NiSi Filters 150mm S5 Filter Holder Kit with Landscape NC CPL-Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8-
NiSi Filters 150mm S5 Filter Holder Kit with Landscape NC CPL-Standard Filter Threads (105mm, 95mm & 82mm)-
NiSi Filters 150mm S5 Filter Holder Kit with Landscape NC CPL-
NiSi Filters 150mm S5 Filter Holder Kit with Landscape NC CPL-
NiSi Filters 150mm S5 Filter Holder Kit with Landscape NC CPL-
NiSi Filters 150mm S5 Filter Holder Kit with Landscape NC CPL-
NiSi Filters 150mm S5 Filter Holder Kit with Landscape NC CPL-
NiSi Filters 150mm S5 Filter Holder Kit with Landscape NC CPL-
NiSi Filters 150mm S5 Filter Holder Kit with Landscape NC CPL-
NiSi Filters 150mm S5 Filter Holder Kit with Landscape NC CPL-

NiSi Filters 150mm S5 Filter Holder Kit with CPL

Regular price R 9,999.00 Sale price R 4,999.00
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Welcome to the next generation of filter holders – The NISI S5 system.

Until now, using filters on ultra-wide lenses has suffered from a severe limitation – the inability to rotate a circular polarizer independently of the graduated filters. While all the other manufacturers complained about the challenges of designing a holder to solve this problem, NISI Filters actually did it.

The NISI S5 filter holder is the world’s first 150mm holder that allows a circular polarizer to be rotated independently of the graduated ND filters. This offers creative freedom to optimally utilise virtually any combination of filters you desire on your favourite ultra-wide lens like the Nikon 14-24mm, Sony 12-24mm and Tamron 15-30mm.

Check out the NISI Youtube Channel for a library of reviews and operation videos about the S5 system. 

The NISI S5 system consists of 3 elements –

  1. Single Lens-specific Adapter ring that clamps directly onto the lens
  2. Landscape Circular Polariser with a large thread for easy mounting
  3. 150mm Filter Holder with two slots (interchangeable on different S5 adapters)

Need to adapt your S5 holder to other thread sizes? There are 77mm/82mm adapters for most of the S5 holders as well as a special 105mm/95mm/86mm version of the S5. Please see the 150mm product category or feel free to get in touch on the contact page if you have any questions. 

It also includes a dedicated storage pouch for all three components.

One of the major advantages of the filter holder and adapter ring being split is that dark ND filters can be instantly removed on the holder in order to focus and compose.

As with the 100mm V5 Pro system, the Adapter ring features two gears that allow rotation of the circular polarizer while any square filters are mounted. 

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  • 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.


Circular or Square?

This is the first question to ask yourself when deciding which filter system to invest in. Each one has its pros and cons and while most prefer a square system, a surprisingly large percentage of people prefer circular systems for their economy and portability.

1. Economy - Circular filters win hands down when it comes to economy. An 82mm 10-Stop IRND costs R1 999.00 compared to R3 299.00 for its 100mm square counterpart. Circular filters don't require a filter holder, which can cost anything from R1200 - R5000.

2. Portability - Circular filters also win hands down when it comes to size and portability. They are smaller, lighter and take up very little space compared to the equivalent square system.

3. Versatility - This is where square systems take the lead as you can combine an independently rotating CPL with up to 2/3 filters (150mm/100mm). You can also stack circular filters, but you will quickly lose a lot of your wide focal length as you will see the filters in the frame.

4. Graduated Filters - While circular grads do exist, they are flawed from the drawing board as the graduation can only be in the middle of the frame, which forces you to compose the horizon in the middle. A square system allows the graduation to be positioned at any height in the frame.

If your priority is versatility and you want to use grads, go for a square system. If your priority is economy and portability and you're not bothered about using grads, go for a circular system. *Circular filters can be used on multiple lenses by purchasing 82mm filters and using the V5 step rings.


I choose square, but which system size?

This is determined by the thread size of the primary lens you want to use the filters on. For landscape photography this is usually your wide angle lens.

1. For thread sizes of 67mm and smaller, the 75mm system is ideal.

2.  For thread sizes of 62mm - 82mm, the 100mm system is ideal.

3.  If you have an ultra-wide lens with a bulbous front element and no thread, the 150mm system is your only choice.

4.  If you have the Canon 11-24mm, the 180mm system is your only choice.


Solid Neutral Density Filters

Solid neutral density filters lengthen exposure by cutting out a specific amount of light. This is very useful for creative purposes, whether you want to blur a wave, waterfall, leopard or a street scene.

They are available in many different densities, ranging from 2 to 20 stops, but the most popular are 3-, 6- and 10-stops.

3-Stop | 0.9 - This filter is used to add a slight blur to water before the sun has set or after it has risen. At f/16 and ISO100, it is impossible to achieve a slow enough shutterspeed to get the ideal amount of blur in the waves while the sun is up. Three stops of darkening will normally allow a shutterspeed of 1/10s to 1/2s during this golden sunlight phase, producing soft lines in the waves.

6-Stop | 1.8 - This filter serves the same purpose as the 10-stop, but it is better suited for sunset and sunrise. When the sun is close to setting or rising, a 10-stop ND will require a very long shutterspeed at f/11-16 and ISO100 to produce the correct exposure - often as much as 5-10 minutes. A 6-stop ND is thus much more suited for capturing long exposures of 30-60s around sunset and sunrise.

10-Stop | 3.0 - This filter is used primarily for blurring the sea to a flat mist and for blurring clouds into abstract lines. It can also be used to remove traffic and people from urban scenes by blurring the moving elements. At f/11-16 and ISO100, it usually produces a shutterspeed of 20-30s in early morning or late afternoon with strong sunlight.

15-Stop | 4.5 - This filter is serious long exposure territory and will produce exposures times of 1-4 minutes in peak daylight and 5-30 minutes during golden hour.


Graduated Neutral Density Filters

Landscape photographers use graduated neutral density filters because the sky is usually brighter than the land – especially in dramatic sunset light. Graduated ND filters are dark on the top half and transparent on the bottom half.

When the dark part is positioned over the sky of an image, it ‘reduces’ the amount of light allowed through that part of the frame and this results in a darkened exposure of the sky. On the left side of the image it shows the result without any filter and on the right it shows the result with the filter. Graduated Filters have two variables - the graduation type and the density. Read below to find out more.


Graduation Type

This determines how the filter changes from transparent to dark. No two landscapes are the same and thus there are different grads for different situations.

These filters are typically for scenes with a very dynamic horizon, like landscapes with trees or high mountains. Soft grads are the most forgiving and easiest for beginners to use.

Hard Grad - These filters are typically for scenes with a straight and uniform horizon, like the sea. If a hard grad is not positioned perfectly, it will be clearly noticeable in the image as a dark line below the horizon or a bright line above it. We advise that beginners stick to soft and medium grads.

Medium Grad – Medium grads are a newer product that most manufacturers only released in 2016/2017. Many photographers often found hard grads too hard and soft grads too soft and thus it was obvious that something in between was necessary. It is also the perfect solution for photographers that don’t want to commit to a hard or soft grad. Not everyone can afford to buy the full range of these filters and the medium grads are an excellent new compromise.

Reverse Grad – These filters serve a very niche, but useful purpose. When shooting into a bright sunset/sunrise, the brightest area is right on the horizon and then the sky darkens towards the top. When using a normal graduated ND, it will result in a correctly exposed horizon, but the top part of the sky will be far too dark. A Reverse Grad also has a clear lower half, but it is darkest in the middle and then gets lighter towards the top. This allows one to more accurately balance those exposures that are brightest on the horizon.

Focal Length Factor - A longer focal length softens the graduation as the image is captured through a smaller portion of the filter. If you shoot a lot of landscapes with your 24-70 or 70-200, then you'll need hard grads.


Graduation Density

All the different types of grads are available in different densities, because light is dynamic and different scenes require a different amount of ‘darkening’ of the sky. We stock a variety of 0.3, 0.6, 0.9 and 1.2 (0.3 = 1 stop) in NiSi's various size ranges.

The most popular densities are 0.6 and 0.9, but a 1.2 is becoming increasingly popular.

1. 0.3 (1-stop) is for experienced shooters, usually to be combined with a 0.6 or 0.9.

2. 0.6 (2-stop) is the most popular filter as a 2-stop difference between land and sky is most common. If you shoot a sunset/sunrise the 0.6 will be the all-rounder that best balances exposure between land and sky in most directions.

3. 0.9 (3-stop) is the ideal if you like shooting into the sunset as the 0.6 isn’t always dark enough for into-the-sun shots. The issue with the 0.9 is that it will be too dark if shooting 90-degrees from the sun or with the sun at your back.

4. 1.2 (4-stop) is for shooting directly into a very bright sunset/sunrise.


Local ambassadors

See how local NiSi ambassadors Kyle Goetsch and   are putting their filters to work. Photo by Kyle Goetsch taken with the NiSi 6-stop ND.