PolarPro, developer of products inspired by adventure and well known for their industry-leading drone camera filters, have just announced it is expanding its line of lens filters to professional photography and cinematography cameras. Continuing its tradition of quality with the new professional-focused, the new QuartzLine Camera Filters for DSLRs, mirrorless and cinema cameras seeks to enable cinematographers and hybrid image makers to capture expressive images in just about any environment – whether it be an unforgiving desert, or blistering cold of any mountain terrain.
The QuartzLine Filters range from $59.99 to $249.99 depending on size and filter style, these new filters boast a high quality construction out of 99.9% pure fused quartz.
The QuartzLine Filters set a new bar for light transmission and purity as the rare, fused quartz element delivers an extremely low refractive index compared to traditional filters. A new optical coating method reduces surface reflectivity to less than one percent and increases surface hardness, all while maintaining a perfectly neutral colour profile.
The QuartzLine Filters will offer circular threaded UV, polarizers and neutral density filters from ND8 to ND100K, as well as hybrid single element ND/polarizing lens filters ranging from ND4/PL to ND1000/PL.
With the filters running from 37mm, 46mm, 67mm, 77mm and 82mm, and an optional assortment of step-up rings, these stunning new optics will help adventure seeking creators capture perfection. All QuartzLine Filters can also be paired with PolarPro’s rugged construction Kanga Camera Filter Case to ensure they can go anywhere.
“As we have worked to establish PolarPro as the preferred option for drone cinematographers, we’ve also been working behind the scenes to make the QuartzLine Filters into an extremely precise and consistent filter for professional photo and video creators,” said Austen Butler, Co-Founder of PolarPro.
“With QuartzLine, we wanted to create a rugged camera filter in line with our obsession over image quality. After testing 29 different materials we landed on a fused quartz glass element, with hyper neutral coatings to reduce reflectivity, increase scratch resistance, and most importantly, delivery a consistently neutral colour profile.”
PolarPro QuartzLine Filters Highlights
99.9% Fused Quartz Glass Construction
Extremely low refractive index of only 1.46
Increased stability and temperature resistance (from -50F up to 130F)
Color and Image Neutral for Superior Accuracy
Advanced coatings to eliminate colour shift, reduce flaring and ghosting
Durable Brass Frames with matte black interior to prevent reflections
Each of the QuartzLine Filters feature:
Neutral Density Coating
Precisely applied to reduce the desired light transmission without incurring color shifts, PolarPro’s ND coatings have been tested in the most demanding conditions possible from the workshop test bench to sun-blasted skies around the world.
Reducing the reflectivity of the lens filter eliminates hot spots in the frame, and PolarPro’s coating technology allows the 3.45% native reflectivity of the fused quartz to be reduced to a negligible 0.455%.
Protecting the coatings and base glass while hardening the filters surface, PolarPro’s anti-scratch coating has stood up to the demands of the most adventurous downhill thrashings possible.
Increasing surface hardness, while making for easy cleaning and water resistance, PolarPro’s hydroscopic coating provides the external layer on the QuartzLine Filters.
The QuartzLine Filters will be available for a wide array of lens sizes and a series of optional step-up rings to accommodate most professional lenses.