focus Filter

Focusing on stars often is a struggle for many. The Maven Focus on Stars Filter (AKA Starry Focus) is also known as a Bahtinov Mask. This astrophotography focusing aid simplifies focusing on stars, ensuring sharp, detailed images. With its easy-to-use design, you can quickly attach the filter, manually focus using the clear star indicators, and then remove it to capture the beauty of the night sky. 

Undoubtedly this filter is perfect for both beginners and seasoned astrophotographers. Enjoy more time shooting and significantly less time getting your focus dialed in. It’s compact and tough build, as well as its all White color makes it a highly reliable, easy to access tool for any night shoot.

Infrared Photography:

The IR720 filter is designed to open up a whole new dimension in photography by exploring the fascinating realm of Infrared. The intricacies of this invisible spectrum elevates your photographic experience with infrared photography filters. 

Understanding the Invisible Spectrum:

The visible spectrum human eyes perceive are wavelengths ranging from 300 to 700 nm. The Infrared Spectrum extends from 700 to 2500 nm. This realm remains unseen by the naked eye.

While most camera sensors are inherently capable of detecting infrared, the presence of “IR Cut filters” in modern cameras limits this capability, greatly reducing the amount of IR light in normal captures, resulting in mostly visible light creating the image. One approach to capture IR light, is to have a technical make an expensive and irreversible sensor conversion of a camera by removing the IR Cut filter, resulting in a dedicated IR camera.

Why Choose the MAVEN IR720 Filter?

The Maven IR720 Filter takes a different approach, one that is much more affordable and reversible. It works by changing the ratio of visible and infrared light by blocking visible light below 720 nm. This enhances the ratio of infrared light penetrating the sensor (even with an IR Cut filter, some IR light typically still gets in). This innovative approach ensures that your camera is capturing mostly infrared light, as long as the exposure time is long enough, and for this reason we recommend using a tripod.

With the Maven Infrared Filter, there are no permanent changes and no need for expensive and irreversible camera modifications. The Maven IR720 filter seamlessly attaches to your existing camera setup, preserving your equipment’s integrity. The Maven IR720 provides an accessible introduction to this mesmerizing genre, allowing photographers of all levels to delve into the unseen. This limited edition filter features a bold red sine wave for easy identification from your filter stack.

Transformative Effects of Infrared Photography:

Witness a dramatic transformation as water and glass surfaces appear dark, absorbing infrared light and revealing hidden details. Portraiture as skin tones become smoother and more uniform under the enchanting influence of infrared light. (Side Note: The Arena Scene in Dune 2 captured Infrared Light to give it a unique look and feel. While this required a dedicated IR camera, the unique & artistic aspects of IR imagery cannot be denied). New perspectives are made as your perception of the world is captured in a different light. Explore unseen textures, uncover hidden details, and add a touch of the extraordinary to your photography. Unveil the invisible and experience the transformative power of the IR720 Filter.

Cinematic Filters:

Show Glow Filters

Maven Show Glow Filters are designed meticulously to scatter bright light and create a captivating “glowing effect” while preserving image sharpness. These flashy filters reduce contrast and produce a soft glow around light sources, resulting in stunning visuals. Maven Show Glow Diffusion Filters maintain the sharpness of your images, ensuring every detail remains crisp and clear even in midst of the soft glow.

Show Glow Filters come in 3 different diffusion strengths. MAVEN introduces a world-first universal language on the rims of Show Glow Diffusion filters using small squares to indicate diffusion strength inversely. (e.g., 2 squares for 1/2 strength, 4 squares for 1/4 strength, and 8 squares for 1/8th strength). With these iconic filters, aesthetics meet functionality.

Streak Filters

Capture the essence of iconic cinema with our Streak Photography Filter! Designed to emulate the horizontal flare unique to anamorphic lens flare, this filter transforms your images and footage, giving them a rich, cinematic touch. From neon-lit streets, to car lights, light posts, and city lights, this filter adds a sprinkle of cinematic wonder and brilliance with signature blue or orange streaks that gracefully glide across the frame. Transform, play, and captivate with every click with lens flare, available in both blue and yellow colors.

While it may not replace a genuine anamorphic lens in every aspect, it brings its unique charm to the table. Moreover, it’s not just about flares. Watch as your bokeh takes on an elliptical charm, and get that million-dollar anamorphic look without the hefty price tag.

More Maven Filters:

To learn more about camera filters, check out this Filters Guide about Polarizing Filters,  Neutral Density Filters, Circular Graduated ND Filters, and Dark CPL ND Filters.

MAVEN’s innovative approach sets the stage for future advancements, ensuring each filter not only looks, but also feels distinct and caters to photographers of all skill levels.