NiSi 150 x 170mm Nano Hard-Edge Reverse-Graduated IRND Filter (ND8)

NiSi 150 x 170mm Nano Hard-Edge Reverse-Graduated IRND Filter (ND8)
Regular price 750.00

Description

This Nano Hard-Edge Reverse-Graduated IRND 0.9 to 0.15 Filter from NiSi is compatible with filter holders that can accommodate 2mm-thick, 150 x 170mm rectangular filters. It can be applied to darken bright skies, specifically during a sunrise or sunset, while allowing for a normal, unaffected exposure in the other regions of the image.

This filter achieves its effect with a 0.9 band of density across its center region that provides a 3-stop reduction in light from entering a lens. This band extends approximately 4mm in both vertical directions which tapers to a 0.15 density that provides a 0.5-stop reduction in light at the edge above it. Directly below the 0.9 band of density, it tapers to clear, with a hard-edged line of transition before the clear area.

The placement of a 0.9 band of density that tapers to a density of 0.15 above it with a clear area directly below, allows the NiSi 150 x 170mm Nano Reverse-Graduated IRND 0.9 to 0.15 Filter to match the positioning of the sun when it is at, or immediately above the horizon. In such instances, the sun can appear closer to the center of an image as opposed to the upper edge, and an increase in brightness is created that is more prominent on both sides of the sun than above it. This pattern of brightness corresponds to the density pattern on the NiSi 150 x 170mm Nano Hard-Edge Reverse-Graduated IRND 0.9 to 0.15 Filter. The hard-edged line of transition in this reverse, graduated neutral density filter is useful for hard transitions between the sky and land, while the 3-stop to 0.5-stop gradation is applicable to multiple regions of brightness within the sky.

Technical Specs

Type

Reverse-graduated neutral density

Edge Blending

Hard

Size

5.9 x 6.7" (150 x 170 mm)

Thickness

0.1" (2 mm)

Density

0.9 to 0.15

Filter Factor

8 (3-stop) to 1.4 (0.5-stop)

Effect

Reduces exposure in select areas of an image and helps to attenuate IR contamination

Construction

H-K9L optical glass

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