ND & Close-Up Filters

As a budding or aspiring photographer, you’ve likely seen or even used camera lens filters before. Photographers use these little pieces of glass for a multitude of reasons, but the most common is for managing tricky lighting conditions when shooting. And protecting the lens, it’s much cheaper to replace a filter than the entire lens should the worst case scenario occur … dropping your lens!

Filters help minimize glare and reflections, enhance colors, reduce light coming into the lens, and more. Each lens filter serves a specific purpose, as each one is built to deliver a specific effect that can help enhance the final look of an image.

We sell the premium OKKO Filter Range.

Okko lens filters were inspired by the pure southern light and epic landscapes of Aotearoa.

Okko lens filters are quality kit, built to last and don’t cost a fortune.

Born in New Zealand

We stock all sizes of the Protective & Polarizing Filters, and a few of the Variable ND Filters. It’s always best to give us a call or message/email before popping in, just to ensure we have the filter & size you require in stock!

How To Find The Lens Diameter:

It’s usually easy to find, because it’s often printed right there on the lens. But sometimes, it might not be easy to spot, as on some lenses it’s etched into the plastic or metal but there’s a good chance it’s there. It’s one of the few standards that camera manufacturers stick to. So, no matter the brand, the lens diameter is marked the same way.

Variable ND Filters:

Control the amount of light in your image so you can do longer exposures during the day. Shoot in bright light without overexposing your images. Use slower shutter speeds to create dramatic effects that emphasise movement.

Variable Neutral Density Filters 1

Streamline your kitbag and swiftly adjust your F-stop rating to manage light exposure on the fly.


Close-Up Macro Filters


1.What kind of lenses are suitable for close-up filters?

The close-up filter is designed based on 50mm standard lens. The longer the focal length is, the more obvious effect will be (generally speaking, 70-200mm lenses are recommended). If you use wide-angle lenses to shoot, vignetting may be caused.

2.Can close-up filters be stacked for use?

It is not recommended that close-up filters are stacked for use. It is also not recommended to mount various filters to close-up filters.

3.What is the meaning of +2, +4, +8, +10?

+2, +4, +8, +10 represent different diopters of close-up filters. The larger the diopter is, the closer the focus distance is and the higher the magnification is.

4.What is the focus distance of close-up filters?

Taking the 50mm standard lens as an example, the nearest focus distance can be shortened as following: the focus distance of close-up lens +2 is about 50cm / 19.7″; the focus distance of close-up lens +4 is about 25cm / 9.8″; the focus distance of close-up lens +8 is about 12.5cm / 4.9″; the focus distance of close-up lens +10 is about 10cm / 3.9″.

5.Why tripod + manual focusing are recommended when using a close-up filter?

Tripod + manual focusing are recommended when using a close-up filter because auto-focus is often difficult when the focal length is too long.

6.How to get a better depth of field when using a close-up lens?

It is recommended to use <multiple focus shooting + post stacking> to get a better depth of field. Specific operation instructions can be found on the internet and you can directly enter “focus stack” in the search engine.

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