This is the Haida brand, which although made in China they adhere to their "Believe-We Can" moto and have managed to get quite good acceptance in Europe and now in the US.
Most important though, is that besides the usual 77mm range of CPL, MCUV and Variable ND filters, there is a line of 150 mm filters and Filter Holders for high end Ultra Wide lenses.
Large size Card shaped filters come to solve usual problems met with Ultra Wide lenses. One is vignetting even with very slim framed filters and the other is inability to attach a filter on lenses with largely protruding front elements.
Haida 150 Series Filter Holder Sets
In this respect Haida comes with a solution similar to the good old Cokin® square filters, only larger, with different adapters to fit on a series of Ultra Wide lenses.
150 mm adapters come in different kit forms in order to fit the specs of different lenses, and are available:
For Canon TS-E 17mm f4 L Lens
|This 150 mm adapter kit for the Canon TS-E 17mm comprises of two parts. One large adapter ring that screws on the perimeter of the lens and the actual filter holder that clamps on the adapter ring.|
For Nikon AF-S 14-24 mm f2.8G ED Lens
|On the other hand the 150 mm adapter kit for the Nikkor lens comprises of three parts. One adapter tube that allows the adapter ring to screw on the lens perimeter, the adapter ring itself and the filter holder which clamps on the adapter ring.|
Similarly there are kits available for:
Canon EF 14mm f2.8L II Lens
Sigma 12-24mm f4.5-5.6 DG HSM II Lens
Tokina 16-28mm f2.8 PRO AT-X Lens
Tamron 15-30mm f2.8 Di VC USD Lens
Olympus M. ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 7-14mm f2.8 Pro Lens
Samyang 14mm f2.8 IF ED UMC Lens
Filters and Accessories
Among the 150 mm series filters exist Optical Glass Circular Polarizer C-POL Filters, Optical Glass Neutral Density Filters from ND16 to ND4000.
Some of the Haida highlights are shown below:
Haida 150mm x 170mm Reverse Grad ND 1.2 Optical Glass Filter
Ultra thin at approximately 2.0mm thickness ND16 / 1.2 / 4 F Stops Ideal for Sunsets Darkest in the above horizon / Sun position.
Haida 150mm x 150mm Neutral Density ND1000 ND 3.0 Optical Glass Filter
Ultra thin at approximately 2.0mm thickness ND1000 / 3.0 / 10 F Stops
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