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Opteka Filters


Opteka was founded in 2002, and has swiftly become one of the top makers of filters and converter lenses for compact digital cameras in addition to manufacturing high magnification 35mm SLR camera telephoto lenses. They have recently expanded their product line to include lens filters, digital picture frames, power grips, flashes and tripods. The dissimilarity in Opteka arises from distinctive selection of materials and construction technology that uses micron-unit quality control. This assures the best possible consistency as well as maintaining the absolute best quality for each and every lens. That's the reason both professional photographers and knowledgeable enthusiasts depend upon Opteka lenses. Updated Review  Dec 18, 2010

 
 

Opteka Standard Filters
  Protection Filters - Ultraviolet Filters Your camera won't allow you to develop clear, crisp photos if your camera lens is damaged or dirty. You can protect your thousand dollar lens with a $20 filter if you use a UV or haze filter. These thin glass filters are designed to screw onto the end of your camera lens and you can just leave them on to protect your lens. UV filters can help protect your lenses from dust, moisture and scratches. If your lens is damaged it could cost you quite a bit to repair or replace it. The filters can also give you added benefits of correction for Ultraviolet light which can show on your film as a bluish cast and can sometimes distort distant details. UV filters let you correct for the UV effect to varying degrees. They are also useful if you are shooting mountain and marine scenes, as the haze could affect the color and clarity of the photos. UV filters can be bought for about $20.

Haze Filters Haze Filters do just what they sound like, they filter out haze which is created by minute particles of vapor and dust. Haze settles in the atmosphere and can affect distant photographic scenes. Haze forms when sunlight is scattered by minute particles of matter that exist in the air. Atmospheric conditions have an effect on the amount of haze in the air. Mist, fog, smog, smoke and clouds are all different than haze. Green and red light are scattered by haze, but not as much as ultraviolet radiation, violet and blue light. If you use filters to absorb scattered sunlight you can penetrate the haze. Any filter that can absorb scattered sunlight can be considered a haze filter.

Opteka UV High Definition II UV 0 Ultra Violet Haze Multi-Coated Glass Filter. The UV filter is one of the most important filters to own and it should be available for every lens. The filter blocks the invisible UV rays which can cause a loss of sharpness. The use of the filter is particularly recommended for work in the mountains, at the ocean, and in areas with very clear air. The contrasts are heightened, and distorting fog is avoided. The Opteka HD² Multi-Coated UV (0) Ultraviolet Haze Filter cuts haze for sharper black and white prints and corrects the blues and violets in color prints. The filter glass is colorless, and hence no increase in the exposure time is required. Multi-coating can prevent light reflection, ghost light, internal reflection etc, making image clearer and sharper. It can dramatically improve image quality. This is specially important in digital cameras. Since the image sensors CCD or CMOS are highly susceptible to reflections, this stray light can ruin your photographs. Multi-coated glass benefit substantially reduced light reflections, resulting clearer image with greater contrast. This type of filter is also eminently suitable as protection for the front lens, and because of its color-neutral properties it can remain on the camera lens permanently. A scratched front lens element can not be repaired; and replacement is costly. Exchanging a damaged UV filter for a new one is more economical than the purchase of a new lens.
  Polarizing Filters These filters are used to reduce or eliminate reflections. They are ideal for photographing through glass or water as the glare from water tends to be white. Polarizing filters can also reduce the effects of haze and darken the blue sky image in black and white and color photography. There are various polarizing filters available to increase color saturation in a photo without altering the hues of image colors, but there are only two principal styles. One style fits over your camera lens, while the other is made to be used over the source of light. They don't affect color, that's why polarizing filters and screens are used in both black and white and color photography. There are two pieces to a polarizer. The front part rotates so you can change the angle of polarization. If you look at the blue sky through a polarizer and rotate it, the sky appears to get darker and then lighter. These filters range in price from about $15 to $800. They come in various sizes.
Opteka High Definition² Multi-Coated Circular Polarizing Filters create dramatic color for high visual impact. They darken blue skies, saturate colors, and reduce glare and reflections from water or glass by using an Opteka rotating polarizer. Simply look through your viewfinder as you rotate the filter and stop when you reach the desired effect. Ideal for shooting in bright sun, at beaches, snow, etc. Advances in high-index / low-dispersion optical glasses, new barrel materials, and exotic anti-reflection coatings, along with the latest in computer-aided-design / computer-aided-manufacturing, are combined to produce lenses of unprecedented quality. .
  Infrared Filters
Opteka HD² R72 720nm Infrared X-Ray "See Through" Multi-Coated IR Filter This filter can help you to see perfectly through sunglasses and dark, tinted car windows. IR filters used in conjunction with an IR sensitive camera can sometimes see things completely invisible to the human eye. Also be used in : environmental studies, natural resource studies, medicine, mineralogy, philately, art history, mineralogy etc.
  Filter Sets
Opteka High Definition² Circular Polarizing + UV (0) Ultra Violet Haze Multi-Coated Glass Filter Kit.
Opteka HD2 Filter Kit for Canon Powershot. High Definition² - 2 times the resolution of standard high definition filters Digital Multi-Coated to reduce the appearance of lens flare and ghosting caused by reflections 3 Piece Filter Kit (UV, PL, and FL) with case included Designed in Japan Lifetime warranty.
Opteka HD2 Filter Kit for Canon Vixia. High Definition² - 2 times the resolution of standard high definition filters Digital Multi-Coated to reduce the appearance of lens flare and ghosting caused by reflections 3 Piece Filter Kit (UV, PL, and FL) with case included Designed in Japan Lifetime warranty.
Opteka HD2 Filter Kit for Fuji Finepix. High Definition² - 2 times the resolution of standard high definition filters Digital Multi-Coated to reduce the appearance of lens flare and ghosting caused by reflections 3 Piece Filter Kit (UV, PL, and FL) with case included Designed in Japan Lifetime warranty.
Opteka HD2 Filter Kit for JVC. High Definition² - 2 times the resolution of standard high definition filters Digital Multi-Coated to reduce the appearance of lens flare and ghosting caused by reflections 3 Piece Filter Kit (UV, PL, and FL) with case included Designed in Japan Lifetime warranty.
Opteka HD2 Filter Kit for Kodak Easyshare. High Definition² - 2 times the resolution of standard high definition filters Digital Multi-Coated to reduce the appearance of lens flare and ghosting caused by reflections 3 Piece Filter Kit (UV, PL, and FL) with case included Designed in Japan Lifetime warranty.
Opteka HD2 Filter Kit for Nikon Coolpix. High Definition² - 2 times the resolution of standard high definition filters Digital Multi-Coated to reduce the appearance of lens flare and ghosting caused by reflections 3 Piece Filter Kit (UV, PL, and FL) with case included Designed in Japan Lifetime warranty.
Opteka HD2 Filter Kit for Olympus SP. High Definition² - 2 times the resolution of standard high definition filters Digital Multi-Coated to reduce the appearance of lens flare and ghosting caused by reflections 3 Piece Filter Kit (UV, PL, and FL) with case included Designed in Japan Lifetime warranty.
Opteka HD2 Filter Kit for Panasonic. High Definition² - 2 times the resolution of standard high definition filters Digital Multi-Coated to reduce the appearance of lens flare and ghosting caused by reflections 3 Piece Filter Kit (UV, PL, and FL) with case included Designed in Japan Lifetime warranty.
Opteka HD2 Filter Kit for Sony Cybershot. High Definition² - 2 times the resolution of standard high definition filters Digital Multi-Coated to reduce the appearance of lens flare and ghosting caused by reflections 3 Piece Filter Kit (UV, PL, and FL) with case included Designed in Japan Lifetime warranty.
Opteka HD2 Filter Kit for Sony Handycam. High Definition² - 2 times the resolution of standard high definition filters Digital Multi-Coated to reduce the appearance of lens flare and ghosting caused by reflections 3 Piece Filter Kit (UV, PL, and FL) with case included Designed in Japan Lifetime warranty.
   

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