NiSi Filters True Colour PRO Nano Variable ND x1-5 Stops
NiSi True Color ND-VARIO Pro Nano 1-5 stops Variable ND Filter-
NiSi Filters True Colour PRO Nano Variable ND x1-5 Stops
NiSi True Color ND-VARIO Pro Nano 1-5 stops Variable ND Filter-
NiSi True Color ND-VARIO Pro Nano 1-5 stops Variable ND Filter-
NiSi True Color ND-VARIO Pro Nano 1-5 stops Variable ND Filter-
NiSi True Color ND-VARIO Pro Nano 1-5 stops Variable ND Filter-
NiSi True Color ND-VARIO Pro Nano 1-5 stops Variable ND Filter-
NiSi True Color ND-VARIO Pro Nano 1-5 stops Variable ND Filter-
NiSi True Color ND-VARIO Pro Nano 1-5 stops Variable ND Filter-
NiSi True Color ND-VARIO Pro Nano 1-5 stops Variable ND Filter-
NiSi True Color ND-VARIO Pro Nano 1-5 stops Variable ND Filter-
NiSi True Color ND-VARIO Pro Nano 1-5 stops Variable ND Filter-
NiSi True Color ND-VARIO Pro Nano 1-5 stops Variable ND Filter-
NiSi True Color ND-VARIO Pro Nano 1-5 stops Variable ND Filter-
NiSi True Color ND-VARIO Pro Nano 1-5 stops Variable ND Filter-
NiSi Filters True Colour PRO Nano Variable ND x1-5 Stops
NiSi Filters True Colour PRO Nano Variable ND x1-5 Stops
NiSi Filters True Colour PRO Nano Variable ND x1-5 Stops
NiSi Filters True Colour PRO Nano Variable ND x1-5 Stops
NiSi Filters True Colour PRO Nano Variable ND x1-5 Stops
NiSi Filters True Colour PRO Nano Variable ND x1-5 Stops
NiSi Filters True Colour PRO Nano Variable ND x1-5 Stops
NiSi Filters True Colour PRO Nano Variable ND x1-5 Stops
NiSi Filters True Colour PRO Nano Variable ND x1-5 Stops
NiSi Filters True Colour PRO Nano Variable ND x1-5 Stops
NiSi Filters True Colour PRO Nano Variable ND x1-5 Stops
NiSi Filters True Colour PRO Nano Variable ND x1-5 Stops
NiSi Filters True Colour PRO Nano Variable ND x1-5 Stops

NiSi Filters True Colour PRO Nano Variable ND x1-5 Stops

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The NiSi True Colour ND-VARIO Pro Nano 1.0 - 5.0 stop Variable ND is the latest revision of NiSi's best selling filter; the 1.5 - 5.0 stop ND Vario and features several improvements over its predecessor. (Dec 2021 Launch)

***Is the size you want out of stock? Shop the Swift VND kit, which includes this filter and the Swift 4-stop, which changes this into a 5-9 VND. 

IMPROVEMENTS

  1. True Colour Tech - NiSi have brought in the help of Japanese optical specialists to further refine the colour accuracy of this filter, which was already widely regarded as excellent.
  2. Wider Density Range - Although only half a stop (improved from 1.5-5.0 to 1.0-5.0), this can buy you an extra 1 minutes of shooting time when the ambient light is fading before having to take the filter off. 
  3. Density Markings - The new filter has the stops marked on the side of the filter to assist users with exposure calculations. 
  4. Filter Cap -  The filter now ships with an included filter cap, so you can put away your camera without having to remove the filter, but knowing that your filter won't damage in transport or storage. 
  5. Handling Pin - The steel pin used for turning the filter is now packed separately instead of mounted to the filter so you can choose whether to use it or not from the start. 
  6. More pronounced knurling for easier installation and removal. 
  7. Storage Pouch - The filter still comes with a hard plastic case, but also with a rigid canvas pouch that looks better than the plastic case. 

The 0.3 to 1.5 density creates a darkening of the entire image, allowing wider apertures or slower shutter speeds than usually possible. The degree of density is easily controlled by rotating the front filter ring with or without the included silver lever, helping you predetermine the additional exposure length required. By slowing your exposure time or increasing your aperture, you can control the depth of field and convey movement more easily. The transition of density occurs smoothly which allows the photographer or videographer to adjust exposure length to the exact amount required for a given scene. For easier, repeatable control over density settings, the front ring is visually marked with numbers representing the different stop values. The ring features silver side knurlings for a secure grip and easy installation and removal.  For those using this filter with cinema or video cameras, combined adjustments of aperture and this filter allow fine adjustments of the depth of field while retaining the designated frame rate.

The Variable ND offers True Color that avoids colour shift seen in other Variable filters. The NiSi True Color ND-VARIO Pro Nano 1-5stops Variable ND is made from high-definition optical glass for the best resolution and quality.  The glass is coated using the NiSi Nano coating providing a waterproof, oil-proof and anti-reflective coating to avoid ghosting and reflections.  The filter ring is made from high-quality aluminium creating a very light and strong filter.

Included

  1. Hard Plastic Case
  2. Rigid Soft Pouch
  3. Filter Cap
  4. Easy Rotation Pin (removable) 

In this video the ND-vario filter is discussed from 5min30

Emil Von Maltitz of Nature's Light Photography, made a video review of the True Color ND-Vario. To purchase any Landscapegear product from Emil, follow this link. Emil is based in Kloof, Durban. 

 

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, 07823148308
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
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Add-On Kit 

Expansion Kit for Existing 1-5 Stop True Colour Owners

  • ND16 (4-stop
  • Black Mist 1/4
  • 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.