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B+W 58mm Soft Image (655) Filter

B&H # BWSI58 MFR # 65-077357
B+W 58mm Soft Image (655) Filter


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Product Highlights

  • Softening Filter Helps to Diffuse Light
  • Creates Halo Effect Around Light Sources
  • Ideal for Portraiture and Still Lifes
  • Rugged Black Brass Filter Ring
  • High Quality Schott Glass
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The B+W 58mm Soft Image (655) Filter is a softening filter that works by diffusing highlights and creating a halo-effect around light sources. The filter surface features small aberrations that help to break up light entering the lens in order to create a soft appearance that can be maintained even when photographing with smaller apertures. This filter is ideal for use with portraiture, still lifes, and general backlit situations, whereas it may be too soft for use with landscape photography.

B+W filters are constructed from high quality Schott glass for increased optical clarity and color fidelity. They feature a brass filter ring for durability as well as jamming prevention.

Helps to form a halo-like effect around light sources.
Small aberrations on filter surface diffuse light in order to create a softening, veil-like appearance.
Constructed from high quality Schott glass for optical clarity.
Brass filter ring helps to prevent jamming and provides additional strength.
Type Softening/diffusion
Size 58 mm
Filter Factor 0
Effect Creates glowing effect around light sources
Construction Schott glass
Front Filter Thread Size 58 mm
Front Lens Cap Size 58 mm
B+W 58mm Soft Image (655) Filter
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    B+W58mm Soft Image (655) Filter

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    Works good

    By jazzsky

    from New Hampshire

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


      Best Uses

      • Image Manipulation

      Comments about B+W 58mm Soft Image (655) Filter:

      Using with the kit lens of my Canon T3i, to get some wide field star shots. With this lens, I can make the brighter stars glow and stand out from the background.

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      Not Dissapointed

      By Joe the Limper

      from Bartlesville, OKJ

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about B+W 58mm Soft Image (655) Filter:

      I'm modifying a Canon 28-90mm lens to produce, in the (digital) camera, photos that mimic the look of film photos in days gone by. Yes, I know that this can be done in Photoshop, but I don't want to do it that way. This filter is part of that equation and it seems to be working so far.

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      Filter pouch

      Ruggard - Four Pocket Filter Pouch (Up to 67mm)
      • You Pay: $8.25

      Caps & Wrenches

      Sensei - 48-58mm Filter Wrench (Set of 2)
      • You Pay: $4.95

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      Pearstone - Microfiber Cleaning Cloth, 18% Gray (7 x 7.9")
      • You Pay: $4.99
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