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The Tokina Rain Dispersion Filter Has No Problem Keeping the Rain off Your Lens

For those people who are fed up with constantly wiping water drops off of their lens when shooting in rainy weather, Tokina has a pretty ingenious solution for you: a hydrophobic “rain dispersion filter.”

The demo video above comes from this year’s International Broadcasting Convention, where News Shooter‘s technical editor spoke with Tokina about the new filter.

The filter was created by Tokina in cooperation with Japanese broadcasting corporation NHK, and as you can see from the demo, any water that is sprayed onto the filter just beads up and rolls right down. It’s similar to what you see with hydrophobic coatings like NeverWet, which are often used for industrial purposes.

Even more impressive is the view from the other side of the viewfinder. Although from the front it looks like the view would still be obscured some, the water that is being sprayed onto the filter hardly shows up at all, and then only for a split second before it’s gone.

According to Tokina employee Chris, the filter should be available starting early next year in a variety of circular sizes as well as square. If these types of filters become popular, it’ll be interesting to see if lens makers begin applying hydrophobic coating to the lenses themselves.

(via The Phoblographer)

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