A filter can be an essential tool when it comes to getting the shots we have in mind helping us shoot anything from long exposures to balanced video. Today, Polar Pro released their Variable ND filter giving us the option to spin a ring for further control of how much light we let through the lens.
Polar Pro has grown to become one of the largest companies for quality camera accessories over the past few years. They make everything from backpacks to amazing filters for drones and cameras. Today, Polar Pro has launched their newest product with Peter McKinnon, the VND Filter. The best part about these is being able to make quick easy adjustments on the fly without having to change your camera settings or swap your filter. Instead, just spin a ring and hit the shutter/record.
I was lucky enough to try this filter out and off the bat had some great impressions about it. I think its safe to say that Polar Pro is the Apple of the camera industry with their packaging. A lot of time and hard work goes into this stuff; you can tell when you buy one of their products and actually handle everything yourself. Every time I unbox something from Polar Pro, I really admire the quality and feel of everything.
More importantly than packaging would be the filter and quality of that. A few years ago Polar Pro just had a few filter lines that compared to a lot of other companies at the time. However, after using their filters for years on my drones, I started to realize these things were making my photos and videos look a lot more how I wanted. Today, the Cinema Series Quartzline has become an absolute favorite of mine for the build quality, image quality and colors the filters give out. Filters are going to be more fun since I have the freedom to adjust things when I need to now with this VND and I'm excited to get out there and see what we can do with it.
The Peter McKinnon Edition VND ranges from $250-$299 and comes as you see it above. The filters are available in 2-5 stops or 6-9 stops for 67mm, 77mm and 82mm rings. Polar Pro also sells step up rings if you are looking to put your filters on multiple lenses that are different sizes.
For more products from Polar Pro, check out their website.