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The Aria Pearl filter from Simmod is an industry-standard softening filter for 4x5.65 matte boxes. 


Responding to the demands of cinematographers, Simmod Aria Pearl filters aid cinematographers in taking the edge off the image from modern digital lenses and cameras, especially cameras with large sensor acquisition capabilities.  SIMply put, Aria Pearl filters are used to create a pearlescent halo around highlights while gently softening the overall image with a smooth, velvety glow.


Designed by award-winning DP Ron Sim csc, Aria Pearl filters are available in 1/8, 1/4, and 1/2 density.


Aria Pearl Filters are constructed from 2 layers of the highest quality Schott glass, grinding flat to a tolerance of 1/10,000th of an inch, then laminating each substrate.  Each layer of glass is nano-coated on each side to provide anti-reflective properties and repel water, grease, and oil. 


  • Reduces highlights and lowers contrast
  • Creates a cinematic look
  • Softens wrinkles and blemishes
  • Delicately captures flare
  • High-quality brass frame (Circular version)
  • Nano resistance coating repels water, oil, and grease
  • A protective felt case for 4x5.65 version / Plastic Storage Case for Circular version
  • Aria Pearl Filter Tag included


Compare to Tiffen Pearlescent Filters: $449



    ***Please allow 3-5 business days for engraving***


    Do you have a custom design or logo you'd like on your caps? Send it to with your order number in the subject line.


    Special Instructions:

    • Requests to change lens information and data will not be accepted once an order is submitted for processing and engraving.

    • Please leave notes and instructions for EACH cap in the "Additional Info" Section. 

    • If you're sending us a custom design file, please let us know by selecting the corresponding options or simply indicate that in your instructions.

    • If you do not see your focal length or f.stop in the pull-down menu, DO NOT select the closest number.  Please leave the exact info in the "Additional Info"  Section

    • If you will be submitting a custom design file, please note that on the order.

    • For custom designs, please download this Illustrator TEMPLATE and export as a transparent (no background) PNG file.  Email the design file to with your order number in the subject line.


    Watch Mark Holtze's video to learn more about the SIMMODING process: VINTAGE LENSES FOR VIDEO


    Our Rear EF caps utilize a 1mm thick anodized aluminum top plate, allowing us to custom engrave to your specifications. Functional and stylish.


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