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Formatt Hitech 4x5" Graduated Neutral Density (ND) 0.9 Resin Filter - Hard Edge

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Often it is necessary or desirable to balance the light intensity in one part of a scene with another. This is especially true in situations where you don't have total light control, as in bright contrasty landscapes. Exposing for the foreground will produce a washed-out, over-exposed sky while exposing for the sky will leave the foreground dark and under-exposed. Hitech Grad ND filters are part clear, part neutral density (available in grades of .3 (1 stop), .6 (2 stops), .9 (3 stops), 1.2 (4 stops)). They allow the transition to be blended into the scene, often imperceptibly. A neutral density .6-to-clear, with a two stop differential, will generally compensate the average bright sky-to-foreground situation and is also the most popular density of the series.

Hitech graduated neutral density filters are available with soft or hard transitions from dark to clear. The soft edge is recommended for wide angle lenses and the hard edge is recommended for normal and longer lenses.

Hitech graduated resin filters are 4 x 5" (100 x 125mm) x 1.5mm thick. The 5" length allows for adjustment of the filter within the holder.

Neutral Density factors:

ND.3 (exposure adjustment = 1 stop)

ND.6 (exposure adjustment = 2 stops)

ND.9 (exposure adjustment = 3 stops)

ND1.2 (exposure adjustment = 4 stops)

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Formatt Hitech4x5" Graduated Neutral Density (ND) 0.9 Resin Filter - Hard Edge
 
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5.0

Must have for landscape photography

By Wojson

from Gdynia, Poland

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Pros

  • Clear Optics
  • Easy To Use
  • Strong Construction

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      Comments about Formatt Hitech 4x5" Graduated Neutral Density (ND) 0.9 Resin Filter - Hard Edge:

      This filter is a must have for landscape photography. It lets you balance the exposure of lighter parts of the image (usually sky) with the darker ones (foreground). Hard edged filter is especially useful in the areas with even border between the lighter and darker parts (like horizon and sea).

      Once you try it you're gonna love it.

      The size of the filter lets it be used with the widest lens (16mm full frame).

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      5.0

      A truly neutral density grad!

      By Mike

      from Long Beach, CA

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      • Clear Optics

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          Comments about Formatt Hitech 4x5" Graduated Neutral Density (ND) 0.9 Resin Filter - Hard Edge:

          I've used Singh-Ray, Lee, and HiTech ND filters and oddly enough, the Lee's are a bit warm, but also more expensive. They're great but I like to decide for myself and prefer a true ND filter.

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          5.0

          Perfect Size for Handholding

          By Valentino

          from New Jersey

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • No Color Cast
          • Perfect Size and Price

          Cons

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            • Landscape

            Comments about Formatt Hitech 4x5" Graduated Neutral Density (ND) 0.9 Resin Filter - Hard Edge:

            I upgraded from the smaller P-size Hitech and Singh-Ray and could not be happier. The size is perfect for handholding where the smaller P-size require much care or a holder. I always use a folded pec-pad when handling to avoid fingerprints. The quality is great, no color cast, and the price is right, about a $100 less than the slightly larger 4x6 Singh-Ray and Lee making this a great deal. My “essentials” Grad-ND kit includes 2 and 3 stop hard and soft.

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