URTH Filter Kits + Discount Code

As of the 24th November, 2020 Gobe Filters is now known as URTH

We’ve been using URTH Filters for quite a while now and absolutely love their quality, price, and contribution to the environment through tree planting in some of the most deforested regions of the world.

In addition to their range of individual circular screw-in filters, and their recently released square ND filters (filter holder and grads coming soon), URTH also produces some very practical filter kits which are particularly useful for photographers that are just starting their photographic journey. 

In this post, we will highlight all the different filter kits available and what the filters are best used for.

Just a couple of things to keep in mind before purchasing the filter kits –

  • If the filter kit already includes a UV filter and you own several lenses then you will need to purchase extra UV filters in addition to the filter kit. Although it is a good idea to use a step-up ring for speciality filters such as C-PL (circular polarizer) filters, or ND (neutral density) filters, we suggest you purchase a UV filter for each lens you own.
  • It may not be practical to purchase a filter kit for every lens thread you have. If you own several lenses with different threads then we suggest you purchase a cheap step-up adapter ring to fit your largest thread size. This way you will be able to use the larger filter on all your lenses. e.g. if your largest thread size is 77mm then purchase the 77mm filter kit and a step-up adapter ring if your other lens has 72mm thread.
  • When using circular screw-in filters try not to stack them in front of the lens on wide-angle lenses e.g. if attaching a C-PL (circular polarizer) filter first remove any other circular screw-in filter attached to the lens. If unavoidable, check to see if the stacked filters are causing significant vignetting in the corners. Most of the Gobe filters are slim so you may be OK.
URTH Filters - The Essentials Kit Plus+

Above: URTH ” The Essentials” Filter Kit

Quality Levels

There are currently 10 different URTH filter kits available. Unlike the Gobe range which had 3 quality levels of filters – 1 Peak, 2 Peak, and 3 Peak, the URTH range is categorised as URTH or URTH Plus+. Both offer great quality at different degrees with the URTH Plus+ being the highest quality. Choose the range according to your budget.

URTH – made from premium Japanese AGC optical glass that is coated with an 8-layer nano-coating for better sharpness, added protection, and easier cleaning. The ultra-slim rim avoids vignetting and the durable magnalium is guaranteed for life. The filters are double-threaded for stacking filters (although we don’t recommend stacking circular filters) or using screw-mount lens caps. The packaging for these are the familiar beige/brown colour.

URTH Plus+ – made from premium German SCHOTT B270 glass and coated with a 20-layer nano-coating for better sharpness, added protection, and easier cleaning. They have an ultra-slim rim to avoid vignetting and durability that’s guaranteed for life. The filters are double-threaded for stacking filters (although we don’t recommend stacking circular filters) or for storing in the screw-mount lens caps. The packaging for these are grey.

Until the remainder of their Gobe branded stock is depleted they will still be branded as Peaks. Below is the difference between the 3 quality levels. 

1 Peak – made from quality Japanese glass and coated with an 12-layer nano-coating for truer light transmittance, better protection, and easier cleaning. They have an ultra-slim rim to avoid vignetting and durability that’s guaranteed for life. The filters are double-threaded for stacking filters (although not recommended) or for storing in the screw-mount lens caps.

2 Peak – made from premium Japanese glass and coated with a 16-layer nano-coating for truer light transmittance, better protection, and easier cleaning. They have an ultra-slim rim to avoid vignetting and durability that’s guaranteed for life. The filters are double-threaded for stacking filters (although not recommended in our opinion) or for storing in the screw-mount lens caps.

3 Peak – made from premium German SCHOTT B270 glass and coated with a 16-layer nano-coating for better sharpness, added protection, and easier cleaning. They have an ultra-slim rim to avoid vignetting and durability that’s guaranteed for life. The filters are double-threaded for stacking filters (although not recommended in our opinion) or for storing in the screw-mount lens caps.

All filter kits also include a Microfibre Cleaning Cloth and screw-mount Lens Filter Metal Caps (see image above) that connect to both ends of the filters making it a secure and compact way to carry all your URTH filters. Best thing since sliced bread in our opinion laughing

Filter Kits

Gobe ND Family Filter Kit

GOBE ND FAMILY FILTER KIT
2 Peak

The GOBE ND Family Filter Kit contains 5 Neutral Density filters with density strengths of ND2 (1 stop), ND4 (2 stops), ND8 (3 stops),
ND64 (6 stops), and ND1000 (10 stops).

Thread sizes: 37mm – 86mm
Price: AUD$116.00 – $307.00

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This kit is an ideal way to purchase all the commonly used ND filters in one kit. They are ideal for anyone that wants to reduce their shutter speed while maintaining the optimum aperture of their lens. The ND64 (6stop) is particularly useful at sunrise and sunset and the ND1000 (10 stops) is great for slowing down your shutter speed on sunny days making it ideal for smoothing out choppy water or blurring clouds e.g. waterfalls, seascapes, landscapes etc.

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Gobe ND Starter Kit

GOBE ND STARTER FILTER KIT
2 Peak

The GOBE ND Family Filter Kit contains 3 Neutral Density filters with density strengths of ND4 (2 stop), ND16 (4 stops), ND32 (5 stops).

Thread sizes: 37mm – 95mm
Price: AUD$75.00 – $350.00

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This kit is an ideal starter and ideal for those that want ND filters but don’t want the long exposures that the ND64 and ND1000 provide. These ND strengths will allow you to use wider apertures in daylight for shallower depth of field.  Alternatively, if you are shooting video, these filters are useful for maintaining a consistent shutter speed at a required aperture with fixed lighting. For inconsistent lighting a Variable ND Filter may be more practical.

Gobe ND Stopper Filter Kit

GOBE ND STOPPER FILTER KIT
1 Peak & 2 Peak

The GOBE ND Stopper Filter Kit contains 3 Neutral Density filters with density strengths of ND8 (3 stop), ND64 (6 stops), ND1000 (10 stops).

Thread sizes: 37mm – 95mm
Price: 1 Peak – AUD$71.00 – $286.00 or 2 Peak AUD$75.00 – $350.00

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This kit is an ideal starter for those that want the ND filters primarily for slower shutter speeds during the daylight hours (ND1000) and sunrise and sunset shots (ND64). The ND8 is also useful as a transition filter once the exposures become too long when using the ND64. This kit comes in both 1 Peak and 2 Peak qualities.

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Gobe Basics Filter Kit - 1 Peak

GOBE BASICS FILTER KIT
1 Peak

The GOBE Basics Filter Kit contains 6 filters – a UV filter, C-PL (Circular Polarizer), ND64 (6 stop) Neutral Density filter, Graduated Red filter, Graduated Orange filter, Graduated Blue filter.

Thread sizes: 37mm – 86mm
Price: AUD$82.00 – $219.00

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This kit is an ideal starter kit and is a bit of a mixed bag.

  • UV filter is a protective filter for your lens
  • C-PL (circular polarizer) is a useful filter for reducing reflections, darkening blue skies, and enhancing foliage.
  • ND64 (6 stop) neutral density filter is great for long exposures, especially at sunrise and sunset
  • Graduated Red* filter is used in black and white photography. It darkens blues colours, turns red colours to white and lightens warm colours. As this is graduated it will only affect half the scene. This is a great filter for black and white landscapes – just place the graduated half of the filter where the sky meets the horizon to improve the contrast of the sky.
  • Graduated Orange* filter is also used in black and white photography. It darkens blues and lightens warm colours and is for graduated light conditions. We used this filter quite often back in the film days when shooting black and white to increase contrast.
  • Graduated Blue* filter is also used in black and white photography. It lightens blues, turns red to black and darkens warm colours and is for graduated light conditions.

*TIP – When using these filters you will need to attach them to the front of the lens and position the camera relative to where you want the graduation to commence.

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HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

URTH - Duet Filter Kit

“DUET” FILTER KIT (PLUS+)

The URTH “Duet” Filter Kit contains 2 filters –

  1. UV Plus+
  2. C-PL Plus+

Thread sizes: 37mm – 95mm
Price: AUD$69.00 – $217.00

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This kit contains 2 of the most popular filters in photography – the UV filter which is used these days more as a protective filter for your lens, and a C-PL (circular polarizer) which is a must-have filter for any outdoor photographer. 

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

URTH Essentials Filter Kit

“THE ESSENTIALS” FILTER KIT (PLUS+)

URTH “The Essentials” Filter Kit contains 4 filters –

  1. UV Plus+ filter
  2. C-PL Plus+ filter
  3. ND8 Plus+ filter
  4. ND1000 Plus+ filter.

Thread sizes: 40.5mm – 82mm
Price:  AUD$107.00 – $226.00 

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This kit is similar to the Duet Filter Kit but contains 4 of the most popular filters in photography.

  • UV Plus+ filter which is used these days more as a protective filter for your lens
  • C-PL Plus+ (circular polarizer) which is a must-have filter for any outdoor photographer
  • ND8 Plus+ (3 stops) neutral density filter which reduces 3 stops of light from reaching your sensor.
  • ND1000 Plus+ (10 stops) is a neutral density filter. Great for long exposures during the daylight hours
URTH ND Selects Filter Kit

“THE ND SELECTS” FILTER KIT (PLUS+)

URTH “The ND Selects” Filter Kit contains 3 filters –

  1. ND8 Plus+ filter
  2. ND64 Plus+ filter
  3. ND1000 Plus+ filter.

Thread sizes: 37mm – 95mm
Price:  AUD$90.00 – $279.00 

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This kit is similar to the Duet Filter Kit but contains 3 of the most popular ND filters in photography.

  • ND8 Plus+ (3 stops) neutral density filter which reduces 3 stops of light from reaching your sensor.
  • ND64 Plus+ (6 stops) neutral density filter which reduces 6 stops of light from reaching your sensor.
  • ND1000 Plus+ (10 stops) is a neutral density filter. Great for long exposures during the daylight hours
URTH - The Nature Filter Kit Plus+

“THE NATURE” FILTER KIT (PLUS+)

“The Nature” Filter Kit Plus+ contains 4 filters –

  1. UV Plus+ filter
  2. C-PL Plus+ filter
  3. ND64 Plus+ filter
  4. Soft Graduated ND8 Plus+ filter

Thread sizes: 46mm – 82mm
Price:  AUD$129.00 – $261.00 

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This kit is similar to the Duet Filter Kit but contains 4 of the most popular filters in photography.

  • UV Plus+ filter which is used these days more as a protective filter for your lens
  • C-PL Plus+ (circular polarizer) which is a must-have filter for any outdoor photographer
  • ND64 Plus+ (6 stops) neutral density filter which reduces 6 stops of light from reaching your sensor
  • Soft Graduated ND8 Plus+ (3 stops) graduated neutral density filter. As the filter is graduated, it will only affect half the scene.
URTH - The Explorer Filter Kit

“THE EXPLORER” FILTER KIT

URTH “The Explorer” Filter Kit contains 3 filters –

  1. UV filter
  2. C-PL filter
  3. ND2-400 filter

Thread sizes: 37mm – 95mm
Price:  AUD$91.00 – $273.00 

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This kit contains 3 essential filters for all photographers.

  • UV filter which is used these days more as a protective filter for your lens
  • C-PL (circular polarizer) which is a must-have filter for any outdoor photographer
  • ND2-400 (1-8.66 stops) is a variable neutral density filter. Great for long exposures during the daylight hours.
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URTH - The Stellar Filter Kit

“THE STELLAR” FILTER KIT

“The Stellar” Filter Kit contains 4, 6, and 8-point star filters.

Thread sizes: 46mm – 82mm
Price:  AUD$76.00 – $127.00

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Normally, to obtain starbursts, you would need to shoot at small apertures such as f/11-f/16 (depending on the lens) and the number of points on the star would be determined by the number of blades of your lens aperture. Using these filters allow you to shoot at larger apertures while still attaining 4, 6, or 8 points on your starbursts.

  • 4-star filter produces 4 points on strong, close sources of light.
  • 6-star filter produces 6 points on strong, close sources of light.
  • 8-star filter produces 8 points on strong, close sources of light.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

URTH - ND Coverage Filter Kit

“THE ND COVERAGE” FILTER KIT PLUS+

This kit contains 5 filters and is the same as the Gobe ND Family Filter Kit however the filters in this kit are premium quality-

  1. ND2 Plus+ filter
  2. ND4 Plus+ filter
  3. ND8 Plus+ filter
  4. ND64 Plus+ filter
  5. ND1000 Plus+ filter

Thread sizes: 46mm – 82mm
Price:  AUD$156.00 – $271.00

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This kit is similar to the ND Selects Filter Kit but contains 5 of the most popular ND filters in photography.

  • ND2 Plus+ filter – 1 stop neutral density filter which reduces 1 stop of light from reaching your sensor.
  • ND4 Plus+ filter – 2 stop neutral density filter which reduces 2 stops of light from reaching your sensor.
  • ND8 Plus+ filter – 3 stop neutral density filter which reduces 3 stops of light from reaching your sensor.
  • ND64 Plus+ filter – 6 stop neutral density filter which reduces 6 stops of light from reaching your sensor.
  • ND1000 Plus+ filter – 10 stop neutral density filter which reduces 10 stops of light from reaching your sensor.

CONCLUSION

URTH Filter Kits are a great way to get all the filters at once rather than paying for individual filters. We use Gobe/URTH Filters on practically all our lenses and we currently own the Gobe Duet Filter Kit – 3 Peak and all have performed beyond our expectations compared to other brands. 

These filter kits are Highly Recommended.

If you are interested in reading any of our other reviews of the Gobe Filters, just click on any of the posts below –

Review – GOBE ND8-128 Variable Filter + Discount Code
Review – GOBE 100mm Square ND Filter + Discount Code
Review – GOBE ND2-400 Variable Filter + Discount Code
First Impressions: GOBE Filters + Discount Code

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Get 15% Discount

If you use the coupon code ‘widescenes‘ at checkout you will receive a further 15% discount off any item on the GOBE/URTH filters website. If, for some reason, the coupon code does not work please contact us and we will rectify and advise you.

Disclaimer:  Although we are affiliated with URTH Filters and receive a commission on any sales when using the coupon code, this review is totally unbiased (we are also NiSi Resellers). As Professional Photographers we would never recommend the use of any product unless we use the product ourselves. We did receive the filter with compliments of URTH Filters but were not paid for this review. We may also receive commissions on other links in this post, however, we try our best to keep things fair and balanced, in order to help you make the best choice.