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Formatt Hitech 82mm Firecrest IRND 4.8 Filter

B&H # FOFCIND4.882 Mfr # FC782IRND4.8
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Product Highlights
  • 16 Stop Neutral Density Filter
  • Increase Exposure Length
  • Greater Control Over Exposures
  • Neutral Results Across All Spectrums
  • 15-Layer Coating on Outside of Filter
  • Hydrophobic and Scratch-Resistant
  • SuperSlim 5.5mm-Thick, Stackable Ring
  • Schott Superwite Glass

The Formatt-Hitech 82mm Firecrest IRND 4.8 Filter is a solid neutral density filter providing a 16 stop reduction in exposure. This 4.8 density creates a darkening of the entire image, allowing you to photograph with a wider aperture or longer shutter speed than normally required. By slowing your exposure time or increasing your aperture, you are able to control depth of field and convey movement more easily.

The IRND design of this filter has been optimized for use with digital sensors and promote nearly flat attenuation of visible, UV, and infrared light. Due to imaging sensors' greater susceptibility to infrared light, compared to traditional film, color casts can occur when photographing darker subjects that require increased exposure times. This filter provides a high level of neutrality across all three spectrums in order to eliminate color casts and ensure cleaner, truer blacks.

Applied to the outside of the Schott Superwite glass construction is a 15-layer Firecrest multi-coating, which helps to minimize reflections and flare in order maintain truer colors and contrast. The multi-coating is also scratch-resistant and hydrophobic to benefit the overall durability of the filter. The filter is set within a 5.5mm-thick SuperSlim aluminum filter ring, which features front threads for stacking additional filters or attaching a lens cap.

ND 4.8 filter darkens the image, allowing you to photograph with a longer shutter speed or wider aperture than normally required.
Providing a 16 stop exposure reduction, this filter allows you to control depth of field and convey movement more easily.
Attenuates infrared light, as well as visible and UV wavelengths, to maintain color neutrality and suppress color casts due to increased exposure lengths.
The 15-layer Firecrest coating has been applied directly to the outside of the filter glass by way of a vacuum-formed, hard-coated, electrolytic process. The multi-coating is water- and scratch-resistance for greater overall durability.
Schott Superwite glass promotes maintained image clarity and is set within a 5.5mm-thick SuperSlim aluminum filter ring.
Type Solid neutral density with IR attenuation
Size 82 mm (0.2" / 5.5 mm-thick)
Density 4.8 (16 stop)
Multi-Coated Yes; 15-layer
Effect Permits a longer exposure and helps to attenuate IR contamination
Construction Schott Superwite glass, aluminum filter ring
Front Lens Cap Size 82 mm
Front Filter Thread Size 82 mm
Formatt Hitech 82mm Firecrest IRND 4.8 Filter
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    Formatt Hitech82mm Firecrest IRND 4.8 Filter
     
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    5.0

    First Impression - great filter

    By AAA

    from Hoffman Estates, IL

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    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Long exposures
      • Long Exposures In Day

      Comments about Formatt Hitech 82mm Firecrest IRND 4.8 Filter:

      just took it out once to test.
      no color cast seen
      doesn't seem to affect sharpness
      gives you a great low speed in daylight
      slim enough for me to stack my CPL (with minor vignetting)

      will need to use it during an actual photo outing to evaluate fully

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