Wine Country Camera introduces Blackstone ND, a premium line of 100x100mm glass ND filters. Blackstone ND filters use the latest ND technology to ensure that they're completely color neutral with full IRND attenuation and are able to resolve 100+ megapixel cameras with zero image degradation. Blackstone ND filters are delivered in gorgeous retail packaging and are pre-installed in a free Wine Country Camera filter vault. Blackstone filters are available in ND densities of 3, 6, & 10 stops, and in ND Grads of 2 Stop Soft Edge, plus 2 & 3 Stop Hard Edge. More grad densities will be available soon.
100% Neutral. 100% Resolution.
Blackstone ND filters are a technological leap-frog advancement over competing ND filters. Legacy dye-based ND filters suffer from serious color cast. The first generation of Vapor Deposition Coated (VDC) ND filters have largely corrected the color cast problem, but lack the ability to resolve high-megapixel camera without diffusing the image. Wine Country Camera’s exclusive Blackstone ND features the next generation of vapor deposition coating that is both perfectly neutral across all spectrums of light (including UV and IR) and resolves the image with zero diffusion effect.
Visible Light + UV & IR
Digital cameras place a far greater demand on filters to perform across the entire light spectrum due to the digital sensor’s ability to record both UV and Infrared light. Legacy “stoppers” are now obsolete as the digital sensor records both the color cast and the infrared light pollution that overwhelms the sensor and causes digital artifacts. Blackstone’s NextGen VCD technology is perfectly neutral across all spectrums.
The trajectory of cameras and megapixels is an obvious one. 35mm sensors are regularly resolving 40+ to 50+ megapixels, while medium format cameras are at 100 megapixels. Many filters (especially bonded ones) simply cannot resolve light at a sufficient resolution. The result is blurring of the image. Blackstone ND filters are designed and extensively tested on high megapixel Phase One cameras to ensure that they resolve to the highest degree possible. The Blackstone ND coating is the state of the art in ND science.
Fire Polished Schott Ultra White Glass
If you’re going to build the best ND filter in the world, use the best glass in the world. Period. Schott’s Ultra White optical glass has a crystal-like appearance and extremely high transmittance across the visible light spectrum. Schott Ultra White glass features an extremely flat, fire polished surface to eliminate any visible distortions caused by surface imperfections.