Magnetic Slim StarScape Kit

The Magnetic Slim StarScape Kit is a tailored filter kit designed for nighttime astrophotography. It features a light pollution cut filter with two strengths of White Powder Mist, enhancing star brightness while preserving the natural color and texture of your images. The magnetic attachment system allows for quick and hassle-free changes, perfect for wide-angle lenses of any focal length. The water-repellent coating easily removes nightly dew, and the neutral color ensures minimal color casts regardless of the white balance setting. With high transmission rates, it maintains essential exposure levels for stunning night sky photography.

Marumi StarScape Kit

 

[CONTENTS: MAGNETIC SLIM STARSCAPE KIT]
- StarScape/Adp.
- White Powder Mist 1/2
- White Powder Mist 1/4
- Lens Cap
- Luminous stickers
- Magnetic Slim Pouch

Optimized for Nighttime Usability

One of the challenges of astrophotography is that preparation must be done in complete darkness. When handling multiple filters, minimizing the effort required for attachment and detachment is crucial. The Magnetic Slim StarScape Kit is optimized for this preparation, making it ideal for astrophotography in the darkness. 
      1.  Two in One: Base adapter + Light pollution cut filter


        StarScape functions as a magnetic adapter as well as a light pollution cut filter, screwing into your lens thread as a magnetic base. You do not need a separate adapter to get started. The following diagram shows the structure of Magnetic Slim StarScape Kit. 


        The Magnetic Slim StarScape Adp. will be a base Magnetic Base to attach your lens.

      2. One Second Clip: Quick attach-/detachable Magnetic System

        The magnetic design enables swift and effortless attachment and detachment, facilitating seamless filter changes even in complete darkness and while wearing thick gloves in cold weather. This significantly simplifies the preparation process in pitch-black conditions, allowing photographers to concentrate on capturing the perfect shot without unnecessary complications.



      3. Lightweight and Minimized Handy Accessories

        A lightweight and compact pouch allows you to carry the StarScape kit hands-free, which is particularly useful for those who need quick access to the filters and other essentials while keeping their hands unoccupied.

        magnetic slim pouch on the grass

      4. Glow-in-the-dark, Luminous stickers

        For photographers working in the dark, the included glow-in-the-dark, Luminous stickers in various sizes (large, medium, and small) offer significant advantages. These stickers absorb light and glow in the dark, making it easy to identify filters and equipment in low-light conditions. The different sizes allow for flexible use of various gear, from the large and medium intended to be attached to the filter frame, and small to the flange side visible. (the side with the filter name printed on it.) 

Luminous sheet under daylight Center/Luminous sticker on the filter in the dark/Luminous sheet in the dark


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Highlighting Star Brightness in Astrophotography

In astrophotography, capturing the brilliance of the starry sky is paramount. The White Powder Mist filter is designed to softly diffuse the light of bright stars against the dark sky, beautifully enhancing the brilliance of constellations. This filter faithfully reproduces landscape details without compromising resolution, ensuring that every shot is both clear and stunning.

The below stunning astrophotography was taken by a famous Japanese astrophotographer, Teruyasu Kitayama, using White Powder Mist 1/4 in the StarScape Kit to highlight the brightness in Astrophotography.

Kitayama Starscape picture

©Teruyasu Kitayama, picture taken with StarScape Kit/White Powder Mist 1/4

 

The White Powder Mist filter uses white particles within the glass to diffuse light. When combined with the StarScape filter, which cuts light pollution from artificial light sources, these two combinations create a cool, pristine night sky while maximizing the brilliance of the stars. The kit includes two types of diffusion effects (1/2 and 1/4), allowing for versatile use in different conditions.
Marumi StarScape + White Powder Mist

 

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Cut Light Pollution

In modern inhabited areas, it is hard to see the Milky Way in urban cities, and when you take a picture, the night skyscape sometimes turns yellowish. This color shift phenomenon is caused by, so to say, "Light Pollution".
This color shift makes the starscape-/nightscape photograph enthusiasts very annoyed.

The StarScape/Adp. effectively cuts light pollution from artificial sources such as mercury lamps, sodium lamps, and LEDs, while allowing the natural light from celestial bodies to pass through. This results in clearer, more vibrant night sky images with reduced post-processing needs.

 (差し替え予定)

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Slim yet Durable, High-strength filter for Wide angle lens

While the lower-left picture shows stacking DHG Soft Fantasy on the top of Magnetic Slim Lens Protect/Adp., the lower-right White Powder Mist on the top of Magnetic Slim StarScape/Adp obviously showing the difference of thickness, which will be crucial shooting with wide angle lens to avoid vignetting in the astrophotography.

 

Left: StarScape + Screw-in type Effect filter Right: Magnetic Slim StarScape Adp. + White Powder Mist


Multi-resistant

Water repellent coating Oil repellent coating
The lens coating repels nightly dew or water droplets easily for your stress-free shooting The coating prevents fingerprints from sticking to the surface, and even if it does, it can be easily wiped off and is scratch-resistant.

Water-/Oil repellent coating, Marumi Magnetic Slim Series


Advanced Guide to StarScape Photography

Astrophotography can be challenging and intimidating for beginners. To help you prepare, we have compiled a list of recommended websites and camera settings that you can refer to. Please take a look and use them as a guide to get started.

 

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