Filters are very useful tools and having the right one at the right time can mean the difference between a missed shot and a good one. They're also ideal gifts to put in the stockings this holiday season. Our favorite source for filters is Hunt's Photo Video. Not only are they New England's largest photography retailer, they're also a family owned company that has been thriving for generations. Given today's corporate domination, it's always a pleasure to enjoy the personalized customer service that only a family company can provide.
Here is a selection of our favorite filters available at Hunt's.
ProMaster HGX filters
These are the most advanced optical filters available for digital photography today. The glass elements are top quality, hardened to resist surface scratching. The exclusive ProMaster coating REPELLMAX repels fingerprints, moisture and dust thus allowing you to capture sharp images at all times.
VU ND Filters
There's no substitute for having a good quality ND filter when you're out in the field. VU ND filters are the best pick especially when you're looking for a versatile filter. Their unique White-Balance Multi-Coating and Flat Wave overcoat make them a popular choice with serious amateurs and professional photographers.
Not all photographers are aware of the fact that today's high resolution digital cameras require specially designed filters that can match the incredible resolution. Hoya HD3 filters not only allow a light transmission rate of 99.7%, but they are specially designed to resist against scratches, fingerprints and dust. The glass element is housed by a low-profile aircraft aluminum frame.
ProMaster Digital HD Filters
These filters transmit up to 25% more light than regular filters thanks to the premium Schott optical glass. The aluminum frame is precision machined to be super slim giving the filters a super slim profile.
Marumi DHG Achromat Macro Filters
The second best thing to owning a macro lens is a macro filter. Marumi Macro filters are probably the best ones available today. They are designed to shorten the minimum focusing distance while providing outstanding sharpness and superb overall image quality.