Cokin Pure Harmonie Filters Launch in the UK
Announced in October 2012, Cokin’s new Pure Harmonie range of filters are now available for purchase in the United Kingdom. Billed as the lightest and thinnest photo filters in the world, Cokin Pure Harmonie filters are multi-coated with EVERCLEAR 5 Coating Technology boasting Water Repellent, Anti-Oil, Anti-Dust, Anti-Soil and Scratch Resistant characteristics. 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 Grey (ND X), Cokin Pure Harmonie filters are super-lightweight and cause no vignetting. Pricing starts at £39.99 for the UV filters, £79.99 for the circular polarisers and £154.99 for the variable-density neutral grey filters.
Cokin Press Release
Cokin introduces PURE Harmonie filters
The thinnest and the lightest filters in the world.
Following intensive research and development, Cokin is proud to introduce the PURE Harmonie range of round photographic filters.
PURE Harmonie filters are the thinnest and the lightest in the world, with a thickness of just 3.3mm for the Multi-Coated Anti-UV (UV MC), 4.5mm for the Circular Polariser (C PL) and 9.5mm for the Variable Density Neutral Grey (ND X). They are compatible with all lens caps and are multi-coated with EVERCLEAR 5 Coating Technology to withstand almost any conditions. Harmomie filters are super lightweight for maximum AF performance and are manufactured with an ultra-shallow profile to prevent vignetting.
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-grime and Scratch Resistant.
There are three types of filter available in the range: UV, Circular Polariser and Neutral Density.
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 a very high level of light transmission. Thanks to their extreme thinness, PURE Harmonie UV MC filters also prevent lens flare that could occur when using traditional UV filters.
Circular Polariser filters are used to reduce reflections from non-metallic surfaces and increase density within the sky and/or foliage by absorbing reflected light. They emphasise details such as clouds and make pictures crisper, with deeper colour tones.
Neutral Density filters are used to reduce the quantity of light that reaches the sensor of the camera. They 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 colour rendition.
With PURE Harmonie Variable Density Neutral Grey filters, users can select the intensity from ND2 (1 f-stop) to ND400 (8+ f-stops) by rotating the front ring.
Availability of PURE Harmonie filters:
UV Filters – available in sizes from 37mm through to 82mm. Suggested retail prices from £39.99
Circular Polarising Filters – Sizes from 37mm through to 82mm. Suggested retail prices from £79.99
Variable Denisty Neutral Grey – Sizes from 52mm through to 82mm. Suggested retail prices from £154.99