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Formatt Hitech 85mm Graduated Neutral Density (ND) 0.9 Resin Filter - Soft Edge - for Cokin P

B&H # HIGND.9SCP Mfr # HT85NDSE0.9
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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.

This filter measures 85 x 107mm and fits the Cokin P series 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 Hitech85mm Graduated ND 0.9 Resin Filter - Soft Edge - for Cokin P
 
4.6

(based on 35 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (22)

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    (12)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (27)
  • Clear optics (16)
  • Firm mount (8)
  • Strong construction (8)
  • Improves performance (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Image manipulation (11)
    • Color correction (5)
    • Shooting outdoors (5)
    • Landscapes (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (13), Semi-pro photographer (8), Enthusiast (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (22)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great GND especially for the price

    I purchased this GND to use for panoramas and other landscape-style photos for my DSLR. I have to say that I am extremely pleased with this filter especially for the price. It fits the...Read complete review

    I purchased this GND to use for panoramas and other landscape-style photos for my DSLR. I have to say that I am extremely pleased with this filter especially for the price. It fits the Cokin P adapter perfectly and stays securely in place. It's long enough to adjust where the transition line is vertically to perfectly line up with the horizon. The filter itself is very light and scratch resistant. The tonal effect of the filter is spot on and exactly what I was looking for. My only complaint is that the plastic sleeve that it comes in isn't quite enough to protect the filter itself. I would highly recommend purchasing a filter case to hold this and other resin filters. For the price, this is an excellent choice. Of course, it's not as nice as the Singh Ray filters, but for 1/5 of the cost, it most certainly is not bad and is much better quality than the Cokin brand GND filters.

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    Easy to use

    It is easy to use and works as demonstrated.

    It is easy to use and works as demonstrated.

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    5.0

    High Quality

    By Matt

    from Medford, NY

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Optics
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Image Manipulation

      Comments about Formatt Hitech 85mm Graduated ND 0.9 Resin Filter - Soft Edge - for Cokin P:

      This is a high quality filter. I have no complaints about it. It cleans easy, and seems very durable.

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      5.0

      Save your pennies

      By Jack davis the Photoman

      from Millington, Maryland

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Long Exposure

      Comments about Formatt Hitech 85mm Graduated ND 0.9 Resin Filter - Soft Edge - for Cokin P:

      I brought the Hitech 85MM 0.9 GND soft after the Cokin one was trashed which took less then a month. I looked at the more expensive filters from Singh-Ray, and then since the construction is resin. I decided to give the Hitech a try, and I am glad I did, the image quality is terrific and there are durable. I am pleased with this product.

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      5.0

      Save your pennies

      By Jack Davis the photoman

      from maryland

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Long Exposure

      Comments about Formatt Hitech 85mm Graduated ND 0.9 Resin Filter - Soft Edge - for Cokin P:

      I brought the Hitech 85MM 0.9 GND soft after the Cokin one was trashed which took less then a month. I looked at the more expensive filters from Singh-Ray, costing [$]s, and then since the construction is resin. I decided to give the Hitech a try, and I am glad I did, the image quality is terrific and there are durable. I am pleased with this product.

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      4.0

      Works great

      By Vtphoto

      from Vermont

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Optics
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Formatt Hitech 85mm Graduated ND 0.9 Resin Filter - Soft Edge - for Cokin P:

          This is a must have for landscape shots. Helps to balance out the bright sky so that it doesn't get blown out!!

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          4.0

          Great Piece of Equipment

          By Matt the Cat

          from Claremont, CA

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Optics
          • Easy To Use
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Color Correction

            Comments about Formatt Hitech 85mm Graduated ND 0.9 Resin Filter - Soft Edge - for Cokin P:

            I use this product for landscapes primarily. I like using the product without a mount and being able to control the filter with my hand. (Still learning better technique for this)

            I have produced great images (landscapes, etc). I am still learning how to use filters as this is my first. I have not noticed any color problems with this.

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            4.0

            Satisfied

            By Joe

            from South Carolina

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Optics
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Image Manipulation

              Comments about Formatt Hitech 85mm Graduated ND 0.9 Resin Filter - Soft Edge - for Cokin P:

              I don't have a filter holder so i just handhold the filter in front of the lens which can be a little difficult especially when handholding the camera. However, my results with the filter have been very satisfactory with no apparent magenta cast even on an overcast day. I would suggest a filter holder just to keep your phalanges out of the way

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              5.0

              I would buy this product again.

              By T Morris

              from Ohio

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Optics
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Formatt Hitech 85mm Graduated ND 0.9 Resin Filter - Soft Edge - for Cokin P:

                  Worked like a charm in bringing full sun under control. No tinting was added from the filter.

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                  5.0

                  Does what it says, great for sunsets

                  By timoc74

                  from Ann Arbor, MI

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Optics
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Image Manipulation

                    Comments about Formatt Hitech 85mm Graduated ND 0.9 Resin Filter - Soft Edge - for Cokin P:

                    Works as advertised, no complaints.

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                    4.0

                    Good ND Filter

                    By DTM

                    from Philadelphia, PA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                          Comments about Formatt Hitech 85mm Graduated ND 0.9 Resin Filter - Soft Edge - for Cokin P:

                          Hits the sweet spot for a graduated ND filter - enough density to tone down the sky, and a soft edge to keep it from showing up.

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                          5.0

                          Good Filter!

                          By Chris

                          from Farmington, NM

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Clear Optics
                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Formatt Hitech 85mm Graduated ND 0.9 Resin Filter - Soft Edge - for Cokin P:

                              Good 3 stop graduated neutral filter. I have not seen any color casting in this filter and have stacked it with another Hitech filter. Works well for me.

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                              4.0

                              Huge help on Landscapes

                              By DaddyJohn

                              from Cadiz, KY

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Clear Optics
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Firm Mount

                              Cons

                              • Needed a double slot

                              Best Uses

                              • Image Manipulation

                              Comments about Formatt Hitech 85mm Graduated ND 0.9 Resin Filter - Soft Edge - for Cokin P:

                              It makes all the difference in the world when trying to capture a scene with a bright sky behind it or a lot of reflection off of water.

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                              5.0

                              You should Copnsider

                              By WhatAreYouBuyen

                              from Orange County, CA

                              About Me Aspiring Film Maker

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Improves Picture Quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Shooting Outdoors

                                Comments about Formatt Hitech 85mm Graduated ND 0.9 Resin Filter - Soft Edge - for Cokin P:

                                It does what its supposed to do and it does it pretty well...

                                However, you might want to consider getting the HARD edge especially if you're going for that "HDR look"

                                the soft edge is more like a subtle change, than a dramatic, noticeable effect... so know what you're looking for before you buy...

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                                5.0

                                Good quality for this price point

                                By poddex

                                from Russia, Novij Urengoy

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Improves Picture Quality

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Shooting Outdoors

                                  Comments about Formatt Hitech 85mm Graduated ND 0.9 Resin Filter - Soft Edge - for Cokin P:

                                  Filter allows me to take a nice cloudy photo right after unpacking it from the box. excellent.

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                                  5.0

                                  Great low cost GND solution

                                  By Rob L

                                  from Hamburg, NY

                                  About Me Hobbyist

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Improves Picture Quality

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscape
                                    • Shooting Outdoors
                                    • Sunset

                                    Comments about Formatt Hitech 85mm Graduated ND 0.9 Resin Filter - Soft Edge - for Cokin P:

                                    Used to make the sky pop both during the day and at dusk. Creates spectacular sunset images.

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                                    • Yes

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                                    4.0

                                    Excellent filter vs price

                                    By hoan

                                    from Quebec - Canada

                                    Verified Reviewer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Fit well with Psize Cokin
                                    • Improves Picture Quality

                                    Cons

                                    • Soft plastic storage

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Outdoor luminosty balance
                                    • Shooting Outdoors

                                    Comments about Formatt Hitech 85mm Graduated ND 0.9 Resin Filter - Soft Edge - for Cokin P:

                                    I only put 4 stars because the soft plastic bag protector. I use one of my COKIN empty box for storing this filter.
                                    Excellent filter for balancing the harsh burn white background with the foreground main subject.

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                                    5.0

                                    Balance light without degrading photo

                                    By Chasing Light

                                    from Georgetown, TX

                                    About Me Tech Savvy

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Great clarity
                                    • Improves Picture Quality

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Shooting Outdoors

                                      Comments about Formatt Hitech 85mm Graduated ND 0.9 Resin Filter - Soft Edge - for Cokin P:

                                      Landscape shots are the primary use of these filters. I wish they came in a plastic box and not the plastic pouch. But you can always buy the case at B&H.

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                                      5.0

                                      works great

                                      By nordi

                                      from ft.collins colo.

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Clear Optics
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Firm Mount
                                      • Strong Construction

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Color Correction
                                        • Image Manipulation

                                        Comments about Formatt Hitech 85mm Graduated ND 0.9 Resin Filter - Soft Edge - for Cokin P:

                                        better than cokin ..as good as lee and plenty good enough for me.

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                                        • No

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                                        4.0

                                        well worth it

                                        By JDalger

                                        from Alger, WA

                                        About Me Hobbyist

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Improves Performance
                                        • Value

                                        Cons

                                        • Easily Scratched

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Landscapes

                                        Comments about Formatt Hitech 85mm Graduated ND 0.9 Resin Filter - Soft Edge - for Cokin P:

                                        Better than cokin filters in terms of color cast.

                                        Stack this on top of a 1.2 ND and a .6 hard edge GND and you can do amazing things

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                                        3.0

                                        Easy to use

                                        By GiJo

                                        from Michigan

                                        About Me Hobbyist

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Compact Design
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Improves Performance

                                        Cons

                                        • Limited Compatibility

                                        Best Uses

                                        • In The Studio

                                        Comments about Formatt Hitech 85mm Graduated ND 0.9 Resin Filter - Soft Edge - for Cokin P:

                                        It is easy to use and works as demonstrated.

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Very useful filter

                                        By T

                                        from FL

                                        About Me Hobbyist

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Improves Performance

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Formatt Hitech 85mm Graduated ND 0.9 Resin Filter - Soft Edge - for Cokin P:

                                            Very useful filter

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                                            • No

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