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MindShift Gear Filter Hive Storage Case

B&H # MIFH MFR # 915
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Product Highlights
  • Accordion-Style Filter Case
  • Holds Six 4x6" and Six 82mm Filters
  • Holds Rectangular and Round Filters
  • Removable Divided Insert with Dust Flap
  • Color-Coded Interior Filter Organization
  • Belt-Mountable
  • Side-Release Buckle Attaches to Tripod
  • Front Zippered Pocket / YKK Zippers
  • Interior Zippered Storage Pocket
  • Padded Interior / Liner Protects Glass

The Filter Hive Storage Case from Mind Shift Gear is a two-piece accordion-style filter organizer for holding six 4x6" rectangular and six 82mm circular filters. The Hive features a protective exterior case plus a removable interior divider that holds your filters. The removable divided insert features a protective dust flap.You can use the two sections either together or separately. Color-coding on the interior dividers allows you to rapidly identify your filters.

The exterior is coated with a water-resistant material with an additional polyurethane undercoating. Inside, the lining is 200D polyester, nylex lined filter pockets, closed-cell antilon foam, nylon binding tape, and 3-ply bonded nylon thread 

The entire case can be belt-mounted or attached to your tripod via its quick-release connection. Front and interior zippered pockets are provided and accessed using thumb pulls. All the zippers are YKK design. The rear of the case features a belt-mountable panel and quick-release grab handle for buckling to a tripod.

Material Exterior: All fabric exterior treated with a durable water-resistant coating while fabric underside is coated with polyurethane
Interior: 200D polyester lining, nylex lined filter pockets, closed-cell antilon foam, nylon binding tape, 3-ply bonded nylon thread
Accommodates Six 4x6" (100x150 mm) rectangular and six 82mm round filters
External Pouch 8.1 x 5.3 x 3.9" (21 x 14 x 10 cm)
Removable Filter Insert 7.3 x 4.3 x 3.1" (18.5 x 11.0 x 8 cm)
Rectangular Filter Slots 6.7 x 4.3" (17 x 11 cm)
Round Filter Slots 3.4 x 3.6" (9 x 9 cm)
Weight 9.6 oz (272 g)
MindShift Gear Filter Hive Storage Case
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    MindShift GearFilter Hive Storage Case
     
    4.7

    (based on 14 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (12)
    • Durable (9)
    • Lightweight (9)
    • Compact (8)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (10)
      • Travel (7)
      • Family photos (3)
      • Weddings (3)
      • Wildlife photos (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (6), Photo enthusiast (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (13)

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      5.0

      Well made, great design

      By Peter from NH

      from Dublin NH

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Storing Filters

        Comments about MindShift Gear Filter Hive Storage Case:

        Terrific storage for expensive (and cheap) filters. Everything in its place, but easy to take out of camera bag and find what I need. Room for 100mm frames and filters.

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        5.0

        Finally!

        By Jeff

        from York, PA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about MindShift Gear Filter Hive Storage Case:

          I've been searching for something like this for years. It's a great way to organize and protect my expensive filters.

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          4.0

          Keeps expensive filters organized

          By jsinon

          from Farmington, NH

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery

            Comments about MindShift Gear Filter Hive Storage Case:

            Keeps my expensive Singh-Ray filters safely organized.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Best filter case I ever had! I had a lot

            By RC

            from Dubai, U.A.E.

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight
            • Smart Design

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery

              Comments about MindShift Gear Filter Hive Storage Case:

              The Filter Hive replaced about 7 separate filter holders I have for some Lee Filters, Singh Ray Filters, Tiffen CPL, filter ring adapters and a Lowe filter holder. This is indeed a well-thought of design, quick to strap on a belt or hook over the tripod while shooting. And the zipper opens facing YOU, and not the other way like all other holders, HOW CLEVER!

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              5.0

              Great Organizer

              By Photo Bob

              from Boston MA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel
                • Weddings/Events
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about MindShift Gear Filter Hive Storage Case:

                When photogrphing in remote areas, having the correct filters - polarizers, ND filters - was hard to organize and with individual cases took a lot of space. Now the Hive lets me keep several Singh Ray gradual ND's, a variable ND, and other screw on filters in one handy bag. When I setup my tripod, I can use the handy strap to hang the bag fron the tripod below the ball head. A well made bag which I would recommend to anyone needing to organize their filters.

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                5.0

                Beautifully designed

                By steviewonder

                from Victoria, BC

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery

                  Comments about MindShift Gear Filter Hive Storage Case:

                  This is a compact yet well cushioned filter holder. It handles both round and rectangular filters and I like how it hangs from my tripod. Just what I need for my landscape photography tools.

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                  5.0

                  Nice Product

                  By Joe S

                  from Brandon, FL

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Nice quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Travel

                    Comments about MindShift Gear Filter Hive Storage Case:

                    Good quality. It holds all of my round and my rectangular filters. It is also color coded. I no longer have to have separate cases for the resin filters and the round ones. It can be hung from your tripod and attaches easily to the belt of the Panorama 180 backpack.

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                    5.0

                    Love the MindShift filter organizer

                    By Joss

                    from Minneapolis, MN

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Great Quality
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • All photography

                    Comments about MindShift Gear Filter Hive Storage Case:

                    I have probably purchase 4-5 filter holders and find they don't hold 4x4 or 4x6 filters which I use a lot. I found this while doing another filter holder search and saw that it holds 4x4 & 4x6 filters as well as screw on filters and has other smaller zipper area for storing CF cards etc. When it came I was so excited - the size is large enough for all my filters. For the 4x6 the storage areas are color coordinated, it attached easily to my tripod for quick access. I just can't think of any negatives. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this holder

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                    5.0

                    Very Impressed

                    By Jeff

                    from Minnesota

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Strong Belt Loop
                    • Well Cushioned

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Travel
                      • Weddings/Events
                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about MindShift Gear Filter Hive Storage Case:

                      I was always having issues keeping track of my various round filters and my square neutral split density filters. The hive really put it all together for me. It's really important to note that it holds 6 round AND 6 square filters. It's interior is removable for whatever reason and it attaches itself by a loop for a belt or strap and also a string for looping it around a tripod. For the pro or enthusiast, this is a strong asset to your everyday carry.

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                      5.0

                      Great Product

                      By Zipman

                      from Christchurch, NZ

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about MindShift Gear Filter Hive Storage Case:

                            I love this - room for everything but not too big. Easy to access what you want, it stands by itself. internal fabric is great - no concerns about scratching expensive filters. I have six large Lee grad filters PLUS a 105mm Lee circular polariser filter IN ITS CASE! plus some little bits and pieces in this thing and still room for more. well padded and an internal dust flap and weighs very little - I Love it. some people might not need this much room is only drawback I see. I tried a couple of other holders but they were no good as when full the items wer under pressure and being bent out of shape.

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                            5.0

                            Excellent Bag

                            By Phil

                            from McPherson Kansas

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Travel
                              • Weddings/Events

                              Comments about MindShift Gear Filter Hive Storage Case:

                              You can easily cary over $1000 in this bag. It protects well and is small. Nicely built, lightweight. Pockets for Tools. It zips up and keeps closed so that dust is out. I wish they made one without the insert for hot shoe flash equipment.

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                              4.0

                              great product

                              By iamafphoto

                              from Sacramento, CA

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Easy to Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Practical

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Travel

                                Comments about MindShift Gear Filter Hive Storage Case:

                                I've just recently purchased this filter holder after looking high and low for other similar product types.

                                Since I use the Lee Filter System, I was going to buy the Lee Filter Holder pack. The challenge was that the Lee only holds 10 filters of the flat kind...that's it. No place for screw on filters or even for the holder and adapters themselves. This would have required me to purchase a second holder for those items.

                                The Filter Hive was the perfect alternative to those challenges. It not only held my flat 4x6" filters as well as 4x4" flat filters, It even has space for the screw on filters, filter holder and adapter rings. ALL IN ONE PLACE.

                                The Hive fit perfectly in both my F-Stop pack as well as my ThinkTANK pack.

                                However, my favorite part of this was the little clip strap that lets you hang this bag off of your tripod while you are shooting. I was recently in Big Sur California shooting and used the Hive for the first time. That feature of strapping it to my tripod made it so easy to get the filters I needed with ease.

                                As a photography instructor, I am always being asked what gear I recommend the student buy that is practical and good on the wallet $$. I have already recommended this holder to several of my photographer friends as well as to students and I am looking forward to creating a really cool video on this holder for my YouTube Channel.

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                                4.0

                                Best filter pouch currently available

                                By Manila Dan

                                from Manila, Philippines

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy to Use
                                • Versatile Attachments

                                Cons

                                • Lacks Divider Options

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Travel

                                Comments about MindShift Gear Filter Hive Storage Case:

                                I use it to store my ND grads and my ND's and CPL as well as to store my Z-Pro holder and adapter rings

                                I really love the size and the ability to be able to attach it either to your belt/bag's waist belt or to the tripod'
                                I also like the layout, making it very easy to grab the GND's because of it's horizontal orientation as opposed to filter holders like the Lowepro S&F 100 or the Clik Elite Square Filter Pouch
                                The only thing I don't like about it is that I no longer use circular filters thus have no need for the 6 slots
                                It would have been nice if they were adjustable to be able to fit the 4x4 filters instead of placing those where I placed my GND's
                                I've had to place makeshift smooth cardboard dividers in between the GND slots so I can accomodate my reverse grad, my 0.9 and 0.6 SE GNDs, my 0.9 and 0.6 HE GNDs, my 0.9 4x4 ND, my big stopper, and my Z-Pro sprocket type Singhray polarizer

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                                4.0

                                Finally, all my filters together

                                By Northwest Indy Mike

                                from Northwest Indiana

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Easy to Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Travel
                                  • Wildlife Photos

                                  Comments about MindShift Gear Filter Hive Storage Case:

                                  I do a lot of landscape photography. Recently, I've gotten into long exposure photos. This means a variety of ND filters. What I use are not inexpensive and I've got 5. In addition, I have CPL filters in two sizes and a close-up lens I carry just because. And, since my NDs are square, I have the holders to deal with. The Filter Hive is the first all purpose filter case that actually works. All my filters, square and round, all the holders and all the adaptor rings, everything fits and fits well. My only complaint is that the hive doesn't quite hold everything was well as they say. The pockets for round filters could be a little deeper. I like the ability to remove the inside case from the outside case and just take it. This case allows me to throw all my filters in a backpack, protected but all together. It also fits in my working waist bag so when I'm shooting, everything is within reach - important in the spring when the ground is still too damp to put a backpack down to get items out. I've found it travels well in my carryon for airline travel as well. Drop it in, one pouch, and nothing is forgotten at home. Well worth the investment.

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