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.
The NISI S5 system consists of 3 elements –
- Single Lens-specific Adapter ring that clamps directly onto the lens (This is called the multiple model adapter and is available separately for different lenses)
- Landscape Circular Polariser with a large thread for easy mounting
- 150mm Filter Holder with two slots (interchangeable on different S5 adapters)
Radial Clamp - The collar is secured onto the lens by turning the collar, applying a universal pressure around the lens. This works much better than other 150mm holders, which attach with a screw that applies pressure on a fixed point.
Storage Pouch - It also includes a dedicated storage pouch for all three components.
Removable Filter Holder - 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.
Polariser Rotation - 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.
Aluminium Alloy Construction - The chassis and collar of the S5 holder is machined from aircraft grade aluminium for optimal strength and minimal weight.
EVA Lining - The collar is lined with EVA padding for a tight grip that won't scratch your lens.