CineProtect has launched a brand new optical clear filter that’s constituted of acrylic as an alternative of the standard optical flats, constituted of glass.

These filters are primarily used for shielding the lens, particularly when used on a monitoring car or different setting the place the lens may get scratched or broken. Scratching a filter that prices nowhere close to as a lot because the lens is a significantly better choice than risking the lens.

CineProtect Optical Clear Acrylic Filters

The principal distinction with the filters from CineProtect is that they’re constituted of acrylic, making them considerably cheaper at solely €40 (~$45 USD). Being constituted of acrylic, in addition they weigh considerably much less, coming in at solely 39 grams.

According to CineProtect, the filters are:

  • Anti reflective – Less than 1.6% Reflection
  • Over 98% mild transmission
  • Blocks 99% of UV
  • Scratch and shatter resistant
  • Weight: 39g
  • High-tech acrylic materials

On the CineProtect web site, you may view some comparability pictures taken with and with out the filter, in addition to evaluating it to a glass optical clear filter.

CineProtect Optical Clear Acrylic Filters

Look on the 1:1 pictures on the CineProtect web site.

All take a look at pictures have been taken with Panasonic GH5, Metabones SpeedBooster ULTRA 0.71x, Zeiss CP2 25mm T2.1 @ T5.6, 1/40s, W.bal 5200Okay. Distance approx 2″6′.

Images have been aligned to offer a clear comparability. No different modifying, colouring, or sharpening has been utilized.

The unique TIFF information may be downloaded here.

As a comparability, a Tiffen optical clear prices $229 USD which is roughly 5 occasions extra.

The CineProtect filters can be found in 4×4″ or 4×5.65″ for €40 ex. VAT and are available in packs of 1, 5 or 10. Buying in 5 or 10 packs, reduces the per unit value.