Second’s new CineFlare Streak filters promise anamorphic-style flares with no specialised lens: Digital Images Overview


Second, the corporate behind quite a few picture equipment like filters, luggage, cameras and rather more, has introduced the CineFlare Streak filter. The brand new filter is the ‘secret sauce for including anamorphic-like flares to your footage with out utilizing a specialty lens.’ Slightly than shelling out the cash for a specialised anamorphic lens, one thing that Second itself affords for cell gadgets and drones, you may connect the brand new CineFlare Streak filter to a conventional digicam lens in your mirrorless or DSLR digicam and obtain a basic cinematic look in your pictures and movies.

The CineFlare Streak filter is out there in 67mm, 77mm and 82mm filter sizes and is available in two variants, a ‘Blue Streak’ model and a ‘Gold Streak’ model. The names give away the distinction between the variations. The previous creates a blue streak of flare and the latter a gold streak. You possibly can see the distinction within the comparability shot beneath.

Second CineFlare Streak filter – Blue Streak (left) versus Gold Streak (proper)

The filter’s ring is created from machine aluminum, and the housing is rotatable so you may regulate the flare angle. The ‘premium Japanese optical glass’ guarantees a pointy, crisp picture. The filter makes use of a 30-layer coating, together with anti-scratch, anti-reflection, and anti-oil coatings. The filter itself has a entrance ring, so you may stack extra filters, comparable to a Second CineBloom filter for what Second calls an ‘ultra-dreamy’ look. The CineFlare Streak filter is 6.8mm deep, and its weight ranges from 25 grams to 35g.

Pattern pictures shot with the Second CineFlare Streak filters

In fact, the brand new filter offers you basic anamorphic-like flare, however it does not produce the identical look as an anamorphic lens. However, in the event you do not want an anamorphic lens and would like to have simply the stylized flare, the brand new Second filter ought to match the invoice. You possibly can all the time use an adapter ring if you do not have a lens with a 67mm, 77mm or 82mm filter dimension. The filter is even suitable with all of Second’s M-Sequence Lenses, so you need to use it on cell gadgets.

The Second CineFlare Streak Filters begin at $84.99 for the 67mm dimension. The 77mm and 82mm sizes are $94.99 and $99.99, respectively. The Blue Streak and Gold Streak variations value the identical, and the filters are transport now. For extra data, go to Second.


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