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The Ultimate Guide To Camera Filters and Filter Adapters

Check out our favorite filters; how to use them, why use them, and when to use them.

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Filters are the secret sauce to stellar videos and photos. But learning where to begin or how to buy can be a quite tricky and time-consuming process for beginners. 

Including fun dreamy-like filters, such as the CineBloom, there's more practical filters to keep in mind. The more "must-have" photography filters, such as polarizers and strong neutral density (ND) filters, can produce effects that are time-consuming or even impossible to replicate digitally. Not only can they protect your lens and enhance a wide range of colors, but they’re known for helping ensure accurate exposures to your images and add overall impact to your photos and videos.

Check out below our favorite filters to use; how to use them, why to use them, and when to use them. If you’re a visual learner, be sure to watch the video linked above.


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Fits on a phone, no problem.

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Natalie shot at 20% diffusion in the creamy, golden light.

CineBloom Diffusion Filter

Starting at $49.99

Take off that digital edge.

Available in densities of 10% and 20%, Moment CineBloom Diffusion Filters are the secret sauce to capturing dreamy, film-like footage. Escape the clinical, ultrasharp look of digital with this specialty glass. It not only catches and blooms light, but has a smoothing effect on skin tones, making wrinkles less noticeable. The ring of the filter is precision machined from aerospace grade metal, delivering the durability we expect for all of our shoots. It’s also specially designed to be thin enough to stack underneath another filter without compromising field of view. This means you can use an ND or VND on top of it for shooting cinematic frame rates and capturing motion blur. The glass itself is made by fusing a micro layer of black particulates between two layers of top grade Japanese filter glass, allowing us to maintain full image quality. We are able to precisely control the density of these particulates to offer 2 different strengths of diffusion filters. Take your footage to timeless, cinematic heights with CineBloom from Moment.


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Moment

72mm CineBloom Diffusion Filters

You wanna capture dreamy, film-like footage on your digital camera or smartphone? Our CineBloom Diffusion Filters are the secret sauce! Available in 10% and 20%

Buy for $69.99
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CineClear UV Filters

Starting at $34.99

Like insurance for your phone.

High quality glass to protect your high quality glass. The CineClear UV Protection Filter protects your lens from dust, dings, and fingerprints and reduces the negative effects of UV light on your images. Using our best German Schott B270 glass, with a 98.5% transmission rate and 16 layers of optical coatings, this UV filter is resistant to dust, fingerprints, and reflections. CineClear won’t degrade your image quality, and is designed to be stackable with your favorite filters and lens caps. Our signature Moment Red finish and tactile grip texture makes for a sweet piece of hardware you’ll never take off your lens.

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Moment

CineClear UV Protection Filter

Need lens protection? The CineClear UV Filter protects your lens from scratches, dirt, & water. Cutting out UV haze makes images clearer and sharper.

Buy for $33.24
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Comes in many different sizes for your camera and phone.

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Taken with the CPL.

AntiGlare CPL Filter

Starting At $39.99 

Clean up your outdoor images.

Our AntiGlare CPL Filters offer pro-grade polarization at a fair price. These filters help control reflections, boost colors, and mitigate shadows by filtering out unwanted glare. Using premium fused-silica optical glass and our 16 layer coatings,we’re able to achieve supreme clarity, true color, and rugged durability. We also specifically designed the geometry of the filter frame to offer more physical grip. Built from aerospace grade metal with machined texturing, it’s easier than ever to micro adjust the polarization level and more importantly… easy to take the filter off your lens without it getting stuck. Optimized to be universal across camera setups, these filters are compatible with center pinch lens caps (like the one you already have), and can be stacked with other filters such as fixed NDs, Cinebloom Diffusion, and UV. Cut reflections and make your shots pop with AntiGlare from Moment.

Features:

  • Premium fused silica optical glass for supreme clarity
  • Advanced 16 layer optical coatings
  • Knurled grip texture for more control and easy removal from lenses
  • Stacks with fixed NDs, Moment Cinebloom, or UV Filters
  • Smooth rotation ring for precise polarization adjustment
  • Available for standard camera lens sizes 58mm - 82mm

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Urth

Circular Polarizing (CPL) Lens Filter

Wanna cut down on glare? Urth Circular Polarizing Filters (CPL Polarizing Filters) cut reflected light from any direction

Buy for $56.00
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Shiny, golden, and ready to shoot.

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Pick your threaded size and viola.

Moment Variable ND Filters

Starting At $79.99

Your Go-To ND filter

We’ve shot with a lot of Variable ND filters. They were either too expensive or the quality wasn’t there. None of them hit the sweet spot on affordability, functionality, and quality… so we made our own.

Available as a 2-5 stop or 6-9 stop, Moment Variable ND filters are the secret sauce to controlling your exposure. Made with premium Schott B270 Pro Cinema Glass, these filters are crisp edge to edge without color fringing or cross polarization. The filter rings are precision machined from aerospace grade metal, delivering the durability we expect when shooting. Our Variable ND Filters also feature a unique flared geometry unlike anything else on the market, allowing you to see your ND number from behind the viewfinder. This provides fast, precise control over your shots in tricky lighting, without moving from behind the camera. Made to shoot on the go, the filters also feature hard stops at both ends of the range to prevent unwanted cross polarization for the cleanest image possible.

  • You can stack ND filters to get different stops. (ie. a 3-stop on top of a 6-stop is equivalent to a 9-stop filter)
  • It's lightweight and made of top of the line materials.
  • Allows you to control light for better photos and videos.

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Moment

62mm Variable ND Filters

Surely you want the secret sauce to controlling your exposure! Moment Variable ND filters are it, available as a 2-5 stop or 6-9 stop Neutral Density filter

Buy for $139.99
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Urth Variable ND Filters

Starting At $40.00

Stellar, Clean, and Crisp

Urth Neutral Density Filters (ND Filters) cut out a fixed amount of light unlocking more creative possibilities with your photography and filmmaking. ND Filters allow you to control the amount of light entering your camera so you can create stronger depth-of-field and motion blur effects.

Features:


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Urth

62mm Variable ND Filters

Master light without changing filters! URTH Variable ND Filters provide 1-5 or 3-7 stop light reduction, giving you greater creative control in changing light

Buy for $80.00
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Filter Mounts & Adapters

Starting At $19.99

High-quality Filters on your Phone lenses

A step-up adapter ring is the best choice when using a filter on a lens with a reduced filter thread size.

A Filter adapter ring is a basic glass-free ring with male threads (for your lens) and female threads of a greater size (for your filter). The step up ring is attached to your lens, and the filter is attached to the step up ring. That's all there is to it.

Why to use Filter Adapters?

If you can't afford a needed filter in all of your lens filter sizes, buy it in the largest size you need and then buy step-up adapter rings for the rest of the thread sizes you need.

Our filter mounts will provide you with the ability to screw in any of the filters directly and use them with the smartphone. Also, the filter size on a camera lens isn't universal - and can have different sizes. This is when different filter adapter rings would come in handy - as you can screw in a step-up ring on the camera lens and use a bigger size filter.

Features:

MOBILE-FRIENDLY FLEXIBILITY

Allows you to attach a filter directly to the smartphone.

MOBILE DIVERSITY

Even if we don't sell a case for your device, you can still attach a filter directly to your smartphone. We have made this possible with the help of a clip-on filter adapter. You can find it in our store as a 67mm Phone Filter Mount.

INTERCHANGE

When you use a lens mount adapter, you will need to get a suitable mount that can work between the two lens systems - that you are aiming to interchange.

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