Every now and then a new product arrives on the market that’s so simple, yet inventive, it makes you wonder why it was never introduced before. H&Y’s Magnetic Filter Frame system is one such, an innovative filter mounting system designed for the pro.
The idea, perfect for landscape and outdoor photographers, is deceivingly simple. A magnetic adapter ring screws onto the front of your lens, while the filter screws into a metal filter holder. These two parts then snap together securely and can be pulled apart with ease. The quick-release snap-on, snap off nature of the system speeds up your workflow when working with long exposure filters, and by handling the filter by the magnetic frame rather than the filter itself, it reduces finger marks and provides extra reassurance that your expensive filter is better protected should it slip from your grasp.
The beauty of H&Y’s Magnetic Filter Frame system is that you can add the frames to your existing filters, including Lee Filters, Formatt Hitech and Nissi. The Filter Frame system is available in two sizes and cater for those who use either 100x100mm or 100x150mm filters. The magnetic filter frames, which consist of two magnetic sides and non magnetic top and bottom sections, are compatible with both glass or resin filters and are designed for filters no thicker than 2mm.
Convinced? H&Y sell what could well be the ultimate Pro Kit aimed at professional landscape photographers. The H&Y K Series – Pro Kit One Ultra (Landscape) includes the K Series magnetic holder + drop-in 95mm MRC-CPL, the K Series MRC Soft GND square filter 0.6 / 2-stop, the K Series MRC SOFT GND square filter 0.9 / 3-stop, the K Series MRC Centre GND square filter 0.9 / 3-stop and the K Series 95mm HD MRC ND1000 / 10-Stop Filter (for Holder only), coming in a luxury filter tote Bag with 8 pockets.
H&Y’s Magnetic Filter Frame system is now available in the Middle East, courtesy Grand Stores. Head to grandstores.com for more!