When first opening and reviewing the System, I noted that the build quality on the holder and the accompanying parts was really impressive! The filter holder itself has a strong, sturdy, but light aluminium frame, which wasn’t necessarily something I was expecting at this price point so I thought that was a very nice surprise.
With three filter slots and a seperate rotating CPL built in, the system gives you more than enough flexibility to capture the image you’re after.
The instructions to install were simple to follow for someone who had never used a square filter system previous and it wasn't long before I was set up and ready to start taking photos.
I have to say I LOVED being able to do more in the field and in the moment to balance out and correct my exposure using the filters, before getting my images onto the computer. Not to mention the opportunity to shoot longer exposures was something I was very excited about.
If I had one small issue it’s that I found the process of handling and storing the filters a touch tedious, It would be great to have an all in one pouch to keep close on hand when shooting rather than needing to go back to my main bag to store safely and juggling multiple pouches. This isn’t something I expected to receive in the kit by any means, but it’s something I will need to find a solution for.
One of the most important things to check when testing is if there is any colour cast when using the filters. The colour cast seems excellent to me with next to no issues. I think there is maybe a very minimal green tint/blue temp cast to the images but nothing that isn’t easily corrected.
I also experienced no real issues with vignetting even when using a wide focal length like 16mm, and certainly nothing that wouldn’t be corrected with basic profile corrections in your editing program.
Overall I think the images I captured were of fantastic quality.
Of course I must say you should always do your own research if possible when making such a important investment.
I would like to thank Sirui Australia again for giving me the chance to test and review the Sirui Professional Landscape Filter Kit.
If anyone has any other questions or if you need further information please feel free to contact me below.