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Schneider-Kreuznach’s True-Streak filters win “Gear of the Year Award” for best lens accessory for the third time in a row

Mar 29, 2021

The “Gear of the Year Award” was given to Schneider-Kreuznach for the fourth time in total: in 2017 for “Best Lens” as well as in 2018, 2019 and 2020 for “Best Lens Accessory”.

True-Streak filters emulate optical light reflections in an anamorphic style and were even used during this year’s “Big Game” Halftime Show in Tampa, Florida to create dramatic lighting effects.

They come in a variety of colours (red, orange, green, yellow, purple, pink, gold, clear) and colour combinations (rainbow, confetti). As of now, Schneider-Kreuznach also provides the popular filters in indigo.

Alan Stockdale, owner of Foundlight Productions, loves using these filters in his projects, “You can have the flare come and go behind some if there’s light back there. You can tell it’s not a software plug-in and it hasn’t just been thrown on in post. It’s much closer in that sense to a true anamorphic lens. The effect is done in camera and captured live on the lens, and that’s the beauty of it for me. You don’t have to spend ages tracking and masking in and out flares if you want them to disappear, it’s just done and it’s there, and it looks natural because it is natural.”

The True-Streak filter series continues to grow, Schneider-Kreuznach is expanding the series by adding the colour indigo.

So far, the popular filters are already available in blue, red, orange, green, yellow, violet, pink, gold, clear, rainbow and confetti.

The filters mimic the popular anamorphic streak effect in the respective colour, regardless of the lens. Depending on the strength and lighting selected, you can achieve a variety of results, from subtle to dramatic. So if you’re looking for a creative way to achieve exceptional shots and breathtaking effects to brighten up the look, use True-Streak filters.

True-Streak indigo filter is available now in 4 strengths (1mm, 2mm, 3mm and 4mm) and 3 sizes (4″X4″, 4”X5.65” and 6.6″X6.6″).

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