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The Explorer Filter Kit

Minimalist outdoor essentials
Rated 4.9 out of 5
Based on 47 reviews

Our Explorer Filter Kit includes a UV, CPL and Variable ND2-400 so you have a minimalist kit of essential creative tools to elevate your outdoor photography.

$119 CAD

Our Explorer Filter Kit includes a UV, CPL and Variable ND2-400 so you have a minimalist kit of essential creative tools to elevate your outdoor photography.

Complete your set

$119 CAD

DESCRIPTION

Our Ultraviolet Filter cuts UV light to sharpen your photos and protect your lens against scratches, water, dirt, and fingerprints. Our CPL Polarizing Filter cuts reflected (polarized) light, which increases contrast and boosts colour saturation and vibrancy.

Our ND2–400 Variable ND Filter provides 1 to 8.66 f-stops of light reduction, giving you greater creative control in changing light outdoors. Slow your shutter for long exposure and motion blur effects, or open your aperture for depth of field effects. Cinematographers can use it to achieve more cinematic effects too.

For wide-angle lenses, we recommend our Variable ND2-32, ND8-128, ND64-1000 or fixed ND filters.

POSITIVE IMPACT

  • 6.06kg CO2 created

  • 307.5kg CO2 sequestered

  • 250x positive impact

To find out more information about the impact of this Urth product, view our Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) report here

FREE SHIPPING

Free standard shipping within Canada.

Standard shipping: 3-7 days.
Express shipping: 1-3 days.

Please allow an extra 2 days for regional areas.

30-DAY RETURNS

30-day returns.

Shop with confidence knowing you can return products within 30 days of purchase.

Sale items are non-refundable unless faulty.

The Explorer Filter Kit

Three filters one kit

The perfect minimalist outdoor kit.

Creative options

Elevate your photography.

All lights covered

More creative options for more light conditions.

Lifetime warranty

Quality made to last.

The Explorer Filter Kit

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ND2-400 Filter

Light experiments

Unlock depth of field and motion blur effects with our ND2-400.

Cut haze and cast

Capture sharper images and truer colours with our UV.

Better saturation and contrast

Cut reflections for more vibrant landscapes with our CPL.

Features

The Explorer Filter Kit

Japanese AGC glass

Our premium Japanese AGC optical glass is coated with an 8-layer nano-coating for better sharpness, added protection, and easier cleaning.

The Explorer Filter Kit

Ultra-slim magnalium rim

Our consciously designed ultra-slim rim avoids vignetting and our durable magnalium is guaranteed for life.

The Explorer Filter Kit

Double-threaded

All our filters are double-threaded for stacking filters or using screw-mount lens caps.

How to Use

The Explorer Filter Kit

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Find your filter size
Inquisitively search lens for diameter symbol. Ø often marks the spot. The diameter you seek may be accompanied by a number – Ø58 or Ø58mm. Look to the side and the front – this precious number is your filter size. Be warned: your lens focal length (e.g. 18-55mm) is not your filter size.
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Place flat and screw clockwise
Gently behold lens in one hand and place flat on lens. Slowly screw clockwise until just firm. Do not over-tighten that which goes on must one day come off.
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UV Shoot as usual
Our UV Filter doesnt affect exposure settings so you can boldly shoot wherever your heart desires knowing your photos will be sharper and your lens will be protected against the elements.
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CPL Twist it until you see it
Tenderly rotate the outer rim of your CPL Filter and watch as the level of polarization and colour vibrancy changes.
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ND2400 Slower shutters, wider apertures
To compensate for the 1 to 8.66 f-stop darkening of your image, slow your shutter speed for motion blur effects. Or, you can adjust for the darkening by opening up your aperture, which creates a shallower depth of field. You can also combine both exposure setting adjustments.
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ND2400 Get more cinematic
Use our ND2400 to create more cinematic effects when filming. By blocking 1 to 8.66 f-stops of light, you can open your aperture for a shallower depth of field, creating stunning cinematic effects in different and changing light conditions.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What does a UV filter do?

UV filters sharpen your photos and protect your lens.

By cutting UV light’s blue haze, our UV Filters improve sharpness and clarity in your photographs, and protect your camera lens from scratches, dirt, dust, and grime. Using a UV filter doesn’t affect your camera settings, which means you can leave it on your lens at all times.

Which UV filter should I buy?

Let the quality of your lens guide your choice. Or simply go for the best – our professional Plus+ range.

Urth has two different ranges of filters: Urth (our premium range) and Urth Plus+ (our professional range). Let the quality of your lens guide your decision. If you’ve invested in a professional-quality lens, we recommend you match its quality with our Plus+ range. Our Urth range is the perfect option for all other standards of lens.

Who should use a UV filter?

Beginners, amateurs, professionals – anyone who wants sharper images.

A UV filter cuts ultraviolet light to sharpen your images and protects your lens against scratches, oil, knocks, and water.

How does a UV filter sharpen my photos?

By cutting out ultraviolet light’s blue haze.

UV light’s blue haze softens details and image quality, especially on hazy days. Our range of UV filters cuts our 99.6% of ultraviolet light for sharper details.

Which range of UV filters is best for telephoto lenses?

Our Plus+ range is best for telephoto lenses.

Because of the amount of glass in a telephoto lens, opting for the best quality UV filter will help you capture sharp, high-quality images and protect your lens.

Which range of CPL should I buy?

Let the quality of your lens guide your choice. Or simply go for the best – our professional Plus+ range.

Urth has two different ranges of filters: Urth (our premium range) and Urth Plus+ (our professional range). Let the quality of your lens guide your decision. If you’ve invested in a professional-quality lens, we recommend you match its quality with our Plus+ range. Our Urth range is the perfect option for all other standards of lens.

How do I get the most out of my CPL?

Use the 90-degree rule, then back it off a bit.

To achieve the strongest polarization possible, the reflected light source needs to be at 90-degrees to your CPL. To check this, make an L-shape using your thumb and index finger. Point your thumb at the lens and wherever your index finger is pointed, that is the angle that will achieve maximum polarisation. Sometimes at full polarization, the effect can look unrealistic so we suggest you back it off a bit for a slightly softer polarization.

Can I use your CPL with wide-angle and telephoto lenses?

Yes, we recommend our Plus+ range for telephoto lenses.

Make sure you have the right size filter and you’re all set. All our filters are designed with a super slim rim to minimise any vignetting that can occur with wide-angle lenses. Because of the amount of glass in a telephoto lens, Our Plus+ range will provide the best image quality.

What's the difference between circular and linear polarzing filters?

A circular polarizer blocks reflected light from any angle while a linear polarizer only blocks reflected light from one direction.

A CPL offers more versatility and works better with digital cameras. Both linear and circular polarizers look the same, and they both do the same thing – reduce reflections on non-metallic surfaces such as water, glass and wet surfaces, and they increase colour saturation too. A CPL filter is essentially a linear polariser with an extra glass element that allows you to adjust your lens filter to block polarised light from different directions.

Does a CPL affect my exposure?

Yes but only a little – 1.33 f-stops.

A CPL filter will reduce the amount of light reaching your sensor by about 2 f-stops.

What's a filter kit?

A consciously curated collection of lens filters designed to give you more creative possibilities in different conditions.

Urth filter kits are a smarter way to buy a collection of filters. They also come with top and bottom lens caps for safe and easy storage in your kit.

Why buy a filter kit?

A filter kit offers you the flexibility to carry different filters in your camera bag using minimal storage.

Our filter kits come with top and bottom lens caps for compact storage and protection while your filters are in your bag. Filter kits provide a huge number of possibilities when shooting and can help you better adapt to extreme shooting conditions.

Who should buy a filter kit?

Photographers who like being equipped with options for unpredictable lighting conditions on their next adventure.

When you're stepping into the unknown, having options can be the difference between heartache and happiness. You don't know whether you'll need a CPL filter, ND filter, UV filter, or a colour filter, and when you're equipped with our filter kits, you'll be ready to shoot whatever the weather is doing.

What are the best filter kits for beginners?

The Essentials Kit Plus+ is the best filter kit for beginners.

For those starting our with lens filters, The Essentials Kit Plus+ offers a range of our best-selling lens filters and countless new creative possibilities.

What's the best filter kit for travel photography?

The Essentials Kit Plus+ and The Explorer Kit are both versatile filter kits.

Our Essentials Kit Plus+ has everything you need to deepen your photography or videography skills. The Explorer Kit offers a more minimalist option full of creative possibilities.

"Wanted to experiment with lens filters with my outdoor photography. Really happy with the results so far. The ND2-400 lets me shoot through the morning into bright light without everything being really contrasty." Joe bought The Explorer Kit.

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Reviewed by Michael C.
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I recommend this product
Camera Brand
Canon
Years Experience
10+
Style
  • Outdoor
  • People
  • Travel
Rated 5 out of 5
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Superb kit!

The slim design and quality of each filter are perfect for my purposes. Also, the kit was processed efficiently and delivered promptly.

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Reviewed by Wolfgang H.
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Sony
Years Experience
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Style
  • Video
  • Outdoor
  • Travel
  • People
Rated 5 out of 5
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Great product for the price

Love their gear and the customer service is world class.

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Years Experience
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Style
  • Lifestyle
  • Outdoor
  • Documentary
Rated 5 out of 5
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I like URTH

Excellent filters...high quality products!

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Rated 5 out of 5
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fuji filters

It is rare in this day and age for a company

to offer unique products that are so fit for

purpose as URTH do . I’m a repeat customer and completely satisfied with the kit for fuji x mount as well as the olympus version. Also the packaging is utterly divine a work of art in itself.

And they plant a tree for every purchase, have a great ethos and keep the customer up to speed with their order. what’s not to like ! timothy

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