Rollei Pro Square Filter Holder Kit Mark II
It is well known by all that one of the most important tools for a landscape photographer is to have a good filter holder that is manageable and comfortable when we are working with it, this can make that he final result of the photo we want to obtain different. I want to show you a new filter holder that has released for sale the German brand of photography products Rollei.
What does this kit contain?
- Pro Square Filter Holder Kit Mark II for 100mm square filter.
- Adapter rings from 52 to 82mm.
- Polarizer filter made with Gorilla@ glass.
- Carry bag for the filter holder and others accessories.
This kit also includes a set of adapter rings that allow us to use the filter holder on any lens that has a diameter between 52 and 82mm (52, 55, 58, 62, 67, 72, 77 y 82mm) no need to buy extra accessories, which makes this filter holder perfect if we have several lens in our photography equipment. All the rings included are made of high quality aluminum, giving them lightness and resistance.
As I said before, this new Rollei Pro Square Filter Holder Mark II is thinking to use with 100mm filters, later on I’ll show you which filters I used to do this review. Being made of high aviation aluminium, it makes it especially sturdy an lightweight, with a weight of only 91gr. including base ring. This filter holder is one of the lightest in the market. Highlight the good finishes of the filter holder that make it have a very good touch and comfort when handling it.
The assembly of the filter holder to the lens is very simple, it fix to the mounting ring by an ingenious system with push button that applying pressure makes it possible to put and remove without the need for sudden movements and without forcing any part of our lens. With this mounting system it is possible to use the polarizer and neutral density filters or gradual neutral density filters together having complete freedom of movement between filters and polarizer.
Includes a set of removable side slots that make it possible to use it with up to three filters and the polarizer simultaneously.
For me one of the advantages of this Rollei filter holder is that it includes the polarizer avoiding us another extra expense like buying a polarizer indispensable for landscape photography. It is a very high quality polarizer, made of Gorilla glass that makes it extraordinarily resistant to bumps and scratches.
The polarizer is screwed into the filter holder itself without the need to remove any of the slots intended for use with the filters, standing just behind the square filters, being able to make the rotation to polarize by by wheels located on the mounting ring. Being very easy and practical to use, always that we have the adapter rings of the diameter of our lens also we will have a polarizer without having to have one for each lens, a great advantage if we have this Rollei Pro Square Mark II filter holder!
I attached some images taken with and without polarizer so that you see the effect that produces in the photo.
What is Gorilla® Glass?
In recent months Rollei has released for sale filters and polarizers (such as the one included in this kit) made of glass Gorilla, perhaps you ask yourself, what kind of glass is this? It’s a new type of glass that makes these filters much more durable and resistant to falls and scratches, which can extend the life of our filters, as well as high light transmission and no optical distortion. Also note that with this glass we can obtain filters without any dominant color or vignetting. Thus maintaining a high fidelity of color in our photographs.
Rollei currently have available his all filters manufactured in this type of glass, both neutral density filters, degraded filters or polarizers and with different sizes. In these filters Rollei has introduced an engineering and quality control system developed in Germany, all filters must pass a final control by Rollei before being delivered to their owners.
All filters include a cover to keep them and are protected, plus a rag for a proper cleaning.
Here are some photos taken with the new filters made with Gorilla® glass of the Rollei Professional Mark II filter series.
If you are interested in knowing more about Rollei products, do not hesitate to visit their website: www.rollei.de