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Maven Nano ND64 100x100 Filters
Color Neutrality is one of the most important aspects of a quality ND filter. For many years, photography instructor Michael The Maven has been hesitant to recommend ND filters to his students due to the color cast found in the vast majority of them.

While most ND filters advertise as Neutral Density, the truth is most create a dramatic color shift which makes it nearly impossible to composite or blend different exposures with and without a filter. Additionally, when ND filters are used for video shooting, correct color is even more critical as so many creators are shooting in a JPEG format of video and lack the editing range RAW files can provide. Strobe shooters also run into color cast issues when shooting portraits, even when using RAW files.

For these reasons, Michael spent 2 years researching filters and coming to the conclusion that there wasn't anything on the market he could recommend to his students in good faith. He learned that many filters used multiple coatings of Anti-Reflection, which actually shifted the color, and other brands advertised multiple AR coatings without color shift, which in testing revealed much easier said than done.

Maven ND filters primary design is to be as close to perfectly color-cast free as possible, even at the chance of increased reflections.

The Maven ND64, engineered to the specifications of Michael himself is the first he can confidently recommend to all of his students. Reducing exposure by 6 stops is perfect for long exposures involving moving water, video and strobe applications.

Bullet Points:

99% Color Cast Free
Made with Schott B270 Ultra White Glass, known for its high transmittance
Multiple Layer Vacuum Nano Coated for improved resistance to moisture
84mm x 84mm x 2mm, Cokin P Filter Size
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Maven Nano ND64 84x84 Filters Cokin P Size
Color Neutrality is one of the most important aspects of a quality ND filter. For many years, photography instructor Michael The Maven has been hesitant to recommend ND filters to his students due to the color cast found in the vast majority of them.

While most ND filters advertise as Neutral Density, the truth is most create a dramatic color shift which makes it nearly impossible to composite or blend different exposures with and without a filter. Additionally, when ND filters are used for video shooting, correct color is even more critical as so many creators are shooting in a JPEG format of video and lack the editing range RAW files can provide. Strobe shooters also run into color cast issues when shooting portraits, even when using RAW files.

For these reasons, Michael spent 2 years researching filters and coming to the conclusion that there wasn't anything on the market he could recommend to his students in good faith. He learned that many filters used multiple coatings of Anti-Reflection, which actually shifted the color, and other brands advertised multiple AR coatings without color shift, which in testing revealed much easier said than done.

Maven ND filters primary design is to be as close to perfectly color-cast free as possible, even at the chance of increased reflections.

The Maven ND64, engineered to the specifications of Michael himself is the first he can confidently recommend to all of his students. Reducing exposure by 6 stops is perfect for long exposures involving moving water, video and strobe applications.

Bullet Points:

99% Color Cast Free
Made with Schott B270 Ultra White Glass, known for its high transmittance
Multiple Layer Vacuum Nano Coated for improved resistance to moisture
84mm x 84mm x 2mm, Cokin P Filter Size
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Cokin P Series Filter Holder Adapter Ring (77mm)
This 77mm P Series Filter Holder Adapter ring from Cokin screws onto the lens' front threads of the same diameter and enables the P Series Adapter Ring to attach to the P series Filter Holder. Once the adapter and holder are attached to the lens filters can be slid into the holder and be used accordingly.
Purchase Rangers Lens Ring Adapter - $19.32
 
DustAid Platinum DSLR Sensor Cleaner
- Easily removes dust from Uncoated Sensor Filters, Coated Sensor Filters, Reflex Mirrors, Focus Screens
- Comes with: Protective Case, Cleaning Wand, and 6 Cleaning Strips.
- Safely cleans uncoated sensor filters.
- The specially engineered cleaning silicone used in the new Platinum DSLR Cleaner makes it perfectly safe to use on any sensor filter
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Carson 4.5x Loupe Sensor Magnifier
The SM-44 4.5x SensorMag Magnifier with Dust Blaster from Carson Optical helps you to clean a DSLR's image sensor. The 4.5x-magnification lens is strong enough to help spot small particles and debris. The SensorMag's lens rests inside the camera's bayonet and features adjustable focus to accommodate different size cameras and flange depths. It also swings 45° out of the way to gain access to the sensor. There are two diameter settings to fit various camera bodies. Illumination is via six LEDs that operate on two included CR2032 batteries. The 1.8 ounce magnifier stores in its own zippered pouch.
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Cokin NUANCES Z-Pro Series Soft-Edge Graduated Neutral Density 1.2 Filter
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Cokin P Series Filter Holder
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