Singh Ray Filters

Singh-Ray

An American maker of photographic filters. They are among the more expensive brands, and have a reputation for high quality and personalized service. Chances are if you are into landscape photography you already know of Singh-Ray or use their products already. They are a world leader in filters to help bring your photography to a whole new level

Singh-Ray filters are $100 each for the standard split ND’s and are made of an optical resin. Available in hard and soft edged. Used by many professionals.
 

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.

Singh-Ray Hi-Lux Warming UV Glass Filter. Combines front lens element protection with a slight warming effect. This effect is great for skin tones - especially when you're shooting in open shade or on a cloudy day. It's also good to use when shooting with flash. Good for traditional film or digital, this filter can turn a so-so image into one that has more "snap". • Designed to maintain peak acuity and chromatic clarity for both film and digital images • Improves flesh tones - particularly when using electronic fill flash • Assures the best possible color quality, contrast, and edge separation under various lighting conditions • Available in standard filter-ring sizes from 52 to 77mm

Singh-Ray UV-e Optical Resin Filter. Haze(UV) filters are smart initial investments. They help protect your valuable investment from dust, moisture and scratches, which can lead to costly repairs. If desired they can be left on the lens at all times for protection. Haze filters provide additional benefits of correction for Ultraviolet(UV) light which can register on film and videotape as a bluish cast and can obscure distant details. Ultraviolet filters allow you to correct for the UV effect to varying degrees. The UV-Haze filter is helpful when photographing mountain and marine scenes, where increased haze threatens to make your photographs indistinct in color and clarity. Singh-Ray UV-E filters are formulated specifically for use with Kodak Ektachrome film.

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.

Singh-Ray Neutral Circular Polarizing Filter. This unique filter compliments Singh-Ray's already existing LB Warming Polarizer. This dynamic polarizer has the same features except it is completely neutral in function - adding no warmth - but providing added benefits. The "Lighter, Brighter" approach gives you increased exposure potential. It cuts not only cuts reflections but gives you the extra margin of safety when shooting in lower light. You'll also find your viewfinder has a brighter image making it easier to focus. Colors will be more saturated - clouds will stand out more, skies will be bluer and seascapes can be "manipulated" to whatever degree of reflection/saturation you prefer.

Singh-Ray LB Warming Polarizing Filter. The light transmission of the LB Warming Polarizer has been increased by 66% compared to the previous Singh-Ray Polarizer. That's equal to 2/3 of an f-stop. This filter additionally adds a warm tone to the polarized image. Note! Circular polarizers are specifically designed for use with auto-focus SLR cameras (They will also work on manual systems without problems).

Singh-Ray (Thin Mount) LB Warming Polarizing Filter. Singh-Ray thin mounts are 4.8mm thick and do not have front threads. Note! Circular polarizers are specifically designed for use with auto-focus SLR cameras (They will also work on manual systems without problems). • "Lighter, brighter" density lets you choose faster shutter speeds for sharper images or smaller lens openings to add depth of field. 

Singh-Ray LB ColorCombo Warm Polarizer/LB Color Intensifying Filter. Combines the best of two photographic worlds. For any outdoor shooter, a polarizer is a "must" while for those interested in "stepping up" the color intensity, an enhancing filter is the proven way to go. With this Combo filter, Singh-Ray has made an improvement in their previous Polarizer PLUS Color Intensifier filter by making this updated version at least 1-stop faster - certainly a benefit in marginal light or hand-held photography. In addition, the thinner mount version of this filter makes it useful on lenses as wide as 12-24mm - again a big plus when shooting vistas. The LB Color Combo Warm Polarizer/LB Color Intensifying Filter should also be used in conjunction with Singh-Ray's Galen Rowell Graduated Neutral Density Filters. The "lighter and brighter" transmission the filter provides really helps you accurately position the grad as you're looking through the viewfinder.

Neutral Density Filters
These filters are designed to reduce the amount of light coming through your camera lens without changing the color. Neutral density filters can reduce the assorted colors of light in the spectrum. White and colored light is transmitted through these filters and only the intensity of the light is affected. These filters are used with black and white and color film. If you have set your camera to its fastest shutter speed along with the smallest f/stop, but still can't take the photo without overexposing the film, you can use one of these filters to reduce the exposure further. The filters help to eliminate bright, washed out sections of a photo. Neutral density filters usually range in price from about $10 to $350. They are available in various sizes.

Singh-Ray (Thin Mount) Vari-ND Variable Neutral Density Filter. When used with a digital camera, you can effectively see how this filter works. After the initial exposure, you can check your LCD image and then make whatever change in exposure you feel you need to enhance your image. By rotating the ring, you can either increase or decrease the ND effect. This will be especially useful when trying to achieve "blurred" or "panned" shots. The filter contains "index" points to help you mark your spot. They do not represent actual ND settings , i.e. non-calibrated - but are there to help you re-set your filter when you wish to recreate the effect. Note! Singh-Ray cannot predict when vignetting may occur - especially with very wide angle lenses.

Singh-Ray Mor-Slo Neutral Density Filter. The Singh-Ray Mor-Slo Neutral Density Filter gives you the freedom to create even more stunning images by increasing the neutral density factor by 5 stops. When used in combination with the Singh-Ray Vari-ND filter, the effects achieved far surpass anything that traditional neutral density filters can produce. With this filter, you can literally get 13 f-stops of neutral density (when used with Vari-ND). It can be used alone but maximum use is achieved when used in combination with the Vari-ND filter.

Singh-Ray (Thin Mount) Mor-Slo Neutral Density Filter. To stack the Mor-Slo filter with Vari-ND, at least one filter has to be a standard mount since two thin-mount filters will not stack • Use the Mor-Slo by itself or with your other filters as a 5-stop neutral density filter • Combine the Mor-Slo with your Vari-ND 1

Graduated Color Neutral Density Filters
Often, you want to balance light intensity between two areas within a scene This is important outdoors to allow more sky detail while properly exposing the foreground. Exposing for the foreground will produce a washed-out, over-exposed sky, exposing for the sky will leave the foreground dark and underexposed. Graduated Color Neutral Density filters are part clear, part neutral density with a smoothly graded transition between. An ND.6-to-Clear is often best for balancing sky to foreground. The neutral gray appearance drops exposure.

Singh-Ray Graduated ND Reverse 1-Stop Filter. The Singh-Ray Daryl Benson 4x6" Reverse Neutral Density Graduated Filter is a unique and very effective way to control the balance of your foreground and an ultra-bright horizon line. This filter is designed to maintain control, i.e. hold back, the brightness of an excessively bright horizon area while allowing for more detail to be captured in the sky and foreground.

Singh-Ray Graduated ND Reverse 2-Stop Filter. Speaking generally, the 2-stop value (ND 0.6 - the filter's clear portion allows 4x more light to pass vs. darkest portion) effectively compensates average bright sky-to-foreground situations, and the soft transition is applicable more often to a scene than the hard transition. • This is an effective strip filter that can give a photographer the capability to capture bright sunrises without having to forego detail in either the sky or foreground 

Singh-Ray 3.3 x 4.7" Galen Rowell Graduated Neutral Density (ND) 1-Stop Filter. The Singh-Ray 3.3 x 4.7" Galen Rowell Graduated Neutral Density (ND) 2-Stop Filter enables the shooter to adjust exposure without affecting color balance. Neutral density filters are available in 1, 2 or 3 stops to suit individual situations.

Singh-Ray 3.3 x 4.7" Galen Rowell Graduated Neutral Density (ND) 2-Stop Filter. • ND.6 (exposure adjustment = 2 stops, reduces ISO 1/4)

Singh-Ray 3.3 x 4.7" Galen Rowell Graduated Neutral Density (ND) 3-Stop Filter. • ND.9 (exposure adjustment = 3 stops, reduces ISO 1/8)

Singh-Ray 84mm Orange Strip Glass Filter - for Cokin P. This Singh-Ray Strip filter is clear with an orange stripe across the 84mm dimension in the center of the filter. This filter measures 84 x 120mm and fits the Cokin P series holder.

Singh-Ray Pink Strip Glass Filter - for Cokin P. This Singh-Ray Strip filter is clear with a pink stripe across the 84mm dimension in the center of the filter. This filter measures 84 x 120mm and fits the Cokin P series holder.

Singh-Ray 84mm Neutral Density (ND) Strip Glass Filter - for Cokin P. This Singh-Ray Strip filter is clear with a neutral density stripe across the 84mm dimension in the center of the filter. This filter measures 84 x 120mm and fits the Cokin P series holder.

Warming Filters
Cokin Gradual 197 Sunset Filter

Singh-Ray 84mm Sunset Warming Glass Filter - for Cokin P. Often it is necessary or desirable to balance the light intensity in one part of a scene with another. This is especially true in situations where you don't have total light control, as in bright contrasty landscapes. Sometimes it is also desirable to add color to part of the photograph. For example, to add warmth to the sky. This filter measures 84 x 120mm and fits the Cokin P series holder.

Color Enhancing Filters
Intensifier filters increases the color saturation of the red, green or blue spectum. This is achieved through the selective blocking of the colors around the color being intensified. This filter subtly increases saturation of blues and blue-greens such as sky and foliage while not giving an over-all color cast to the photograph. The filter is most useful for photographing outdoors in noontime sun, when a circular polarizer is least effective for darkening blue sky.

Singh-Ray LB Color Intensifier Filter. The Singh-Ray 82mm LB Color Intensifier Filter produces striking color images that appear more normal than previous intensifiers produced. This filter enhances a large part of the spectrum but does not make the images seem unnatural. The LB filter allows more light to penetrate the glass and, hence, is lighter and brighter - permitting a more distinct image to be seen in the viewfinder. This filter works best outdoors with foliage and other natural subjects. The best part of this filter is that it does not just enhance the reds and oranges which is what other intensifiers do. You'll find the blues and reds are also positively effected.

Singh-Ray Blue Intensifier Glass Filter - for Cokin P. When the first color enhancing filters were introduced for outdoor photography (incorporating didymium glass) they did accentuate red and orange areas in fall foliage, sunsets, and similarly warm subjects. Often, however, there would be an overall megenta cast in the neutral, white, green, and lighter pastel shades of such scenes that many found objectionable. In 1995, the Singh-Ray Color Intensifier was introduced as a solution to this problem. While it does not "pump" the red in a scene quite as much as earlier filters, the results are much more natural and believable  Use the Blue Color Intensifier for skies, water, flowers and more.

Singh-Ray LB Green Intensifier Glass Filter. The Singh-Ray Green Intensifier Glass Filter is a unique enhancing filter in that it provides a "lighter, brighter" image. In this way, not only will your viewfinder image be clearer and "brighter", but your camera will both meter and focus with better accuracy. The resulting images will look quite natural despite the enhancing quality the filter brings with it. Images are subtle but will still have a slight "boost" to them - just sufficient enough to give them a pleasing edge over similar images without the filter. • Boosts contrast

Singh-Ray FL-B Fluorescent Glass Filter for Tungsten Film. An FL-D filter is used when you wish to correct for the greenish tone that appears when shooting daylight film under general purpose fluorescent lighting. An FL-W filter is used to balance daylight film under warm white or white type fluorescent lamps. .

Singh-Ray FL-D Fluorescent Glass Filter for Daylight Film. An FL-B filter is used to correct the color balance when shooting tungsten film under fluorescent lighting.

Singh-Ray Lucalox Filter - High-pressure sodium vapor street lamps are one of the pitfalls of photographing after dark. Used to light many city streets, sodium vapor lights are amber with strong, difficult to correct, emissions in the green, yellow and orange region of the spectrum. Singh-Ray Lucalox filters, named for the GE sodium vapor lamp, are the only tools available that yield faithful color reproduction of these scenes. Note! Lucalox filters are formulated for use with Ektachrome Tungsten (Type B) film.

Infrared Filters
Infrared filters are made to block mid infrared wavelengths while allowing visible light to pass through. They are sometimes referred to as heat absorbing filters and are ideal at cutting through haze. These types of filters are commonly used to prevent unnecessary heating in items which have bright incandescent light bulbs. Examples of such devices are slide projectors and overhead projectors. You can also get near infrared filters. These types of filters commonly are used in video cameras to compensate for the high sensitivity of the camera's sensors to near-infrared light. Infrared filters can range in price from about $20 to $450. They come in various sizes, styles and brands.

Singh-Ray I-Ray Infrared Filter. Whether you shoot digital or traditional film, this filter will give you the creative freedom to experiment in an entirely new area of photography. When using digital cameras without a built-in IR filter, the I-Ray filter will allow you to shoot as though you were in normal daylight. Note! When using the I-Ray Filter with digital cameras made since 2002, it will be necessary to make relatively long exposures which will require the use of a tripod to hold the camera. You will need to experiment with your shutter, aperture and ISO to determine the best settings for your specific camera in order to achieve the best possible exposures.

Singh-Ray (Thin Mount) I-Ray Infrared Filter. The Singh-Ray (Thin Mount) I-Ray Infrared Filter will help you open up a whole new world of photography. Use it on any format camera to achieve unusual and artistic results. To use it, merely compose your image in your camera's viewfinder, screw on the I-Ray filter and take your picture.

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