NiSi ATHENA Black Mist Drop-In Filter
NiSi ATHENA Black Mist Drop-In Filter

NiSi ATHENA Black Mist Drop-In Filter

Regular price R 1,899.00
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Elevate Your Creative Vision with NiSi Black Mist

Discover the Art of Visual Expression

Step into a new era of cinematography with the NiSi ATHENA Black Mist 1/4 Drop-In Filter. Designed for the NiSi Athena lenses, Unleashing your creativity with NiSi Black Mist is the ultimate tool for visual storytelling. The Black Mist filter transcends the ordinary, transforming your captures into mesmerizing works of art.

With the NiSi Black Mist, photography and videography are no longer just about capturing moments; they’re about capturing emotions, stories, and dreams. Whether you’re a professional photographer, filmmaker, or a passionate enthusiast, this filter adds a touch of magic to your visuals, elevating them to a whole new level of artistry.


  • Designed for use with NiSi Athena full-frame prime lenses featuring a drop-in filter slot
  • Elevate visual storytelling with NiSi Circular Black Mist
  • Achieve cinematic brilliance in both photography and video
  • Delicate tonal balance through expertly diffused highlights
  • Infuse a touch of mystery and allure into your visuals
  • Soften wrinkles, blemishes, and imperfections for a flattering look
  • Craft a pastel-like quality of light for timeless elegance
  • Enhance creativity with a durable high-quality brass frame
  • Capture transparent light with the charm of an old-world lens
  • Crafted from high-quality optical glass
  • Encased in a lightweight yet robust aluminum frame
  • Comes with a convenient carry case for easy transportation

Enchanting Balance of Tones

Transform your scenes into a symphony of tones with the Black Mist filter. With its magical touch, it delicately diffuses highlights and softens shadows, bringing harmony to your images and videos. Say goodbye to harsh contrasts – the Black Mist filter effortlessly balances the tonal range, creating a visual symphony that captures the essence of your subject.

Imagine capturing a cinematic portrait bathed in ethereal light, where every blemish and wrinkle is softened, revealing the true beauty of your subject. Or perhaps you’re capturing a cinematic landscape at dawn, where the misty atmosphere blends seamlessly, creating an atmosphere of serenity and wonder. The Black Mist filter gives you the power to craft visual stories that evoke emotions and connect with your audience on a deeper level.

Craft Cinematic Brilliance

Step into the world of cinematic brilliance with the NiSi Black Mist. Enhance your storytelling with a filter that ignites the magic of the silver screen. Infuse your visuals with a touch of mystery and allure that’s reminiscent of classic films. Whether you’re shooting a movie scene, a music video, or a short film, the NiSi Black Mist adds a layer of cinematic magic to every frame.

The NiSi Black Mist is more than a filter; it’s a portal to a world of creativity and cinematic expression. It helps you transcend the ordinary and create visuals that not only look stunning but also tell compelling stories. Your images and videos will exude a timeless quality that captures attention and sparks curiosity.

Crafted from high-grade optical glass encased in a robust yet lightweight aluminum frame, it’s built to endure the rigors of the field while delivering impeccable cinematic quality.

We understand the pulse of a cinematographer’s desire for convenience and mobility. That’s why the NiSi Black Mist comes with a handy carry case, making it a breeze to transport and ensuring it’s always there when inspiration strikes. With its snug fit in the Athena lenses’ drop-in filter slot, it’s not just an accessory but an extension of your lens, ready to adapt to your creative whims wherever your photography journey takes you.

Craftsmanship and Durability

Crafted with precision, the NiSi Black Mist features a high-quality Aluminium frame that not only enhances its durability but also adds a touch of elegance to your gear. This filter isn’t just a tool; it’s a statement of your commitment to quality and creativity in both photography and videography.

The filter’s construction from optical glass ensures pristine image and video quality, while the availability of different grades allows you to choose the perfect strength for your desired effect. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just starting your creative journey, the NiSi Black Mist empowers you to achieve your vision with exceptional clarity and finesse in both photography and video production.

Elevate Your Vision Today

Discover the endless possibilities that the NiSi Black Mist opens up for your creative journey. Elevate your photography and videography with enchanting tonal balance, cinematic brilliance, and a touch of timeless elegance. Unleash the storyteller within you and let the NiSi Black Mist guide you to new heights of visual expression in both stills and videos.

Order now and experience the transformation that the NiSi Black Mist brings to your art. Elevate your vision, create captivating narratives, and redefine the way you capture the world through your lens.

Compatible with NiSi ATHENA Full Frame Primes with a Drop-In Filter Slot.

Do you have the item in stock? 

Products are either in stock, out of stock (sold out) or special order. 

  • In stock: We have stock at our local warehouse. You can see how many we have in stock, add these products to your cart and check out. 
  • Sold out: We usually carry stock of this item but it has sold out. Please get in touch to get an ETA and reserve and incoming product. Or use the "Email me when available" button to get an email when new stock arrives. 
  • Special order: We don't carry local stock of this item. Get in touch to confirm stock availability and ETA to place an order. 

Delivery options and what they cost

We pride ourselves on lightning fast shipping, FREE on all orders over R1000. For orders under R1000 a courier fee of R120 will apply. Apart from large f-stop gear orders and large tripods, most of our items ship overnight and the daily cutoff is 13:00. You can read more on the deliveries page

Can I collect my parcel? 

Yes, you can collect your order from our warehouse in Saxenburg Park, Blackheath (08:00 - 14:00). Just choose the collection option at checkout- we'll follow up with the specifics. Please note that we are very strict about payment if collecting. We will not release any goods if we are not 100% comfortable about payment. We accept the following as payment confirmation in order to release the goods. 

  • Payfast Card Payment (any customers, new or returning)
  • EFT from FNB to FNB, pending fund clearance (any customers, new or returning)
  • Normal EFT from other banks to FNB (return customers only)
  • Instant EFT from other banks to FNB, pending fund clearance (Any customers, new or returning) 
  • Cash (any customers, new or returning)

What payment options are available?  

  • EFT
  • EFT via Payfast
  • Credit card: VISA & Mastercard
  • Payflex
  • Float

What is your policy on returns and or exchanges?

We are more than happy to exchange any product for something else or a full refund* if you feel that the item you chose isn’t quite right for you. See our Return Policy page for more. 

*If paying with any card, 4.5% of the transaction value goes to the credit card payment facilitation company. "Full Refund" means that we will return the full amount we received after the credit card service fees. If you are at all unsure that what you're buying is ideal for you, rather opt for EFT payment to be safe. 

Where is my order? How can I track my order?

You will receive an email with your tracking number once your order has been collected by our couriers. You can also find tracking number for your orders under "My account" 

You can also shop NiSi Filters at the following retailers & dealers. 
Orms Cape Town
Shop 5 Roeland Square, Cnr Roeland and, Upper Canterbury St, Cape Town
Orms Bellville
Victorian Towers, 2 Palm St, Bellville, Cape Town
Fritz, 0219101380
FilmFlow (Cinema Specialist)
Boskruin, Randburg
Deon Truter, 0823148308
Rosebank Mall, 50 Bath Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg
Martin Wright, 0118802885
28 Pearce St, Berea, East London
043 726 2200
Lime Photo
Kloof, Durban
Emil, 0844849959
You can also shop Leofoto Tripods at the following retailers & dealers. 
Orms Cape Town
Shop 5 Roeland Square, Cnr Roeland and, Upper Canterbury St, Cape Town
Orms Bellville
Victorian Towers, 2 Palm St, Bellville, Cape Town
Fritz, 021 910 1380
Lime Photo
Kloof, Durban
Emil, 0844849959
3% Tactical
Bernard Kotze - 0727156743
Ivan Fourie - 0825290593
Pretoria Arms
1032 Silvergrass St, Montana, Pretoria, 0182
Wayne Lesch – 0798834407

Damien Bradshaw 
Eastern Cape (Hunting Products Only)

Approved Arms
Dirk Pio  – 0730556726

We have a no-nonsense approach. If a product breaks due to a manufacturer defect, we will replace it without asking any questions. If we have any reason to believe that the product was put through unreasonably heavy usage, we will have to follow the manufacturer's standard warranty procedure. 

Find more info on proper care and use for each brand below. 

NiSi Care & Use

F-stop Care & Use


The manufacturer offers a 10-year limited warranty on all products and we extend that warranty to our customers. Please read the below very carefully, so you understand your position when something breaks or doesn’t work ideally anymore.

It is critical to understand that this warranty only applies to factory faults and not to standard wear and tear. Tripods are subject to a lot of gray areas in this regard as tripods used outdoors, particularly in sand and sea water, are subjected to extreme wear and tear. We will e.g. replace the affected part of your tripod if a carbon tube snaps or cracks without much pressure applied to it or if the apex breaks. We will not replace your tripod or the affected part if e.g. a joint locks up due to sand or salt build up or if a hinge becomes corroded or stiff/floppy and unserviceable due to corrosion or salt build up. 

In sum, if we see that you took good care of your tripod and something went wrong, we will go out of our way to fix or replace it for you. If we see that you dragged it through the mud (literally or metaphorically), then we are unlikely to fix/replace it for you. How you handle your tripod and take care of it, is all the difference between 3- or 20 years of service. 

The best of tripods will not last longer than 2/3 years if used regularly in the sea, INCORRECTLY, and never serviced. Always make sure to extend the lowest leg section first, so you keep the joints out of the water/sand. Always rinse with freshwater after use in the sea, wipe down with a wet cloth, leave extended to dry and ENSURE YOU KEEP THE HEAD AND APEX DRY. If your tripod’s joints start feeling sandy/gritty, open them up, give them a proper clean and lubrication and fine-tune the tension on the joints.

If travelling on dirt roads, ensure that your tripod is in its carry-bag when not in use.

Your tripod will not take care of itself – it is up to you to do so. All our tripods ship with an info-sheet on taking care of your tripod. We also offer a full tripod disassembly and service for R1000, including shipping both ways.