NiSi Filters Swift FS ND Kit
NiSi Filters Swift FS ND Kit
NiSi Filters Swift FS ND Kit
NiSi Filters Swift FS ND Kit
NiSi Filters Swift FS ND Kit
NiSi Filters Swift FS ND Kit
NiSi Filters Swift FS ND Kit
NiSi Filters Swift FS ND Kit
NiSi Filters Swift FS ND Kit
NiSi Filters Swift FS ND Kit
NiSi Filters Swift FS ND Kit
NiSi Filters Swift FS ND Kit
NiSi Filters Swift FS ND Kit
NiSi Filters Swift FS ND Kit
NiSi Filters Swift FS ND Kit
NiSi Filters Swift FS ND Kit
NiSi Filters Swift FS ND Kit
NiSi Filters Swift FS ND Kit
NiSi Filters Swift FS ND Kit
NiSi Filters Swift FS ND Kit
NiSi Filters Swift FS ND Kit
NiSi Filters Swift FS ND Kit
NiSi Filters Swift FS ND Kit
NiSi Filters Swift FS ND Kit
NiSi Filters Swift FS ND Kit
NiSi Filters Swift FS ND Kit
NiSi Filters Swift FS ND Kit
NiSi Filters Swift FS ND Kit
NiSi Filters Swift FS ND Kit
NiSi Filters Swift FS ND Kit
NiSi Filters Swift FS ND Kit
NiSi Filters Swift FS ND Kit

NiSi Filters Swift FS ND Kit

Regular price R 3,699.00
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The NiSi Swift FS ND Kit is a game-changing solution for fixed density ND filters (not variable). This kit includes three full spectrum Neutral Density (ND) filters: ND8 (3 Stop), ND64 (6 Stop), and ND1000 (10 Stop), along with adaptors for multiple filter threads. The combination of the Swift system and FSND technology allows and encourages filters to be stacked, offering densities of 3,6,9,10,13,16 and 19 stops.

Swift - Stacking is quick and easy with NiSi's patented friction-based Swift system, while being lighter and more reliable than magnetic systems. Filters simply press on and pull off with a bit of force. 

FSND Colour Technology - NiSi have now proven themselves beyond a doubt as the leader of circular ND filter technology - these kits are no different and features their latest full spectrum technologies. Expect perfect colour even at extreme densities - no cast, no vignetting. 

Colour Coded Densities - Each density is a different colour, making it easy to know immediately which filter you're pulling out of the pouch or which density is where in the stack.

Cutting Edge Nano Coatings - These filters feature the latest hydrophobic coatings , which repel water and make filters easy to clean. They also feature a TI coating which makes them incredibly hard and resistant to micro scratches that write off a filter over time. 

Each kit also includes several step rings, making it much more economic to filter your lenses. 

  • 95mm Kit - 86, 82 rings included
  • 82mm Kit - 77, 72, 67 rings included
  • 62mm Kit - 58, 55, 52 rings included
  • 49mm Kit - 46, 43, 40.5 rings included

INCLUDED

  • ND8 (3-stop), ND64 (6-stop), ND1000 (10-stop)
  • Filter Pouch with 7 slots and tripod leg strap
  • Lens Cap for each filter and adapter ring

     

    How the NiSi Swift FSND System Works

    1. Screw on the Adaptor Ring - Each kit includes multiple adaptor rings to cover a range of filter thread sizes.
    2. Press on the filter to the adaptor ring - The filters attach easily with a simple press-on using a friction fit method. It's a solid connection and will not fall off like magnetic filters.
    3. Attach adaptor rings to multiple lenses - Easily switch an ND filter between lenses in a flash by leaving adaptor rings attached to lenses. We include lens caps to protect the lenses.

    40.5mm | 43mm | 46mm | 49mm Filter Threads

    for 52mm | 55mm | 58mm | 62mm Filter Threads

    for 67mm | 72mm | 77mm | 82mm Filter Threads

    for 86mm | 95mm Filter Thread

    Revolutionize Your Photography with NiSi SWIFT FS ND Filter Kit

    Discover the transformative power of the NiSi SWIFT FS ND Filter Kit, an essential tool for professional and amateur photographers alike. This kit includes three full spectrum Neutral Density (ND) filters: ND8 (3 Stop), ND64 (6 Stop), and ND1000 (10 Stop), along with versatile adaptors for 52mm, 55mm, 58mm, and 62mm filter threads. Experience enhanced depth of field and captivating motion in your images, perfect for stunning long exposures, seascapes, and landscapes. The NiSi SWIFT system redefines filter application with its user-friendly design. Easily press on the front of the adaptor rings for quick filter changes or stacking, saving precious time during shoots. Each filter is color-coded for effortless identification, allowing you to select the right filter in the blink of an eye. This system is ideal for photographers who value efficiency and precision in their work.

    Unleash Creative Control: A Trio of ND Filters

    ND8, ND64, ND1000: Discover the full potential of your photography with the NiSi SWIFT FS ND Filter Kit. This premium kit includes three different Neutral Density (ND) filters: ND8 (3 Stop), ND64 (6 Stop), and ND1000 (10 Stop), offering unparalleled control over exposure and depth of field. Perfect for capturing silky water, cloud movement, and reducing glare in bright conditions.

    Swift and Simple: Effortless Filter Changes

    Innovative Swift System: The Swift system redefines convenience in filter usage. Effortlessly press the filters onto the front of the adaptor rings for quick changes or stacking. This feature is ideal for photographers who need to adapt quickly to changing light conditions without missing a beat.

    Intuitive Design: Color-Coded for Convenience

    Unique Color Identification: Each FS ND Filter in the kit features a unique color coding, making it easy to identify the right filter for the right situation. This intuitive design saves time and ensures a smooth workflow, especially in fast-paced shooting environments.

    Advanced Technology: Multi-Ti Coating for Superior Quality

    NEW Multi-Ti Nano Coating: Experience the cutting-edge technology with the new Multi-Ti Coating. This nano-coating is not only waterproof but also anti-reflective, ensuring that your images are free from glare and reflections. The coating also maintains true color transmittance, preserving the natural beauty of your scenes.

    Versatility and Protection: Adaptors and Storage

    Adaptors for Multiple Lenses: The kit includes adaptors for 52mm, 55mm, 58mm, and 62mm filter threads, ensuring compatibility with a wide range of lenses. Additionally, 7 lens caps for each filter and adaptor rings are provided, allowing the adaptors to remain on lenses when stored in a camera bag. The included storage case with a tripod mounting strap adds to the convenience and protection of your filters.

    Vignetting Test in Photo Crop Mode

    Stacking multiple filters can introduce vignetting when shooting with wider focal lengths. It will vary from lens to lens and depend on the focal length and filter thread size. Please see the sample results below.

    Sony 16-35 f2.8 GM V1 – 82mm Thread
    1 x Swift Filter | no vignetting @ 17mm
    2 x Swift Filters | no vignetting @ 20mm
    3 x Swift Filters | no vignetting @ 22mm

    Sony PZ 16-35 F4 G – 72mm Thread
    1 x Swift Filter | no vignetting @ 16mm
    2 x Swift Filters | no vignetting @ 17mm
    3 x Swift Filters | no vignetting @ 19mm  

    FAQs

    What is the NiSi Swift FS ND System and how does it work?

    This kit includes three different Neutral Density (ND) filters: ND8 (3 Stop), ND64 (6 Stop), and ND1000 (10 Stop), offering unparalleled control over exposure and depth of field. Perfect for capturing silky water, cloud movement, and reducing glare in bright conditions. It's a circular filter kit that mounts fast with a press on design.

    How does the friction mount of the NiSi Swift System differ from magnets typically used in filter mounting systems?

    The friction mount of the NiSi Swift System is different from magnets used in filter mounting systems as it ensures that the filter is always connected and ready for anything. Magnets can easily become dislodged, especially when working in fast-paced or challenging environments. Using a friction mount, the NiSi Swift System avoids this potential pitfall, providing photographers with the confidence that their filters will stay securely in place no matter what.

    In which situations is the NiSi Swift System particularly valuable for photographers?

    The NiSi Swift System is particularly valuable for photographers and cinematographers who shoot in situations where time is of the essence or where they need to move quickly and efficiently from shot to shot.

    What is the benefit of the NiSi FS ND filters?

    Full spectrum filters, like the NiSi FS ND, offer a significant advantage as they maintain color fidelity across the entire visible spectrum, ensuring that your images are not only accurately exposed but also exhibit true-to-life colors without any color cast, making them superior for high-quality photography.



    What types of photography can benefit from using the NiSi Swift System and how can it improve the creative process?

    The NiSi Swift FS ND System can profoundly benefit various types of photography, enhancing the creative process in several ways:

    Long Exposure Photography: By significantly reducing the amount of light entering the lens, these ND filters allow photographers to use longer shutter speeds without overexposure. This capability is perfect for capturing smooth water movements in seascapes or cloud motion in landscapes, adding an ethereal quality to the images.

    Landscape Photography: The precise stops and true color transmittance of these filters ensure that landscapes are captured with natural colors and balanced exposures. This is especially beneficial for sunrise or sunset shots, where light conditions can be challenging.

    Cityscape and Architectural Photography: In busy urban settings, using the NiSi Swift FS ND filters can help blur moving elements like cars and people, creating a sense of tranquility and focus on static architectural features.

    Motion Blur Effects: For creative photography, these filters allow the blurring of movement, such as flowing water or swaying trees, adding a dynamic element to the compositions.

    Time-lapse Photography: Consistent exposure control is crucial in time-lapse photography. The NiSi filters provide consistent density and color accuracy across shots, making them ideal for creating smooth, high-quality time-lapse sequences.

    By enhancing control over light and color, the NiSi Swift FS ND System not only expands the range of possible shooting conditions but also empowers photographers to explore creative effects that would otherwise be difficult to achieve.

    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
    0214653573
    Orms Bellville
    Victorian Towers, 2 Palm St, Bellville, Cape Town
    Fritz, 0219101380
    FilmFlow (Cinema Specialist)
    Boskruin, Randburg
    Deon Truter, 0823148308
    Kameraz
    Rosebank Mall, 50 Bath Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg
    Martin Wright, 0118802885
    Photoquip
    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
    0214653573
    Orms Bellville
    Victorian Towers, 2 Palm St, Bellville, Cape Town
    Fritz, 021 910 1380
    Lime Photo
    Kloof, Durban
    Emil, 0844849959
    3% Tactical
    Durbanville
    Bernard Kotze - 0727156743
    Ivan Fourie - 0825290593
    Pretoria Arms
    1032 Silvergrass St, Montana, Pretoria, 0182
    Wayne Lesch – 0798834407

    Damien Bradshaw 
    Eastern Cape (Hunting Products Only)
    0835749134

    Approved Arms
    Pretoria
    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

    Leofoto

    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.

    Leading the Market
    NiSi Video Filters

    How it Works

    This flexible system builds on NiSi's well known 1-5 True Colour VND, by allowing you to combine the most popular video filters, mounted on top of the VND with a soft push. No tedious screwing and unscrewing – just push it on and pull it off. Swift filters have a special ring on the inside, which securely grips onto the front of the VND via friction, allowing you to switch between different filter configurations in seconds. 

    Each component is available individually or as part of a kit and is available in sizes 67, 72, 77, 82 and 95mm.

    Foundation

    Stackable Add-on Video Filters

    Use the add-ons without the 1-5 VND foundation

    • Adapter Rings – To mount Swift filters without 1-5 VND in low light

    Adapter Ring for Low Light – What if you're shooting in low light and don't want to use the 1-5 VND as a foundation? The Swift system offers affordable adapter rings that then serve as the foundation that the other filters can clip onto.

    New Optical Tech – The New ND16 features all of the latest tech that has made NiSi's 1-5 True Colour VND the best in the world. A lot of this tech comes form NiSi's R&D to develop the ultimate full spectrum ND filters for cinema (still unreleased). It ensures that you can darken your exposure by up to 9-stops with class-leading colour, contrast and detail performance.

    The IR-Cut filter has the most layers in any NiSi filter ever made - a total of 38, to ensure the best possible colour capture for RED and Blackmagic users.

    Swift Kit Options

    NiSi offers kit options for existing 1-5 True Colour owners as well as new buyers with different needs.

    VND Kit 

    Allows 1-9 Stop ND range without X-effect or colour cast

    • 1-5 Stop True Colour VND
    • ND16 (4-stop)
    • Filter Cap
    • Caddy Pouch
    SHOP NOW

    VND Mist Kit

    Full house filmmaker filter kit 

    • 1-5 Stop True Colour VND
    • ND16 (4-stop)
    • Black Mist 1/4
    • IR Cut
    • Filter Cap
    • Caddy Pouch
    SHOP NOW

    NiSi's video filter system comes at a premium because it is the best offering available. There is a lot of outdated junk on the market and while it may be tempting to save a few bucks by buying something cheaper, you will end up paying much more in footage ruined by x-effect and hours wasted on colour correction. Watch the below video by Jacques Crafford to learn why you need to use ND filters to capture cinematic motion and why NiSi's True Colour VND is so damn good.