The NiSi ND64 (6 Stop) + CPL is a Neutral density (ND) filter that uniformly reduces the amount of light entering the lens combined with a CPL. ND Filters can enable greater motion blurring and image detail by allowing a large aperture and a slow shutter speed. ND filters are also helpful when the contrast between the highlights and shadows is too high to get a quality exposure. The combined CPL can reduce reflections and haze. The ND64 6 stops ND filter is generally used during the golden hour to create exposures of 1-2 minutes for smooth water or clouds. A 6 Stop is also great for capturing dynamic water while retaining some texture before the golden hour. Control reflections and the shutter speed in a single filter avoiding the need to stack circular filters.
What is an ND+CPL Filter?
Multifunctional filters allow photographers to combine features. ND+CPL filters are a prime example of this product type. They merge the light-blocking qualities of neutral density (ND) filters with the reflection and glare-reduction of a circular polarized/linear (CPL) filter.
An ND+CPL filter is ideal for landscape photography because it can reduce the glare from shiny surfaces, such as water, while also allowing you to capture details at lower shutter speeds. With both qualities in one filter, you can get the benefits without
having to stack multiple pieces of glass on the front of your lens.
What are the benefits of using a multifunctional filter?
Multifunctional filters have several advantages. First, each filter may require adjustments to speed and aperture settings. With a single filter, these adjustments are straightforward. Also, stacking separate filters can cause unwanted reflections. Finally, with ND+CPL and other multifunctional filters, you can reduce the amount of equipment you need to carry in your bag.
You can shop on the NiSi website for ND+CPL options or contact NiSi to inquire about other multi-benefit products. Why choose NiSi for your filters? Our products are water and grease-proof, and we use high-quality optical glass, so there is no change in color or sharpness.