Irvine, California, July 15th, 2019 – Aurora Aperture Inc. in the present day has launched a revolutionary filter system, the Aurora Aperture Adapter Mount Format (AMF) filter for mirrorless mount adapters.
The AMF filters drop into mirrorless digital camera mount adapters such because the Canon Mount Adapter EF-EOS R, the Nikon FTZ, the Sigma MC-11 for Sony E, and the Sigma MC-21 for the L mount.
“In 2017 we introduced a rear mount filter system for the Canon EF 11-24mm F4L USM: The Aurora CR format, an industry-first rear mount glass filter,” stated Jeff Chen, founder and CEO of Aurora Aperture Inc. “The Aurora Aperture CR format filters solves the problem of needing a huge filter adapter and massive filters for lenses that have protruding front elements. Due to the recent pivot of mirrorless camera development and releases from Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, Sony, and others: we’ve invented the Adapter Mount Format for the mirrorless mount adapters which enables mirrorless camera users to use a single set of filters for all their DSLR lenses regardless of the filter thread size.”
One Mount One Filter
Designed in California, the Aurora Aperture AMF drop-in filters supply many benefits over conventional entrance mounted lens filters. Since a drop-in filter goes inside a mount adapter, customers solely want one set of filters per adapter as a substitute of particular thread sizes for every lens. It not solely saves customers from having to purchase a number of units of filters or massive diameter filters – nevertheless it additionally means awkward to make use of step-up rings are not essential.
The drop-in filters are very compact and light-weight, that means that they’re simply carried. They price a lot lower than conventional entrance mount filters, particularly compared to massive filter thread sizes.
Any DSLR lens that may be mounted on the 4 supported mirrorless mount adapters can be utilized with these drop-in filters, whether or not the lens has a entrance filter thread or not. This is particularly helpful for extremely wide-angle lenses with out a entrance filter thread which might in any other case require huge filters on a cumbersome adapter.
- PowerUV™, a sensor protector filter to defend the digital camera sensor from contamination
- PowerND™, impartial density (ND) filters of sunshine discount power in ND4 (2 stops), ND16 (4 stops), ND64 (6 stops), ND256 (8 stops), ND4000 (12 stops), and ND65000 (16 stops)
- PowerGND™, comfortable graduated impartial density (GND) filters of sunshine discount power in ND3 (1.5 stops), ND6 (2.5 stops), and ND12 (3.5 stops)
- PowerDusk™, a lightweight air pollution discount filter for astrophotography and for cityscape images in blue hours by lowering synthetic gentle air pollution.
Schott B270® glass is used as the muse of the AMF filters aside from the PowerDusk which relies on neodymium glass. Multi-layer nano-coatings are used for gentle discount so the filters are capable of meet high-resolution calls for of 4k/8k video and the excessive pixel density of modern-day sensors.
A PFPE based mostly nano-coating is utilized to each optical surfaces, making certain the safety of filter towards water, oil, mud, and dust. This coating permits the filter to be simply cleaned as substances don’t adhere as simply and are eliminated with little effort. The PFPE based mostly nano coating has a 110-degree static contact angle, among the best within the trade.
Aerospace-grade 7051 aluminum alloy is used for the filter body. This materials is virtually twice as robust as 6000 sequence aluminum alloy utilized in standard lens filters.
Availability and Pricing
The AMF Filters might be accessible by way of a kickstarter.com crowdfunding marketing campaign beginning in July 2019. The common public and vendor availability begin in October 2019. The worth will begin from $44 and goes as much as $83 per filter, relying on the kind of filter.
Aurora Aperture AMF Filter for Canon EOS-EF to R adapter
Aurora Aperture AMF Filter for Nikon FTZ Adapter
Aurora Aperture AMF Filter for Sigma MC-11 adapter
Aurora Aperture AMF Filter for Sigma MC-21 adapter