The adapter features a partially transparent ring and comes with five ColorTint rings and silicone masks which can be used to control the different flares.
The ColorFlare is available for Sony E-Mount and Micro Four Thirds, adapting lenses from:
• Canon EOS
• Canon FD
• Minolta MD
• Olympus OM
By using the different ColorTint rings, you can change the colour of the flare and with the different silicone masks, you can adjust how much of a light leak you get into your final frame. If you are shooting in the dark, you can use a small LED light or torch to create the flare.
Technical Farm’s Flare Adapter
We originally saw this concept at Interbee 2015 from Technical Farm. The adapter component is essentially exactly the same but Fotodiox have accessorised it further with the different silicone rings.
Do it in Post?
A lot of the times, adding filters in-camera can be a creative choice as you could argue that lens flare or film burn can easily be added later in post-production without affecting the original content. Sometimes it helps to be able to visualise effects when you are in the moment, just like the Lensbaby lenses that add effects in-camera.
Pricing & Availability
The ColorFlare adapter retails for USD $99.
Each adapter set comes:
- ArtFX ColorFlare Main Adapter Unit
- 5x Color Bands (Orange, Red, Green, Blue, Purple)
- 5x Black Light Blocking Bands (3x w/o Holes, 2x w/ 6 Holes)
- 4x Replacement Friction Nubs