Schneider Optics Expands Motion Picture Filter Line

Schneider Optics’ line-up of new front-of-lens filters, starts with the first 1-Stop Circular Polarizer designed for professional cinematography. With a mere single-stop exposure loss, it is the solution for today’s popular low-light shooting, while providing polarizer efficiency magnitudes better than linear polarizers.

To complement the increased dynamic range of contemporary cameras, Schneider expands its award-winning Platinum IRND filters that limit the light striking the camera’s CCD or CMOS imager to the visible spectrum, reducing IR spillage. While previously offering 0.3/0.6/0.9/1.2/ 1.5/1.8/2.1, the new 2.4 (8-stop) addition tops the line.

Adding to the True-Streak® effects filter line, is the Star that comes in clear and red/white/blue versions, ready for election season and July 4th. Due to client request, a new .15 ND filter rejoins the Neutral Density line-up that includes: .3, .6, .9, 1.2, 1.5 and 1.8.

Also new, clear water-white glass optical flats fit the 111mm (M111) front thread on Fujinon Cabrio lenses, and the 112mm front of Canon Cine zooms.