Last Updated on July 29, 2019
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There was a time when photography simply meant point and shoot. But today, photographers don’t only have to deal with their subjects, but they also have to think of all the different tools, equipment and systems that are presented to them, each promising to help them produce good photographs for the world to admire.
One of the newest additions to an ever-growing array of photography tools is the Aurora Aperture Adapter Mount Format Filters. This collection of filters can be attached inside lens mount adapters that will serve as a bridge between mirrorless cameras and DSLR lenses.
The revolutionary product takes away the hassles and expenses of dealing with different square filter mounts, diameter lenses and stepping-rings, which take time to assemble and figure out and are far too expensive for some photographers.
The concept of these drop-in lenses is straightforward
With the already complex process of photography, Aurora Aperture wanted to create something that’s very simple and straightforward yet revolutionary in a lot of ways.
Instead of having to constantly change filters every time you change lenses, the new Adapter Mount Format Filters let you choose a filter, drop it in your mount adapter, pop your lens and start shooting. That filter will stay in place even when you change lenses.
This is one of those innovative products where other companies would scratch their head in disbelief that they didn’t realize this concept earlier. Aurora Aperture was smart enough to feel the need of photographers to have a simple filter system that they can take anywhere and use conveniently.
The filter system supports four popular mount adapters
Launched just this month, the Aurora Aperture Adapter Mount Format Filters currently support four popular mirrorless mount adapters—Nikon’s FTZ (F to Z), Canon’s EF-EOS R (EF to RF), Sigma’s MC-21 (EF to L) and Sigma’s MC 11 (EF to E). Aurora Aperture is set to support more adapters in the future depending on the demand.
A statement made by Aurora Aperture said:
“any DSLR lens that can be mounted on the four supported mirrorless mount adapters can be used with these drop-in filters, whether the lens has a front filter thread or not. This is especially beneficial for ultra wide-angle lenses without a front filter threat which would otherwise require massive filters on a bulky adapter.”
The filters available for the new AMF system include a sensor protector (UV filter), graduated ND, ND in different strengths and light-pollution reduction (LPR).
The AMF filters are small but still efficient
One of the biggest challenges of photographers who use ultra-wide lenses is the need to bring around their kit bags filled with different filter adapters and other tools to help them capture great photographs. Aurora Aperture eliminates this problem with the AMF filter system because the filters are a lot smaller than the usual front-mounted filters.
The company also guarantees that these filters will never produce any vignetting at all, a problem that has been encountered by many photographers with a lot of filters, especially the cheaper ones. Each filter has been treated with multi-layered nano coatings to improve their color rendition and light transmission, so you can really enjoy good quality pictures using them.
Aurora Aperture is no stranger to producing revolutionary rear-mount filters because they created the first rear-mount glass filters for the Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM in 2017. But this new AMF filter system is definitely a class of its own with its sleek and compact design, top quality material and efficient performance.
These filters are set to be shipped out in October 2019, so make sure that you make your pledge—the least amount would be $44—through Kickstarter if you want one of these filters.