Schneider Optics Expands Full and Split Diopter Lineup

Due to growing popularity, Schneider adds new +1/8, +1/4 and +3/4 strengths to their existing range of +1/2, +1, +2, and +3, 138mm close-up Full and Split-field diopter lenses. These essential tools are mainly used to allow sharp focus when too close to the subject for the camera lens to properly focus on its own. … Read more

Leica Cine MacroLux Family Grows By Two

Building on the success of the original Leica Cine MacroLux +1 diopter, CW Sonderoptic is introducing two new diopters in the line, a +2 and a +0.5. Utilizing the same signature Leica optics and coatings as the +1, the new Cine MacroLuxes can be stacked or cut together for consistently beautiful and creative images. The … Read more

Diopters – “The Split Field Lens” by Ira Tiffen

Have you ever encountered this situation: a sky so bright you can’t get proper exposure on both sky and foreground at the same time? What to do? Well, it is very likely you know the answer to that one: use a graduated neutral density filter. Optical filters have long offered the option to treat one … Read more

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