Wine Country Camera has already made a name for itself by creating the world’s most advanced filter holder system – so it was only natural that they would bring the same level of quality and engineering to their brand new line of circular filters – the Blackstone ND series.
The Blackstone ND filters are specifically designed to meet the uncompromising standards of Phase One system users. Blackstone ND filter production starts with genuine Schott Ultra White glass, the finest optical glass in the world. The surface of the filters are fire polished, leaving them completely free of surface distortions. The filters are then coated ultra-precisel, through advanced vapor deposition using WCC’s exclusive Blackstone ND coating. The coating itself is perfectly neutral across an extended range of spectral bands, including UV, visible, and infrared. The result of these painstakingly precise processes? Imaging filters with zero loss of resolution and zero color cast.
In a recent test at the Digital Transitions office in Los Angeles, we tested the Blackstone ND filters using the new 150 megapixel IQ4 camera, and the results were simply astonishing: there was no discernable difference in sharpness between images with the filter and without the filter, even when inspected at 400% in Capture One.
We’re so excited about these amazing filters that we’re including one for free with the purchase of any new Schneider Blue Ring lens. Available in 3, 6, and 10 stop densities in thread sizes ranging from 49mm to 105mm, we know that once you’ve experience the difference a high-quality ND filter makes, you’ll be a Wine Country Camera fan for life.
Purchase any one of the Blue Ring lenses on our Lenses Page before January 31st, 2019, and we’ll include the Blackstone ND circular filter to match your lens. Just let us know which density you want, and we’ll get you set up with everything you need for the highest quality imaging in the world. Because the best deserve the best.