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

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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 - Hard Edge - for Cokin P
 
4.5

(based on 13 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (10)
  • Clear optics (4)
  • Compact (4)
  • Firm mount (4)
  • Strong construction (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Image manipulation (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
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      • Was this a gift?:
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    5.0

    Works just like it should

    By Sc

    from Kansas

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

    • None yet

    Best Uses

    • Balancing contrast
    • Image Manipulation

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

    Works like you would expect a graduated filter to work, not much else you can say about it.

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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 0.9 Resin Filter - Hard Edge - for Cokin P:

      Works perfect

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      5.0

      Great Landscape Filter

      By Wayne

      from Maryville, TN

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Optics
      • Easy To Use
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Image Manipulation

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

        I bought this filter so I could take more landscape pictures in the middle of the day. Just slide this down far enough to subdue the bright sky and you're set. I've used it a few times, and it works great!

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        4.0

        Excellent filter for the money

        By Ben

        from Louisiana

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Optics
        • Firm Mount

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Image Manipulation

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

          I have only used this filter stacked with another hitech 3 stop ND. There was a color cast, and all the reviews said there would be one. I don't recall if I was able to correct the white balance; I don't think I liked the shots. I'm looking forward to getting to use it when I have more free time. It does what it says it does.

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          5.0

          Very nice filter

          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 0.9 Resin Filter - Hard Edge - for Cokin P:

            I use this filter to balance the light when photographing landscapes where the light balance between sky and land is extreme. It works great...no color cast at all!

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            5.0

            Easy way to enhance the sky

            By Rob L

            from Hamburg, NY

            About Me Hobbyist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to align
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Dusk Photography
              • Shooting Outdoors

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

              Due to the hard edge, it is easy to see the effect through the viewfinder. This filter really helps enhance the sky and brings out detail that otherwise might be blown out. Also have used it to make the dusk sky look very dramatic on my photos.

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              5.0

              Neutral, Good Quality, Good price

              By Steve

              from Virginia

              About Me Amateur

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Cheap
              • Compact Design
              • Improves Performance
              • Neutral
              • Professional Quality

              Cons

              • Short

              Best Uses

              • Controling dynamic range
              • Outdoor landscapes

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

              I purchased this filter to replace a broken singh-ray ND grad, which are pretty much the standard in ND grads. The singh-rays are way expensive for what they are (a piece of plastic) so I thought I would try out the Hitechs to save some cash. It seems to be as neutral as the singh-ray and just as high quality. They are a bit shorter than other p-series size filters, but this has not turned out to be a problem for me, and I am using them on 77mm filter-thread lenses. If you need a high quality set of ND grads you should check these out.

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              4.0

              Great Product

              By dokgold

              from Florida

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Improves Performance

              Cons

              • Poor Design

              Best Uses

              • Complex Projects

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

              B & H rocks!

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              4.0

              I would recommend this!

              By Photographer Man

              from Silver Spring, Maryland

              About Me Landscape Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use
              • Professional Quality

              Cons

              • Dark

              Best Uses

              • Panoramas
              • Straight Horizon

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

              This product is great! Its not as expensive as the Lee or SinghRay and you essentially get the same results. For someone with a low budget, this is definitely your best fit. The filter itself is great. I shoot many panoramic shots with it and I love the filter. Not only should you get this filter but a Cokin P Holder, because it may be a drag to handheld this filter. Its very good for sunrises and sunsets with horizons. Its even good for broad daylight photos. The only problem I would have is that its a bit dark and if your shooting trees you might want to get the Soft Edge instead. This is specifically for shots with a horizon that is straight like the beach or ocean. Besides that, its an amazing filter and I would definitely recommend this to somebody.

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              4.0

              Great Filter

              By nafan

              from australia

              About Me Hobbyist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use
              • Highly Compatible
              • Professional Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  I use this filter for landscapes and some nature photography it has been a really good filter.

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                  4.0

                  Great Product

                  By RodrigoP

                  from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to carry
                  • Easy to clean
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Firm Mount

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscapes

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

                    This filter is a great use in landscape photography to help controlling situations with a high contrast latitude.
                    Hitech filters are as good as other expensive filters and i didn´t notice at this point any colour cast

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                    4.0

                    Love this, it's fantastic

                    By Jr.

                    from Augusta, Kansas

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Image Manipulation

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

                      This weekend I was out taking some sunrise pictures and I used this filter. Boy it really helped to get detail in areas that was dark and it cut down on the light in the highlighted areas.

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                      4.0

                      Very good and useful filter.

                      By John Z.

                      from Novi, MI

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Improves Product Function

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                          This is a very useful filter. The quality is good.

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