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Formatt Hitech 85mm Graduated Neutral Density Kit 6

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Product Highlights
  • 0.3, 0.6, 0.9 Graduated ND Filters
  • Soft Edge
  • Fits Cokin P
  • Used to Create Special Effects/Blurs
  • Clear at Bottom with Transition to Top
  • Use for Light Reduction in Landscapes
  • Permits Use of Wider Apertures
  • Helps Control Depth of Field
  • No Effect on Color
  • Made from CR39 Resin

The 85mm Graduated Neutral Density Kit 6 from Hitech has several uses and offers the possibility to achieve otherwise unachievable results. This kit contains a 0.3, 0.6, 0.9 Graduated Neutral Density filter. They enable the shooter to adjust exposure without affecting color balance. A Graduated ND filter appears gray and reduces the amount of light reaching either the sensor of a digital camera or the film plane of a traditional film camera. It is clear at the bottom with a gradual transition to darker gray at the top. Primarily, this filter is used to control exposure when shooting bright landscapes where your horizon line displays a great exposure difference between sky and foreground and you need to balance them out for a pleasing exposure.

A Graduated Neutral Density filter is also used to create some unusual special effects such as capturing the "blur" of the rippling water of a waterfall or the swirling effect of city traffic. Since it allows the use of slower shutter speeds in bright light, it becomes possible to create these special effects that would normally not be possible to capture without the filter. And since it can also help to control your depth of field, it permits you to shoot at wider apertures. Ultimately, its value is in helping to prevent bright, overly washed out images shot in bright light. Soft/Hard designation indicates the degree of transition of the filter. Soft edge grads have a smooth transition from clear to ND. Hard edge grads have a more defined hard lined transition and should be used for longer lenses.

Neutral Density Filters Have Four Main Uses

To enable slow shutter speeds to be used, especially with high speed ISOs, to record movement in subjects such as waterfalls, clouds, or cars
To decrease depth of field by allowing wider apertures to be used, which helps separate subjects from their background
To decrease the effective ISO of high speed film (above ISO 400) and allow it to be used outdoors in bright situation
To allow cine and video cameras (which have fixed shutter speeds) to film subjects such as snow, sand or other bright scenes which could cause overexposure
Absorbing Cell Technology
The secret to Formatt's consistency in filter design lies in its unique "Absorbing Cell Technology" (A.C.T.); this unique process allows color correct dyes to be applied to optically pure, wafer thin absorbing cells and offers a controllability that ensures the smoothest grad lines and consistent color across the whole filter surface
Hitch filters are manufactured to exacting standards and can be counted on to be consistent filter to filter which means you can change filters mid shot or from day-to-day and still maintain the same exposure
Hitech filters are made by Formatt, a company with three generations of professional filter-making experience produces every filter to the highest technical standards. The finest materials, together with state of-the-art production technology have resulted in a standard of optical excellence unmatched anywhere else
Type Graduated Neutral Density Filter Kit 6
Size 85 x 110mm (fits Cokin P)
Grade 0.3 = 1 stop
0.6 = 2 stops
0.9 = 3 stops
Filter Factor 0.3 = Reduces ISO by 1/2
0.6 = Reduces ISO by 1/4
0.9 = Reduces ISO by 1/8
Multi-Coated Not Applicable
Rotating Not Applicable
Effect To use high speed ISOs in bright light
Application Nature, travel, outdoor photography
Where there is a great exposure disparity between the horizon line, sky and foreground
Color Temperature Not Applicable
Construction CR39 resin
Front Filter Thread Size Not Applicable
Front Lens Cap Size Not Applicable
Formatt Hitech 85mm Graduated Neutral Density Kit 6
  • 0.3 Graduated Neutral Density Filter (Soft Edge)
  • 0.6 Graduated Neutral Density Filter (Soft Edge)
  • 0.9 Graduated Neutral Density Filter (Soft Edge)
  • Warranted Against Manufacturer's Defects
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    Formatt Hitech85mm Graduated Neutral Density Kit 6
     
    5.0

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    5.0

    Great filter for the price

    By LargeNeg Doc

    from Dallas, Tx

    Comments about Formatt Hitech 85mm Graduated Neutral Density Kit 6:

    I have used a friends Lee grad filters and now have these to compare. I could not find a noticeable difference. For the price these are great for me as a serious amature photographer. I highly recommend this set.

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    5.0

    great filters

    By MD California

    from Torrance, CA

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    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel

      Comments about Formatt Hitech 85mm Graduated Neutral Density Kit 6:

      These filters help me get much better photos with high contrast. They are completely neutral, so no color distortion. I enjoy them on my sony alpha 6000 and on my old sony alpha 700.

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      5.0

      Works just like it should

      By Scott

      from Bean

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • None yet

      Best Uses

      • Image Manipulation

      Comments about Formatt Hitech 85mm Graduated Neutral Density Kit 6:

      Easy way to get a set of grad filters for landscapes. They are filters, they work. No color casts and they haven't scratched yet.

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