Filters are an essential part of any professional street photographers and Polar Pro has built up a great name over the past few years in the filter industry. California-based filter manufacturer PolarPro, known for their premium ND and polarizing filters for cameras, as well as drones, announced the launch of two toolless, ultra-lightweight filter systems – one matte box, Basecamp, and one landscape filter system called Summit – designed to catapult professional creatives to the next skill level.
BaseCamp Ultra-lightweight Matte Box System
Basecamp filters are matte boxes for videographers who are looking for a lighter setup minus all the tools. Basecamp comes with all of the accessories you need for a DSLR or cinema camera, along with plenty of options for ND’s, clamp rings and thread plates. Weighing in at under 300 grams, this can be a new filter solution to the people who dare to use Polar Pro. Camera gear is getting heavier, especially lenses as higher quality optics are implemented. PolarPro designed BaseCamp, the lightest matte box system possible at 438 grams, to alleviate the burden heavier cameras put on operators and gimbals.
Built on the foundation of PolarPro’s Quartzline series, the toolless Variable Neutral Density configuration allows photographers and filmmakers to adapt to any lighting change instantly without having to swap out filters. Its modular design, constructed out of aluminum and carbon fibers, features a removable flag and hood that allows users to customize it to suit their production requirements.
Summit Landscape Filter System
Summit filters are for photographers who want to get some more detail in their photos. It allows for toolless filter swapping and, like the BaseCamp system, has been designed with a large grip handle to minimize the risk of fingerprints on the filters. Summit filters screw onto the end of your lens and were constructed, with lightweight aluminum, in a fully light-sealed system to prevent light leakage
PolarPro is offering $100 off the first 300 people who purchase their Summit Landscape Kit, the BaseCamp VND Kit, and their Cores.
The BaseCamp VND Kit retails for $799, its Core is $399, Rectangular Filters are $299 each, while Rails Kits come out to $119.99 each.
The Summit Landscape Kit will cost you $699, its Core $299.99, both Gradient and Neutral Density Filters $249.99 each, and a Circular Polarizer for either the Matte Box or Filter System costs $150.
More info on PolarPro’s website.