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Time flies when you’re having fun! It’s hard to believe that we at Singh-Ray have been serving you, our friends, for over 50 years. We appreciate your support and loyalty – and look forward to working with you in the years to come.

 

We’ve been honored to work with so many wonderful photographers and videographers, from enthusiastic hobbyists to top pros like Art Wolfe, Tony Sweet, Andrei Duman and George Lepp. Movie studios, research labs, airlines, industry, universities, journalists and hundreds of television stations also use our filters.

 

From our first day, our number one goal has been to develop the filters you need, with the highest possible quality and performance, so that you can consistently capture what your creative vision imagines.

 

When you order a filter from us, we literally make it for you. Singh-Ray filters are produced one at a time here in Florida using our proprietary processes, not on a mass production line thousands of miles away. With the highest quality optical glass, comparable to that used by NASA, as well as the finest optical resin for our grads.

 

No other filter manufacturer can compare to the quality and performance of our filters, which is why our prices may be higher. As the outstanding landscape photographer, Jack Graham, once said about our filters, “There is simply no cheap or easy way to make a high-quality filter.” Just compare them and you’ll see the difference.

 

Thank you for visiting our website. As always, if you don’t see the filter you need – or have an idea for a new or improved one – give us a call. Chances are we can make it for you!

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Bob Singh

Delivery to APO/FPO addresses : $24.95

 

Continental United States

  • FedEx Ground – filter orders : $12.95
  • FedEx Ground – non-filter orders : $4.95
  • FedEx 3-day : $16.95
  • FedEx 2nd day : $19.95
  • FedEx Overnight : $34.95

Alaska and Hawaii

  • FedEx 3-5-day service : $24.95 (negotiated rate)

International: important information

  • The recipient is responsible for any tariffs, import taxes, duties or other fees levied by the destination country, as well as any additional charges that may be required by the delivery service for customs clearance, delivery surcharges, etc. We have no control over these charges and cannot predict what they may be, as they vary based on destination country, courier and other factors. These charges can be substantial. We suggest you contact your local customs agency, postal service or FedEx office for more information and estimated charges.
  • Customs processing may also cause delays in delivery. If a delivery seems unusually delayed, contact your local FedEx office to determine delivery status.

Canada

  • If you wish to order directly from our exclusive distributor in Canada, CLICK HERE.
  • If you wish to order directly from Singh-Ray in the United States, orders less than $300 (not including shipping) will be sent USPS Express Mail at a cost of $56.95.
  • Orders over $300 will be sent FedEx for $44.95.

Russia

  • Express Mail only: $65.95

All other international locations

  • For orders less than $300 (not including shipping), you can choose either FedEx for $56.95 or USPS Express Mail for $56.95.
  • Orders over $300 will be shipped via faster and more reliable FedEx service for $56.95.

Will I see vignetting when I use filters?

What filter holder do I need for ND Grads to avoid vignetting?

What is a “thin mount” filter?

What are your filters made of?

Are your filters multi-coated?

What filter sizes are available?

How soon will I get my order?

What is your warranty and return policy?

My filter is scratched.

Where can I buy your products?

How are your filters packaged?

I’m getting a colorcast with my solid or variable neutral density filter.

I’m getting started with filters. What do you recommend?

What’s the difference between an ND Grad and a Reverse ND Grad?

Your question not addressed here or on the product page?

Will I see vignetting when I use filters?

With so many different combinations of wide-angle and zoom lenses, cameras, filters, filter holders and other factors, it’s difficult to predict under what circumstances vignetting will occur and to what extent. As a general guideline, when a lens has a focal length under 20mm on a full-frame camera, there’s a chance you’ll experience vignetting with a standard ring-mount filter or a standard Cokin filter holder. Again, this is only a general guideline. With most digital cameras, you can usually see any vignetting in the viewfinder and adjust accordingly. In many cases, it is also relatively easy to remove minor vignetting in post processing. Note that stacking filters will increase the possibility of vignetting with wide angle lenses. Back to top

What filter holder do I need for ND Grads to avoid vignetting?

As mentioned above, it depends. With ND Grads, it’s actually the filter holder that may cause vignetting, not the filter itself. It’s easy to test if a particular combination of lens, camera and holder will work for you before you actually purchase a filter. Many pros we work with prefer to handhold their ND Grads to reduce chances of vignetting and because it’s also faster, gives you more control and is less gear to carry and deal with in the field. Back to top

What is a “thin mount” filter?

The difference between a standard and a thin mount is that the standard mount has threads that allow you to mount or stack other filters on top of it. The thin mount has these threads removed, so you cannot mount another filter on top of a thin mount or attach a “clip style” lens caps. We have “push-on” lens caps available on our Accessories page. Back to top

What are your filters made of?

All Singh-Ray glass filters (round and square) have the highest quality polished optical glass, comparable to that used by NASA. Our ND Grads, Reverse ND Grads and Lepp Solids use the same high-quality optical resin used in prescription eyeglasses. Back to top

Are your filters multi-coated?

No. We have thoroughly evaluated filter multi-coating and feel that the benefits are negligible, and are also outweighed by several disadvantages. Back to top

What filter sizes are available?

Complete sizing and pricing for each of our filters can be viewed in the “select size” dropdown on each product page. Back to top

How soon will I get my order?

All our filters are hand crafted, not pulled from a mass-produced inventory. We make every effort to ship orders as quickly as possible, but we ask that you allow up to 10 business days to produce and ship your order. You will not be charged until your order ships. Back to top

What is your warranty and return policy?

Due to the nature of our products, all sales are final. SinghRay filters purchased directly from us are warranted against manufacturing defects for 30 days from date of receipt. In the event of a manufacturing defect, return the filter to Singh-Ray for inspection and repair or replacement at our option. Please contact us before sending a filter back for warranty service. Our warranty does not cover filters damaged due to exposure to extreme temperatures, or that are dropped, submerged, handled improperly or otherwise damaged. Back to top

My filter is scratched.

Filters do sometimes get scratched in normal handling. Most scratches that can be seen when looking at the filter are not visible when shooting through the filter, because your lens’ focus point is anywhere from a few feet to hundreds of yards past the plane of the filter. It usually takes a severe scratch or several lighter scratches before you experience problems with your image. Take a variety of test shots to see if the scratch is a cause for concern. Do not use eyeglass scratch fillers on our filters. They will likely cause additional problems. Back to top

Where can I buy your products?

This website is our primary sales outlet. You can also order by phone by calling us at 800-486-5501 or 863-993-4100. We also sell selected filters through B&H Photo in New York and Mountain Light Gallery in Bishop, CA. In Canada, our dealer is The Camera Store (thecamerastore.ca). We have no plans for additional dealers at this time. Back to top

How are your filters packaged?

Singh-Ray filters arrive in a shrink-wrapped soft leatherette pouch lined with special microfiber cloth. Within the pouch, the filter is in a plastic envelope. It’s fine to discard the plastic envelope and store your filter in the pouch, as long as you’re careful to keep out dirt, sand or other materials that could potentially damage the filter. Replacement pouches are available on our Accessories page. Back to top

I’m getting a colorcast with my solid or variable neutral density filter.

Singh-Ray NDs are known for their true color and lack of colorcast. However, it can happen. ND filters increase exposure time, which can cause the RGB sensors in some digital cameras to introduce more red into the image. Longer exposures can also allow infrared light to “build up” on the red sensors, causing a red or purplish cast. These aberrations can usually be easily removed in post processing. If you are within the warranty period and think there is another issue with your filter, contact us to have it evaluated and possibly repaired or replaced. Back to top

I’m getting started with filters. What do you recommend?

That depends largely on the types of images you’re planning to take. The best idea is to call us to discuss what you plan to shoot. The first “must have” filter that can really make a difference in many of your photos would be our LB Warming Polarizer. It helps reduce glare and improves color saturation. Graduated NDs help you balance exposure by “holding back” the brightest area of a scene (usually the sky), so you can brighten the darker foreground. Hard-steps are best for flat horizons and soft-steps for uneven horizon lines or ones broken up by trees, hills, etc. A good starter combo, in our experience, would be a 2-stop hard-step and a 3-stop soft-step. Each will make a definite difference in your images, but are subtle enough to be forgiving if you don’t position them perfectly at first. With practice, you’ll learn how to use them and determine what other variations you might need. Back to top

What’s the difference between an ND Grad and a Reverse ND Grad?

Our Galen Rowell graduated density filters – available in 1-4 stop neutral, orange and pink densities – add the darkest density at the top of the filter and transition gradually to clear near the center of the filter. These filters enable you to, for example, hold back a bright sky, so that you can balance contrast and lighten and add detail to the foreground. With the Daryl Benson reverse graduated density filter – available in 1-4 stop neutral and orange densities – the darkest area is in the center and transitions gradually to approximately one stop lighter at the top. This filter is great for sunrises and sunsets, to hold back the sun at the horizon and balance the overall exposure. Back to top

Your question not addressed here or on the product page?

That’s simple! Go to our Contact page and call or email us. Back to top

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