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Published 21/02/18

Kenro releases powerful new super ND filters from Marumi

Photographers and filmmakers alike are regular users of Neutral Density filters, and Marumi's comprehensive DHG Super Series line up


Which consists of 3, 4, 5 and 6-stop versions, plus a Variable ND filter and a speciality ND filter that’s designed to enable photography of solar eclipses, has proved hugely popular with a wide range of hobbyists and professionals.

Now the range, distributed in the UK and Ireland by Kenro, is being expanded further by two additions that are designed to cater for those looking for the ultimate ND experience. The DHG Super ND 500 (2.7) will reduce the amount of light passing through a lens by a massive nine stops, while the DHG Super ND 1000 (3.0) goes one better and holds back a full ten stops of light. Furthermore, both filters achieve this result while maintaining a totally neutral colour balance, so there will be no cast visible in the final result, a crucial pre-requisite of all high quality ND filters.

The filters themselves are designed to be of the highest quality, featuring a water and oil repellent coating so that they won’t suffer if used in wet conditions or around water. They also feature a low reflection coating to eliminate ghosting and flare, have a satin finish to prevent internal reflections and an ultra-thin frame so that vignetting is not an issue. The glass used in the filters’ construction also features a blackened outer rim as an extra anti-reflection precaution, while the rim of the filter has a knurled finish, so that it’s easy to get a grip when it’s being attached or removed.

Available sizes are 49mm, 52mm, 55mm, 58mm, 62mm, 67mm, 72mm, 77mm and 82mm. Prices start from £45.18 for the ND500 filters, and from £49.62 for the ND1000 filters.


''Even in this digital age, there’s still a flourishing market for traditional glass filters,'' comments Paul Kench, Kenro’s managing director, ''and neutral density varieties have a job to do both for serious photographers and for filmmakers. Marumi already offers a good line up of products in this area, and those who’ve experienced the quality of these will already know what they can expect from the powerful new Super versions that are joining the range.

''Holding back nine or ten stops of light makes a huge difference, the equivalent of moving from a shutter speed of 1/1000sec down to a half-second or full second of exposure. If you start off at 1/250sec then you could be shooting as slow as four seconds, turning a waterfall into a beautiful mass of movement. Photographers can remove moving people from a scene or record clouds scudding across the sky, while filmmakers can use ND filters to control the frames per second rate they’re shooting at without having to adjust their aperture. In short they’re an invaluable and highly adaptable tool, and the two new filters from Japanese optics experts Marumi are sure to have a big following.''

These new products are all in stock and available immediately. To see these filters, along with all Kenro’s most popular products and exciting new releases, come and visit us on Stand G53 at The Photography Show, 17-20th March, the NEC, Birmingham.

Full details are available on the Kenro website below

Contact https://www.kenro.co.uk/products/binoculars_and_filters/fixed_and_variable_nd_filters/

1st Published 21 February 2018 09:05 Posted by Ben Jones
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