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Formatt Hitech 85mm Graduated Neutral Density (ND) 0.6 Resin Filter - Hard Edge - for Cokin P

B&H # FOGND.6HCP MFR # HT85NDHE0.6
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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 0.6 Resin Filter - Hard Edge - for Cokin P
 
4.7

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (13)
  • Clear optics (7)
  • Strong construction (7)
  • Firm mount (6)
  • Lightweight (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Image manipulation (7)
    • Color correction (3)
    • Everyday (3)
    • Travel (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (6), Enthusiast (4), Semi-pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (11)

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    5.0

    great two stop filter for the price

    By CB Photographer

    from Crested Butte, CO

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Bulky

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery

    Comments about Formatt Hitech 85mm Graduated ND 0.6 Resin Filter - Hard Edge - for Cokin P:

    I'm just getting into photography. This was recommended by a pro level photographer. Works great for landscape applications. Only downside is that the plastic attracts foreign particles, and is hard to keep clean.

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    5.0

    Works great

    By Scott

    from Kansas

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Firm Mount
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

    • None yet

    Best Uses

    • Balancing Light
    • Image Manipulation

    Comments about Formatt Hitech 85mm Graduated ND 0.6 Resin Filter - Hard Edge - for Cokin P:

    Does what it is supposed to do, no problems with this filter at all.

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    • No

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    5.0

    the edge is acutally soft

    By Leaf

    from Arlington, VA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Color Correction

      Comments about Formatt Hitech 85mm Graduated ND 0.6 Resin Filter - Hard Edge - for Cokin P:

      strong build, cheap price but excellent quality

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      5.0

      Fine product

      By DC Swede

      from Silver Spring, MD

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Formatt Hitech 85mm Graduated ND 0.6 Resin Filter - Hard Edge - for Cokin P:

            Highly useful for photography in high-contrast situations, especially landscapes. Very well priced, well made, and I've not noticed any color tint. A filter holder does make it easier in use.

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            5.0

            Good

            By Ynadaf

            from India

            About Me Photography Student

            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 0.6 Resin Filter - Hard Edge - for Cokin P:

              Need to have one to work good

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              • No

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              4.0

              My landscapes never looked better

              By 85Tiger

              from Houston, TX

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Optics
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Image Manipulation

                Comments about Formatt Hitech 85mm Graduated ND 0.6 Resin Filter - Hard Edge - for Cokin P:

                I am new to using grad ND filters but I found this to be just fine. The price was right. It arrived on time for my trip to Rocky Mountain National park. Easy to use. It does not come with a case or any kind of hard shell protection so be careful. I have heard these scratch easily but I had no problems.

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                5.0

                Great addition to my Soft Edge Filters

                By Bob

                from Chugiak, AK

                About Me Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Easy To Use
                • Improves Picture Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Shooting Outdoors

                  Comments about Formatt Hitech 85mm Graduated ND 0.6 Resin Filter - Hard Edge - for Cokin P:

                  I'd been using a soft edge neutral density graduated filter, but it wasn't "cutting the mustard" on landscapes with straighter horizons. This filter works wonderfully, helping me to balance the exposure between sky and land...

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                  4.0

                  great product for the price

                  By d35i6n

                  from milwuakee, wi

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Optics
                  • No Color Cast

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Formatt Hitech 85mm Graduated ND 0.6 Resin Filter - Hard Edge - for Cokin P:

                      long exposure and landscape photography

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Nice Grad

                      By rideklein

                      from Seattle, WA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Image Manipulation

                        Comments about Formatt Hitech 85mm Graduated ND 0.6 Resin Filter - Hard Edge - for Cokin P:

                        I'm new to using a Grad ND. This one is well-constructed. The words etching is close enough to the edge that I don't see it being a problem while in use. (I'd read on one of these reviews that it was a problem.)

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                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        A must have

                        By retired guy

                        from marco island fl

                        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 0.6 Resin Filter - Hard Edge - for Cokin P:

                          IN strong sunsets easy,fast,better images!!

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Very high quality

                          By Jamil

                          from Longmeadow, MA

                          About Me Hobbyist

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Professional Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Formatt Hitech 85mm Graduated ND 0.6 Resin Filter - Hard Edge - for Cokin P:

                              The filter is very high quality and fits the Cokin P holders perfectly. They are also a bit longer than the Cokin filters which makes it easier to position the filter. I am definitely going to be buying more of their filters soon.

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                              • No

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Very good and very cheap

                              By Constantine

                              from Cyprus

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Clear Optics
                              • Completely neutral color
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                              • A bit short

                              Best Uses

                              • Image Manipulation
                              • Landscapes

                              Comments about Formatt Hitech 85mm Graduated ND 0.6 Resin Filter - Hard Edge - for Cokin P:

                              This is as good as other more expensive filters. Its dark area is perfectly neutral and doesn't create weird hues in the final photo.
                              The only minor problem of it is that it should be a bit longer so it could be used as a solid ND at the same time (you could do that with 68mm-threaded lenses, but the usual 77mm wide-angle lenses are too wide to be covered completely).

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                              4.0

                              ease of use

                              By A Leaf

                              from Weatherford, TX

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Firm Mount

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Formatt Hitech 85mm Graduated ND 0.6 Resin Filter - Hard Edge - for Cokin P:

                                  Just got them and learning to use them. Find it easy to use.

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                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Neutral & Affordable

                                  By MumbleyJoe

                                  from Seattle, WA

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                  • Inconsistent Effect

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Image Manipulation

                                  Comments about Formatt Hitech 85mm Graduated ND 0.6 Resin Filter - Hard Edge - for Cokin P:

                                  I find the 2-stop soft ND and hard edge ND to be the most versatile. The HiTech ND Grads are very neutral, only occasionally showing a light magenta tint (much better than cheaper competition.

                                  They're fairly durable, but after hand-holding these filters against my lenses for a couple years they got too scratched to keep using. But they're cheap enough that I'm not bothered replacing them.

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                                  5.0

                                  hitech .6 hard gnd

                                  By kameron

                                  from upland, ca

                                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Versatile

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Everyday use
                                    • Traveling

                                    Comments about Formatt Hitech 85mm Graduated ND 0.6 Resin Filter - Hard Edge - for Cokin P:

                                    works perfect, no color casting at all

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                                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    Great Value

                                    By P Helmer

                                    from San Marcos, CA

                                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Improves Product Function
                                    • Value

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Everyday use
                                      • Traveling

                                      Comments about Formatt Hitech 85mm Graduated ND 0.6 Resin Filter - Hard Edge - for Cokin P:

                                      I wasn't sure how much my style of shooting would be able to take advantage of graduated ND filters. So, after some research, I settled on the Hitech filters as a balance between quality and price.

                                      Really I gave it 4 stars for the position of the etching on the filter. I have to admit that the etching did not cause a problem when I used it with a 18-55mm lens. However, it may cause a problem for wider lenses or for those cases where you're positioning the filter with most of the clear side over the lens.

                                      The case it comes packaged in is sufficient, but I would seriously recommend a proper filter wallet if you're going to use this type of filter often as moving it in and out of the original sleeve is a inconvenience.

                                      While Hitech's filters are 1mm wider than the Cokin P size, they work perfectly in all 3 slots of my Cokin P holder. Over time, using this filter in the slot closest to the lens may widen the 3rd slot so much that narrower filters would be loose. However, I would expect that by the time that happens, I would've gotten so much use out of the holder that I'd just buy another. I can't detect any flexing of the filter induced by the holder being 1mm smaller.

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                                      5.0

                                      Good Filter

                                      By mkishphoto

                                      from Oregon

                                      About Me Professional

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                      • None

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Everyday use

                                      Comments about Formatt Hitech 85mm Graduated ND 0.6 Resin Filter - Hard Edge - for Cokin P:

                                      Works like it should. A cheap alternative to the over priced Singh-Ray filters. I see no color shift. Completely neutral!!

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                                      5.0

                                      A necessary filter to have.

                                      By Ed

                                      from Mechanicsville, VA

                                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                      • None

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Great for water falls
                                      • Traveling
                                      • Use with bright skys

                                      Comments about Formatt Hitech 85mm Graduated ND 0.6 Resin Filter - Hard Edge - for Cokin P:

                                      A split neutral density filter helps balance the light between the sky and below. It brings out clouds and makes the sky look deeper in color but yet it does not change the color. The 85mm graduated ND for cokin P is great because with the cokin holder you only need one filter instead of one for each lens. Its easy to use and change between lenses. Its a good value for the price.

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                                        Formatt Hitech -  85mm 6 Pocket Filter Wallet
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