ND filters are a staple of landscape photography and long exposure photography. There’s quite a few varieties of ND filters on the market at the moment with equally as many varieties in quality. I’ve decided that I’ll start to shoot more landscape and long exposure in the coming year., so naturally I’m looking at getting some ND filters. I already own some smaller 50mm x 50mm ND filters but they suck. They’re just too small! Plus, the filter holder is pure crap.
I had a little look around and while wanting a Hitech or Lee filter system, I wasn’t prepared to pay for them, especially as I’m only dipping a toe into the landscape stuff again for now.
A little more research turned up the Zomei 100mm x 150mm filters and Sioti filter system. At £45 for an ND2, ND4, ND8 and ND16 (4 filters for £45!) and £25 for a 77mm filter system, I thought it’d be worth a try! The filters are resin but what do you expect for that price?! The filter system though is made of aluminium and feels pretty decent in quality! The main things that drew me to the filter system are the quick release design and the ability to add a circular polarising filter. I can screw on my Kenko polariser before adding ND filters. This makes me happy.
I’ll post some photos of both of these item sets below.
When I get chance to use these properly I’ll write a review and show some shots.
Sioti 100 filter holder system and Zomei 100mm x 150mm ND filters
Zomei 100mm x 150mm ND filter grades
Inside the Sioti filter holder system box
Zomei 100mm x 150mm ND filter and case (the case looks cheap as hell!) The filters aren't marked so I've got to mark them myself to know which filter I have
Sioti filter holder system with my Kenko circular polarising filter attached