Shooting photos using filters gives me the ability to capture photos the way I like them, without the need for post processing. Lens filters allow me to do things like take long exposures during the day to create really cool photos.
This lens filter kit by Rangers is a great way to start in experimenting with lens filters. It includes everything that is needed to get started. Included in the box was a set of lens filter adapters (49mm, 52mm, 55mm, 58mm, 62mm, 67mm, 72mm, 77mm, 82mm) which makes this kit usable with all of my lens without the need to purchase separate filters for every size lens, which can get really expensive.
There are 8 filters included in the package, ND2,ND4,ND8, ND16, 4 of them gradients and 4 of them standard ND filters. The filters are made of plastic and not glass, but I haven’t had any problems of them scratching yet, thanks to the special coating on the surface. The inclusion of a microfiber cloth is a great plus, because any little smudges or specs of dust on these things really show up in the photos.
Using the filters is pretty easy, and after some experimentation great results can be achieved. After selecting the appropriate filter, I screwed the filter adapter onto my lens, mounted the filter holder onto it, and slid the filter into the holder, et voila I am ready to shoot. The filter holder is made of plastic, but seems durable enough to do it’s job.
I love the fact that the filter holder has 3 slots in it, which allows me to stack 3 filters on top of each other, which helps me achieve interesting results. All the filters, and adapters fit very nicely in the included case. Just some tips when using filters, if you are using a graduated filter, make sure the gradient is parallel to the horizon, or things will look strange. Also, be aware of the angle of the sun, as it can introduce unwanted flares in the photo.
In all, I am pleased with this filter kit, as works great and doesn’t alter the color in my photos. I received this filter kit at a discounted rate in exchange of my honest review, and these are my unbiased thoughts on the product.
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