NiSi introduces a new filter holder for smartphones. The NiSi P1 Prosories mobile phone filter kit is easy to mount, easy to operate and fits in your pocket, so it might just be worth a closer look!
The best camera is the one you have handy when you need it. More often than not, that camera might just be your mobile phone. And why not? Modern phones have quite neat camera systems. But one thing they lack is the ability to manually optimize the resulting images in-camera. Sure, you can apply myriads of hip software filters, but you’ll never be able to replace decent glass filtration with funky algorithms.
NiSi P1 Prosories Mobile Phone Filter Kit
We’ve seen it all before: from tiny outboard lens adapters to full-blown rigs which transform your phone into “real” (cinema) camera systems. The NiSi P1 Prosories mobile phone filter kit is not a totally new addition to the smartphone market, but it still has the potential of enhancing your work when it comes to shooting with your built-in smartphone camera.
The NiSi package offers a clip-on filter holder and a set of two filters: a 0.9 (3 Stop) graduated ND and a polarizer. This is indeed a mindfully picked set for the most basic needs of every hobbyist or enthusiast smartphone photographer.
The grad ND filter helps fighting bright skies while keeping the landscape scenery beneath it untouched. The polariser filter, on the other hand, produces rich colors (especially for blue skies) while minimizing reflections from glass and other reflective materials.
The filter holder can be rotated 360° to select the exact position of the polarizer and achieve the best performance for each shot. The ND filter can be adjusted to achieve perfect alignment with the horizon. Both filters are made of photographic – and therefore high-quality – optical glass, while the holder itself is made of aluminium to keep the weight low.
The NiSi P1 filter holder can be mounted to any smartphone and can be used in portrait or landscape format. Furthermore, you can mount the filter holder to either the rear or the front facing camera.
Pricing and Availability
The whole kit will be shipped from the beginning of April and is relatively cheap: the NiSi P1 Prosories Mobile Phone Filter Kit is yours for $55.
Whether it also fits modern double lens cameras such as the iPhone X remains to be seen, though. Moreover, it does not look as if both filter stages can be rotated independently of each other. However, this little gadget could significantly improve a lot of photos and videos without the help of digital filters.
What do you think about adding real glass filters to your arsenal of your always-ready smartphone camera? Share your thoughts in the comments below!