NiSi Filters Using the square filter system

NiSi Filters offer a complete square filter system, perfect for Landscape photographers looking for a high quality, very low colour cast and easy to use system. The NiSi Square Filter System is available in the following -

  • 70mm system which is suitable for those with the smaller mirrorless cameras and DSLR users with lenses that have lens threads 58mm or smaller,
  • 100mm system for most wide angle lenses
  • 150mm system for popular lenses including Nikon 14-24mm F/2.8, Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8, Olympus 7-14mm f/2.8 Pro, Voightlander 10mm f/5.6
  • 180mm system for the Canon 11-24mm f/4L and Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm f/2.8 lenses.

All NiSi square filters are Nano coated, offer ultra low colour cast, low reflection, Optical high definition glass, double sided water proofing and IR coating. By using neutral density filters the camera is vulnerable to infrared light which will cast an unwanted red colour to the image when shooting at small apertures. NiSi Filters have added the infrared protection coating layer to their filters to eliminate the infrared light reaching the sensor/film resulting in a more natural colour.

All of the NiSi filter holders outer rings are made from aviation-grade aluminium and are high quality and extremely durable.

Here's a couple of short videos about the filters -

The NiSi Filter Holder System M1

The NiSi 70mm Aluminium Filter Holder Kit M1. This system is ideal for photographers that use smaller mirrorless cameras or DSLR cameras with kit lenses that have a lens thread of 58mm or smaller. The NiSi Filter Holder M1 allows you to use 2 x 70mm filters plus a Circular Polarizing filter in any combination. It is made from aviation-grade aluminium with single element processing by a CNC machine. This kit comes complete with an ultra slim CPL filter and a 58mm adapter ring . Additional adapter rings for smaller threads are also available to purchase. The holder has a matte black frosted finish on the surface to minimize reflections. With a unique rotation wheel design, the CPL filter can be rotated via a cog on the back of the filter which means you will no longer have to set the CPL filter before inserting the other filters.

The NiSi Filter Holder System M1 with Pro CPL filter attached
The kit includes the holder, CPL filter and the 58mm adapter ring

NiSi V5 PRO 100mm Aluminium Filter Holder with Enhanced Landscape C-PL*

The NiSi V5 PRO 100mm Aluminium Filter Holder with Enhanced Landscape C-PL is a new evolution that continues the successful of our very popular V5 Holder. The NiSi V5 Pro is the most advanced 100mm filter holder ever created. It features superb built quality, Aluminium design and supports 3 x 100mm filters with circular polarizing filter in any combination. The V5 Pro features the following improvements over the V5:

Brand New Clip Design – Left to right pressed clips rather than traditional top and bottom design making it very smooth to insert and remove filters.

The C-PL (Circular Polarizer) is easier to insert and remove with a raised design.

It is made from aviation-grade aluminium with single element processing by CNC machine. This V5 Pro kit comes complete with an ultra slim 86mm Enhanced Landscape C-PL (only included in the Australian edition) and 4 adapter ring for most popular wide angle lenses (67mm, 72mm, 77mm and 82mm). It has a matte black frosted finish on the surface to minimize reflection. With the unique rotation wheel design, the CPL filter can be rotated via a cog on the back of the filter which means you no longer have to set the CPL filter before inserting another filter. Included is a free filter holder carry case.

*Australian Edition only

NiSi V5 PRO 100mm Aluminium Filter Holder with Enhanced Landscape C-PL

The NiSi Filter Holder System V5

The NiSi 100mm Aluminium Filter Holder Foundation Kit V5 is the most advanced 100mm filter holder with superb build quality. The NiSi Filter Holder V5 allows you to use 3 x 100mm filters plus a Circular Polarizing filter in any combination. It is made from aviation-grade aluminium with single element processing by a CNC machine. This foundation kit comes complete with an ultra slim 82mm CPL filter and 4 adapter rings for the most popular wide angle lenses (67mm, 72mm, 77mm and 82mm). Additional adapter rings for different threads are also available. The holder has a matte black frosted finish on the surface to minimize reflections. With a unique rotation wheel design, the CPL filter can be rotated via a cog on the back of the filter which means you will no longer have to set the CPL filter before inserting the other filters. Included is a free filter holder carry case.

The NiSi Filter Holder System V5. This holder will accomodate the CPL (Circular Polariser Filter) and 3 x 100mm filters.
The kit also includes a CPL (Circular Polariser) and 4 additional adapters for lenses with 67mm. 72mm, 77mm & 82mm threads.
The NiSI V5 Filter Holder Kit in its neat package.

The NiSi Filter Kits

NiSi Filters has packaged together some great kits which will give you a substantial saving. The NiSi Filters 100mm Beginner Kit is the ultimate starter kit for landscape or seascape photographers with everything you need to get started. It’s perfect for anyone who wants to create long exposure images and use Circular Polariser, ND filters & GND filters with multiple lenses with 67mm, 72mm, 77mm & 82mm filter threads. NiSi Filters also offers the Advanced Kit and Professional Kit. By purchasing the kits there is a significant saving compared to buying the items individually. For full contents of the kits click on the links.

For those that are interested in kits for the NiSi V5 PRO 100mm Aluminium Filter Holder with Enhanced Landscape C-PL* there is the Starter Kit, Advanced Kit and Professional Kit. *Only the Professional Kit includes the Enhanced CP-L filter. The Starter and Advanced Kits include the Standard CP-L filter.

*Note: For lenses with smaller filter threads you will need to purchase an adapter ring. Sold seperately.

The NiSi Filters Beginner Kit

The NiSi Filter Holder System V2-II

The NiSi Filter Holder System V2-II. This holder will accomodate 2 x 100mm filters however it does not include the CPL (Circular Polarising Filter) or adapter rings (sold seperately).

The NiSi 100mm Aluminum Filter Holder V2-II is designed to allow for the convenient use of 100mm-wide, 2mm-thick filters. While in use, vignetting is prevented on wide-angle, non-fisheye lenses with focal lengths as low as 10mm for APS-C sensor digital cameras and16mm for 35mm film and full-frame sensor digital cameras.

Use of this filter holder is easily accomplished by first screwing a separately available NiSi Adapter Ring for 100mm Aluminum Filter Holder onto a compatible lens. Adapter rings are available for lenses with 52mm, 55mm, 58mm, 62mm, 67mm, 72mm, 77mm, or 82mm front filter threads. After being fitted onto an adapter ring, the filter holder’s push-pull locking pin helps to provide a reliable, yet adjustable connection that allows the holder to be rotated 360°, permitting the use of neutral density, graduated neutral density and other filters. A locking screw next to the Nisi 100mm Aluminum Filter Holder V2-II’s locking pin ensures that the grip on an adapter ring remains secure.

Please note: A Filter adapter ring is required to mount on the lens. Sold separately.

Sunrise in Dunedin, New Zealand

Neutral Density Filters

NiSi 100x100mm Nano IR Neutral Density filter – ND1000 (3.0) – 10 Stop

The NiSi 100x100 Nano IR Neutral Density 10 stop filter is ideal for landscape & seascape photographers who want a slow shutter speed when shooting during the day. This filter can be used in both the V5 and V2-II filter holders. This filter is a MUST HAVE for all landscape/seascape photographers. The NiSi 70x80mm Nano IR Neutral Density 10 stop filter is also available which is only suitable for the M1 holder.

To convey movement in an image this filter will give an exposure that will capture smooth water seascapes or soft streaky clouds in landscapes. The rear of the filter has a seal to prevent unwanted light from entering the lens when attached. This filter must always be used in the first slot closest to the lens and should be the last filter added before making the exposure as you will not be able to compose or focus once attached. For those that want an even longer exposure you may want to consider the NiSi 100x100 Nano IR Neutral Density 15 stop "Super Stopper" filter or even the NiSi 100x100 Nano IR Neutral Density 20 stop "Black Hole" filter.

NiSi 100x100mm Nano IR Neutral Density filter – ND64 (1.8) – 6 Stop

Another essential filter is the NiSi 100x100mm Nano IR Neutral Density filter – ND64 (1.8) – 6 Stop. This filter can be used in both the V5 and V2-II filter holders and is also useful for landscape and seascape photographers who shoot in low light such as around sunrise or sunset but don't need as long an exposure as the 10 stop filter provides. Also ideal for shooting waterfalls where 10 stops can make the exposure too long. The rear of the filter also has a seal to prevent unwanted light from entering the lens when attached. The NiSi 70x80mm Nano IR Neutral Density 6 stop filter is also available which is only suitable for the M1 holder. At a pinch this filter can also be used in combination with the 10 stop filter giving you a 16 stop reduction in light and a very long exposure although you may want to consider using the NiSi 100x100mm Nano IR Neutral Density 15 stop Super Stopper or the NiSi 100x100mm Nano IR Neutral Density 20 stop Black Hole to reduce the amount of filters in front of the lens. For shorter exposures you may want to consider the NiSi 100x100mm Nano IR Neutral Density filter – ND8 (0.9) – 3 Stop.

Please Note : These filters are also available in 70x80mm, 150x150mm and 180x180mm in 3,6 & 10 stop strengths.

Hokitika, New Zealand

Graduated Neutral Density Filters

NiSi 100x150mm Nano IR "Soft" Graduated Neutral Density Filter - ND4 (0.6) – 2 Stop, ND8 (0.9) - 3 stop, ND16 (1.2) - 4 stop

The NiSi 100x150mm Nano IR "Soft" Graduated Neutral Density Filter - ND4 (0.6) – 2 Stop, the ND8 (0.9) - 3 stop and the ND16 (1.2) - 4 stop filters can be used in both the V5 and V2-II filter holders and are also compatible with other 100mm Standard Filter Holders such as Lee, Cokin Z-Pro or Formatt Hitech. They are primarily used by landscape photographers to balance the light between the bright sky and the darker foreground. They are available in 2, 3 & 4 stop strengths. These filters have a soft and more of a gradual gradation which is perfect for scenes where objects protude into the scene above the horizon such as when shooting a mountains or a seascape where a headland interrupts the horizon. When used in combination with a Neutral Density Filter the Graduated Filters should be positioned first and placed in the second slot. If used without a Neutral Density filter use the first slot closest to the lens. Adjust the filter up and down until the desired effect is achieved. The NiSi 70x100mm Nano IR Soft Graduated Neutral Density Filter – GND8 (0.9) – 3 Stop is also available which is only suitable for the M1 holder.

TIP: These filters are glass (not resin) and therefore are quite easy to break if dropped. If combining the Graduated Neutral Density Filter with a Neutral Density Filter we suggest you always position your Graduated Neutral Density Filter in the second slot of the holder first. Then remove the holder from the lens, insert the Neutral Density Filter into the first slot of the holder, and re-attach the filter holder to the lens.

NiSi 100x150mm Nano IR "Hard" Graduated Neutral Density Filter – GND8 (0.9) – 3 Stop

The NiSi 100x150mm Nano IR Hard Graduated Neutral Density Filter - GND8 (0.9) - 3 Stop and NiSi 100x150mm Nano IR Hard Graduated Neutral Density Filter - GND4 (0.6) - 2 Stop are similar to the above filters with the exception that they are Hard Grads. This means that the gradation at the horizon is much more abrupt making them ideal for shots with an unbroken horizon. A handy filter however would probably not be used as often as the Soft Grad filters. The NiSi 70x100mm Nano IR Hard Graduated Neutral Density Filter – GND8 (0.9) – 3 Stop is also available which is only suitable for the M1 holder.

Please Note : These filters are also available in 150x170mm however only the 3 & 4 stop Hard/Soft are available in 180x210mm.

Dunedin, New Zealand

Reverse Neutral Density Soft Graduated Filters

NiSi 100x150mm Reverse Nano IR Soft Graduated Neutral Density Filter – ND8 (0.9) – 3 Stop & ND16 (1.2) - 4 stop

The NiSi 100x150mm Reverse Nano IR Soft Graduated Neutral Density Filter – ND8 (0.9) – 3 Stop and ND16 (1.2) – 4 Stop filters are particularly useful at sunset and sunrise as the Neutral Density portion of the filter is concentrated around the centre of the filter. This will allow you to reduce exposure in the brightest part of the scene along the horizon without affecting the foreground or sky. The NiSi 70x100mm Nano IR Reverse Graduated Neutral Density Filter – GND8 (0.9) – 3 Stop is also available which is only suitable for the M1 holder.

Please Note : Only the 3 stop is available in 150x170mm and 180x210mm.

Sydney, Australia

If you want to capture high quality landscapes or seascapes that are beautifully exposed and easy to edit then good quality filters are the best way to achieve this.

NiSi Filters also produces a range of round threaded filters which will fit lenses from 52mm to 82mm. These include -

  • UV Filters
  • UV Pro Filters
  • Protector Filters
  • Neutral Density Filters
  • Graduated Neutral Density Filters
  • Polarising Filters
Lake Wanaka, New Zealand

If you have any questions about these filters do not hesitate to contact us by clicking on the button below.

About Us

We are professional photographers, travellers & publishers with close to 50 years experience combined. These days we specialise in Travel & Tourism photography, tourism products, training, image licencing & fine art prints, but mostly just for the love of it. We have also published 5 photography books.

In our professional photography we have used many different formats of equipment over the years, from Minolta, Pentax & Nikon 35mm SLR film cameras to Nikon DSLR digital cameras with a cropped sensor and Sony full frame & cropped sensor cameras not to mention over 20 years experience with a large format film Panoramic camera (Fuji G617). We also carry a compact waterproof camera for reference and everyday shots. However at the end of the day, it’s not the gear you use, it’s how you use it, so learn the fundamentals of your equipment and improve your photography skills to be a great photographer.

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