PowerXND

November 30, 2015

Introducing PowerXND 2000

The most powerful variable neutral density filter*.

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With the best light reduction and resolution capabilities,  PowerXND 2000 filters can be used in a wide variety photography as well as video applications. It’s one filter that can replace multiple fixed ND filters.

* As of February 17th 2016

Extended range

ND 16 – 2000

 

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The PowerXND 2000 has 11 stops (ND 2000) of light reduction capability which has been only available with fixed neutral density (ND) filters until now whereas commercially available variable ND filters only have up to 6 stops (ND 400) capability.

See variable ND filter in action (simulation)

Design

Slim filter frame

Side

Designed in California, PowerXND 2000 has an innovative filter frame design which reduces the overall profile of the filter. This reduced profile is important for keeping vignetting on wide angle lenses to minimum.

The filter frame of the PowerXND 2000 is optimized to reduce height and volume. With a filter height of 5.5mm when mounted on a lens, the PowerXND 2000 is about half the height of other commercially available variable ND filters and smaller overall.

Optical Quality

6 elements and 2 groups

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Multiple layers of nano coating technology are applied to glass surfaces for anti-reflection purposes, thus provides protection to filter surfaces.

Precision and Durability

 

JFC_0430-2La Jolla, California, Nikon D810, ISO 64, f/16, 8″

The Aurora PowerXND filters are built from aerospace grade aluminum frames with computer numerical control lathes (CNC) for mechanical precisions and treated with anode oxidation process for corrosion protection. Extended temperature range lubricant is applied in the assembly process so the final products have smooth and yet dampen rotation handling for all weather applications.

Specifications

  • Range – ND 16 – 2000 (ND 1.2 – 3.3, or 4 – 11 stops)
  • Slim profile of 5.5mm

Available filter thread sizes:

67mm, 72mm, 77mm, and 82mm

Planned filter sizes:

39mm, 40.5mm, 46mm, 52mm, 55mm, 58mm, 62mm, and 95mm

Availability

The Aurora PowerXND 2000 filter is currently available at kickstarter.com crowd funding, and to general public as well as dealers in Summer 2016.

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