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Cokin’s new Pure Harmonie filters are billed as the smallest and lightest photo filters in the world. With a thickness of 3.3mm for the Multi-Coated Anti-UV (UV MC), 4.5mm for the Circular Polarizer (C PL) and 9.5mm for the Variable Density Neutral Gray (ND X), Cokin Pure Harmonie filters are super-lightweight and cause no vignetting. The new line-up will be available in stores by the end of the year, in a variety of sizes.
Cokin Press Release
Cokin introduces PURE Harmonie filters
The thinnest and the lightest filters in the world.
After intensive research and development, Cokin is proud to present its PURE Harmonie line of round photo filters.
PURE Harmonie filters are the thinnest and the lightest in the world. With a thickness of 3.3mm for the Multi-Coated Anti-UV (UV MC), 4.5mm for the Circular Polarizer (C PL) and 9.5mm for the Variable Density Neutral Gray (ND X) they are almost invisible when mounted on your lens. Their weight is so light that you won’t even notice that they are attached. They have been engineered with no compromise: very robust, compatible with all lens caps and multi-coated with EVERCLEAR 5 Coating Technology to withstand almost any conditions. Super lightweight for maximum AF performance and ultra-shallow profile to prevent vignetting, they are just perfect. They are PURE.
Anti-UV filters are used to prevent ultraviolet light from getting through the lens, by reducing haziness or fogginess caused by that type of light. Anti-UV filters offer a physical protection from dust or scratches to the lens. PURE Harmonie UV MC filters are made of extremely resistant glass with very high level of light transmission. Thanks to their extreme thinness, PURE Harmonie UV MC filters also prevent from lens flare that could occur when using traditional UV filters.
Circular Polarizer filters are used to reduce reflections from non-metallic surfaces (windows, water and so on) and increase density within the sky and/or foliage by absorbing reflected light. They also allow to emphasize details such as clouds and makes pictures crisper, with deeper color tones. Their effect cannot be achieved with a computer software.
Neutral Density filters are used to reduce the quantity of light that reaches the sensor of the camera. They allow you to decrease the shutter speed in order to achieve motion blur (waterfalls, ocean, clouds…) and/or to reduce depth of field in very bright conditions. As they are “neutral”, ND filters do not affect color rendition. With PURE Harmonie Variable Density Neutral Gray filters, users can select the intensity from ND2 (1 f-stop) to ND400 (8+ f-stops) by rotating the front ring.
EVERCLEAR 5 Coating Technology is a multi-layered coating. The “5” stands for the benefits of this coating on the filter: Water Repellent - Anti-Oil - Anti-Dust - Anti-Soil - Scratch Resistant.
UV 37 39 40.5 43 46 49 52 55 58 62 67 72 77 82
CP L 37 39 40.5 43 46 49 52 55 58 62 67 72 77 82
ND X - - - - - - 52 55 58 62 67 72 77 82
Cokin PURE Harmonie line of filters will be available in stores by the end of the year.
Named after its founder Jean Coquin, a famous French photographer of the 70’s, Cokin is the inventor of the innovative Creative Filters System (adaptor ring + filter-holder + filters), the most popular filter system in the world.
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